This is one of my favorite travel guides because I am MEXICAN, my family is from MEXICO and there is a world of chic, luxurious and beautiful places to stay, eat & visit in Mexico City!
PRO TIP: Uber is alive & well in the city. You can easily get from place to place, tracked on the app, including from the airport.
Where to stay:
Anywhere in “Reforma” is a great, centrally located, neighborhood to stay in the heart of the city.
Sofitel will give you all the “New York City feels in Mexico,” great views, chic, modern interiors and bonus: with the “press” of a button in your room, you can open your curtains to the beautiful sky line! There is also a 12th floor pool and restaurant that allows you to lounge or dine with the same sky high views.
Four Seasons was the other location that we chose and it will give you beautiful “chateau away from home” feels. It’s a European oasis in the middle of the city with top notch hospitality and a great coffee shop on the main floor.
The property has gardens, plenty of photo opps & restaurants located in the huge court yard at the center of the property.
Where to eat
Here are just a few of the restaurants we popped into: Adorable layout & vintage photos & letters of the restaurants heritage pinned to the walls, Sonia’s. Great vegetarian and vegan casual spot: La Chicha.
One of the more chic places we ate was Carmel y Sal. It felt like a hot spot for the “whose who” of the city and the plating, plus carefully crafted cocktails, was beautiful to see and consume.
Directly next door to Carmel y Sal is a modern, “bloggable” evening spot with some of the best food I’ve ever had called Aitana the food was fresh, flavorful and it’s modern decor had me snapping photos at every step.
Finally, Madre Cafe. I’ll just leave a slew of photos below to make the point. This cafe is perfect for brunch, located in a trendy & artistic neighborhood & seating is around a gorgeous historical building. The place was full and there was a DJ inside for Saturday brunch (seating was available outside, with no noise.) I have never seen such an array of DRINKS: Mocktails, Cocktails, Kambucha, Espresso, Matcha, you name it. Bottoms up!
For more Mexico City highlights from my trip, click HERE. Happy Traveling!