Mexico City - Place to eat in Centro Historico?
We will be arriving in the Centro about 6:00 pm on a Friday evening. Looking for ideas for a casual dinner we can walk to. We're staying at the Hotel Catedral on Donceles if that helps. We know about Cafe Tacuba, but would like other suggestions.
I've stayed at the Catedral before, close by is Las Sirenas with a view of the cathedral. I'd go though to the Opera Bar, it's so much fun, they've got musicians and a great bar. It's on the street next to Cinco de Mayo (can't remember the name), about a ten minute walk.
What sort of cuisine interests you?
We enjoy El Huequito, a nice, sit-down taquería/carnes restaurant on Calle Bolívar, between Calle Rep. de Uruguay and Calle Rep. de El Salvador. It fits your criteria for casual and within walking distance. It's also low to moderate priced.
I especialy enjoy the Tacos Ingleses; sliced beef seasoned with Worcestershire Sauce plus melted cheese. But there's a lot to choose from on the menu. The Frijoles de Olla are not to be missed.
We have also enjoyed most of our meals at some splashier Spanish restaurants, such as Centro Castellano, El Danubio and Casino Español, but we haven't dined at the first two in a long time.
Hop in a cab and hie thyselves to Colonia Polanco, not far from the Centro Histórico, for your first supper at JASO. You will definitely not be sorry--the meal will be incredible. CIA graduate American Jared Reardon, in charge of the kitchen, is a creative force to be reckoned with. And don't miss dessert: Sonia Arias, the CIA-trained Mexican pastry chef, creates the most delectable sweets you can imagine. Take plenty of $$$$, it's expensive but totally worth it. Make reservations in advance, this place is super-popular in the evenings.
88 Newton, Polanco, Mexico, D.F.
Open Monday – Saturday: 2pm – 11:30pm
All credit cards accepted