Dining near Sheraton Centro Historico
Will be staying at this hotel. Already planning on dinner at El Cardinal, located in the hotel, based on recommendations here and other places. I would appreciate other recommendations for breakfast and dinner in close walking distance to the hotel.
Thanks in advance...
There are not many options in the evening in that area, as most centro restaurants are only open for comida - in fact I don't think El Cardinal is open for dinner. For during the day, I can recommend:
Tacuba 28, a couple of blocks from Bellas Artes
This classic IS open late, until around 11.
Restaurante El Mesón Andaluz
Marconi no. 3, corner of Donceles, next to the Museo Nacional
tel. 5510 0787
interesting Spanish/Arabic fusion
Restaurante Lincoln (1935)
Revillagigedo No. 24, near Juarez, Centro
an old classic, good seafood
Coox Hanal (1955)
Isabel la Católica 83 near Mesones, upstairs, Centro
This is the best Yucatecan food and is inexpensive
La Terraza del Zócalo
Plaza de la Constitución 13, 6th floor (walk in, take elevator
This has amazing views and is open late on Friday and Saturday.
Thanks for the post. I tried Cafe Tacuba, as the friend I was traveling with wanted to go. Nice atmosphere w/mariachis on a Fri. night, but the service was really awful and the food ranged from ok (posole) to not good (their "dish w/4 little things"). Service was so disjointed that it was hard to enjoy anything. We had to ask 4 times to get menus after being seated and it just went downhill from there.
I really liked Cafe Popular (on 5 de Mayo) for dinner. It used to be a small diner kind of place (inexpensive good food though) and that old part is still there, but they have bought or rented the space next door and trned that into a more upscale addition. Had wonderful chiles en nogada there, even better than that dish in Puebla.
I'll try your last two recommendations on my next trip.