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Apr 6, 2008 05:02 PM

Mexico City-- near the Four Seasons

We will be spending 3 nights at the FS in Mexico City at the end of the month. Have looked at various earlier postings but there isn't a lot specific to this area lately and I would appreciate any suggestions for places that are close (walk or short cab ride?). Obviously prefer local cuisine; wine/tequila list not important.

Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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  1. You'll be fairly close--a shortish cab ride--to Colonia Condesa, with its many restaurants and lovely ambience. Go to Contramar for comida.


    1. Not a fine dining type of restaurant, but one popular with people who enjoy tacos of all kinds - especially "tacos al pastor," El Fogoncito Restaurant is a 4-block, 15-minute walk from the Four Seasons.

      This is a popular spot for late-night snacks; people travel from throughout the city to eat at the restaurant. This is the principal location of the company, and it's grown to have branches (maybe franchises) in several states, and several countries. I was fortunate to live less than a 10-minute walk from the place and visited it frequently.

      Though I no longer live in Mexico I get back a couple to several times yearly and almost always find myself sitting at El Fogoncito at least one time each visit.

      To get to the restaurant you walk a couple of hundred feet to your left as you exit the hotel, onto Paseo de la Reforma, and you'll see a pedestrian underpass which will take you to the opposite side of the street - and onto Calle Leibnitz. Walk directly head for 3-4 blocks and you'll see El Fogoncito at the corner of Victor Hugo - one location on your right, one on your left; there two (growth over the years). Hotel Camino Real is on the opposite corner.

      I consider the route to/from the hotel safe to walk, day or night.

      El Fogoncito
      Leibnitz 64 (at Victor Hugo)
      Colonia Anzures
      Mexico, D.F.
      Tel: 5531-6469

      1. La Fonda del Refugio is a very traditional restaurant, exelent, old fashioned and very authentic mexican food, opens for lunch and dinner every day. It's located in Zona Rosa, Liverpool 166

        1. Things didn't happen in April but we are now heading to Mexico City for 3 nights on the 9th of October. Just wondered if any new thoughts about this question.

          1. Ex-Hacienda de los Morales, Aguila y Sol, La Valentina, Izote, Los Remedios, El Cardenal (on Palmas), Villa María, and the very casual Quesadillas María Isabel in Polanco. Los Bisquets de Álvaro Obregón (there´s one in Polanco but the original in Colonia Roma is not far) and en Un Lugar de la Mancha (Polanco) for breakfast and books.

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            1. re: Xacinta

              Note: Águila y Sol has been closed for about a year.


                1. re: Xacinta

                  Ya ves...cambia, todo cambia...everything changes...