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Dec 13, 2012 12:37 PM

Mexico City

My company is sending me to Mexico City for a training session. (Me, not AdinaA!)

I will be in an area called Santa Fe.

The last posts about Mexico City are several years old. Does anyone have any new information?

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  1. That puts me in my place. I've never been to Mexico.

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    1. re: AdinaA

      Really? Wow! I am even MORE excited then!

      1. re: SoCal Mother

        I probably shouldn't admit this either, but the only part of Texas I've ever visited is San Antonio. Once.

        I write it up when I do travel, because it is so hard ot find reliable advice / reviews about kosher places. The people who live there, know; Shamash isn't about the quality of the food; and go try Fodors to get advice on where to eat kosher in Mexico City, or San Antonio.

        1. re: AdinaA

          And your advice is appreciated. I just envy your travel. I have never been to San Antonio but I will be in Texas soon.

    2. New Westin Santa Fe has a full separate kosher kitchen, if you are staying there. Hotel should be able to help you get individual kosher meals fairly easily.

      Hubby goes to Mexico City often. Stocks up at Kurson Kosher (they have everything including prepared and fast food). Eats with clients at Gaucho Grill. Both in Polanco area, which I think is about 6 miles from Santa Fe.

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      1. re: mamaleh

        Well they wont let me use the kitchen. I am probably staying at the Holiday Inn anyway.

        I guess i am brave enough to take a taxi alone.

        Problem is, i dont really care for Mexican food. ( i have Mexican friends so i have had the real thing, just kosher and homemade.)

        1. re: SoCal Mother

          Super Emet has everything not just Mexican food. Meat and dairy take away counters. They will deliver, but more expensive. Was warned by member of Jewish community to only take taxis ordered by the hotel, and not to flag them down on the street. BTW - traffic is terrible, so give yourself lots of time.

          1. re: mamaleh

            Then do i ask the restaurant to get me a cab?

              1. re: SoCal Mother

                Oops. I posted the wrong name of the grocery/take away place in Polanco. It is Super Emet, not Kurson.

                1. re: mamaleh

                  You should ask around and find out if it is more convenient to travel to the Chamizal area, which may even be closer to you. I have never been there, but there are kosher restaurants and groceries there as well.

        2. We are planning on going to Mexico City soon so your suggestions would be helpful. Also do you know if there are products that are sold that dont require a hecksher in Mexico e.g. milk, tortillas etc

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          1. re: gsquaredb

            There is a list of widely accepted kosher products at but is not particular about hashgacha.

            Magen David has a useful search engine and mobile ap as well

          2. Can someone let me know what is the nicest kosher restaurant in Mexico City?


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            1. re: river3950

              FYI since I was OP, I never ended up going.

            2. GAUCHO GRILL is fantastic. You will land up going more than once. Also interesting is a street taco stand in the same area(Polanco) that, I believe, is only open Saturday nights.