Jun 16, 2011, 11:03 PM
Post #7 of 61
I'd first be making a list of unmissable restaurants.
We plan to return to El Racó, a Catalán restaurant across from the northern end of Parque México, at the end of August.
El Cardenal, the original in Centro, is worth a visit.
El Bajío, the original, in Colonia Obrera Popular, a don't miss.
Visit the San Juan Mercado area, south of the Alameda, west of Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas, east of Avenida Balderas. Street food along Calle Ayuntamiento and south on López towards Arcos de Belén. (I admit I haven’t tried many of those places.)
Pulquería Las Duelistas, on Calle Aranda, just off Ayutamiento. Worth a stop just for the prehispanic, hallucinogenic decor.
More people watching: Avenida Álvaro Obregón in Colonia Roma. The Plazas Luis Cabrera, 3 bocks south of Álvaro, on Calle Orizaba. Plaza Río de Janeiro, north on Orizaba, with its Casa de Bruja (Rosemary’s Baby, perhaps?)
Several bookstores along Av. Álvaro Obregón, mostly on the south side. Pegaso, El Ático, etc.
There's a Sat-Sun tianguis on the parklike divider strip of the same street, with collectables, books, etc.