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Mexico City Restaurant, Shopping, Club Guide

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Top Restaurants


DANTE is “Brasa y Fuego”, “Fire and Coal”. These elements drive our kitchen, and keep our food honest and savory. From our Peanut Butter and Chocolate Brownie, to our Hearts of Lettuce, and each of our finest cuts, or catch of the day, nothing gets past our charcoal oven grill broiler. Chef Dante Ferrero’s passion is quality and taste.


Animal is an outstanding spot, which has experienced the honor of receiving the Six Star Diamond Award in 2021. Such an event has marked a unique milestone in Mexico. They are the first restaurant group and international level culinary concept in the country, according to the AAHS.

Rosa Negra

Rosa Negra has quickly become one of the most successful high-end restaurant chains in all of Mexico.  The ambiance and unique fusion style menu has put it in the top 25 restaurants on Masaryk.


The world’s most glamourous cabaret comes to Mykonos with  interactive entertainment, Mediterranean cuisine and late night lounging to its brand-new dining in the Tria Pigadia area of Mykonos Town.


Helena brings a unique Mexican fusion touch combined with signature cocktails and a ambiance perfect for a night out with friends.


One of our favorites, Beluga stands out as one of the best restaurants on Masaryk.  From their signature cocktails, to the raw bar, and their selection of high quality cuts, it’s the perfect restaurant for date night, or to start your night out with friends. 


The artsy-upper crust of the La Condesa neighborhood, hangers-on following the scene, businessmen on lengthy lunches, and a smattering of tourists fill out the dining room at Contramar. You’ll fully understand why lunch is the most important—and longest—meal of the day in Mexico City when you come here: By 2 P.M. on Fridays, the brandy and rosé start flowing and a casual meal turns into multiple rounds of food and drink, smoke breaks on the sidewalk, an overall celebration to kick off the weekend.


Chef Enrique Olvera is doing something special in this restaurant and has been for a long time. Pujol is not only an icon for Mexico City but frequently rated the best restaurant in all of Mexico. It’s a journey through indigenous ingredients, an ode to corn, and one place you’ll want to reserve far in advance. The menu here is a multiple-course tasting menu.


With just a handful of staples and a rotating seasonal menu, you know what you get at Quintonil will be top-notch Mexican food. There are a few twists to the classics, such as a glazed pork chop served with Oaxacan segueza (corn mole) and apple pico de gallo, or tamales stuffed with duck meat and topped with black chichilo mole. If ordering off the seasonal menu, it’s best to split it with the whole table – you’ll have almost a dozen dishes to share between you. The restaurant’s wine list is also extensive, offering bottles from Argentina, France, Slovakia and others.


Named after former Mexican president Porfirio Díaz, Porfirio’s focuses on quality Mexican food. The best dishes here are shared. Try the chamorro cantinero, pork shank marinated in adobe and roasted for eight hours and served with black beans and purslane (also known as duckweed). There’s also the barbacoa de res, beef barbacoa cooked for up to 12 hours in maguey leaves and served in tacos with onion, cilantro and lime. Save room for desserts you can’t find anywhere else in the city, including the Jalisco-style jericalla, a flan-like sweet topped with vanilla ice cream, slightly runny sweet cream and a crunchy buñuelo (fried dough fritter).


One of the better sushi places in Polanco, Pubbelly has very quality fish and unique rolls, appetizers, and non-seafood options that leave your mouth watering with flavor.  The signature drinks are well crafted and the ambiance on the weekends if alive.

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Top Rooftops


Supra is one of Mexico City’s best rooftop lounges you can find.  It has unparalleled 360 degree views of the city resting on top of one of Roma’s tallest buildings.  With some of the best music you can find in Mexico City, there is always a vibe. 


Perched on a cliff overlooking the sea, this is the most legendary of Mykonos’ out-of-town clubs. Its huge open-air dancefloor heaves with revelers from the wee hours of the morning, when action in Mykonos Town winds down, until dawn. Nightly DJ sets attract international talent such as Oliver Heldens, Nicky Romero and Ingrosso. Advanced bookings highly recommended. Shuttles to/from Mykonos Town.

Terraza Cha Cha Cha

Elegant, chic, great food and drinks, plus fantastic views over the the Revolution Monument. Terraza Cha Cha Chá rooftop bar and restaurant has pretty much all one can wish for. Up here you can enjoy tasty Mexican dishes with an international touch, crafted cocktails and a wide variety of Mexican beer. Open from around noon to late at night, this is a fantastic spot for both a long and relaxing lunch, as well as for late night gatherings when the atmosphere really gets going.

El Mayor

A lovely rooftop restaurant and bar, set on top of the traditional publishing house, just a block away from the Mexico Zócalo. A great spot for mixing tasty Mexican food with fantastic views over the Templo Mayor. While historical in location, the spacious terrace is contemporary in design and setting. The kitchen at El Mayor offers classic Mexican food with a contemporary touch, and from the rooftop bar you can order everything from cold beer and classic cocktails to premium spirits and lemonade.

Balmari Roofbar

A modern rooftop bar with an international vibe, a mix that is otherwise quite hard to find in Mexico City. Located in the hip area Roma Norte, the green and lush terrace at Balmori offers a trendy oasis for food and drinks, above the bustling streets below. Enjoy craft cocktails that are both fun, original and rich, along with Mexican wine, a large range of beer and an international and urban food menu with Mexican touches.

Terraza Catedral

It’s part of a hostel, so you may not think much of this rooftop bar downtown. But just wait and see – Terraza Catedral in the centro histórico is just across the street from the Metropolitan Cathedral, the biggest and oldest cathedral in Latin America. Beyond the views, it’s also party central: DJs switch from spinning US hip-hop, Latin rock and European dance with ease, and beers flow all night. One word of caution: some events require a ticket in advance and frequently sell out. Check before you go.

Nivel 40 SkyBar

First off, Nivel 40 SkyBar really does have the wow factor! Located on the 40th floor of the Torre Latinoamericana – one of Mexico City’s most recognizable landmarks – this bar offers some of the best views in the whole city.

The lighting inside is superb, and large floor-to-ceiling windows give you unobstructed views of the Zócalo, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Palacio de Bellas Artes.

On a clear day, you can see the entire city from up here, with a 360-degree view that’s simply world class. It’s especially amazing at sunset, when you can watch the sun set behind the volcanoes that surround CDMX.

Area Bar

The best rooftop bar in Polanco is Area Bar on Avenida Presidente Masaryk.

The décor is sleek and modern, with plenty of glass and subtle, elegant lighting. They have a number of comfortable sofas, lounge chairs and tables. In the evenings, these are decorated with candles creating an intimate and romantic ambience.

This is a quiet, refined place to come for a drink. It has spectacular views over the Mexico City skyline, and is both partially covered and partially open to the elements, meaning you can enjoy a drink here whatever the weather. For colder evenings, there’s a long open fireplace which creates a snug and cozy place to settle in with your favorite tipple.

They also offer a good selection of food, including excellent tapas and sharing plates. It’s also surprisingly affordable, which isn’t always the case in Polanco.

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Top Night Clubs


A product of the pandemic, what started out as a speakeasy, has now become Polanco’s #1 nightclub.  Recently moving into the west side of Polanco, with a much bigger venue, Phonique is where the “cool kids” go Thursday – Sunday.  Open late night, Phonique host some of the world’s top house music talent.


Looloo is Mexico City’s mega venue that holds the world’s top talent, such as Black Coffee, Damian Lazarus, Marco Carola, and many more.  This is where you can always count on to see top talent.  It’s tough to get in, so a table is always recommend.  Contact one of our concierge to organize.


Dinsmoor has been one of Mexico City’s top clubs.  It’s small, so every exclusive.  It’s either tables or guestlist in order to get in.  The red theme venue is very intimate but also hosts some of the world’s top talent.  Making it one of the more unique venues to see your favorite house music artists.


Set below the Supra Rooftop bar, Sublet is the perfect place to continue the party after some food and drinks at Supra.  It’s most well known for it’s Wednesday party called Midweek and for it’s frequent international DJ lineups.


Republica is Mexico City’s premier Reggaeton nightclub.  Unless you know someone, even with a table reservation, it’s very hard to get into.  Contact one of our concierge to assist you with table reservations and entry.


Love is one of Polanco’s more mainstream clubs playing an open format of music.  It’s big night tends to be on Wednesdays.


One of Mexico City’s newest club, hailing from Leon, Hart brings a fresh scene to Mexico Cito finding it’s home in the heart of = Lomas de Chapultepec just about a 10 min drive west of Polanco.


We know Paradise Beach is a popular beach on the island, and Tropicana Beach Bar & Restaurant may be one of the many reasons why. An all-day place where you start your day with breakfast and coffee, lunch on some tasty fare or enjoy a never-ending beach party with a carefully curated DJ set and refreshing cocktails, Tropicana may quickly become your new home away from home.

La Santa

La Santa, one of the city’s most popular and exclusive nightclubs, is illuminated by LED lights and diverse colors that seem to dance as much as the patrons do. The club tends to stick with upbeat dance music at the start of the night, gradually moving to Mexican pop interchanged with EDM.

You’ll need to dress up if you want to get into this club. There’s a list and a surcharge to get in, and if the guy at the door doesn’t like your vibe, he won’t let you inside. You’ll find this club just north of Bosque de Chapultepec, about 5 miles west of downtown México City.

MN Roy

M.N. Roy is a popular nightclub that sports an unremarkable exterior and an incredible interior with frenetic architecture that speaks volumes about contemporary México. While the decor is certainly iconic, the patrons tend to be quite multicultural, as travelers visit here from around the world.

Inside the club, you can enjoy plenty of dancing to beats provided by a live DJ, and special cocktails are available at the bar. You’ll find it all on the south side of La Romita southeast of Plaza Luis Cabrera, just 2.5 miles from downtown.

Mama Rumba

Mama Rumba is a nightclub focused on Cuban Salsa and inspired by traditional Cuban dance rooms that let you get a taste of island living while in the city. The club is housed within a 2-story building with an upstairs balcony that overlooks the stage.

Each night, this club has live music performances and plenty of room to dance. The vibe is energetic, yet relaxed, so you can let yourself have fun even if you don’t know the first thing about dancing. You’ll find it about 20 minutes southwest of downtown México City.

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Top Shopping

Los Palacios Polanco

Sleek, sophisticated mall featuring luxury retailers, restaurants & a terrace for dining.  Has some of the best shopping for the Polanco area.

Avenida Masaryk

Avenida Presidente Masaryk is one of the trendiest shopping and dining streets in Mexico City. This pretty strip in the affluent Polanco neighbourhood stretches from Calzada General Mariano Escobedo to Avenida Ferrocarril de Cuernavaca, with boutiques from international brands and local designers lining its length.

Even if you’re just window shopping along Avenida Presidente Masaryk, you’ll still enjoy strolling along the avenue’s tree-covered sidewalks. Dine al fresco in one of the cafés and sip ice-cold carajillo (liquor coffee cocktails) or aguas frescas (light fruit juices) as you watch passersby.

La Lagunilla

Renowned as the largest market of Mexico City, La Lagunilla is perfect for travelers who are looking for exploring the traditional market and living the shopping in Mexico City dream. One can shop for clothes, furniture and indulge in delicious street food in this huge market. So, what are you waiting for? Go and shop the Mexican way!

Paseo de la Reforma 222

Designed by a famous Mexican architect, Reforma 222 is one of the 30 tallest buildings of Mexico and is the best for travelers who are thinking about luxury shopping in Juarez, Mexico. This grand mall is an abode to all opulent brands like Zara, Dior, Bershka, etc. Do visit this swanky mall also popular as the best shopping mall in Mexico City on your next trip.

Centro Santa Fe

Centro Santa Fe is a vast shopping complex in Mexico City where you can find anything and everything. There’s a wide variety of merchandise from hundreds of stores, including clothing, sports apparel, furniture, decor, jewelry, and toys. Whatever your budget is, there’s a shop where you can get amazing deals.

After shopping, treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment or take the kids to the skating rink. There’s also a movie theater, an art park, and an arcade for even more family fun. Feed hungry tummies at the food court or one of the many restaurants in the mall.

El Bazaar Sabado

El Bazaar Sabado is a market in a Spanish colonial site in Mexico City that comes to life on Saturdays. Artisans and designers bring in their wares and welcome both locals and tourists. Lively music fills the air along with the cacophony of happy shoppers. All this while the appetizing aroma of Mexican food wafts through the air.

El Bazaar Sabado offers you a one-of-a-kind shopping experience and gives you a glimpse of Mexican culture and traditions. Find ceramics and jewelry pieces with intricate designs, shoes, textiles, and more.

Antara Fashion Hall

Antara Fashion Hall is an open-air mall where you can find global brands and local boutiques in Mexico City. Shop at Burberry, Armani, Longchamp, Steve Madden, and Swarovski. Catch the latest styles at Abercrombie, Zara, and Aldo. Meanwhile, active and sporty types can score deals at Under Armor and The North Face.

The open-air design of Antara also creates a relaxing ambience. The promenade is dotted with ornamental plants and flowering trees. Uniquely designed seats are scattered throughout for weary shoppers. All these make it a great place to unwind after a busy day in the Mexican capital.


Galerias Insurgentes

Galerias Insurgentes is a notable mall in Mexico City that features an unmissable Longines clock in its facade and a Louvre-style glass pyramid inside. Aside from its fascinating architecture, the cozy mall also provides a great shopping experience.

Galerias Insurgentes has a good mix of international and local brands, which offer both budget selections and luxury items. It also connects with the Liverpool department store if you want more bargain finds. Fast-food chains, coffee shops, and restaurants offer plenty of dining options for hungry shoppers.

Mercado de Coyoacan

Mercado de Coyoacan is one of the longest standing marketplaces in Mexico City that sets itself apart from other shopping places through an offering of food and art. This 2-storey marketplace is filled with the vibrant colors of local art souvenirs and the sweet scent of fresh produce.

The atmosphere here is always festive with shopowners happily chatting with customers. You’ll love hearing stories from the locals as you taste gourmet or traditional Mexican snacks from the food stalls. Learn more about their rich culture as you browse handicrafts and other souvenirs.

Paseo Arcos Bosques

In one of Mexico City’s most famous skyscrapers, you’ll find the highly exclusive Paseo Arcos Bosques shopping mall. It sits inside the interconnected tower building just next to the instantly recognizable and appropriately nicknamed structure El Pantalón (the Pants). As well as a Cinépolis cinema, this shopping center plays host to some of the most high-end designers around, such as Kate Spade and Hugo Boss. Sweeping glass walls, shiny floors and high ceilings only add to the upscale feel.

Pabellon Polanco

Another Polanco option is the less exclusive Pabellon Polanco, with clean white walls and some lesser-known brands, such as Tanya Moss for jewelry, Fiorentina for clothes and Prada for shoes (not to be confused with the Italian luxury brand of the same name). There are also some great beauty salons if you need a quick blow-dry or manicure. It’s smaller than some of the Mexican malls on our list but also notably quieter.

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Vacation Rentals

Luxury Villa or Penthouses

Some people prefer to have their own space to entertain, a kitchen to cook, and be in locations that don’t have hotels.  Like hotel service, we also can turn any villa, penthouse or apartment into a 5 star experience with hotel-like service.  We have amazing options in the areas of Polanco, Condessa, Roma Norte, Bosque de Las Lomas, State of Mexico, and more.  Speak to one of our agents to help find the perfect options for you.


5 star | Boutique

We have a comprehensive list of hotels based on the location you want to stay in, type of hotel suitable for couples, families, or the party goers. 

From 5 star rated or the hard to find boutique hotels, we have spent the time researching to make your selection easy and get preferred rates as a partner of many hotels in the Virtuoso network.

Tours & excursions

Ruins | Food | Art | Culture

Experience extraordinary tours and excursions and discover the history, food, art, culture and more that Mexico has. to offer.  From a  day tour on a hot air balloon flying over the Teotihuacan Pyramid, to a day of tequila tasting and authentic food, we have options to keep you busy and intrigued for days.  Speak to one of our agents about the kind of experiences you are interested in.

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