One of the top 25 restaurants in MXC. This restaurant is gorgeously set in a plant filled room. Homemade pastas are sure to delight your pallets.
Chic, upscale multi-level food hall with international eats & a rooftop beer garden.
La Panderia Rosetta
Croissants, coffee, salads & pastries in a rustic-chic space filled with plants, plus a terrace.
Soft-shell crab & spicy fish tacos in an airy dining room with an expansive plant-filled patio.
Upscale dishes & colorful cocktails in an elegant, glass-fronted dining room overlooking a garden.
The trendiest restaurant in CDMX offers you an incredible
experience led every night by the resident DJ, bongo show and happening
Adventurous takes on classic Mexican fare, plus artisanal mezcal, in a rustic-chic stone interior.
One of the best breakfasts in the city. Sophisticated atmosphere with traditional Mexican flavors.
Seasonal, global menu in a relaxed restaurant/bar featuring wood-fired grills & a shady patio
Churrería El Moro
Open 24/7. The best churros in MXC
Extensive menu of inventive gin cocktails, plus burgers, tacos & pizza in a refined bar.
Vibrant atmosphere, Djs, instagram worthy food and drinks
International dishes, cocktails & shisha offered in a leafy, bohemian venue with city views & DJs.
High energy retro club with 80’s/90’s throwbacks and lots of dance circles and people watching.
An unassuming entrance opens into an intimate, glowing display of Mezcal barrels. Moody, small, and memorable.
Elaborately decorated 19th-century bar & dining room for traditional dishes & cocktails. Here you can see the famous bullet hole made by Poncho Villa.
Located in the heart of Mexico City’s historic Reforma avenue, experience chic French style while submerging yourself in the vibrant and lively Mexican culture
Part of the Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts program. I personally stayed here and got complimentary room upgrade to large suite with spectacular city views, welcome desserts and fruit, $125 hotel credit, and complimentary breakfast for 2 people each day. (The chilaquiles were spectacular!). This hotel is in a great and very safe location. The rooftop pool is it’s crown gem.
The National Museum of Anthropology
Frida Kahlo Museum
The Palacio de Bellas Artes
Bosque de Chapultepec/Chapultepec Castle
The Templo Mayor
El Bazar Sabado
Mercado de San Juan
There are TWO international airports in Mexico City. AIFA (the newest one), AIMC, also an international airport but closer to the city. AIFA will take you about 45-1 hour to get into the city while AIMC will take you about 30 minutes depending on traffic.
Uber does work in MXC, however, when trying to grab an uber for our return flight home through AIFA Uber did not work. I’m not sure if it was because that airport was so far away or just a glitch in the uber system. I had tried over and over again, cancelling and requesting new rides but it wouldn’t locate a driver. Out of desperation our hotel called us a taxi which did end up costing a LOT. What should have been a $15-30 uber ended up costing $140 USD in a private taxi. It was a very nice car though! What can ya do… Our flight out of AIFA ended up being late and we made it just in time to an empty (but very large and impressive) airport with no lines.
The typical Uber ride around Mexico City was around $20 USD. Each ride was safe and comfortable.
UBER pick up at AICM airport into Mexico City (Reforma) – Head to Terminal 1, Gate 3. AICM has specific uber pick up locations throughout the airport so check your app to see where the nearest one for you is.
Uber cost from Mexico City Airport to Sofitel Reforma was $15 or 299 pesos.
I have taken the public metro years ago and remember it being quite easy and very cheap (5 pesos). There are 12 connecting lines that go to every major point in the city! From AICM airport you will walk briefly from terminal 1 to Terminal Aérea Station line 5, Politécnico (yellow line).
There is a metrobus located at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. There is a designated luggage storage, reserved wheel chair seating, and tickets can be purchased using a smartcard. Smartcard machines are located at every terminal. It does not offer change so put in the exact amount you wish to purchase. The card costs 15 pesos and the trip ticket is around 6 pesos.
You will need a passport in order to enter mexico. Covid test or proof of vaccination is not needed for Mexico entry.
You will need to fill out a tourist card when crossing the border through car, foot, or on the plane when you land. Visa is not needed.
Many Californians, like myself, buy our tickets out of Tijuana and cross the border via San Diego. The flight tickets are half the price and it is extremely easy using CBX to cross the border. There are safe and secure parking lots where you can leave your car, or you can Uber. (I usually just uber for around $45 from my home). Parking is around $20/per day depending on the lot you choose.
CBX tickets round trip cost around $30 per person and can be used within a year of purchasing. Once you buy the ticket online (or at the border) you will receive a ticket/QR code. You simply just scan this along with your boarding pass and follow a bridge to Mexico, literally! Immigration is one of the easiest I’ve experienced from both sides. US immigration always scare me but they’re a lot nicer at CBX.
Not only are plane tickets cheaper, but you also do not need a covid test upon reentering like you would if you were to fly into the US.
CBX is extremely easy to use. There are signs everywhere with arrows telling you where to go step by step. All in all it usually takes me around 20 minutes to pass through depending on the immigration line (which is always smaller than the airport line).
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