I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The food in Mexico City is amazing. Every meal tasted unbelievably fresh: from tacos at a hole-in-the-wall food stand to fancy-shmancy brunches.

Bonus: the food is incredibly high-value at the current exchange rate of 12 pesos to the dollar. The most expensive meal we had (at Litoral, if you’re curious) set us back about $80 US for two people. That’s a lot of money, no doubt. But we sampled several dishes and drank copious amounts of wine. You could have easily paid triple digits for the amount – and quality – of the food and wine consumed that night.

For those planning a trip to the Distrito Federal, I created a Pinterest board of what and where to eat in Mexico City. Here’s a sneak peek:

Prettiest Place to Eat in Mexico City

The award goes to La Casa De Las Sirenas. Their terrace overlooks the Zocalo and Metropolitan Cathedral. Try to snag a seat with an umbrella to avoid the sun’s wrath.
 The terrace at La Casa De Las Sirenas, a nice break from the bustling Zocalo. Image care of Tripadvisor.

The terrace at La Casa De Las Sirenas, a nice break from the bustling Zocalo. Image care of Tripadvisor.

The Waiter Was Impressed When I Ordered…..

flores rellenas al tempura from Litoral in La Condesa. The waiter complimented me several times for my choice of fried flowers stuffed with cheese and spices. He said it was an important national dish. I said it was delicious.

Fried flowers from Litoral restaurant in Mexico City's La Condesa neighborhood

Fried flowers from Litoral restaurant in Mexico City’s La Condesa neighborhood

The Best Local Drink

The beer menu was in Spanish so I just closed my eyes and pointed randomly. My finger landed on a michelada.

Este por favor,” I said to the waitress. After some confusion, I realized that the michelada wasn’t a beverage, but a style of serving beer. I am still trying to figure out the recipe. (And please comment if you know!) It tasted like a mix of lime, salt and hot sauce.

It works. I promise.

Cubanos, a delicious mix of beer, lime and salt.

Micheladas, a delicious mix of beer, lime and salt.

See all the pins on my what and where to eat in Mexico City Pinterest board »

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