There is no doubt Mexico City has a lot of restaurants to choose from, however I am going to focus in 3 neighborhoods which now are very trendy, Colonia Roma, Condesa and Polanco
The Restaurants in Mexico city include excellent Mexican food, sushi places, Italian food, international, gourmet food, and all you can imagine Mexico city has it all! I´ve listed a couple of them which I considered them my top priority.
This is one of favorite restaurants in Mexico City, to have breakfast.
It has a nice variety of juices, really weird combinations, which make them actually really tasty. The pastries are exquisite, last time I had a croissant filled with fig jam, and a tarragon bread both delicious. For breakfast you can choose from a gourmet eggs, paninis, chilaquiles, tamales, seasonal fruit with yogurt, everything is delicious. It has a nice setting, open kitchen and a bar. Also open for lunch and dinner.
This is the sister restaurant of Lardo, If you are looking for a nice italian place this is it!. The menu features common and not so common italian dishes, like hand made pasta (the kind ou will not find in Mexico City) fresh produce and seafood, try the “pescado a la sal” it is my all time favorite. Dine in an old mansion, converted to a restaurant, the romantic and elegant ambiance will take you back to the 1900´s
3. SUSHI IWASHI
From the creators of Rokai, you can find a gem in Polanco, a cozy sushi bar who serves just amazing nigiris, a must for sushi lovers.
4. BLANCO COLIMA
This is a very trendy place in the Colonia Roma, it is located at Colima St., however you make reservations in advance, specially over the weekends.
It has a bar in the patio, that actually gets packed on weekends and Thursday nights, where you can order small plates. The cheff Hiroshi Kawahito made the menu mixing flavors from the east and Mexican flavours, you can´t miss the oyster bar, the salmon Gravlax, and the artichoke.
The architecture, is a 1930´s building everything white on the inside, and mixing some color on the restaurant.
5. BUTCHER AND SONS
This place is amazing for gourmet burgers, they have several restaurants around colonia Roma and Polanco.
Very casual, but delicious food, and always packed around lunch time, regrettably they don´t take reservations.
And remember that for us Mexicans lunch time is around 3 pm!. Ask for the sweet potato fries and the hot wings!
Perfect for seafood. Everything fresh, it has a Mexican touch, like tostadas, tacos de atun (tuna Tacos).
Only if you are a big party ask for the fish with cilantro sauce, and “a la talla”, because, it is a complete fish so, it will be a big plate.
Make room for dessert, try the meringue pie with strawberries and the fig pie! It looks like a place you can find at a beach, really relaxed ambiance.
And in my opinion the sexiest crowds in Mexico´s capital city. Be prepared to wait for a table usually it is packed for lunch, but you can make reservations.
7. TORI TORI
An innovative restaurant, in his architecture and design, known for his upscale Japanese cuisine.
The tuna bowl is exquisite, everything perfectly cut, the sushi cakes are a must to try, and the nigiris.