Where Chefs Eat in Mexico City

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Restaurants:Casa Merlos, Lardo, Pujol - Tasting Menu
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Mexican / Southwestern, Mediterranean, Contemporary Mexican
Neighborhoods:Poniente, Condesa / Roma, Polanco/Nueva Anzures

Casa Merlos

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Poniente
72 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Hot Spot
“A traditional Mexican restaurant.” – Martha Ortiz
100% recommended
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Lardo

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Condesa / Roma
443 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
“Best bread in the city, by chef Elena Reygadas.” – Enrique Olvera
99% recommended
Best Overall in Mexico City

Pujol - Tasting Menu

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Polanco/Nueva Anzures
2,322 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
“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. ThingsRead more
91% recommended
Notable Wine List in Mexico City
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Maximo

$$$$·French·
Condesa / Roma
1,104 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
“Mexican bistronomy by the great Lalo García that has changed the whole neighbourhood.” – Joaquín Cardoso
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Mexico City
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Ardente, Pizzeria Napoletana -Santa Fe

$$$$·Italian·
Santa Fe / Bosques
2 reviews
  • Casual
  • Outdoor Eating
“The best Neapolitan pizza place in Mexico.” – Edgar Nuñez
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Rokai - Cuauhtémoc

$$$$·Japanese·
Juárez/Cuauhtémoc
332 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Recommended by Chef Joaquin Cardoso from Hotel Carlota
97% recommended
Hot Spot in Mexico City

Carlota - Hotel Carlota

$$$$·Organic·
Juárez/Cuauhtémoc
78 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • High Tea
  • Business Meals
Recommended by Chef Jair Tellez from MeroToro
100% recommended
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Sud 777

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Altavista / San Angel / San Jerónimo
844 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Recommended by Chef Josean Alija from Nerua
90% recommended
Contemporary Mexican in Mexico City

El Puntal del Norte

$$$$·Spanish·
Lomas / Tecamachalco
170 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies
Recommended by Chef Édgar Nuñez from Sud 777
100% recommended
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Mi amiga Micca - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Condesa / Roma
251 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
Recommended by Chef Jair Tellez from MeroToro
99% recommended
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