A quick summary of our 4-day trip to Mexico City!
For Laurie and I, it was our first time visiting Mexico City. The visit meant different things to each of us. For Laurie, it was a cultural homecoming, one rooted in wanting to rediscover her roots that she didn’t get to complete in her youth. For I, it was an opportunity to explore my wife’s homeland free from the many (negative) stereotypes attached to it. Safe to say, we were welcome like fellow compatriotas, always with a smile and glad to share their wonderful gastronomy (tacos haha) with us! The below is a list of the things we did and the places we ate during our visit in Mexico City! We recommend all of these spots below!
Lo Que Hicimos – Went to Estadio Azteca to watch the Mexico v USA World Cup Qualifier! We walked to the Revolucion Metro Station where we rode to Tasquena Metro Station, where we switched to the light rail to Estadio Azteca Metro Station.
Lo Que Comimos – We had breakfast at the hotel courtesy of our Marriott status. We had some street tacos before we arrived at Estadio Azteca, and after the game, had some more street tacos outside the stadium!
Lo Que Hicimos – We visited the Frida Kahlo Museum, walked to the Coyoacan Market to shop for some huaraches, strolled along the Plaza Jardin Hidalgo to take in the local vibes, and shopped at the Mercado Artesanal Mexicano nearby for some souvenirs.
Lo Que Comimos – We had breakfast at the hotel courtesy of our Marriott status. For lunch, we had fish and shrimp tacos at El Pescadito. At Coyoacan Market, we had a crab tostada at Tostadas Coyoacanas Las Originales, un cortada at Cafe El Jarocho, a half-chicken in a plastic bag in a rotissiere next to Starbucks at the Plaza Jardin Hidalgo, street tacos at Tacos El Guey (Plaza Jardin Hidalgo), and a crepe at La Catrina (Plaza Jardin Hidalgo).
Lo Que Hicimos – We walked down Avenida Paseo de la Reforma to sightsee monuments, antimonuments, and the Angel de la Independencia. We made our way to Bosque de Chapultepec where we saw the Altar de la Patria and climbed up the Castillo Chapultepec for amazing views of the city. We went back to hotel and decided on a tacos and churros date night!
Lo Que Comimos – We had breakfast at the hotel courtesy of our Marriott status. We had lunch at Sukka Burger a few blocks away from Avenida Plaza de la Reforma, and for dinner, we Ubered to Tacos Los Cocuyos for some beefy tacos and walked to Churreria El Moro for the best churros in town!
Lo Que Hicimos – We rode the bus to the Basilica de La Virgen de Guadalupe. We Ubered to the Centro Historico for our COVID tests, and walked around the Zocalo area.
Lo Que Comimos – We had breakfast at the hotel courtesy of our Marriott status. We had lunch at a McDonalds (not that different from the USA), then back to tacos at Tacos De Canasta Los Especiales near Zocalo, then late-night pozole at La Casa de Tono.
Vamos viajando. The world needs to see us!