Mexico City



How Mexico City Shaped Star Chef Enrique Olvera

Enrique Olvera, more than any other chef, convinced the world that Mexico City is an essential pin on every global food map. Now he shares the classic places that inspire his brilliant Mexican cooking.

Street Eats: 12 Must-Try Foods in Mexico City

Where tacos sudados are sold from bike baskets, large steamers of tamales are peddled from tricycle carts and intoxicating smells waft from simmering stovetop pots in tiny fondas, one could live a lifetime and never know all there is to eat in the Distrito Federal, Mexico. While the sprawling metropolis is home to revered chefs like Enrique Olvera and Ricardo Muñoz Zurita, there are delicious culinary curiosities waiting to be discovered around every corner. The street food scene is so vibrant that, try as you may, you’ll never eat it all.

Mexico City Guide: Where to Go for Crab-Stuffed Gorditas and Oaxacan Mezcal

F&W's travel experts searched the globe for the year's best eating experiences. Here, six essential spots in Mexico City, plus its world-class art museum and the food conference that's drawing star chefs from all over the world.

Husband-and-wife team Justin Ermini and Mayra Victoria bring a farm-fresh sensibility (sea bass with bean stew, left) to the Las Alcobas Hotel restaurant. Presidente Masaryk 390;