Questions on Mexico City

Old Dec 9th, 2005, 01:25 PM
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Questions on Mexico City

Hi all! I'm planning a last minute trip to Mexico City for December 26 - 29. We have a reservation at the Hotel Catredal, so that's set. Since it's a short trip, most of our time will be spent in that immediate area since there's so much to see. (the cathedral, the temple, shopping...)

Can anyone recommend some good restaurants in that area that aren't too pricey? (less than $30 for 2 - no alcohol)

How cold will it be? We live in Las Vegas, so our cold tolerance is low. What type of jacket, if any, will be needed?

Is there anything else we should know about Mexico City?

As we've just decided to go, I haven't been able to do the detailed research into restaurants yet, so I look forward to your suggestions!
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Old Dec 9th, 2005, 03:07 PM
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It's a magnificent city which will keep you entertained regardless what you do.

I would see the Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Chapultepec Park is nearby and a stroll through its public areas will give you plenty of local color.

I'd also try to get out and see the pyramids.

Sorry, no eating ideas. I haven't see the city since 1986!
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Old Dec 9th, 2005, 05:27 PM
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Try the Cafe de Tacuba at 28 Tacuba, a few blocks from the Zocalo. Nice atmosphere and good food, in your price range. Pity about the alcohol but try to enjoy yourselves anyway.

The Terrace at the Hotel Majestic has just ok food, but a great view of the Zocalo and the Cathedral.
 
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It can get cold at that time of year: light wool during the day and perhaps a trench coat over it at night. Also, I was cold when I stayed in a room without heat at an older hotel. There is a wonderful restaurant called Casa de la Sirena, overlooking the zocalo, I THINK onthe cathedral side, but it might be a little more expensive than that. Great view, attentive service, inventive food. Others might not agree, but I don't feel especially comfortable walking in Centro after dark.
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Thanks for all the suggestions! Any other ideas on restaurants?

2 weeks and counting!
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