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The One Food Neighborhood in Mexico City You Should Know - Bite-Sized Guide: Mexico City

The One Food Neighborhood in Mexico City You Should Know - Bite-Sized Guide: Mexico City
From The Kitchn - November 14, 2017

Mexico City is one of the most exciting places to eat; to the uninitiated, it's also one of the most intimidating. With more than 350 colonias (or metropolitan neighborhoods), 21 million inhabitants, and countless taco stands vying for your attention, it's not easy to know where to begin. But do not be deterred. The key is to start small; focus your culinary adventures to one colonia and one colonia only while you get your bearings.

So, where to begin? Read on to find out.

The One Mexico City Neighborhood Food-Lovers Should Know

As mentioned above, there's no shortage of colonias to choose from350!but if we had to choose just one it would be Colonia Roma. The tranquil, tree-lined neighborhood, once the wealthiest colonia in Mexico City and home to European aristocrats and super-wealthy natives, is definitely known for its historic architecture and picturesque streets. It is also the Foodie Neighborhood, with the greatest concentration of high-end, buzzy, and well-reviewed restaurants in all of the city. There's also a ton of smaller, more casual places and the Mercado 100 is a destination in and of itself.

10 Must-Eat Spots in Colonia Roma, According to a Local

Ready to plan your trip? We asked Eduardo Plaschinski, the food-obsessed local behind the popular Instagram account @CazadordeloMejor (which translates as "hunter of the best") to share his favorite spots, from hole-in-wall coffee shops to the Michelin-starred restaurants. He also has the intel on the city's best chorizo quesadillas. (Just sayin'.)

1. Mximo Bistrot Local

Mximo is one of the best restaurants in the world (and is conveniently located three blocks from my home). Chef Eduardo Garca has a strong product-focused philosophy, and everything he serves is a guarantee in quality, flavor, and originality. Each visit to Mximo is a different experience, thanks to a menu that changes daily. What makes meals at this warmly stylish spot unforgettable is the fact that you wo not find the same flavors and textures at any other restaurant.

2. LALO!

At LALO! you will find a long communal table surrounded by graffiti and street art that's perennially crowded with locals and visitors alike. On weekends, the reward for the hour-long breakfast lines is house-made brioche French toast and the best chilaquiles in the city. At lunch, their juicy burger is all I have been eating lately. Lalo's coffee, sourced from a small producer in Veracruz, is a constant topic of conversation in the neighborhood.

3. Patisserie Dominique

This small patisserie makes the best oeufs cocotte and omelettes, accompanied by fresh, fragrant almond croissants.

4. Contramar

5. Rosetta

6. Panadera Rosetta

7. Sartoria

8. Caf Milou

9. Mercado El 100

10. Buna

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