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Solo chow in Mexico City?

TomA31 Sep 17, 2007 02:30 PM

I'll be in Mexico City later this week for 2 nights business, then Fri/Sat just to play around. I might be on my own for a couple of lunches/dinners... any suggestions where to go? I would guess somewhere where you can sit at a bar... but open to any suggestion.

I speak fluent Spanish and don't mind getting off the beaten path a bit. It won't be my first time in Mexico City, but I haven't been there in 12 years, so it might as well be.


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  1. Anonimo RE: TomA31 Sep 18, 2007 04:07 PM

    How about some first rate antojitos? I like the Taquería Tlaquepaque, Calle Independencia 4, Colonia Centro. It's about 1 or 2 blocks south of Avenida Júarez and less than a block west of Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas. But, they don't have a bar where you can sit, AFAIK.

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      TomA31 RE: Anonimo Sep 18, 2007 07:21 PM

      Thanks, Anonimo. That sounds like a great start. I can definitely live without a place to sit at the bar. Anything in particular I should try?

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        Anonimo RE: TomA31 Sep 19, 2007 11:01 AM

        The tacos de chuleta, queso and nopal are good. Actually, just about anything there has been a treat. They also have soups and quesos fundidos, which we haven't tried. It's a big, working class type hall of a place.

        Another taquería, with a more intimate and bar-like atmosphere, is "El Huequito", on Bolívar, about 1 block south of Rep. de Uruguay. The specialty for me are "tacos Ingleses"; grilled beef with Salsa Inglesa, ie., Worcestershire Sauce. The problem recently is that the streets are very torn up for reconstruction, and it's a real mess to walk about. Also, we haven't been to it since 2004, so my info, except for the torn up streets, may not be current.

    2. mjs RE: TomA31 Sep 18, 2007 08:07 PM

      A great place is Salon Corona, Bolivar street, half a block from Madero street, Centro Historico. Great for draft beer and very good tortas, try the pierna, lomo or pulpo. Friendly cowd at the bar.

      1. josephml1 RE: TomA31 Sep 24, 2007 04:55 PM

        You did not mention where in Mexico city???, Could be downtown, La condesa, Polanco, Santa Fe, Zona Rosa, etc... Where are you staying?

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