Those who want to discover Mexican specialties should head to the city's historic center, while those who prefer European or Asian fare might want to try the Roma neighbourhood, in Condesa.
Café de Tacuba
28 Calle Tacuba, Centro Histórico, tel.52-5518-4950
Set in a chapel-like decor and open since 1912, this establishment serves delicious Mexican cuisine, including antojitos, a kind of finger food, and enchiladas. This place is definitely worth trying out.
Hosteria Santo Domingo
Belisario Dominguez 72, tel.52-5526-5276
This hosteria claims to have opened its doors in 1860 and has become rather famous in Mexico City. Guests are entertained by musicians as they savour delicious Mexican fare.
Fonda El Refugio
Liverpool 166, tel.52-5525-8128
Fonda El Refugio serves some of the Zona Rosa's best authentic Mexican cuisine. The restaurant's dishes are seasoned with mole, a hot pepper and cocoa sauce.
Varsovia 3, tel.52-5333-3872
Yug is one of the city's best vegetarian restaurants and offers an exquisite salad bar, a rather rare find in Mexico City.
Río Sena 88, tel.52-5533-3390
As its name implies, this restaurant specializes in French cuisine and is one of the most renowned eateries in Mexico City. Among its delicious offerings are foie gras and Roquefort beef tenderloin.
Café La Gloria
Vicente Suárez 41, Colonia Condesa, tel.52-5211-4180
This lively establishment serves unpretentious, delicious meals and appeals to both locals and tourists stopping by Mexico City.