Heading to Mexico City and want to visit the locals’ favorite places rather than the places tourist guides stand to make the most commission? Here are five essential tips for designing your unforgettable trip.
Diego Rivera murals
There’s a colorful array of street art in Mexico City but it is definitely worth checking out Rivera’s early murals at the Secretaría de Educación Pública. The murals were painted in the 1920s and span over three levels of the courtyard. Entry is free so there’s no excuse not to stop by.
You’ll be spoilt for choice if you’re looking to find a taco in Mexico city. A favorite among locals is El Califa de Leon which has been running for over 40 years. The tortillas are freshly made and you can choose between steak, rib or thinly sliced beef for your filling.
Salón Los Angeles
If you’re looking for a good time, head to the oldest dance hall in the city. Everybody who comes here ends up dancing and the lively spirit of the crowd is unbeatable.
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It’s our last night in Mexico, and we are at Salon Los Angeles. This club is almost 85 years old, and for most of that run has been the preeminent Latin American dancehall in Mexico City. Everybody has played here: Perez Prado, Beny More, El Gran Combo, and countless others. They still do live music a few times a week, featuring bands from all over Latin America. Tonight was a couple of bands from Cuba. First up, La Nueva Nostalgia. #mexicocitymusic #salonlosangeles #cubanmusic
Cocktails at Fifty Mils
The Fifty Mils bar at the Four Seasons is renowned for being one of the best bars in the world. Be sure to try one of the bar’s signature cocktails such as the carrot and gin combo called the ‘Bugs Bunny’.
Plaza de las Tres Culturas
This historic square represents the three eras of architectural history in Mexico. You can enjoy the Aztec ruins, a colonial church, and modern towers. If you love architecture and history it is a real treat.