Condesa is one of Mexico City’s most popular and tourist-friendly neighborhoods. It is the perfect spot for walking around, going out, and, of course, eating. These thirteen restaurants are go-to dining spots in the area for locals and tourists alike.
This restaurant serves up rich, imaginative Mexican fare in one of the neighborhood’s buzziest dining rooms. The décor pays tribute to many different aspects of the culture. Order the tortilla soup for a truly one-of-a-kind presentation.
Address: Av. Nuevo León 68
This small restaurant is inspired by Parisian cafés and is open from breakfast to dinner. The menu consists of few options but all are exquisite, especially considering that the ingredients are carefully selected from local producers. The wine list is well worth a look.
Address: Veracruz 38
Part café, part restaurant. Coffee is impeccably served by expert baristas using a diverse range of methods, while the menu offers creative, healthy options like bowls, sandwiches, soups, and hamburgers. The homemade sodas are also worth savoring.
Address: Atlixco 13
This is the chain’s first location in the city. Set up with bar tables, it is ideal for a quick bite and a couple of beers. The menu complies with the normal taquería favorites, but the tacos al pastor are a must, especially considering the restaurant’s claim to inventing them.
Address: Av. Tamaulipas 122
Floor-to-ceiling windows, natural light, plants, and an L-shaped bar with a view into the open kitchen. Chef Elena Reygadas has created a neighborhood institution with a harmonious combo of design, food, and service.
Address: Agustín Melgar 6, Condesa
Accounting for nearly 50 years of tradition, this restaurant located on the ground floor of Parián Condesa is the place to try the cuisine of Doña Sabina, hailing from the city of Ensenada in Baja California. Try the tostadas—they’re legendary hangover cures.
Address: Parián Condesa. Av. Nuevo León 107
This tiny restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating is off the Condesa’s main avenues. It is a great insider place for pasta and fresh food accompanied by a glass of wine. Nearly always buzzing with people around lunchtime, but rarely ever packed.
Address: Fernando Montes de Oca 52
Three generations later, the Velázquez family still owns this restaurant serving delicious home-style cooking. Many customers have been coming for as long as they can remember. The chalupitas, probably the best in the city, and the mole poblano cannot be missed.
Address: Alfonso Reyes 275
This small restaurant was the first hummusiya (restaurant specialized in hummus) in Mexico City. It is the ideal spot to explore the rich, mouth-watering flavors of Israeli cuisine, from hot pita bread straight from the oven and falafels to the delicious parguit skewers.
Address: Ámsterdam 53
Chef Jair Téllez’s Merotoro blends the best of Mediterranean and Mexican recipes in surprising ways, with exquisite, artisanal ingredients, drawn from heirloom farms all over Mexico, especially Baja California.
Address: Ámsterdam 204
Ojo de Agua
From morning to late afternoon, this trendy restaurant is always filled with the young and beautiful catching up with friends or getting out of a nearby workout class. Options for breakfast and lunch, especially the soups and salads, are healthy, creative, and affordable.
Address: Citlaltépetl 23-C
Pasillo de Humo
Alam Méndez, one of Mexico’s young up-and-coming chefs, highlights the succulent flavors of Oaxaca at his laid-back restaurant on the first floor of Parián Condesa. Do not miss out on classics such as the tlayuda or cheese with hoja santa.
Address: Parián Condesa. Nuevo León 107
Tacos Don Juan
A neighborhood spot frequented by Condesa locals and loved for their guisados. A nearby shop freshly makes the tortillas, and the quality of the meat is truly excellent. On Fridays, carnitas are served—go before the lunch rush, which starts around 2 pm.
Address: Juan Escutia 35
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