Where Chefs Eat in Mexico City

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Phaidon
Restaurants:Casa Merlos, Lardo, Pujol - Tasting Menu
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Mexican / Southwestern, Mediterranean, Contemporary Mexican
Neighborhoods:Poniente, Condesa / Roma, Polanco/Nueva Anzures
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Casa Merlos

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Poniente
72 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies

“A traditional Mexican restaurant.” – Martha Ortiz

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Lardo

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Condesa / Roma
568 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
  • Brunch

“Best bread in the city, by chef Elena Reygadas.” – Enrique Olvera

Best Ambience in Mexico City
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Pujol - Tasting Menu

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Polanco/Nueva Anzures
2,997 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu

“I found so many things in this place: old and new techniques, marvellous people, and a very special way to flow. It's Mexico today, not an archaic idea or a future promise. Things happening naturally...

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Best Ambience in Mexico City
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Maximo

$$$$·French·
Condesa / Roma
1,407 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine

“Mexican bistronomy by the great Lalo García that has changed the whole neighbourhood.” – Joaquín Cardoso

Most Booked in Mexico City
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Rokai - Cuauhtémoc

$$$$·Japanese·
Juárez/Cuauhtémoc
401 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch

Recommended by Chef Joaquin Cardoso from Hotel Carlota

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Carlota - Hotel Carlota

$$$$·Traditional Mexican·
Juárez/Cuauhtémoc
78 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Lunch

Recommended by Chef Jair Tellez from MeroToro

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Sud 777

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Altavista / San Angel / San Jerónimo
1,102 reviews
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions

Recommended by Chef Josean Alija from Nerua

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El Puntal del Norte

$$$$·Spanish·
Lomas / Tecamachalco
205 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Business Meals

Recommended by Chef Édgar Nuñez from Sud 777

Live Sports in Mexico City
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