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Things to do in Santa María la Ribera

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.
Plaza
“Santa Maria la Ribera is still a very authentic and charming neighborhood that is slowly starting to gentrify. On the weekends old couples meet to dance to old tunes, and young people bring their boom blasters to practice modern dance. There are cafés and restaurants along the square, for example a restaurant specializing in the Yucatan cuisine, and yet another one with Russian dishes. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Museum
“Not a well known spot, with a great variety of exhibitions, a film and theatre spaces and a great building. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Science Museum
“A museum with the charm of times past. The original cabinets exhibit collections of minerals fossils and even meteroites, specimens of fauna and flora of the various regions and, last but not least, a series of landscape paintings by José María Velasco. In the main room the impressive skeleton of a mammoth is displayed. It is a reconstruction was achieved using the bones of 12 mammoths from across the country. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“very tipical and afordable food, restaurant is located in a nice antique house”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Traditional cousine. Amazing and cheap. Very mexican food. You can eat tlacoyos (CDMX traditional dish) but also insects and power drinks. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Market
“es el mercado de la colonia San Rafael ahí podrás comprar cosas para hacer de comer en el departamento”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Santa Maria la Ribera es an up and coming neighborhood that still holds that authentic old school charm. Take the metro bus and walk around, sip on a coffee and watch life go about at the plaza. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Estación del Metrobús Buenavitsa, línea 1 ubicado en avenida Insurgentes Norte y Eje 1 Norte Mosqueta.”
  • 5 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
Point of Interest
“Micro theatres to enjoy mini plays... maximum 12 attendees in a micro place... A block and a half from the flat !! Friday, Saturday and Sunday mainly...”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“This is a good nice visit not far from home. The neighbourhood offers a glimpse to nice old houses dating from XIX century. Museo del Chopo is nearby as well as the geology museum.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“Hay dos estaciones del metrobús que va por Insurgentes que son cercanas: la de Buenavista y la de El Chopo.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Símbolo de toda una colonia, el Kiosco morisco es, desde su colocación en la Alameda de Santa María la Ribera, una de sus construcciones más características. Se localiza en el centro de la alameda, en el cruce de las calles Dr. Atl y Salvador Díaz Mirón. Se le llamó morisco porque asemeja a la arquitectura mora: los arcos, las columnas y la cúpula resaltan en la construcción; además de la decoración tan detallada con diferentes líneas y formas.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Hair Care
“It is one of the most traditional canteens, not only in Santa María la Ribera, but also in the city. The waiters are those gentlemen who have been working in this place for years, so they know and consent to the usual clientele and for first-timers, they will ensure that their glass is never empty. The food deserves special mention: it's delicious! Whether you order a shrimp broth, some carnitas or appetizers, everything has a very good flavor. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“If you want to buy groseries at great prices and also admire the beautiful vegetable stands, you have to go to La Dalia market. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's the locals favorite place for lunch, very cheap and fullfilling, the menu consists of a fixed price three-course meal. They also sell breakfasts.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“very tipical and afordable food, restaurant is located in a nice antique house”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Traditional cousine. Amazing and cheap. Very mexican food. You can eat tlacoyos (CDMX traditional dish) but also insects and power drinks. ”
  • 9 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
Restaurant
“It's the locals favorite place for lunch, very cheap and fullfilling, the menu consists of a fixed price three-course meal. They also sell breakfasts.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Este restaurante es una verdadera delicia a un precio bastante económico y de un menú 100% oaxaqueño. Normalmente hay gente en espera, pero tan sólo toma 20 minutos encontrar una mesa cuando hay demasiada gente. Recomiendo probar los platillos con mole y una jarra de tejate para beber.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The quesadilla, that delicious dish that chilangos (people from CDMX) knew how to improve by adding other ingredients besides the one that baptizes it (cheese). But how to make it even more incredible? In the nineties, Las Jirafas came up with the answer: giant quesadillas. With 45 centimeters you earn your adjective to pulse (if you do not have a tape measure at hand, stretch your arm and from the elbow onwards imagine your quesadilla). To accompany, the beers come in accordance with the dishes: yards.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Si tu itinerario no incluye visitar el bello estado de Oaxaca, no te preocupes porque en este restaurante te vas a sentir como si estuvieras comiendo en el mismísimo Mercado de Santo Domingo en el centro de Oaxaca. Si vas pide una Tlayuda receta de la casa. No vas a poder comer más en el día por el tamaño y lo rico. No te pierdas el pan de yema y el chocolate. Las enmoladas y hasta el arroz son fantásticos también. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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