Fri, August 14
6:15am TIJ —> MEX (Volaris 816) 11:45am
- Paseo de la Reforma #500, Colonia Juarez, Mexico, D.F., 06600 Mexico
- Tel. 52 (55) 5230-1818, boo
Lunch: Restaurante El Cardenal, one of Mexico City’s treasured eateries since 1969. Let the waiters whip you up one of their famous Mexican hot chocolates tableside, then savor traditional country Mexican fare. A good bet is the pulpotostaditas (octopus atop fried tortilla chips) to start, followed by a heartier dish, such as the mixiote de chambrate(braised beef wrapped in maguey leaf), or the stuffed chicken topped with rich brown Oaxacan mole.
Walk off your lunch by taking a stroll down the peatonal (pedestrian walkway)along Avenida Francisco I. Madero.
Palacio de Iturbide (now known as the Museo Palacio Cultural Banamex) to appreciate the grandeur of the picturesque interior, which was once a palace and home to General Agustín de Iturbide
Continue to the end of the street to find the beautiful gold dome-topped Palacio de Bellas Artes
Aztec temple of the city of Tenochtitlán at the Museo del Templo Mayor. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Mercado de Medellín isn’t the dizzying spectacle of the larger, citywide markets, like the wonderful Mercado de Jamaica flower market or the Mercado de San Juan, where chefs shop.
Diego River Murals (near Zocalo)
Frida Kahlo Museum (looks like closed on Mondays, weekends to be avoided)
Specify whether you want table in the living room or terrace (will do our best to accommodate any special requests, but can not guarantee a table or area).
• The reservation is only 10 minutes tolerance.
• Restaurant not recommended for children under 12 years
Newton 55 Col. Polanco 11560 Mexico
Cross Street: Archimedes and Themistocles
DESCRIPTION RESTAURANT, MAP, AREA PARKING:
Sat, August 15
Take the morning for a side trip to Teotihuacan
, the mysterious city that was the capital of this region at the time of the Ancient Romans, with more than 200,000 inhabitants. Nobody knows what happened to Teotihuacan (the city was abandoned by AD 700), but you may come up with some theories as you gaze awestruck at the Pyramid of the Sun (third largest pyramid in the world), and traipse through painted palaces and past small temples.
lunch: Grab a sandwich, er, torta
at La Texcocana
. In business since 1936, it’s the perfect stand-up spot for a quick, tasty meal (the barbecued pork could win blue ribbons in Memphis)
Chapultepec Park: Castillo de Chapultepec, Mexico City’s version of Versailles, and the Museo Nacional de Historia.
Mariachi (6-8p): Garibaldi Square
for some early evening people watching and mariachi music. Yes, it’s touristy and a haunt for pickpockets (so guard your purse)
It is the restaurant’s policy to secure the booking with a credit card. 24 Hour Cancellation Policy applies with a charge of $1,000 pesos for every person that does not arrive as well as for no-shows.
Si desea cambiar su reservación, llámenos al Teléfono: 55.5545.4111.
Pujol – Enrique Olvera
Francisco Petrarca 254, Polanco
Ciudad de Mexico DF 11570
On Sunday mornings, Mexico City’s grand boulevard, the Paseo de la Reforma, is closed to car traffic and becomes a bike highway. Pick up one of the communal EcoBici bikes, which have only recently been made available to tourists (inconveniently, visitors must sign up at the tourism office, which is closed on Sunday, so plan ahead: ecobici.df.gob.mx
Lunch: Condesa, where you’ll enjoy a scrumptious seafood-focused meal at Contramar amid Mexico City’s fashionable lunch set. (The tuna carnitas tacos, whole grilled fish, soft shell crab and octopus are to-die-for.)
Walk through Condesa’s twin parks, Parque Mexico and Parque España, toward the Castillo de Chapultepec, free on Sundays. On clear afternoons, locals climb Chapultepec Hill to the immaculate grounds of what was once an imperial palace
shopping: shopping on Avenida Presidente Masaryk
Dinner: Maximo Bistrot Local in Colonia Roma; fish dishes (García is an alum of Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Le Bernardin
in New York)
La Clandestina in the trendy Condesa neighborhood and let the bartenders guide you on a mezcal tasting of several of the 20-plus bottles mounted on the wall. It’s best to sip the mezcal straight up, followed with bites of fresh orange wedges coated in worm salt.
bar scene in Mexico City: street of Álvaro Obregón
Taquería El Califa (open daily until 4 a.m.) for a couple of tacos al pastor
Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández