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Things to do in San Ángel

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.
Shopping Mall
“San Angel is a colonial neighborhood surrounded by convents, monasteries, museums and big homes. It is considered cultural heritage and declared "Historical Monument Zone" since the 1980's. In 2011 it was designated "Barrio Mágico" (Magic Neighborhood) to protect its architectural and historical assets. Every Saturday the neighborhood bursts with life and colors brigning Mexican artisans, paintors and craftsmen together at "Bazar del Sábado" where you can eat delicious Mexican food, walk around the convents and museums and shop for original art and hand-crafted souvenirs.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Museum
“This is one of the main stops on the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo pilgrimage, as they lived in this home on and off for twenty years. Their muralist friend Juan O'Gorman designed the now iconic house specifically for them, with separate buildings for each, united by a drawbridge between the two (they notoriously needed a lot of space from one another). It's a quick stop that's mostly worth it for the architecture, with a small temporary exhibition space, a few rooms dedicated to both artists, and Diego's studio, where he made many of his most famous paintings surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and huge paper maché Judas sculptures.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Museum
“On Saturdays San Angel bursts with life throughout the whole day. You will find the Bazar open from 10am to 7pm only on Saturdays but on Sundays you will find the paintors market at Plaza del Carmen and all the other small artisan shops and restaurants open. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Very famous restaurant in front of Museo Estudio Diego Rivera. Must drink a caballito of tequila or a cold beer in its gardens and terrace.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Traditional Mexican cousine, located in what used to be the Hacienda of San Angel Inn. Reservation is recommeded. $$$$”
  • 32 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Small market with many original shops... Creams, gifts, art, everything you could buy they have it. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Museum
“Good museum for contemporary art, very close to San Ángel - To get here: take the metrobus heading to Dr. Gálvez or Caminero, get off at Altavista station.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Museum
“Un museo poco conocido en San Ángel que te transporta lejos de la ciudad en medio de una zona muy congestionada de la misma, ¡ahí radica su magia! Es realmente de mis favoritos.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Route
“A lovely place where the art Scene meets. On Saturdays there is an art Market, all around it there restaurants, art shops, and cafes. Very nice place for a sunny day. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Located in a beautiful colonial neighborhood. You can find handcrafts, art, clothes, food. Only Saturdays.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“For the best breakfast in the world !! or for eating authentic mexican food like escamoles or gusanos de maguey ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Exclusive lane bus service linking to the Center and the North of the City. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“En Plaza Loreto hay muchas opciones para divertirse todos los días así como los fines de semana, por ejemplo, en el Bar Mama Rumba se puede bailar y disfrutar de música cubana en vivo. Se ubica a 23 min en auto (9.5 km) ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Metrobus is a big buss system that conects different parts of the city using its main avenues. This station is part of the line that goes along Insurgentes avenue, from the south of the city trough its center and to the north. You may search for an online station map and use the same card to access metro or metrobus. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Market
“Tradicional mercado mexicano. Lleno de vida y oferta de productos que maravillan los sentidos. Excelente lugar para disfrutar de la gastronomía mexicana popular a un precio inmejorable.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Very famous restaurant in front of Museo Estudio Diego Rivera. Must drink a caballito of tequila or a cold beer in its gardens and terrace.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“For the best breakfast in the world !! or for eating authentic mexican food like escamoles or gusanos de maguey ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Perfrect Brunch. Don't miss Bazar del Sábado. A Saturday only street market for art lovers. Right across the street.”
  • 12 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Very good French cuisine, the forerunner of the restaurants in an area today absolutely food focused. Specialty in crepes, with salad bar. Good attention and excellent quality. Housed in a nice old restored building. $$$”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Simplemente delicioso, la sopa de cebolla es toda una experiencia y el Short rib de res a la Bourguingon una pasada, finaliza con un Creme Brulee para cerrar y pagar esa cuenta que no saldrá nada barata, pero seguro estoy que habrá valido la pena.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Uruguayan food. Steaks, pizzas, salads and pasta. Approx. 500 pesos per person”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“The Cantina decoration to its smallest detail is great, makes you feel like you're traveling in time. This is somewhat what a low income bar used to look like, along with the pop sport then, box fighting. No, with great staff and affordable prices, this is a must-visit place if you're touring around San Angel. Be there early, gets full pretty fast ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Italian food with great pizza, pasta and wine. Approx. 300 pesos per person.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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