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Where Chefs Eat in Mexico City

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by Phaidon
Updated September 13, 2021

You’re in luck. The world’s best chefs are sharing their favorite places to dine out in Mexico City. We’ve partnered with Phaidon’s Where Chefs Eat, the best-selling restaurant guidebook with over 7,000 recommendations across the globe, to create a list of restaurants in Mexico City where chefs love to eat. Grab your copy of this must-have guide, and get 30% off, just for being an OpenTable diner.

A photo of Casa Merlos restaurant
4.1 (81)
MXN310 to MXN500
About the restaurant
"A traditional Mexican restaurant." – Martha Ortiz
Top review
Dined on Apr 27, 2018
Mostly great Mexican food, tortillas should be made in house though.
A photo of Lardo restaurant
4.6 (1126)
MXN310 to MXN500
Condesa / Roma
About the restaurant
"Best bread in the city, by chef Elena Reygadas." – Enrique Olvera
Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Delicious food & drinks. Great service and atmosphere. We had an 8-hour layover in Mexico City and purposely made reservations at Lardo for our quick stop!
A photo of Maximo restaurant
4.8 (2467)
MXN500 and over
Global, International
Condesa / Roma
About the restaurant
"Mexican bistronomy by the great Lalo García that has changed the whole neighbourhood." – Joaquín Cardoso
Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Great restaurant. Food and service was fantastic. Everything on the menu we tried was great (kampachi, flat iron steak and snapper).
A photo of Rokai - Cuauhtémoc restaurant
4.5 (590)
MXN500 and over
About the restaurant
Recommended by Chef Joaquin Cardoso from Hotel Carlota
Top review
Dined on Nov 14, 2023
Yummy food, although not many options. Service was very kind.
A photo of Sud 777 restaurant
4.6 (1647)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Altavista / San Angel / San Jerónimo
About the restaurant
Recommended by Chef Josean Alija from Nerua
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent food and great service! I will be back for sure
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