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Vichil

Aug 18, 2010, 6:42 PM

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The tourist bus is fun, it makes 11 stops and you can hop off and catch another one when you are finish seeing what you want to see.


Maesonna

Aug 18, 2010, 8:57 PM

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Since you mention the Palacio de Bellas Artes, try to catch one of the (if I recall correctly) two daily guided tours of the main theatre inside, sometime around midday. Well worth it.


Anonimo

Aug 19, 2010, 5:00 AM

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Restaurants in Condesa: We enjoyed Argentinian style steak dinners at Parilla Quilmes, on Av Alfonso Reyes.

In June, we had an exquisite meal at El Racó, on Av Sonora in Colonia Hipódromo Condesa. (It's across from the northern tip of Parque México.)

A walk through Parque México is a must, and around the loop of Avenidas Amsterdam and México, enjoying the Park and seeing the grand houses lining it, especially along the west side.

A number of years ago, we went to Contramar, but I was off-stride that day and for me, at least, it was unsatisfactory. You wil lhopefully enjoy it more. The noise inside the hangar like buildong was insoportable.

Centro: for great tacos, I'd pick El Huequito, on Calle Bolívar, just south of Isabel La Católica, and of course, there are dozens more.

Café: El Jekemir, Calle Isabel La Católica at Regina. Also the renovated Calle Regina district is small but attractive.

For a high end comida, make reservations at El Cardenal on Calle Palma, Centro.

Bakery: Pastelería Ideal, on 16 de Noviembre or the almost equally impressive branch on Calle Rep. de Uruguay near 5 de Febrero.

Do you know about the Turibus? Its a fun way to get an overview of the city.
http://www.turibus.com.mx/

Centro is simply fascinating just to randomly walk around.

Have a great visit! (I wish I was going.)

http://mexkitchen.blogspot.com/



Saludos,
Anonimo


tashby


Aug 19, 2010, 7:15 PM

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Anonimo, thank you for that outstanding list which I have printed out and put in the "trip envelope"! Very, very much appreciated.


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In June, we had an exquisite meal at El Racó, on Av Sonora in Colonia Hipódromo Condesa. (It's across from the northern tip of Parque México.)


Eyes peeled for this on our walkabout!

And thanks also for the Turibus link. I did this one years ago, but partner has never been. I see from their website there is a stop in La Condesa. Perfect.

Cheers.


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Anonimo

Aug 20, 2010, 12:40 AM

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"Don Cuevas" reviewed a dinner at El Racó here: http://mexkitchen.blogspot.com/...aco-mexico-city.html.

Parilla Quilmes described here: http://mexkitchen.blogspot.com/...-in-mexico-city.html

Rosetta, a new Italian restaurant on Calle Colima at esq. Calle Orizaba, has gotten reviews as "nearly perfect" according to Nick Gilman, blogger and writer of Mexico City food and restaurants books. http://goodfoodmexicocity.blogspot.com/...perfect-rosetta.html

Others have written, on Chowhound.com, that it's difficult to get a table witout a reservation.

The Turibus also stops at the corner of Calle Orizaba at Áv. Álvaro Obregón, next to Casa Lamm, in Colonia Roma Norte.

Saludos,
Anonimo
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