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5 Best Restaurants in Mexico City’s Historic District

Restaurants in Mexico City’s Historic District are some of the best when looking for that traditional taste. The central Mexico area counts with hundreds of restaurants and places to eat. No matter where you look, you’ll find food vendors, restaurants, and coffee shops; nonetheless, there are some better than others.

These are the 5 best restaurants in Mexico City’s Historic District you must know about when visiting the city.

La casa de los azulejos

Casa de los azulejos centro histórico

The House of Tiles, is an iconic restaurant to eat at in the historic district of the city. Nowadays, it’s home to the restaurant chain Sanborns, which is a great option to try traditional Mexican dishes. Although, the best part is the façade and design of the building, as well as the tale of why it was built.

What’s the address? Av Francisco I. Madero 4, Centro, 06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX

El Café de Tacuba

Tacuba’s Cafe is a restaurant known to prepare their dishes with the same ingredients and techniques from a hundred years ago. The restaurant is highly praised for its ambiance and delicious Mexican cuisine.

Great for breakfast or lunch.

What’s the address? Calle de Tacuba 28, Centro Histórico, Centro, 06010 Ciudad de México, CDMX

El Huequito

Bigos Tacos

This hole-in-the-wall is one of the best places to eat tacos, and the best one for Tacos al Pastor.

Their specialty is a taco, which can be described as a tortilla with a pastor mountain on top. It is hard to explain, but delicious and unique.

What’s the address? Centro Histórico, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX

El Azul Histórico

Historic Blue, is for the traveler looking for something refine and elegant. The restaurant is quite expensive, but if you have the means for it, it is a must. The quality and flavors of this place are excellent.

What’s the address? Calle Isabel la Catolica 30, Centro Histórico, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX

El Balcón del Zócalo

The Zocalo’s Rooftop is another great option to eat at in Central Mexico City. The restaurant belongs to a hotel and has one of the best views in all of the city.

This place is perfect for those looking for a romantic time with a nice view.

What’s the address? Av. 5 de Mayo 61, Centro, 06000 Centro, CDMX

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