The Most Incredible Hotel Restaurants in Mexico City

Nils Bernstein | February 06, 2018

One of the world's best dining cities, Mexico City is not a place you go to eat at the lobby restaurant out of convenience. Some of the city's best restaurants, however, are located in hotels; guests have the added bonus of always being able to score reservations.

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Hilton Mexico City Reforma

Why it made the list

With four locations in the city—the first opened in 1969—El Cardenal has long been considered one of the city's best places for traditional dishes from all parts of the country. Breakfasts, served seven days a week, are exceptional.

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Presidente InterContinental México

Why it made the list

The 24-hour, 7-days-a-week Au Pied Du Cochon has been a Mexico City classic for decades, serving flamboyant seafood platters and filet mignon to late-night revelers. Chapulín, named for the edible grasshopper that is a popular snack, has many less-known dishes from around the country, like venison carpaccio with Yucatecan recado negro, and beef tongue in an almond mole.

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St. Regis Mexico City

Why it made the list

La Table Krug, the newest of the seven dining options in the hotel, is a private 12-person dining room, serving an 11-course french menu inspired by its namesake Champagne. Diana Restaurant is Mexican fine dining, and J&G Grill puts a Mexican spin on the classic upscale steakhouse experience.

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W Mexico City

Why it made the list

Spanish chef José Andrés and his restaurants exude energy and color, but within the flashy vibe of the W Mexico City, his J by José Andrés feels like a discreet oasis. It has a playful but refined approach to Spanish cuisine, with some Mexican touches and an extensive wine list. Try the cochinillo asado, a quarter baby pig for two.

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Four Seasons Mexico City

Why it made the list

The newest from the group behind L´Ostería del Becco—a pioneer of upscale Italian cuisine in the city—Il Becco serves cutting-edge Piedmontese cuisine. Zanaya specializes in seafood dishes for the Pacific coast; don't miss the whole grilled pescado zarandeado.

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Hotel Downtown México

Why it made the list

Though not officially affiliated with the hotel, two of the city's best restaurants share the historic building. Azul Histórico is from chef and culinary scholar Ricardo Muñoz Zurita, serving impeccable versions of classic dishes and a monthly rotating menu featuring a different region or theme. Puntarena has seven locations around the city and specializes in raw and cooked seafood preparations.

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Las Alcobas

Why it made the list

Every dish is a story at Martha Ortiz's Dulce Patria, frequently named among the country's best restaurants. She reinterprets Mexican home cooking with an artist's eye. Anatol serves market-driven small plates—and a terrific breakfast.

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