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Best Mexican Restaurants in Mexico City

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El Cardenal

Spread out over two floors, this elegant restaurant is nestled in a classic French-Porfirian building complete with stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings and rich wood accents that bring warmth and dimension to the space. As they enter, patrons will notice the gorgeous mahogany staircase leading to the 'Green Room' where special events are held with a capacity of up to 80 people. El Cardenal makes their own in-house tortillas, bread, chocolate and even cheese. Popular for breakfast, brunch and lunch, this restaurant serves up traditional cuisine from around the country.

Mexico City, Mexico
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Restaurante Bar Café Tacuba

This traditional restaurant serves typical Mexican food, and has been the subject of many local legends and a song (it is said there is a ghost hanging around the place). Established in the 19th Century, it has been visited by many personalities including presidents and artists. The decor consists mainly of Talavera tiles, covering the Colonial-style building. Wooden hand-made furniture in traditional colors such as orange and royal blue add a festive touch. Music plays while you enjoy the delicious Mexican delicacies: enchiladas, tamales or freshly baked sweet bread.

Mexico City, Mexico
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Azul Condesa

Located in the trendy Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City, Azul Condesa is a modern eatery known for its outstanding reinterpreted traditional cuisine. The decor is minimal and fresh rather with a focus on the well-rounded menu instead. Find a variety of traditional dishes from all over the country including enchiladas de mole, pastel de 3 leches, sopa azteca and more.

Mexico City, Mexico
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Taquería El Califa

This casual taqueria is open late to 4a everyday of the week, making it the perfect place to grab a quick and authentic meal anytime of the day. Many locals populate the place when a big game is on, since the restaurant features large flat screen televisions throughout. The expertly concocted chili sauces are a must try and you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. From el pastor tacos to perfectly seasoned black beans, the budget-friendly Taquería El Califa is sure to satisfy your taco cravings!

Mexico City, Mexico
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Monte Cristo

Located in a converted hacienda in the trendy Condesa district, Monte Cristo is an upscale Mexican restaurant. Lovingly restored and featuring classic and elegant Mexican decor throughout the courtyard and various dining rooms, the restaurants eye for detail is impeccable. Everything on the menu is delicious and their two table-side services add a unique flair to the restaurant. The table-side handmade salsa allows patrons to choose what goes into their freshly made salsa, from the garlic and roasted tomatillos to cilantro and even roasted grasshoppers! Also made per the request of patrons is their famed sangria, which is sinfully refreshing. Whether you're looking to impress a date, colleagues, or family, Monte Cristo is sure to rise to the occasion.

Mexico City, Mexico
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La Guadalupana

You haven't truly experienced Mexico City until you've visited a typical Mexican cantina. La Guadalupana is one of the oldest and most popular cantinas in the city. It was founded in 1923 and has still maintained the classic look of a traditional cantina. It offers a broad variety of tequilas, pulques and other Mexican drinks for its guests to sample. With its kicking Mariachi music and great drinks, La Guadalupana will give you a true taste of what Mexico has to offer.

Mexico City, Mexico
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Los Danzantes

Situated in front of the main Jardin Del Centario in the bohemian Coyoacán neighborhood, Los Danzantes is a restaurant focused on using seasonal ingredients in their contemporary take on traditional Mexican dishes. Though the space itself is on the small side, the outdoor patio is spacious and offers a lovely view. Be sure to try their famed Mezcal, you won't regret it!

Mexico City, United States
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San Angel Inn

This restaurant has enjoyed a long tradition in the area of San Angel in the south of the city. It is situated in a Colonial hacienda, and its varied menu continues to make it a choice spot for dining. It is ideal for both families and business events. House specialties include Crepas de Huitlacoche (crepes filled with corn truffle), Chiles Rellenos (poblano peppers stuffed with cheese and ground beef, Robalo a la Veracruzana (filet of sea bass with green olives, tomatoes and vegetables). Wandering musical trios add to the ambiance. This restaurant was the winner of a Dirona Award.

Mexico City, Mexico
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