Fodor's Expert Review Avenida Michoacán

La Condesa Neighborhood/Street

Restaurants, cafés, and hip boutiques radiate along and out from La Condesa's main drag, Avenida Michoacán. It's a great place for a break from a sightseeing slog—just relax at a sidewalk table and watch the hip young world go by. A snack will also fortify you for Avenida Michoacán's other main activity, shopping. Find higher-end vintage and indie designers at Viejo Amor, at Atlixco 81, and on-trend styles for women at Rapsodia at Tamaulipas 88. Along the nearby streets you'll find a good mix of temptations—everything from modern furniture to risqué lingerie.

Cafe Toscano. Stop to sip coffee and watch the world go by at this popular café. With patio seating and a prime location in the heart of the neighborhood, it's a perfect perch for people-watching while sipping a cappuccino and nibbling on salads, sandwiches, and other light café fare. Av. Michoacan 153, at Vicente Suarez, 06140.... READ MORE

Restaurants, cafés, and hip boutiques radiate along and out from La Condesa's main drag, Avenida Michoacán. It's a great place for a break from a sightseeing slog—just relax at a sidewalk table and watch the hip young world go by. A snack will also fortify you for Avenida Michoacán's other main activity, shopping. Find higher-end vintage and indie designers at Viejo Amor, at Atlixco 81, and on-trend styles for women at Rapsodia at Tamaulipas 88. Along the nearby streets you'll find a good mix of temptations—everything from modern furniture to risqué lingerie.

Cafe Toscano. Stop to sip coffee and watch the world go by at this popular café. With patio seating and a prime location in the heart of the neighborhood, it's a perfect perch for people-watching while sipping a cappuccino and nibbling on salads, sandwiches, and other light café fare. Av. Michoacan 153, at Vicente Suarez, 06140. 55/5553–6677. Patriotismo.

Pizza Amore. You can pick up a quick slice of pizza in inventive combinations (such as ham and fig) at Pizza Amore. Michoacán 78. 55/5286–5126. Patriotismo.

El Farolito. The tacos at El Farolito are yummy. Try the costras, in which the meat is wrapped in fried cheese before being wrapped in a tortilla. Wash it down with a delicious juice, like the mango or coconut, made fresh in the taquería. Altata 19, at Alfonso Reyes. 55/5515–7844. www.taqueriaselfarolito.com. Patriotismo.

El Péndulo. El Péndulo acts as a sort of cultural center. The first of what is now a chain of café-bookstores is stuffed with Spanish-language books and international CDs; classical guitarists and other musicians play on weekends. Av. Nuevo León 115, at Av. Vicente Suárez. 55/5286–9493. www.pendulo.com. Chilpancingo or Patriotismo.

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Av. Michoacan and Av. Tamaulipas
Mexico City, Quintana Roo  Mexico

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