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Roma Guidebook

Rosalia Dawn

Roma Guidebook

Roma Bars & Restaurants
In Roma, you'll find a variety of world-class cultural and culinary options. It's a pleasure to spend the day exploring galleries and design stores, enjoying the best tacos, sipping a cocktail or two, and strolling local markets. Here, you'll find some of my top picks with the foodie and cocktail lover in mind. Whatever you do, make sure to look up, so as to take in all the architectural beauty that surrounds you. The historical facades that remain in Roma Norte hold so much mystery, you'll never get enough!
Get to this in-demand restaurant early, or be prepared to wait, and no one likes to wait when they're hungry. Home of Mexican chef Elena Reygadas, Rosetta is on the 50 best restaurants list of Latin America. The hype is true and should be believed! Reygadas effortlessly fuses her love of French cooking with her equally cherished love of depth rich Mexican salsas, a great condiment to accompany your Croque Madame. Don't just come, eat and leave, arrive early, stay long, let your mouth water over the gluttonous pastry display, the velvety coffee, or just watch as the people flock in and out all day. Colima 166, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://www.rosetta.com.mx
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Rosetta Bakery
166 Colima
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Get to this in-demand restaurant early, or be prepared to wait, and no one likes to wait when they're hungry. Home of Mexican chef Elena Reygadas, Rosetta is on the 50 best restaurants list of Latin America. The hype is true and should be believed! Reygadas effortlessly fuses her love of French cooking with her equally cherished love of depth rich Mexican salsas, a great condiment to accompany your Croque Madame. Don't just come, eat and leave, arrive early, stay long, let your mouth water over the gluttonous pastry display, the velvety coffee, or just watch as the people flock in and out all day. Colima 166, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://www.rosetta.com.mx
Lalo is just-food. Food food food, and more food. Oh! And freshly made pasta. Every day. A variant of the 'just like mum used to make' national favourites like chilaquiles en salsa verde, to ant larvae (if you don't know, I'm not going to tell you what it is, go and give it a try), to the exquisite, silky, freshly made pasta and fluffy pizzas. Another brainchild of Mexico's foodie son Eduardo Garcia, he shows off his French/Mexican culinary chops here too (Garcia's other baby is none other than Maximo Bistro, which also made our recommended list). One thing to consider though, as all great things, the early bird catches the worm, so arrive early. Zacatecas 173, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://eat-lalo.com
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Lalo!
173 Zacatecas
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Lalo is just-food. Food food food, and more food. Oh! And freshly made pasta. Every day. A variant of the 'just like mum used to make' national favourites like chilaquiles en salsa verde, to ant larvae (if you don't know, I'm not going to tell you what it is, go and give it a try), to the exquisite, silky, freshly made pasta and fluffy pizzas. Another brainchild of Mexico's foodie son Eduardo Garcia, he shows off his French/Mexican culinary chops here too (Garcia's other baby is none other than Maximo Bistro, which also made our recommended list). One thing to consider though, as all great things, the early bird catches the worm, so arrive early. Zacatecas 173, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://eat-lalo.com
Here, there's nothing but all Mexican appearances on the menu, and El Parnita is ALWAYS worth a visit. Chilangos from every walk of life make the pilgrimage to this restaurant because put very simply; it's pure food, purely Mexican and purely fresh ingredients. In my humble opinion, the variety of tacos reigns supreme here, won up only ever so slightly by the good atmosphere. The decor is quaint and welcoming, and not a massive space, so you'll feel relaxed, well-fed​ and content. Av. Yucatan 84, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://www.elparnita.com
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El Parnita
84 Av. Yucatan
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Here, there's nothing but all Mexican appearances on the menu, and El Parnita is ALWAYS worth a visit. Chilangos from every walk of life make the pilgrimage to this restaurant because put very simply; it's pure food, purely Mexican and purely fresh ingredients. In my humble opinion, the variety of tacos reigns supreme here, won up only ever so slightly by the good atmosphere. The decor is quaint and welcoming, and not a massive space, so you'll feel relaxed, well-fed​ and content. Av. Yucatan 84, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://www.elparnita.com
Tres Galeones is one of those frilly taco places, but no apology should be made for this, on the contrary- It's darling. The combinations are zesty and crisp, and these are the kinds of tacos that make you wish your toes were sunken in the sand with a sea breeze cooling your back. Tres Galeones also spoils us with a range of tostadas and sopes (a thicker, flat tortilla with various topping options from pork to fish) all adorned with the freshest produce. This type of Mexican cuisine originates from the north, where its hot all the time, and the sea is close. Hence the great seafood taco creations. Drop-in have a cold beer and get to tasting! Jalapa 117, Roma Nte., 06700 Cuauhtemoc, CDMX
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Tres Galeones
117 Jalapa
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Tres Galeones is one of those frilly taco places, but no apology should be made for this, on the contrary- It's darling. The combinations are zesty and crisp, and these are the kinds of tacos that make you wish your toes were sunken in the sand with a sea breeze cooling your back. Tres Galeones also spoils us with a range of tostadas and sopes (a thicker, flat tortilla with various topping options from pork to fish) all adorned with the freshest produce. This type of Mexican cuisine originates from the north, where its hot all the time, and the sea is close. Hence the great seafood taco creations. Drop-in have a cold beer and get to tasting! Jalapa 117, Roma Nte., 06700 Cuauhtemoc, CDMX
A classy sipping joint that easily mixes art deco with modern chic (the hanging vines, sleek wooden furniture melts well into the typical deco light fixtures and large beams). People come here to drink exquisite cocktails, chat, and slowly savor the award-winning (2019's "Drink Here Now" pick from Liquor.com) concoctions. Av. Álvaro Obregón 106, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://limantour.tv
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Licorería Limantour
106 Av. Álvaro Obregón
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A classy sipping joint that easily mixes art deco with modern chic (the hanging vines, sleek wooden furniture melts well into the typical deco light fixtures and large beams). People come here to drink exquisite cocktails, chat, and slowly savor the award-winning (2019's "Drink Here Now" pick from Liquor.com) concoctions. Av. Álvaro Obregón 106, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://limantour.tv
An institution. A no-frills, honest pulqueria with small booths, and a grungy environment. For those not aware, pulque is a hearty alcoholic beverage that can be traced back to the ancient civilizations of this great nation, one that in recent years, has undergone a huge renaissance. Locals come to this place to decompress, and discuss all things from music, the state of politics, or merely toast with a clay mug full of this ancient brew. Calle Querétaro 96, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX
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LA NUCLEAR
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An institution. A no-frills, honest pulqueria with small booths, and a grungy environment. For those not aware, pulque is a hearty alcoholic beverage that can be traced back to the ancient civilizations of this great nation, one that in recent years, has undergone a huge renaissance. Locals come to this place to decompress, and discuss all things from music, the state of politics, or merely toast with a clay mug full of this ancient brew. Calle Querétaro 96, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX
Come to Mercado Roma if you're super hungry for lunch/dinner, but also want to pick up some organic products from Mexican lush brand Botanicus (worth it!), but also want to eat dessert, or if you want to sip on great wine (huge exhale!). Anything that could meet your craving needs can be found here, from Mexican, French, Asian, Lebanese and a delectable array of sweet stuff! All of this, under one designer's dream, two-level building with high glass panels. It won't disappoint! Calle Querétaro 225, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://mercadoroma.com
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Mercado Roma
227 Calle Querétaro
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Come to Mercado Roma if you're super hungry for lunch/dinner, but also want to pick up some organic products from Mexican lush brand Botanicus (worth it!), but also want to eat dessert, or if you want to sip on great wine (huge exhale!). Anything that could meet your craving needs can be found here, from Mexican, French, Asian, Lebanese and a delectable array of sweet stuff! All of this, under one designer's dream, two-level building with high glass panels. It won't disappoint! Calle Querétaro 225, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://mercadoroma.com
You want to go to Paramo when you have time to eat meals that make you furrow your brow and close your eyes while chewing slowly. You want to go with those loud friends you haven't seen in a while, who you can dine for hours with, drinking wine or sophisticatedly prepared cocktails. It's a tasty delight at this place, expressing the enormity and diversity of Mexican cooking. My advice would be to order as much as your stomach allows and share, then finish off the symphony of flavors with an earthy mezcal, while you all mull over the evening's discussions. It will be one of those meals you think about for days or weeks, as your mouth starts to water. Av. Yucatan 84, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX
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Páramo
84 Av. Yucatan
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You want to go to Paramo when you have time to eat meals that make you furrow your brow and close your eyes while chewing slowly. You want to go with those loud friends you haven't seen in a while, who you can dine for hours with, drinking wine or sophisticatedly prepared cocktails. It's a tasty delight at this place, expressing the enormity and diversity of Mexican cooking. My advice would be to order as much as your stomach allows and share, then finish off the symphony of flavors with an earthy mezcal, while you all mull over the evening's discussions. It will be one of those meals you think about for days or weeks, as your mouth starts to water. Av. Yucatan 84, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX
Another must Roma bar is none other than this kooky paradise; La Chicha. A little rougher around the edges than Limantour, Roma locals come here to absorb the eclectic tunes, drink beer (or a cocktail, as they don't stay behind on that either), and hang out, for hours. It's wall-to-wall tattoos, ‘Chilango cool' and very Roma. Orizaba 171, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX
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La Chicha
171 Orizaba
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Another must Roma bar is none other than this kooky paradise; La Chicha. A little rougher around the edges than Limantour, Roma locals come here to absorb the eclectic tunes, drink beer (or a cocktail, as they don't stay behind on that either), and hang out, for hours. It's wall-to-wall tattoos, ‘Chilango cool' and very Roma. Orizaba 171, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX
A Mexican restaurant that is all about paying homage to its mother- Mexico. A big restaurant that doesn't lose charm or soul for size, everything on this menu feels like it's been thought about, tasted and placed on the menu with nothing but care and pride. All of the dishes are traditionally Mexican, with that signature twist of modernity so many great national chefs are executing these days, and we're the lucky beneficiaries! Head to Cabrera 7 for a lazy long lunch, or an even longer dinner, where you can soak up the open air and quirky nice touch ornaments. Plaza Luis Cabrera 7, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX
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Cabrera 7
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A Mexican restaurant that is all about paying homage to its mother- Mexico. A big restaurant that doesn't lose charm or soul for size, everything on this menu feels like it's been thought about, tasted and placed on the menu with nothing but care and pride. All of the dishes are traditionally Mexican, with that signature twist of modernity so many great national chefs are executing these days, and we're the lucky beneficiaries! Head to Cabrera 7 for a lazy long lunch, or an even longer dinner, where you can soak up the open air and quirky nice touch ornaments. Plaza Luis Cabrera 7, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX
Chic. That'sBlanco Colima. Don't expect anything other than a meticulously planned layout, greenery placed in just the right place, and minimalistic pieces of art- Its canvas, a renovated colonial mansion. There are so many facets to the dining experience, that I could easily launch into a grand soliloquy. Instead, I'll just mention their various mood spaces for you to enjoy a coffee break, to extravagant lunch or lavish dinner. Their cocktails and drinks options are uber- sophisticated, and of course, I should mention their incredibly lavish Sunday breakfasts. The food type is a melting pot of contemporary Mexican fused with international notes. Do not rush this experience, it is a long ritual of sensory delight, and it begs for time and enjoyment. Colima 168, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: https://blancocolima.com
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Blanco Colima
168 Colima
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Chic. That'sBlanco Colima. Don't expect anything other than a meticulously planned layout, greenery placed in just the right place, and minimalistic pieces of art- Its canvas, a renovated colonial mansion. There are so many facets to the dining experience, that I could easily launch into a grand soliloquy. Instead, I'll just mention their various mood spaces for you to enjoy a coffee break, to extravagant lunch or lavish dinner. Their cocktails and drinks options are uber- sophisticated, and of course, I should mention their incredibly lavish Sunday breakfasts. The food type is a melting pot of contemporary Mexican fused with international notes. Do not rush this experience, it is a long ritual of sensory delight, and it begs for time and enjoyment. Colima 168, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: https://blancocolima.com
So, where to go in this city when you want to have a few pulques (or some great local beers), blow off some steam with friends, and dance alongside Mexico's young crowd? You come here. All worries that accompany international travel can be forgotten with one night in this maze of a bar/restaurant (it has 3 levels), and most of the frequenters of Pulqueria Insurgentes come for the killer DJ's atmosphere of high energy. Friday and Saturday evenings are when it's most electric, so plan accordingly. Insurgentes Sur 226, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX
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Pulqueria los Insurgentes
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So, where to go in this city when you want to have a few pulques (or some great local beers), blow off some steam with friends, and dance alongside Mexico's young crowd? You come here. All worries that accompany international travel can be forgotten with one night in this maze of a bar/restaurant (it has 3 levels), and most of the frequenters of Pulqueria Insurgentes come for the killer DJ's atmosphere of high energy. Friday and Saturday evenings are when it's most electric, so plan accordingly. Insurgentes Sur 226, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX
Quick, loud, easy... A tradition. This taco place does not mess around; you go, you sit, you order, you eat, you pay, then you leave. Somewhere in there, you enjoy the beloved tacos al pastor or a costra de queso (literally, cheese that's been crisped and rolled), accompanied by tortillas (made from flour, not corn). Tacos Alvaro Obregon is where you go when you're nearly delusional from hunger and want what frankly we all, almost always, crave, tacos. Places like this one are dotted all over this urban jungle, to appease the masses of people who crave this most beloved Mexican food. It's advisable to order at least 5 or 6 of these babies, but admittedly, you'll probably order more ;) Av. Álvaro Obregón 90, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://taqueriaalvaroo.com
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Tacos Alvaro Obregón
90 Av. Álvaro Obregón
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Quick, loud, easy... A tradition. This taco place does not mess around; you go, you sit, you order, you eat, you pay, then you leave. Somewhere in there, you enjoy the beloved tacos al pastor or a costra de queso (literally, cheese that's been crisped and rolled), accompanied by tortillas (made from flour, not corn). Tacos Alvaro Obregon is where you go when you're nearly delusional from hunger and want what frankly we all, almost always, crave, tacos. Places like this one are dotted all over this urban jungle, to appease the masses of people who crave this most beloved Mexican food. It's advisable to order at least 5 or 6 of these babies, but admittedly, you'll probably order more ;) Av. Álvaro Obregón 90, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://taqueriaalvaroo.com
Anyone who loves seafood should visit Chico Julio. It's the place where cool locals go for lunch, or after work to decompress and enjoy some shrimp or fresh tuna tacos. They have salmon and fish burgers, ceviche, generously portioned burritos, and great local beers. It's a tiny place, with old wooden chairs that creak but do the job. It's unpretentious and always fresh. It's a favorite for a reason, as there is no better way to spend a warm Mexico City afternoon than eating seafood with spicy salsa, drinking a cold beer, all while enjoying the indie music playlist. Jalapa 126, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://chicojulio.com
Chico Julio
126 Jalapa
Anyone who loves seafood should visit Chico Julio. It's the place where cool locals go for lunch, or after work to decompress and enjoy some shrimp or fresh tuna tacos. They have salmon and fish burgers, ceviche, generously portioned burritos, and great local beers. It's a tiny place, with old wooden chairs that creak but do the job. It's unpretentious and always fresh. It's a favorite for a reason, as there is no better way to spend a warm Mexico City afternoon than eating seafood with spicy salsa, drinking a cold beer, all while enjoying the indie music playlist. Jalapa 126, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://chicojulio.com
If you're an individual who takes your cocktails/liqueur seriously, Gin Gin is your temple of worship. The stomping ground of Roma's hipster elite, this bar goes out of its way to serve drinks that command respect from any connoisseur. That's not to take anything away from the food, which stands exactly on par; a variance of dishes from tacos to fluffy pizzas, fresh seafood, and beautifully presented desserts. Fashionably presented and a lovely cocktail hour choice, make sure to take advantage of the guest bartenders (they are announced via Gin Gin's FB page) who can mix you up a heady concoction! Av Oaxaca 87, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://www.gingin.mx
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Gin Gin
87 Av Oaxaca
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If you're an individual who takes your cocktails/liqueur seriously, Gin Gin is your temple of worship. The stomping ground of Roma's hipster elite, this bar goes out of its way to serve drinks that command respect from any connoisseur. That's not to take anything away from the food, which stands exactly on par; a variance of dishes from tacos to fluffy pizzas, fresh seafood, and beautifully presented desserts. Fashionably presented and a lovely cocktail hour choice, make sure to take advantage of the guest bartenders (they are announced via Gin Gin's FB page) who can mix you up a heady concoction! Av Oaxaca 87, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://www.gingin.mx
Head to toe pork!! And I am talking, that kind of succulent, finger-licking, falling apart meat that should be engulfed in handmade Mexican salsas, paid respect to, then consumed with nothing but delight. Want another reason to try this puesto in the middle of the equally popular Mercado Medellin? They also hand-make their tortillas!! Get up early and head there with excitement on Saturdays, to try out their seasoned just right 'carnitas' (pork). Arrive hungry and grateful for the art of grilling. Mercado Medellín local 349 , col, Roma Sur, 06760 Ciudad de México Website: https://proveedor-de-carnes-meche-y-rafael.negocio.site
Proveedor de Carnes y Carnitas Meche y Rafael
Head to toe pork!! And I am talking, that kind of succulent, finger-licking, falling apart meat that should be engulfed in handmade Mexican salsas, paid respect to, then consumed with nothing but delight. Want another reason to try this puesto in the middle of the equally popular Mercado Medellin? They also hand-make their tortillas!! Get up early and head there with excitement on Saturdays, to try out their seasoned just right 'carnitas' (pork). Arrive hungry and grateful for the art of grilling. Mercado Medellín local 349 , col, Roma Sur, 06760 Ciudad de México Website: https://proveedor-de-carnes-meche-y-rafael.negocio.site
Now, before anyone who doesn't adhere to this particular lifestyle groans and skips this one, don't. This restaurant, apart from being housed in a building that looks like a baroque Tim Burton vision, it is armed with an incredible menu! With ‘unusual but it works' flavor combinations, and ultra-fresh ingredients, their popular ceviche de coco (coconut ceviche) is a marriage that tingles the tastebuds! Guanajuato 54, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://www.forevervegano.com
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Forever
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Now, before anyone who doesn't adhere to this particular lifestyle groans and skips this one, don't. This restaurant, apart from being housed in a building that looks like a baroque Tim Burton vision, it is armed with an incredible menu! With ‘unusual but it works' flavor combinations, and ultra-fresh ingredients, their popular ceviche de coco (coconut ceviche) is a marriage that tingles the tastebuds! Guanajuato 54, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://www.forevervegano.com
Renowned chef and featured figure on the legendary Anthony Bourdain "Parts Unknown" series, Eduardo Garcia (and fellow chef Elias Gabriel Rodríguez)deliciously dances with the 2 distinct French and Mexican flavors, creating a truly insatiable menu. It’s a must! Tonalá 133, Roma Nte., 06700 Cuauhtemoc, CDMX Website: http://www.maximobistrot.com.mx
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Máximo Bistrot
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Renowned chef and featured figure on the legendary Anthony Bourdain "Parts Unknown" series, Eduardo Garcia (and fellow chef Elias Gabriel Rodríguez)deliciously dances with the 2 distinct French and Mexican flavors, creating a truly insatiable menu. It’s a must! Tonalá 133, Roma Nte., 06700 Cuauhtemoc, CDMX Website: http://www.maximobistrot.com.mx
This place, is one of those that in just thinking about it, makes your mouth water. It's still a well-kept secret, old-school, populated predominantly by Roma locals and other Mexico City dwellers who make the trip to eat there. The tacos are well-sized, and their famous ‘Campechano Jarocho' comes with refried beans, bistec (steak), crunchy chicharon and their house-made, spicy, salsa morita, it is, religiously good! Tapachula 94, Roma Nte., 06760 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://www.taqueriaeljarocho.com.mx
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Taquería El Jarocho
94 Tapachula
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This place, is one of those that in just thinking about it, makes your mouth water. It's still a well-kept secret, old-school, populated predominantly by Roma locals and other Mexico City dwellers who make the trip to eat there. The tacos are well-sized, and their famous ‘Campechano Jarocho' comes with refried beans, bistec (steak), crunchy chicharon and their house-made, spicy, salsa morita, it is, religiously good! Tapachula 94, Roma Nte., 06760 Ciudad de México, CDMX Website: http://www.taqueriaeljarocho.com.mx
The name says it all- Jazzatlan is all about that jazz. A new contender to the dizzying bar/restaurant scene, the romantic and dimly lit bar, restaurant and live music venue, punches a good 10 times above its weight. Every weeknight there's live music, and every weeknight they offer a humbly sophisticated (fish and chips next to a complex and large ingredient list to create a Mexican dish) food, wine, and craft beer menu. All of that is enough to entice, but then there's the upstairs live music room- It's small and intimate, and never in short supply of great musicians willing to share their talent. Bookings recommended for any of the great gigs at this joint. Av 2 Ote 406, San Miguel, Barrio de San Miguel Tianguisnahuitl, 72760 Cholula, Pue.
Jazzatlan Capital
239 Guanajuato
The name says it all- Jazzatlan is all about that jazz. A new contender to the dizzying bar/restaurant scene, the romantic and dimly lit bar, restaurant and live music venue, punches a good 10 times above its weight. Every weeknight there's live music, and every weeknight they offer a humbly sophisticated (fish and chips next to a complex and large ingredient list to create a Mexican dish) food, wine, and craft beer menu. All of that is enough to entice, but then there's the upstairs live music room- It's small and intimate, and never in short supply of great musicians willing to share their talent. Bookings recommended for any of the great gigs at this joint. Av 2 Ote 406, San Miguel, Barrio de San Miguel Tianguisnahuitl, 72760 Cholula, Pue.
Roma Coffee Spaces & Work Places
We know the feeling; you need to get some work done on your laptop, but, as is the case for many a traveler, you also want to soak up your new environment, try the coffee, the food, and also work (for a bit...). Fear not fellow wanderers, we've got you covered with these cream of the crop picks for the ultimate smooth cup of joe, food and work friendly spaces =)
Frequented by freelancers, travellers, bloggers and the like, this cafe is the work space for the digital masses and Roma regulars. Though rather than being noisy or irritable, it’s a rather light, calm humming place of work, superior in its coffee, with merely distant chatting. Big windows, wood tables and moreish baked goods put the extra cherry on the sundae of this coffee place.
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Dosis Café
24 Av. Álvaro Obregón
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Frequented by freelancers, travellers, bloggers and the like, this cafe is the work space for the digital masses and Roma regulars. Though rather than being noisy or irritable, it’s a rather light, calm humming place of work, superior in its coffee, with merely distant chatting. Big windows, wood tables and moreish baked goods put the extra cherry on the sundae of this coffee place.
Rustic and romantically tucked away, Forte is somewhere to go when you want to be ensconced in the aroma of coffee, tasting your way through their luxe pastries, pizzas and breads, with your laptop in toe (what better way to work!). It’s all made fresh, all made there, and always on point for taste. It will become your favourite morning ‘coffee and croissant’ go to.
Forte
116 Calle Querétaro
Rustic and romantically tucked away, Forte is somewhere to go when you want to be ensconced in the aroma of coffee, tasting your way through their luxe pastries, pizzas and breads, with your laptop in toe (what better way to work!). It’s all made fresh, all made there, and always on point for taste. It will become your favourite morning ‘coffee and croissant’ go to.
A cafe to head to when you have some serious reading or typing to do. Cardinal Casa de Cafe is a small, open and pet friendly place, where the sun beams in during the warmer months. It’s quiet, and friendly, the type of place you go when you need to work, but also want to look up from the screen every now and again and feel the city around you with the sun shining.
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Cardinal Casa de Café
132 Calle Córdoba
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A cafe to head to when you have some serious reading or typing to do. Cardinal Casa de Cafe is a small, open and pet friendly place, where the sun beams in during the warmer months. It’s quiet, and friendly, the type of place you go when you need to work, but also want to look up from the screen every now and again and feel the city around you with the sun shining.
You don’t just come to this bookstore/cafe to eat, punch away at your laptop keys and leave- You come here, to bask in a little luxury. This place, of which the Roma locale is the last instalment (there are also 2 more in Polanco and Lomas de Chapultepec), is for indulging your senses; your sense of imagination upon finding a great read amongst the plethora of books (or a boring work report…), your sense of hearing as you soak up the live music on select days of the week, and equally vital, your sense of taste, as you size up the delectable menu (breakfast is a great one, and the wine list isn’t bad either). Come, eat, sip, read, stay a while..
Un Lugar de la Mancha
You don’t just come to this bookstore/cafe to eat, punch away at your laptop keys and leave- You come here, to bask in a little luxury. This place, of which the Roma locale is the last instalment (there are also 2 more in Polanco and Lomas de Chapultepec), is for indulging your senses; your sense of imagination upon finding a great read amongst the plethora of books (or a boring work report…), your sense of hearing as you soak up the live music on select days of the week, and equally vital, your sense of taste, as you size up the delectable menu (breakfast is a great one, and the wine list isn’t bad either). Come, eat, sip, read, stay a while..
A large and modern warehouse type cafe with a great variety of breakfast options, freshly made pastries, salads and well portioned sandwiches (the burger deserves a try too!), come here to eat first, work after. The coffee is smooth and worthy, and you’ll find the windows looking out onto one of the bustling streets of Roma a nice distraction from your screen. Baveno also have a nice little juice selection, as well as heady national beers. Provecho!
Baveno
194 Monterrey
A large and modern warehouse type cafe with a great variety of breakfast options, freshly made pastries, salads and well portioned sandwiches (the burger deserves a try too!), come here to eat first, work after. The coffee is smooth and worthy, and you’ll find the windows looking out onto one of the bustling streets of Roma a nice distraction from your screen. Baveno also have a nice little juice selection, as well as heady national beers. Provecho!
Roma Fitness & Wellness
When on vacation, it's important to keep yourself well and energised. Often it can be difficult to find a gym, spa, or wellness clinic in your new surroundings that suits your needs. If you're needing some gym time, yoga, a massage etc, to release any type of travel stress, have a scroll through our recommendations and get yourself some much needed R&R.
Gym, yoga space, rock climbing wall, spa, restaurant… You want wellness and health, you come here! There is no way to come to this wellness centre and leave feeling like you’ve not paid your due to your mind, body and soul, literally, all bases are covered. Qi boasts a gorgeously sleek and modern building to go and relieve your stresses. The wall to climb is great, perhaps a good starting point for those inclined to take it up more seriously later, and did I mention the bathrooms? A great amenity, with lockers and its own steam room for decompression (this I know only from the ladies standpoint, fellas will need to check theirs out for themselves). After all the exertion, have a meal at their delicious restaurant; all healthy, all super fresh, all in line with their wellness mantra =)
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qi Wellness Center
317 Av Amsterdam
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Gym, yoga space, rock climbing wall, spa, restaurant… You want wellness and health, you come here! There is no way to come to this wellness centre and leave feeling like you’ve not paid your due to your mind, body and soul, literally, all bases are covered. Qi boasts a gorgeously sleek and modern building to go and relieve your stresses. The wall to climb is great, perhaps a good starting point for those inclined to take it up more seriously later, and did I mention the bathrooms? A great amenity, with lockers and its own steam room for decompression (this I know only from the ladies standpoint, fellas will need to check theirs out for themselves). After all the exertion, have a meal at their delicious restaurant; all healthy, all super fresh, all in line with their wellness mantra =)
An air yoga and sculpt pilates lovers dream! Roma yoguis flock here to really practice and share in the hyped up (pardon the pun) energy. Great looking hanging materials adorn this space, making for a calming environment. There’s also another space where you can take part in a more traditional gym type session, but still with a slight twist ;)
Hype Training
78 Chihuahua
An air yoga and sculpt pilates lovers dream! Roma yoguis flock here to really practice and share in the hyped up (pardon the pun) energy. Great looking hanging materials adorn this space, making for a calming environment. There’s also another space where you can take part in a more traditional gym type session, but still with a slight twist ;)
This yoga centre runs purely on donations, a true not-for-profit yoga studio for anyone who wishes to practice- Yoga guru or no, all are welcome here. The surrounds are bright and colourful, and perhaps more focus is placed here on practice, versus sleek and chic aesthetics. A true Roma classic.
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Power Flow Yoga
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This yoga centre runs purely on donations, a true not-for-profit yoga studio for anyone who wishes to practice- Yoga guru or no, all are welcome here. The surrounds are bright and colourful, and perhaps more focus is placed here on practice, versus sleek and chic aesthetics. A true Roma classic.
A genuine, sweat bursting gym with all the trimmings, punching bags and all! A great gym for anyone who wishes to work off all the extra over-indulgence of tacos, chicharon, pastries and mezcal. The staff are dedicated and true to their philosophy of health and strength. Be prepared to leave everything, including the extra calories, behind here.
Room Fit Studio Roma Norte
155 Tonalá
A genuine, sweat bursting gym with all the trimmings, punching bags and all! A great gym for anyone who wishes to work off all the extra over-indulgence of tacos, chicharon, pastries and mezcal. The staff are dedicated and true to their philosophy of health and strength. Be prepared to leave everything, including the extra calories, behind here.
A luxe and seriously high quality spa. Take a morning during your busy sightseeing and pavement pounding to come here and get a massage, a facial, be wrapped up in a fluffy robe (which I for one would come purely for that alone!) and forget about the itinerary for a while. Or, if you’re feeling ultra indulgent, book one of their well thought out packages which includes multiple decadent treatments (one of the options involves literally being wrapped up in chocolate…), with cute names like “Self Love” and “Self Beauty.” A well deserved timeout for the body, it’s a fabulous way to rejuvenate and check in with your energy again.
Condesa Spa
12 Av Amsterdam
A luxe and seriously high quality spa. Take a morning during your busy sightseeing and pavement pounding to come here and get a massage, a facial, be wrapped up in a fluffy robe (which I for one would come purely for that alone!) and forget about the itinerary for a while. Or, if you’re feeling ultra indulgent, book one of their well thought out packages which includes multiple decadent treatments (one of the options involves literally being wrapped up in chocolate…), with cute names like “Self Love” and “Self Beauty.” A well deserved timeout for the body, it’s a fabulous way to rejuvenate and check in with your energy again.
Roma Boutiques & Shopping
Mexico City is a mecca for shopping! So much so, that it can be overwhelming to know exactly where to start looking for that special gift (for others and for yourself). We've done the dirty work on your behalf (that's just what we do) and have listed some of our favourites in Roma. Now, go exercise that credit card!
An award winning (bookstore of the year in 2017) little wooden enclave of a bookstore that offers more than just paperbacks. Apart from having a solid and select collection of art, design, local/international must have books, this delightful store also showcases quirky, locally made products, from unique jewelery, to notebooks and prints. It’s a given that you’ll walk out of this place with at least a couple of precious items.
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La increíble librería
129 Jalapa
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An award winning (bookstore of the year in 2017) little wooden enclave of a bookstore that offers more than just paperbacks. Apart from having a solid and select collection of art, design, local/international must have books, this delightful store also showcases quirky, locally made products, from unique jewelery, to notebooks and prints. It’s a given that you’ll walk out of this place with at least a couple of precious items.
If you’re a vintage clothing fan and want to check out the Roma vintage scene, stop here, and don’t forget your swag. Chilled, cool, urban, grunge- That’s what this place exhales within its walls of re-labelled (all the clothes have been labelled with the Goodbye name), spruced up and mint condition collection of vintage gems. My personal favourite is the shoe collection; old-school brogues, bright coloured 80’s master pieces and more! Plan your stop here wisely, as you’ll almost certainly spend a lot of time, and money here..
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Goodbye Folk Roma
198 Colima
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If you’re a vintage clothing fan and want to check out the Roma vintage scene, stop here, and don’t forget your swag. Chilled, cool, urban, grunge- That’s what this place exhales within its walls of re-labelled (all the clothes have been labelled with the Goodbye name), spruced up and mint condition collection of vintage gems. My personal favourite is the shoe collection; old-school brogues, bright coloured 80’s master pieces and more! Plan your stop here wisely, as you’ll almost certainly spend a lot of time, and money here..
A boutique dedicated to only one thing, and in Mexico, to be fair, it’s one of the only things that matters- Mezcal. Very. Good. Mezcal. Pay a visit to Mexkall Tienda to try, get informed, and understand a little more about one of the nectar of the gods (or at least, to many a Mexican native). The store is inviting and full of big, small, rounded, tall, square and round bottles of the beverage all here sip.
Mexkall Tienda Boutique - Tienda de Mezcal Artesanal
151 Avenida Cuauhtémoc
A boutique dedicated to only one thing, and in Mexico, to be fair, it’s one of the only things that matters- Mezcal. Very. Good. Mezcal. Pay a visit to Mexkall Tienda to try, get informed, and understand a little more about one of the nectar of the gods (or at least, to many a Mexican native). The store is inviting and full of big, small, rounded, tall, square and round bottles of the beverage all here sip.
A self-confessed skin, hair, or basically any type of hygiene/self-care product addict, Balmoria is, unashamedly, my happy place. The store invites you in as all these types of stores do, with its woft of delicious scents. The rest is a dizzying exploration wave of good enough to eat, lesser known luxurious products, all for you to bask in and take home to unwrap with delight once at home. If you’re anything like me, do not leave the city without taking a peek in here.
Balmoria
A self-confessed skin, hair, or basically any type of hygiene/self-care product addict, Balmoria is, unashamedly, my happy place. The store invites you in as all these types of stores do, with its woft of delicious scents. The rest is a dizzying exploration wave of good enough to eat, lesser known luxurious products, all for you to bask in and take home to unwrap with delight once at home. If you’re anything like me, do not leave the city without taking a peek in here.