Mexico Tour to Puebla & Tlaxcala from Mexico City

I’ve been living in Mexico City for a couple months, and for the entire duration, I’ve had the urge to explore more of Mexico. I decided that I would enlist the help of a professional tour company to make sure I could see and experience as much as possible during my days exploring. After some thorough investigation, I came across Vibe Adventures. Vibe Adventures Tour Company offers a wide variety of tours in Mexico and five other countries. Lately, I’ve been very interested in visiting Puebla so I was very delighted to find that they had multiple tours that featured this gorgeous city. I decided on the Mexico: Pulque, cider & food tour to Puebla & Tlaxcala which incorporated a lot of information based around food, culture, and history. For our day trip, we were hosted by our lovely tour guide named Daniel.

 

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First, we were picked up from our accommodation in Mexico City at 7am and were on our way! The first stop of the tour was an agave farm, which grew specifically Maguey, one of the massive types used for producing multiple varieties of alcohol including Pulque. Pulque is an alcoholic beverage made from fermenting the sap from the agave, and originally created in Pre-Hispanic times.

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Once we arrived, we were hosted by Rodolfo del Razo López, the eldest brother of the current generation of the family who’ve owned the agave ranch for generations. Rodolfo was full of knowledge and shared a lot of information about harvesting the agave as well as alcohol production. Later, we even got to sample several of their products. Along the way we met several of the workers on the ranch who were all very friendly, warm, and welcoming. It was definitely a fun experience! I love learning how things are made in such detail, and getting a little buzzed early in the morning didn’t hurt either!

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Next we stopped for brunch at a local eatery recommended by Rodolfo. The small local eatery served local homestyle cooking, the type of food that I was most interested in lately. I got to sample a variety of dishes that felt like they came straight from a family member. We each had a type of stew accompanied with side dishes.

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After these first two stops, it was off to Cholula, best known for its Great Pyramid, the largest by volume in the world, constructed around 300 BC, with the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios sanctuary on top. We explored around, focusing on the pyramid, a church, and made a quick stop for ice cream as well. It was interesting to learn a bit more about the Pre-Hispanic cultures of Mexico.

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The third and final destination of the tour was Puebla City, known for its culinary history, colonial architecture and pottery. Puebla City is just a stunning place full of beauty! Although it was full of visitors, it still felt very much like a real city where real people actually lived.

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During the our time in Puebla, we made several types of stops including culinary, architectural, and historical. Although I’m not usually a huge fan of church visits, I must say that I was incredibly impressed by seeing one of the most beautiful churches I’ve ever seen in my life right in Puebla!

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Our culinary stops in Puebla were quite tasty and included street food, a smoothie, traditional candy, and a taco with an oriental twist. There was no need for another dinner after all of these items.

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Spending the day with our tour guide Daniel and Vibe Adventures was splendid! After all the adventure, it was time to head back to Mexico City where we arrived around 10pm. The entire time felt like we were hanging out with a close friend, learning about Mexican culture, enjoying the sights, and the flavors along the way. I am sure that there is no way I would’ve been able to learn so many intricacies about Mexico without joining this glorious private tour. Even though it was quite a long day, I was very happy with the amount that we were able to pack-in to a single day. All in all, it was a great experience, and I can easily recommend a tour with Vibe Adventures!

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Taste - 8
Value - 8
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Lovely!

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Polanco Food Tour with Mexican Food Tours

Before arriving to Mexico City, I would never imagined that there were so many neighborhoods to explore. One that I saved until the end of my trip was Polanco. Polanco is one of the most luxurious areas of Mexico City. Polanco is often called the Beverly Hills of Mexico. In between all of the fashion brands are many great restaurants. For guidance on exploring this area, I got in touch with Mexican Food Tours to join their Polanco Food Tour.

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Polanco Food Tour with Mexican Food Tours Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

Polanco Food Tour with Mexican Food Tours Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

Polanco Food Tour with Mexican Food Tours Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

The Polanco Food Tour started at a very nice Oaxacan Mexican Restaurant. This was where we learned a lot about the famous Mexican dish called Mole. Mole is basically a Mexican curry and made by cooking down lots of different ingredients including fruit, nuts, chocolate, and spices to form a thick sauce. It is typically served with rice and chicken. At this stop we also got to try Tlayuda with cheese and vegetables. The staff prepared salsa table-side.

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Polanco Food Tour with Mexican Food Tours Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

Polanco Food Tour with Mexican Food Tours Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

We strolled down the street afterward, and made our way to our next stop, which had the best tamale I’ve ever had! This was a fashionable and modern tamale shop with a delightful interior. What made this better than other tamales I’ve had was the texture, amount of flavor, and moistness that was missing from the average ones.

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The most “local” stop of the whole trip was the following, which was a taco small taco shop on our way to the park. Their tacos were famous in the city and have been around for decades. I enjoyed mine with a small bottle of beer!

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A very interesting stop on the journey was Lincoln Park. Surprisingly the park possesses a statue of Abraham Lincoln that was gifted to Mexico City by the USA. The park is absolutely gorgeous with water features and perfectly manicured greenery. A great place to relax!

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Polanco Food Tour with Mexican Food Tours Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

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We made a few more stops which included another taco in a more modern cantina, as well as a stop in a trendy seafood restaurant. Both were very tasty and delicious and I enjoyed their interiors.

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Polanco Food Tour with Mexican Food Tours Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

Polanco Food Tour with Mexican Food Tours Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

As one would expect, we finished the tour with sweets! One was a Mexican café and chocolate shop. This is where we had a chocolate milk that also had some spices added in. Second was ice cream made with Mamey Sapote which a fruit found in Central America and Cuba, that I had never seen before. It tastes like a cross between a papaya and a strawberry.

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In conclusion, the Polanco Food Tour was a delight! It was very conveniently planned and required very little walking. We got to see and eat a lot in a short time which is what I like! It was a very safe and modern area which offered a whole different view of Mexico than I had previously seen. Along the way we did learn a bit about history and culture as well. I would definitely recommend this tour if you prefer the finer things while in Mexico City!

Before arriving to Mexico City, I would never imagined that there were so many neighborhoods to explore. One that I saved until the end of my trip was Polanco. Polanco is one of the most luxurious areas of Mexico City. Polanco is often called the Beverly Hills of Mexico. In…

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Taste - 8.7
Value - 8.5
Feng Shui - 9.5
Convenience - 9.7
Service - 9

9.1

Smooth!

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Best French Restaurant in Mexico City: Au Pied de Cochon

When I was arriving in Mexico City, I never imagined that I would be eating French cuisine! However, the last final meal of my stay at the InterContinental Presidente Mexico City located in Polanco, I went for an extravagant meal at their French Restaurant known as Au Pied de Cochon. Au Pied de Cochon is a very well-known restaurant throughout the luxurious Polanco and the rest of Mexico City. I honestly didn’t know what to expect, but I was ready to discover what they had in store for me!

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Best French Restaurant in Mexico City: Au Pied de Cochon Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

Best French Restaurant in Mexico City: Au Pied de Cochon Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

My excitement grew as soon as I saw the variety of dishes on the menu. To get started, I ordered an oyster platter which included both Mexican and French oysters. It was definitely interesting to try the Mexican oysters for the first time, which were a bit smaller and less meaty than their French counterparts. My preference still lies with the French oysters, which were just bursting with flavor.

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Best French Restaurant in Mexico City: Au Pied de Cochon Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

Next I ordered the Tuna Tartar and an asparagus dish. The asparagus was perfectly cooked with a firm and crispy texture served with melted cheese, morel mushrooms, preserved tomato, and chorizo. Both of these dishes were the perfect perfectly balanced, I didn’t need to add anything! The tartar was a bit sour (just as I like it) with the citrus and the asparagus was rich with the cheese and the morel mushrooms, so the two dishes balanced each other. I grew up eating morel mushrooms so this had a bit of a sentimental feeling to my experience! I think these are my favorite mushrooms ever.

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Best French Restaurant in Mexico City: Au Pied de Cochon Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

It was about this time when I was served a bottle of Orin Swift Cabernet Papillon which is a tradtional Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Perfect for the dishes ordered! For the main course, I ordered the beef fillet with morel mushrooms, preserved potato, serrano ham, sage, black truffle, and sautéed mushrooms and the roasted shrimp risotto with basil, olives, tomato sauce, and chorizo. Both dishes were decadent, bold, full of flavor, and helped me reach food heaven! The flavors danced across my tongue, perfection. I could go on and on but just know they were incredible, and I don’t get to always say that.

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Best French Restaurant in Mexico City: Au Pied de Cochon Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

For dessert I went with the Mille Feuille and the Crepes Flambees. The Mille Feuille will always be one of my favorite desserts. Both were sweet and tasty!

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The meal at Au Pied de Cochon went off without a hitch! The service was very attentive throughout, the dining room was beautifully designed, and the food was exceptionally good. The only place for improvement would be the music which didn’t fit the atmosphere. The food was so good that I could ignore the music for most of my meal. If you’re looking for a the best French food in Mexico City, look no further than Au Pied de Cochon at the InterContinental Presidente Mexico City Hotel!

When I was arriving in Mexico City, I never imagined that I would be eating French cuisine! However, the last final meal of my stay at the InterContinental Presidente Mexico City located in Polanco, I went for an extravagant meal at their French Restaurant known as Au Pied de Cochon.…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.6
Value - 9.5
Feng Shui - 9.1
Convenience - 9.8
Service - 9.2

9.4

Incredible!

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InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco

My time in Mexico City was coming to a close and my final hotel stay was at the InterContinental Presidente Mexico City, in the Polanco neighborhood. Anyone I had mentioned the hotel to seemed to hold it in very high regard, so my expectations were built! The property does have a superb location in one of the most expensive and luxurious districts in Mexico City. It looks over the beautiful Chapultepec Park and it simply surrounded by convenience.

 

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I entered the lobby and immediately noticed the incredibly tall ceilings. The InterContinental Presidente Mexico City’s lobby reminds me a bit of a financial building. I checked in fairly smoothly and headed to the 39th floor which is the Executive Club floor to see my Executive Room.

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InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

I love it when my room is on the same level as the Club Lounge. This Executive Room was in the standard en-suite fashion meaning that the bathroom was connected to the living space. The room was medium-sized and had a contemporary business design. The standard InterContinental colorway was present with white, blue, and grey. The room had a large lounge chair, working desk, capsule coffee machine, minibar, modern artwork, a stereo with lightning port iPhone dock, and much more. Overall, the room was comfortable and had an absolutely amazing view of the city below!

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InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

I need to pause for a moment and just allow you to take in this beautiful view like I did during my stay! Wow.

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InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

The bathroom included a single sink vanity and shower stall. The design was clean and cohesive and I really liked the spacious walk-in shower. The bathroom could have some privacy with privacy glass and a pocket door.

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InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

I’d like to thank the InterContinental Presidente Mexico City for the lovely gifts! They learned that I love chips with Valentina (the key to my heart) and they surprised me with it and a beer! Another day they brought super tasty chocolates. Thank you!

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InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

At the Executive Club Lounge there was both a breakfast and evening drink and snack period. There is no afternoon tea service offered. The lounge itself was very spacious with lots of comfortable seating and also a great view, just like my room. The food was overall decent, but a little limited in its variety during breakfast. During the evening it was better. Visually the lounge looked great. The only place to improve would be the service. I felt like the lounge was often understaffed and the staff that they did have could have benefited from a bit better training overall. I will help guide them! Wink.

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InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

The InterContinental Mexico City does have several food and beverage outlets. Their most famous is called Chapulin which is their Mexican Restaurant. Chapulin’s dining room is absolutely gorgeous and surrounded by greenery. During my stay I had a breakfast there and enjoyed it very much. I went with the Temozon Chilaquiles and Seasonal Fruit Bowl. They were so kind to bring me extra chili to give me the spice my life needed! Here the service was quite good. This quick meal made me want to try even more of the menu but I will have to save it for next time!

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InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

Another restaurant I got to try during my stay was at Au Pied de Cochon, their French Restaurant. The experience was so good that I went on to write an additional just about the restaurant which you can read here. Long story short, it was incredible!

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InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

On the 10th floor of the InterContinental Mexico City is the fitness center and spa. The spa is not owned by the hotel and therefore there were no steam rooms or saunas for hotel guests. They do however have a very extensive gym with loads of cardio equipment, weight machines, and free weights. The gym also looks out over the trees below. Lovely.

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InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City: Stay in Polanco Blog Central America Hotels Mexico Mexico City

A few features of this property that are worth mentioning are that they have a wine cellar with 40,000 bottles of wine as well as an impressive presidential suite on the top level. I was impressed by both and would love to stay in the presidential suite on my next visit! Wink wink.

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All in all InterContinental Presidente Mexico City has a fairly good offering. The property itself is gorgeous with a lovely location, a decent amount of facilities, comfortable rooms, and impressive views. That being said, as mentioned some staff are in need of better training as there were shortcomings with both the housekeeping as well as the lounge staff. The issues were not incredibly large, but worth mentioning. All in all, I definitely enjoyed my stay at InterContinental Presidente Mexico City Hotel and would be happy to return!

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My time in Mexico City was coming to a close and my final hotel stay was at the InterContinental Presidente Mexico City, in the Polanco neighborhood. Anyone I had mentioned the hotel to seemed to hold it in very high regard, so my expectations were built! The property does have…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 7.7
Value - 7.5
Feng Shui - 8.5
Convenience - 9.1
Service - 7.5

8.1

Solid.

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InterContinental Presidente Mexico City

Hotel

Campos Elíseos 218, Polanco, Col. Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Phone: +52 55 5327 7700

 

Bondabu’s Street Foodie Journey: A Real Street Food Tour in Mexico City

I have been in Mexico City for a couple weeks and had already completed a few food tours. They were all lovely but I was seeking a much deeper dive into the local food scene. Luckily I came across Bondabu, which is a tour company that does just that. I joined their Street Foodie Journey which starts in the biggest market in the city and continues on into the historic downtown. None of the other tours I joined did such a deep dive into this part of the city. This was the real Mexico City!

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Bondabu's Street Foodie Journey: A Real Street Food Tour in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

As soon as we stepped foot in La Merced Market, my head exploded. This was exactly the place that I wanted to visit. Everything you could possibly imagine was for sale including the cheapest avocados ever, costing only $.50 USD for 3 to 4. Our first tasting stop was to sample several types of mole paste. If you’re unfamiliar, mole is basically a Mexican curry paste. It’s created by cooking down a bunch of ingredients such as fruit, chocolate, chili pepper, nuts, black pepper, cinnamon, and cumin into a thick dense paste. Customers can then buy the paste, add water, and it becomes a sauce that is usually served with rice and chicken.

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Bondabu's Street Foodie Journey: A Real Street Food Tour in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

Bondabu's Street Foodie Journey: A Real Street Food Tour in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

We then continued to make our way around the market, eventually stopping to get a quesadilla and then later a taco at a nearby street cart. This felt very local. Winding through the lanes of the market was very interesting, especially if you’re unfamiliar with these types of vast markets.

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Bondabu's Street Foodie Journey: A Real Street Food Tour in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

Bondabu's Street Foodie Journey: A Real Street Food Tour in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

We finally made our way outside of the market and onto the historic streets of Mexico City’s center. These were also bursting with life and had a whole different feel than the more crowded market. There were tons of opportunities to do even more shopping, but our focus was food. After walking for a while and learning about some of Mexico City’s history, we stopped for more food, this time for Chicharrón tacos. Chicharrón is pork skin fried to a delightfully brown crisp. My recommendation would be to add as much toppings as possible because the Chicharrón is a bit dry on its own.

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Bondabu's Street Foodie Journey: A Real Street Food Tour in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

Bondabu's Street Foodie Journey: A Real Street Food Tour in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

Bondabu's Street Foodie Journey: A Real Street Food Tour in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

Before I knew it, we were once again on the move and eventually stopping for a pumpkin-based drink and a dish I can only describe as a Mexican pizza. I was excited because these were two things that I had never tried before. The pumpkin juice was my favorite, and very sweet in typical Mexican fashion.

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I really appreciated walking down all these glorious streets!

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Bondabu's Street Foodie Journey: A Real Street Food Tour in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

Bondabu's Street Foodie Journey: A Real Street Food Tour in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

Bondabu's Street Foodie Journey: A Real Street Food Tour in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

Bondabu's Street Foodie Journey: A Real Street Food Tour in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

To finish up the tour, there were two more stops, another taco and then the seafood market. Unfortunately, these last two stops were quite far from the previous and took a lot of effort to get to. An included taxi or Uber would have been a great touch. The taco was decent but what was extra tasty was the Aguachile from the fish market, which originated in the Sinaloa region of the country. This is a dish that includes raw shrimp that are marinated in citrus and spices. Basically a more intense ceviche! I also got to sample some Mexican sashimi. This was an incredible way to finish the tour!

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Looking back on the Bondabu Street Foodie Journey, I truly enjoyed it. At times there was a bit too much walking, but if you are prepared, it might be easier to take. If you’re looking to explore the real Mexico City, look no further than Bondabu Street Foodie Journey!

I have been in Mexico City for a couple weeks and had already completed a few food tours. They were all lovely but I was seeking a much deeper dive into the local food scene. Luckily I came across Bondabu, which is a tour company that does just that. I…

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Taste - 7.9
Value - 8.3
Feng Shui - 7.2
Convenience - 6.9
Service - 9

7.9

Wow!

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Secret Food Tour: An Introduction to Mexican Cuisine in Mexico City

When getting started in the Mexico City food scene, I’d recommend getting a helping hand. Thus far, I have found the Secret Food Tour in Mexico City to be just what is needed to receive a good overview of Mexican Cuisine as a whole. While other tours have their specific focus, the Secret Food Tour is a bit more broad, in a good way, so you can figure out what you like, and what you don’t, so you know where to focus your time. The tour takes place in Mexico City’s Roma neighborhood which is a very trendy district, filled to the top with tasty food and a great place to ease your way into Mexican Cuisine.

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The Secret Food Tour starts in the morning at 10:30am. The first stop was to try a dish that most people are already quite familiar with, freshly made guacamole. This was at the first meeting point which was a cozy and authentic Mexican restaurant. I added some of the pickled onions and salsa for a bit more of a kick!

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Secret Food Tour: An Introduction to Mexican Cuisine in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

The next stop was just around the corner and my favorite of the entire tour! This was Panucho which is a typical dish from the southern state of Yucatán. It’s made with a fried tortilla, refried black beans, topped with tender pork, and pickled red onion. I had to once again add extra habanero salsa because I like it super spicy! The salsa was just what I needed to balance the dish.

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Secret Food Tour: An Introduction to Mexican Cuisine in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

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Ever since I first arrived in Mexico City, I kept hearing about a dish called Mole. Mole is generally a homemade dish consisting of a thick sauce similar to curry, served with chicken, sour cream, fresh cheese, and onion. It was very interesting dish because it actually includes chocolate, which I probably would have never thought to add. It is incredibly unique, heartwarming, and delicious. It made me want to try different varieties! It was served with a fresh glass of lemonade.

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Secret Food Tour: An Introduction to Mexican Cuisine in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

The Secret Food Tour in Mexico City is more than just a food tour! As we made our way around the city, we stopped several times to learn about Mexico City history and culture. Some topics included political information, societal issues, the infamous Mexico City earthquakes, Mexican art, and more. The food and information provided really put me on the right foot to continue my Mexico City explorations. It really helped that our guide Eduardo was a local and knew exactly what he was talking about!

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Secret Food Tour: An Introduction to Mexican Cuisine in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

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Secret Food Tour: An Introduction to Mexican Cuisine in Mexico City Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

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After a variety of lessons, we moved on to try a few more foods which included a quick stop at a tortilla factory to see how they are mass produced, an octopus taco seasoned with pineapple which was completely new for me, as well as freshly made sweet and savory tamales accompanied with a shot of tequila. It really was a pretty great way to spend my afternoon!

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The final dish was true Mexican classic known as Encanelado which is fried dough with cinnamon powder. This was a very sweet and tasty dessert and very similar to Churros. A sweet finish to a sweet tour!

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I felt that the Secret Food Tour Mexico City was a great introduction to Mexican cuisine overall! There’s not a much better place to go to explore each region’s cuisines than in Mexico City. Plus we did it all within a few hours! Along with the numerous tasty food stops there was lots of extra culture and history information to give me a view into the eyes of the locals. This was exactly what I was looking for and can easily recommend The Secret Food Tour Mexico City to start on the right foot when visiting Mexico City!

When getting started in the Mexico City food scene, I'd recommend getting a helping hand. Thus far, I have found the Secret Food Tour in Mexico City to be just what is needed to receive a good overview of Mexican Cuisine as a whole. While other tours have their specific…

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Taste - 8.6
Value - 8.8
Feng Shui - 9.1
Convenience - 8.6
Service - 8.9

8.8

Delicious!

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Four Seasons Mexico City: The Most Luxurious Hotel in CDMX

The Four Seasons has quickly become one of the top hotels in Mexico City. Although this property is only around 25 years old, it’s built to feel like a property that’s been around for a hundred years. It’s located in the Juarez District which is in the center of all of the action, providing guests with the perfect starting point for their explorations around this sprawling metropolis. Just to the west of the property is the famous Chapultepec Castle, southeast is the trendy Roma neighborhood, to the north is the luxurious Polanco district, and directly south is La Condesa. Basically, practically everything you could need is within a stones throw from the property. From my experience, the Four Seasons Brand has always offered a consistent luxury experience and I was incredibly excited to see what this property had in-store for my extended stay!

 

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The moment I walked in the front door, I was delighted to see the large flower arrangement that was changed throughout my stay. The staff at the check in counter were warm and welcoming while assisting me with my arrival.

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I arrived a little early so I decided to look around the property and was amazed with what I found. The center courtyard is clearly the focal point of the entire property. I learned that this was not a common occurrence for hotels in Mexico City. It’s a beautiful green oasis right in the center of the bustling city!

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Once my room was ready, it was time to head to the sixth floor to see my new home for the week. My incredibly spacious room had a beautiful courtyard view (definitely the way to go.) The king-size bed was massive and in typical Four Seasons fashion had incredibly soft and comfortable bedding. Some highlights of the room included a large working desk, sofa with ottoman, large entertainment center, and a cohesive and luxurious style. On the bedside table, there was a charging station, bluetooth speaker, and convenient light controls with dimming switches.

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Down the room’s hallway there was a very complete minibar and coffee and tea station equipped with a Nespresso Capsule Coffee Machine. This was great when I needed a caffeine kick. Further down the hallway, in the closet was an iron and ironing board. It all fit together like a glove!

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The bathroom was very luxurious as well and had a deep bathtub, spacious shower stall, and toilet and bidet. Four Seasons Mexico City offers L’Occitane en Provence toiletries which smelled incredibly good! Yet another cohesive and gorgeous design.

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Situated around the beautiful Four Seasons Mexico City courtyard are shops, a cafe, an art gallery, and multiple food and beverage outlets. The food and beverage outlets that I got to try during my stay were Fifty Mils and Zanaya.

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Fifty Mils is a trendy cocktail bar with a comfortable atmosphere and delightful design. I was impressed most with the cocktails, design, and friendly service. No matter how busy the bar got, I felt I was always taken care of, which was great! The cocktail that was the most interesting for me was the Frijolito.

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At Zanaya I went for both breakfast and dinner. They have both indoor and patio seating, both super enjoyable in the gorgeous ambiance. The breakfast buffet had a good combination of both Mexican and International items. I really loved to focus on the local Mexican dishes, which seemed to changed every day of my stay! I also got to try a local spiced Mexican coffee called Café de olla.

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For dinner at Zanaya, I also enjoyed some dishes that I really enjoyed. The atmosphere on the patio at night really becomes a magical and intimate space! I could sit and enjoy the patio at any time of day actually. My recommendations for dinner would be the Tlayuda with Tuna, Lobster Tacos, Melted Aged Panela Cheese with Crab, and the impressive Fish Zarandeado. All of these were absolutely bursting with flavor and I loved adding their other salsas to them! During my meal I was also able to try cooked grasshoppers for the first time! It’s not just for tourists, give them a go.

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Four Seasons Mexico City has very impressive relaxation and fitness facilities on the third floor. The gym is incredibly well stocked with cardio machines, weight machines, and all of the free weights you need. Just outside the fitness center is the lovely rooftop pool and hot tub. Inside of the changing rooms there were also dry saunas. An additional feature I liked at the fitness center was all of the food and drink! I remember this from my recent visit to Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon which also had an incredible amount of food at the gym, what a pleasant surprise!

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In conclusion, If you’re looking for a hotel in the middle of Mexico City that simply has it all, look no further than Four Seasons Mexico City Hotel. This property is smack dab in the middle of all of the action! Along with its magical location it has everything one would expect in a luxury hotel of this stature and more! Without a doubt I could easily recommend Four Seasons Mexico City Hotel!

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Taste - 8.5
Value - 9
Feng Shui - 9.7
Convenience - 9.9
Service - 9.7

9.4

Iconic!

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Av. Paseo de la Reforma 500, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX

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Mexico City: Top Chef Culinary Adventure Tour

I’ve quickly learned after arriving in Mexico City that Mexican Cuisine is a lot more than just tacos! There are incredible amounts of casual Mexican foods but there are also a load of higher-end options that rival the world’s best cities. I knew I wanted to explore it all, from basic street food, to fine dining, but I didn’t know where to start. With some searching I found the Mexico City: Top Chef Culinary Adventure Tour by Tasty Bites Food Tours. The tour consists of 11+ food tastings and sips prepared by the city’s top chefs. I was ready to try everything!

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The Mexico City: Top Chef Culinary Adventure Tour started with meeting our guide Victor at Plaza Villa de Madrid. Victor did a great job at shepherding us around for the afternoon, and with his prior culinary education and experience, had an immense amount of food knowledge.

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Mexico City: Top Chef Culinary Adventure Tour Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

To get things started, we made our way around the corner from the starting point to a Mexican restaurant that prepared traditionally inspired Mexican dishes in a modern way. First was a tamale which was cooked inside of chili pepper instead of the standard banana leaf or corn husk. Tamales are made from corn masa and flavored with different ingredients. They are quite dense in texture and by being steamed inside of a chili pepper, the masa soaked up some additional flavor. On its own, the tamals didn’t have an immense amount of flavor, but once I added some spicy salsa, I got the kick I was looking for!

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While at the same restaurant we tried one more dish which was a cactus and Jícama salad. This was accompanied with a flavorful citrus dressing and cheese. The texture of the cactus was very stringy which reminded me of Natto in Japan. Overall, it was very well balanced and flavorful salad!

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After our first few dishes, we got back on our feet and continued moving on through the Colonia Roma District. We learned about local art and the more recent history of earthquakes in Mexico City. This had some very obvious results, especially the leaning building in the photo above.

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Mexico City: Top Chef Culinary Adventure Tour Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

The next stop on the tour was for a torta which is a Mexican sandwich and paired with a craft IPA beer. The sandwich was extra rich as it was made with carnitas, which is pork that is brazed or simmered in oil or lard until tender. Adding some additional chili oil, which was similar to chili oil in China, and you have an absolutely amazingly flavorful sandwich! Paired with the IPA, I couldn’t go wrong!

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Mexico City: Top Chef Culinary Adventure Tour Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

Mexico City: Top Chef Culinary Adventure Tour Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

The next stop was at a chic cocktail bar and restaurant. This stop included fish crudo (raw fish) and a cocktail pairing. I didn’t know that Mexico produces so much amazing seafood. This dish was very well-balanced and one of my favorite items of the day! This was accompanied with a cocktail that was also quite sour with Mezcal and vinegar.

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Mexico City: Top Chef Culinary Adventure Tour Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City Tours

After that we were on the move again, and we stopped at a very unexpected site which was a David sculpture in the middle of Mexico City. Apparently there are only three in the world!

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Maybe I spoke too soon about my favorite item. The next stop included one of the most incredible pastries I’ve ever had. It was basically a Cheese Danish with guava. The difference between this and others was the perfection of the texture. So flaky and crispy on the outside with the rich cheese and guava on the inside. I noted it wasn’t overly sweet like other Mexican desserts.

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Finally I was getting quite stuffed but we had one more stop. It was finally time to sample some of the local Mexican wine that I’ve been hearing so much about. This was a red wine made of a blend of grapes and was quite light. I love to try new things but look forward to trying the deeper, more bold red wines that I’ve heard they also produce.

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The Mexico City: Top Chef Culinary Adventure Tour had finally finished. I loved the variety of items that were included in this tour. There was a wide range of Mexican food and drink which really gave a great impression of Mexico City’s culinary scene. To be honest, the tourism board of Mexico should be paying Tasty Bites Food Tours because this experience truly sparked my interest in diving deeper into the local food. I loved the tour from beginning to end and can’t wait to keep exploring the incredible Mexican Cuisine!

I've quickly learned after arriving in Mexico City that Mexican Cuisine is a lot more than just tacos! There are incredible amounts of casual Mexican foods but there are also a load of higher-end options that rival the world's best cities. I knew I wanted to explore it all, from…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9
Value - 8.5
Feng Shui - 9.7
Convenience - 9.3
Service - 9.3

9.2

Tasty!

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Beer, Mezcal, & Taco Tour in Mexico City Review

What I quickly learned from visiting Mexico City is how incredibly deep Mexican cuisine can go. The variety and the richness of Mexican cuisine is way deeper than I ever could’ve imagined! Luckily I during my search for some guidance, I enlisted Sabores Mexico Food Tours for some needed help. I thought a good place to start would be with the most famous Mexican food around, the taco. Sabores Mexico Food Tours is one of the first food tour companies in the city and I was sure to join them for their Beer, Mezcal, & Taco Tour!

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Beer, Mezcal, & Taco Tour in Mexico City Review Blog Central America Mexico Mexico City Tours

Beer, Mezcal, & Taco Tour in Mexico City Review Blog Central America Mexico Mexico City Tours

Beer, Mezcal, & Taco Tour in Mexico City Review Blog Central America Mexico Mexico City Tours

It all started with meeting the tour guide, who happened to be the owner, Roderigo. I learned quickly that this was not a walking tour and most of the time, we were brought around by van. The first stop was a taqueria with a long history that went back decades. While there, I tried two different tacos, both in flour tortillas and both with a completely different flavor. One had egg and the other simply meat. I paired them with a beer and I was off to a good start!

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We then moved on foot to the next stop, because it was very conveniently located around the corner. Along the way Rodrigo shared a lot of facts about Mexico City, including about an old cinema that is supposed to be updated in the near future. These little pieces of information that you just wouldn’t find if you were to do it yourself! The amount of knowledge you gain from such an experience with a local who truly knows what they’re talking about is simply immense.

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The next stop was my absolute favorite of the evening and was actually the most simple. This was basically just meat on a tortilla and served straight off the griddle. A squeeze of lime and your preferred sauce, and I fell into food bliss! I can’t wait to revisit this magical establishment.

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We were then picked up by the Sabores van and whisked off to learn a bit more about Mexican culture before heading to our next food stop. Once again I was pleasantly surprised by Rodgrigo’s historical knowledge.

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Beer, Mezcal, & Taco Tour in Mexico City Review Blog Central America Mexico Mexico City Tours

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Beer, Mezcal, & Taco Tour in Mexico City Review Blog Central America Mexico Mexico City Tours

It was now time for the famous al pastor tacos! These are really blowing up in popularity right now and I think part of the interest comes from the fact that the meat is prepared Lebanese style. This method adds a lot more richness to the flavor and combined with Mexican spices make for quite a treat. If I had to choose between a taco with the kebab meat or a quesadilla, I would have to go for the quesadilla. These quesadillas are known as “la gringa” which was named after an American woman’s suggestion.

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Beer, Mezcal, & Taco Tour in Mexico City Review Blog Central America Mexico Mexico City Tours

The last food visit of the evening was taking things in a little bit of a different direction. This is where we tried a vegetarian taco and a shrimp taco. Both were tasty in flavor but I definitely prefer the richness of the fat from the meat in the other tacos.

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With that we were completely stuffed, but there is always room for some alcohol so we made our final stop at a Mezcal bar. Mezcal is a Mexican alcohol made from agave and is also currently quite popular these days. There is an incredible amount of variety when it comes to Mezcal and I got to try two types straight and a Mezcal cocktail. This stuff is strong!

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From beginning to end I enjoyed the Beer, Mezcal, & Taco Tour in Mexico City. This food tour went way more in depth into local culture and history than I ever would’ve expected. Although you can find good food in Mexico City on your own, it would be absolutely impossible to learn as much as I did on this lovely tour with Sabores Mexico Food Tours. When it is all said and done, it was a valuable experience and I enjoyed all of it!

What I quickly learned from visiting Mexico City is how incredibly deep Mexican cuisine can go. The variety and the richness of Mexican cuisine is way deeper than I ever could've imagined! Luckily I during my search for some guidance, I enlisted Sabores Mexico Food Tours for some needed help.…

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Taste - 8.1
Value - 7.7
Feng Shui - 9.2
Convenience - 9.7
Service - 9.5

8.8

Taco time!

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Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm

During my stay at the lovely InterContinental Santa Fe Hotel in Mexico City which you can read about here, I had a chance to have two meals at The Palm Restaurant, dinner and breakfast. The Palm is a incredible steakhouse located on the third floor of the hotel. The restaurant is a landmark in the city and known for some impressive cuts of beef from around the world, including authentic Wagyu straight from Kagoshima, Japan!

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Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

Inside there is a luxurious dining room, spacious terrace, and beautiful bar. I was sure to choose one of the very comfortable booths for my eating extravaganza! From the moment I sat down, I was graciously served with very friendly and attentive service which lasted throughout the evening.

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Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

After long deliberation, I finally was able to choose tuna carpaccio and the crab cakes to get the meal started. Both were bursting with flavor but the crab cakes are a must try! Perfectly crispy on the outside, yet super moist on the inside.

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Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

I have lived in Japan over the years and have fallen in love with their Wagyu. However, once I leave Japan, it’s very hard to locate real Japanese Wagyu. This is why I am pleased to announce that The Palm restaurant has the real deal! For the main course, I ordered the Kagoshima New York Strip A5 along with the King crab legs. These both were absolutely amazing! Serious perfection. Biting into authentic Wagyu pulls the eater into a world super rich in flavor. The perfectly marbled fat means that every bite is like eating pure luxury. The fat spreads throughout the mouth, covering the taste buds, allowing us to reach beef nirvana! I accompanied these with sautéed mushrooms, French fries and a glass Malbec from Argentina. It was truly sad when the Wagyu and crab were finally gone!

Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

For dessert, I ordered the key lime pie. The key lime pie came out with a beautiful presentation and a booming amount of flavor. It turned out to be a very good piece of pie! It was sweet for me but I think it matched American and Mexican level of sweetness perfectly.

Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

I also need to mention that I went also for an a la carte breakfast at The Palm. This time I sat on the terrace which was very comfortable. I decided on the lobster omelette and the avocado toast! Just like at dinner the food and service were lovely. Very attentive!

Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

Throughout both of the meals, the staff at The Palm Restaurant were absolutely phenomenal and always there when I needed them. The courteous service paired with the absolutely phenomenal food makes The Palm a restaurant that absolutely must be visited. If you looking for the best steak in Mexico City, look no further than The Palm Restaurant inside of the InterContinental Santa Fe Hotel in Mexico City!

During my stay at the lovely InterContinental Santa Fe Hotel in Mexico City which you can read about here, I had a chance to have two meals at The Palm Restaurant, dinner and breakfast. The Palm is a incredible steakhouse located on the third floor of the hotel. The restaurant…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.5
Value - 9.3
Feng Shui - 9
Convenience - 8.7
Service - 9.5

9.2

Wagyu!

Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City

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The Palm

Restaurant

Juan Salvador Agraz 97, Santa Fe, Contadero, Cuajimalpa de Morelos, 05348 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Phone: +52 55 1105 0190

 


Best Steakhouse in Mexico City: The Palm Blog Central America Food Mexico Mexico City