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Things to do in Mexico City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Xochimilco es lo que queda del Lago Texcoco que en un principio cubria todo el Valle de Mexico desde y la capital Azteca. Tras 300 años de pelear contra el lago autoridades mexicanas e ingenieros civiles, por fin le pudieron ganar a sus aguas, la ultima inundacion se dio en el sigo 18. Y Xochimilco es lo que queda aun del Lago, en Tlahuac y Texco Estado de Mexico aun hay partes del extinto Lago Texcoco. La experiencia Xochimilqueñas es la siguiente, llegas te subes a la trajinera y te lleva a dar la vuelta entre las Chinampas (islotes arficiales) y los canales. Mientras que en el camino pasa gente a vender atojito, cervesas y es una diversion garantizada. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Delicious cakes and coffee. Great for a quick breakfast before you head to discover the city. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
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  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Accomplished chef Antonietta di Pasquale whisks our taste buds away to Sicily, whilst our physical bodies remain, caught between Cuauhtémoc and another one of the oldest hearts of Mexico City- Santa Maria La Ribera (it’s still a relatively well-kept secret, and so worth a visit). Fluffy pizzas, freshly made pasta, Sicilian snacks (crispy fried calamari drizzled with olive oil and lemon and for the sweet tooth, homemade cannolis) and the cutest little outdoor space to savour it all. Personally, my favourite time to head to this little haven is on a lazy weekday (nudge nudge digital nomads and freelancers), or Saturday afternoon, when the sun is bright and only wine and fresh tomato sauce all over your face will do”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“A unos pasos del edificio, ideal para una tarde con tus acompañantes de viaje.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
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“This is a local place where people go to dance live cumbia and salsa. You must go with locals and check if it is open. The neighborhood is a little bit dangerous to go alone.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Theater
“Aparte de teatro, Zentrika cuenta con una amplia variedad de restaurantes para que puedas disfrutar de tu comida favorita, sin importar tus gustos, además de cualquier servicio de emergencia como un cerrajero, sastre, o si vas en plan relax, spa, así como otros servicios de cuidado personal y salud. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A secret place in Chapultepec Park. It's nice and quiet. Perfect place to read and relax.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Un buen cine, restaurantes y tiendas // A good movie theater, restaurants and shops. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Store
“It's true that cheaper crafts are to be found around Mexico City, but Fonart ensures quality and provenance—as well as a fair wage paid to artisans—with all of the objects on sale at its stores around the city, including this one. Fonart represents the National Fund for the Development of Handcrafts, and in addition to providing support to artists and artisans, the group manages several boutiques that stock the best and most beautiful goods that represent the rich array of Mexico's creative traditions. Items to look for include pottery and claywork (check out the colorful, intricately crafted árboles de vida, or trees of life), weaving, and metalwork.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lo que pidas de ahi es muy bueno, prefiero ir a desayunar, el pan frances es muy bueno, pero tambien los huevos pochados y todo lo que pidas It is a great place to have breakfast, in my opinion the french toast is one of the best i've had but everything else in the menu is great”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“La especialidad son las Quiches , son tartas salada de pasta hojaldrada rellena con una mezcla de huevos batidos, leche y diversos ingredientes salados. También tienen dulces. Puedes comprar un cachito, una rebanada, de diferentes sabores. También venden una CRONCHA es la unión de una Concha, un pan de dulce típico Mexicano y un Croissant. Está muy rica ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Great and small place for a few drinks. Try their famous “San Francisco Homeless”, it’s delicious!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dining room and terrace. The place still exists but have changed their name. Good breakfasts. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“A night club where every day is crowded and different styles of music are played.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
  • 3 locals recommend