BUEN PROVECHO (BON APPETIT) FROM MEXICO CITY!
This is a supplement to my recent blog posting MEXICO CITY: FOR FIRST TIMERS! with additional comments and links I believe will be helpful when visiting Mexico's amazing capital and huge city, Mexico City.
One of the greatest perks of traveling and living in other places and cultures is having the opportunity to experience amazing food. From humble "street eats" to dining in gourmet dining "palaces" it was all good during our nomadic years.
COST OF BIG MAC'S ON THE GLOBAL MARKET
I do recognize that food is not only necessary, but vital to our well being. Food maintains our energy and keep our engines running. Food is also restorative to our bodies and without it we wouldn't be going anywhere, both literally and figuratively. And the joys of food cannot be understated in my humble opinion.
In this blog posting I am sharing the recommendations made by our hostess while recently visiting Mexico City. She is not only a native of Mexico City, commonly referred to in slang as a Chilango, but also the owner of a charming nearby local cafe so food is no stranger to her.
The format of this posting also includes a very cool web app which my husband
just introduced me to last night. It is GOOGLE MAPS and I love it! My husband has definitely been my internet enabler. Not only that, but he was the one who suggested I start a blog. I often remind him that it was his suggestion and encouragement which lead me to this blog experience. Consequently, in my opinion, he has no right to complain when he is being ignored by his "blog monster." Wouldn't you agree?
For lovers of maps and photographs the new GOOGLE MAPS app is truly amazing. I thank the Google gods for this new technology and hope you will also find it useful and fun to play with.
Following are Leonor's recommendations for local and authentic Mexican food in Mexico City. When you click on the link for each restaurant, the Google "gods" will take you to a map showing the restaurant's location (great for use on your mobile device when you are on the road) and photographs of the restaurant OR whatever you choose.
With this technology there is no excuse for staying home! You can google anything and anywhere you want and you will get the map, directions, and photographs. So have fun and let me know what you think.
LEONOR'S HISTORIC AIRBNB
Leonor’s Betanzos Eats Recommendations:
“The following are well established restaurants with traditional foods which we locals enjoy. They are not “trendy modern,” but real Mexican cuisine. Buen provecho!”
Coyoacan: Los Danzantes, good mezcal LOS DANZANTES
San Ángel Inn: Great French style breakfast at their gourmet cafe.
At the main restaurant, an old hacienda, the best Margaritas and good Mexican food. SAN ANGEL INN
At San Jacinto Square in San Angel on Saturdays during Bazzar day: Fonda San Angel, delicious budget Mexican buffet. FONDA SAN ANGEL
Café Tacuba CAFE TACUBA
El Cardenal de calle de Palma EL CARDENAL
Café la Ópera CAFE LA OPERA
Roldan 37 Cocina Mexicana: Chiles, moles
ROLDAN 37 COCINA MEXICANA
Ivoire: French style and great for breakfast IVOIRE
El Capri: Italian (the best old style) EL CAPRI
El Péndulo: easy going library, restaurant, and cafe bar website: http://pendulo.com/paginas/quienesSomo
La Ostra: see food (get there before 2 or make reservation) LA OSTRA
El Péndulo EL PENDULO
For Great Spanish food:
Cantina la Numero 1: mariachis on weekends, but very crowded.
CANTINA LA #1
La Casa de Castilla at Camino Real hotel on Mariano Escobedo St.
LA CASA DE CASTILLA (CAMINO REAL HOTEL)
For Barbacoa and traditional Mexican breakfast on saturdays and/or sundays: El Hidalguense on Campeche Street EL HIDALGUENSE
Mexsi-Bocu: French-Mex fusion (we ate there twice!) MEXSI BOCU
La Poblanita: LA POBLANITA
For nice and trendy tacos:
El Califa in Alfonso Reyes Street, Condesa (they have delivery) EL CALIFA
El Kaliman Tacos, Roma for all night tacos: EL KALIMAN TACO
And last but not least, Leonor Betanzos' Cafe Fiona in Condesa:
This small and charming cafe is owned and managed by our AIRBNB hostess. A delightful continental breakfast was included at Cafe Fiona with our AIRBNB stay. Leonor can also give cooking classes including shopping at local markets. CAFE FIONA
Many thanks, Leonor, for these restaurant recommendations. We look forward to visiting as many as possible on our next visit to your wonderful Mexico City. Laura