In the ground floor of the Hilton Mexico City Reforma across Juárez from the elegant Alameda, this upscale venue concentrates on food over surroundings (you could be in any luxury hotel in any city)—and how. For lunch, try one of the Oaxacan moles—colorado, rojo, or almendrado (almond). But the real treat is breakfast, replete with frothy hot chocolate, enchiladas, and fresh-baked pan dulce (a sweet Mexican pastry). Other locations in Centro (Palma 23),
San Angel (Avenida de la Paz 32), and Lomas de Chapultepec (Avenida Paseo de Las Palmas 215, near Colonia Polanco), share the obsession with quality and tradition, and in less sterile surroundings.