Gillian Zinser

Mexico City by Gillian Zinser

Gillian Zinser
Mexico City by Gillian Zinser

So It Goes contributor Gillian Zinser shares her must-stays, dos, and sees from a recent trip to CDMX.

WHERE TO STAY //

Hotel Condesa DF

Chaya Boutique B&B

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WHERE TO EAT //

Breakfast

Lalo (Go on a weekday. Order the french toast. Chat up the lovely manager Antonio.)

Coffee

Espresso De Media Noche

Dosis

Lunch

Masala Y Maiz (Make sure to stop by the amazing little print shop, Malecon, next door.)

Street taco stand right outside Masala y Maiz

Plan V (Great vegan)

Street tacos at entrance of Lagunilla Sunday Market (Best I've had.)

Contramar

 
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Dinner

Lardo

Páramo

Mog

Mibong (Vietnamese gem.)

Rosetta  

Tetetlán (Luis Baragan's old studio in San Angel renovated into a cultural center/library/amazing restaurant that houses all of his art and architecture book archive for everyone to use.)

Pujol (If you want a splurge – be sure to make a reservation way in advance.)

Drinks

Departamento

Cafe Paraiso

La Clandestina

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WHAT TO DO // 

Must see Luis Barragán Sites

Barragán Estudio (Make A reservation ahead of time!)

Cuadra San Cristobal (It's 30 minutes north but worth the drive. Keep eye out for the Torres de Satellite on way up.)

Casa Gilardi

Markets/Fleas

Lagunilla Market on Sunday

Tianguis de Antigüedades de Cuauhtémoc (Saturday flea market in Roma Norte.)

La Ciudadela market

Museums/Galleries

Kurimanzutto

Labor

Galería OMR

Lulu

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Museo Memoria y Tolerancia

Museo Nacional de Antropología

Museo Dolores Olmedo

MUAC and Espacio Escultórico

 
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SAN ANGEL DAY TRIP // 

Saturday Bazaar market

MUAC and Espacio Escultórico 

Museo Frida Kahlo

Diego and Frida's Studio

Dinner and drinks at Luis Barragán's old studio-turned-restaurant Tetetlán

Macelon print shop for local artists

Vintage Hoe for vintage shopping

Cine Tonalá  

Park Mexique (Find the dog whisperer's obedience school.)

 

Photography: Matthew James Thompson