Taylor’s Eco Guide to Restaurants in Mexico City
As I enter my third trimester, and prepare for the birth of my first child in March 2022, my husband and I wanted to do one last little trip just us. We combined our love for food with the fact that we were heading to Los Angeles, and decided to go to Mexico City for a few days. We absolutely fell in love with Mexico City, and I cannot recommend it enough. In this little guide, I wanted to share my favourite restaurants from our trip!
– Taylor, REV Editor
Not only will you find the best coffee at Lardo, but you will also find some of the best breakfast and pastries that the city has to offer. If you don’t get to this Condesa hot spot early, you simply won’t get a table! It is packed each and every day. Lardo is apart of an amazing restaurant group, who specialize in using quality and local ingredients in every dish they create. The pastries are a must!
The most special meal of our trip was the incredible Quintonil in Polanco, which was recommended to me from a chef friend of mine. From the moment we walked in until we left, everything about this experience was incredible and truly unique. Using only the best local and organic produce, Quintonil’s tasting menu is a walk through some of Mexico’s classic dishes and unique ingredients. It is on the world’s best 50 restaurant list for a reason!
Tamales may be one of my favorite dishes…ever. So when I found out there was an organic tamales restaurant in Mexico City, I knew I had to go. Tamales can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the amazing Tamales Madre is open all day so you can get tamales at any time. What is so amazing about this restaurant is how transparent they are about their ingredients and where they source the different types of corn. You truly cannot go wrong with anything on their menu!
Masala y Maiz
Another favorite restaurant was Masala y Maiz, which is inspired by Mexican, South Asian, and East African culinary techniques, ingredients, cultural food ways and political movements. The restaurant is based on years of research by the chefs to understand the intersections of their respective cultures and the many similarities between their food ways. It was truly one of the best meals I’ve had in years – you could really taste the quality and thought in each and every bite. Not that I could partake, but the restaurant also has an amazing list of natural, organic, and biodynamic wine. A must visit.
The sister restaurant of Lardo, Rosetta in Roma, has some of the best vegetable dishes I’ve ever had. They were truly imaginative! Like all the other incredible restaurants we ate at, Rosetta is also based on the best organic and local ingredients Mexico has to offer. I found the entire meal incredibly inspiring, and I can’t wait to try and recreate the sovay cabbage and pistachio pipián tacos!