City Guides: Mexico City

City Guides: Mexico City

Enrique Olvera shows you how to fall in love with the city he calls home.

March 13, 2019
City Guides: Mexico City

City Guides: Mexico City

Enrique Olvera shows you how to fall in love with the city he calls home.

March 13, 2019
By Aralyn Beaumont | Collage by ChefsFeed

Mexico City has enough art, food, and entertainment to keep you busy for days on end. Let chef Enrique Olvera guide you through the land of street tacos, canals dotted with colorful trajineras, and lucho libre arenas. Just make sure to carve out time for an afternoon siesta—you'll need it.

Walk It Off

Go to Coyoacán, I love walking there. It's like a small town within Mexico City that still has the colonial architecture and vibe. Walking through the market is really nice and easygoing. They also have a really good coffee shop in Coyoacán called Avellaneda.

 

Shopping and Entertainment

If you want homewares, there's Onora in Polanco. The owner Maggie Galton has really nice high-quality artisan work, but she does a cleaner, more contemporary style design.  Dulcería de Celaya is an amazing candy store selling eighteenth-century candies that were traditionally made by nuns. They make a really cool gift if you want to bring something back home.

And don't miss seeing sports! Check if there's a lucha libre or a soccer game, which are amazing. On Tuesdays and Sundays, there's a dance hall with cumbia called Salón Los Angeles which is really cool if you're into dancing. La Embajada Jarocha in Roma is also good for drinking and dancing and listening to cumbia. 

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