THE COOL GIRL’S GUIDE TO MEXICO CITY
From the chicest hotels and culinary delights to the best sightseeing and retail therapy, we round up the ultimate hotspots in this sprawling megalopolis.
For The: Trendsetter
Located in the ritzy Polanco district, Las Alcobas is a visual feast of earthy wood, sleek polished surfaces and graphic motifs inspired by Mexico’s rich heritage. It’s also home to one of our top restaurant recommendations, Anatole.
For The: Girl About Town
Housed in a refurbished 1928 building with French neoclassical influences, Condesa DF is a stunning, airy retreat from the bustle of Mexico City. The hotel is surrounded by a host of dining, shopping and nightlife spots—if you can tear yourself away from the popular leafy terrace bar, that is.
For The: Design Lover
Colonial grandeur gets an industrial spin at Hotel Downtown, a gorgeous reconstructed manor in the atmospheric Centro Histórico district. The stripped-back design spotlights the building’s original facade, including paved floors and exposed brick, with modern, streamlined interiors breathing new life into the traditional detailing.
For The: History Buff
You don’t need to travel to Egypt to see pyramids. The ancient city ruins of Teotihuacán, 30km outside Mexico City, is home to several of them, including the third largest preserved construction in the world, as well as sacrificial remains and vibrant murals.
For The: Art Aficionado
La Casa Azul, the birthplace and intermittent residence of Frida Kahlo, is now a museum dedicated to the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist. The house features the original furniture and a collection of Mexican folk art from Kahlo, her husband Diego Rivera and more.
For The: Architecture Enthusiast
Yes, Museo Soumaya is technically a museum (and a great one at that), but the magnificent 150-foot façade is a work of art in itself. The futuristic structure is paneled with 16,000 hexagonal aluminum plates across its curves, designed to reflect the light.
For The: Taco Devotee
While Mexico city’s street food scene should be your go-to lunch choice, Azul Histórico’s twinkling, tree-filled courtyard is the place to settle in for an evening of utterly delectable authentic Mexican cuisine.
For The: Fusion Fan
Located in the aforementioned Las Alcobas Hotel, Anatole’s eclectic tapas-style menu is a fusion of Mexican, American and Italian cuisines in an ultra-trendy setting.
For The: Sweet Tooth
Founded in 1934, Churreria El Moro is an internationally-beloved institution in Mexico City, offering a simple menu of coffee, hot chocolate, and their world famous churros.
For The: Treasure Hunter
Ciudadela Market is Mexico City’s biggest and oldest marketplace, offering everything from clothing to jewellery to homewares, all made by Mexican hands and spotlighting the country’s quintessentially bright and beautiful color palette.
For The: Home Curator
PIRWI is an impeccably curated collection from Mexico’s chicest furniture designers, all with a sustainable, environmentally-friendly philosophy.Expect innovative designs in raw materials —if you’re looking for a statement- making piece of furniture, this will be your first and last stop.
For The: Artisanal Admirer
With its gorgeous array of handmade homewares and textiles made in Mexico, Onora’s offerings are a beautiful balance between traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design. One of the city’s chicest shopping destinations.