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Latest mexico city Stories

Beyond Tacos: Neighborhood by Neighborhood, Bite by Bite

El Cardenal: Capital Classic

Mexico City |
By Lydia Carey
Mexico City -- Sunlight filters through turn-of-the-century stainglass windows as the Cardenal waiters descend in button-down white dress shirts and black vests. They offer a coffee, a concha, a hot chocolate – and in a flurry of dining activity you suddenly feel like the only person in the room. Read more
Mexico City -- Sunlight filters through turn-of-the-century stainglass windows as the Cardenal waiters descend in but-ton-down white dress shirts and black vests. They offer a coffee, a concha, a hot chocolate – and in a flurry of dining activity you suddenly feel like the only person in the room. One of Mexico City‘s most well-loved eating establishments, El Cardenal overflows with extended families having Sunday lunch, tourists gawking at the restuarant‘s dining room murals, and long-time clients greeting the hos-tess by name as they pass by on the way to their favorite table.

There’s a reason why El Cardenal is always mentioned in the best of the best restaurants in Mexico City. From humble origins, the restaurant has transformed into a veritable institution and has remained an iconic part of the community for over 50 years. Read more
April 22, 2022

Spring (Food) Break: The Mango Has Landed in Mexico City

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Mexico City We know that spring has arrived in Mexico City when street carts crowned with whole mangoes begin to roll into town. While wandering the Centro Histórico’s bustling streets just last week, we bumped into Maria, a seasonal worker whose cart is currently laden with this favorite springtime fruit. Read more
March 23, 2022

Cafe Allende: A Mexico City “Cafe Chino” Holds On

Mexico City |
By Lydia Carey
Mexico City Cafe Allende’s manager, Roberto Hernandez, stands behind the counter, serving customers pan chino out of a display case grown foggy from the warmth of the fresh pastries inside. “The idea was to come and study, finish school, and work as a technical engineer. But it didn’t work out that way. This pulled me in,” he says, gesturing around the cafe.  “Now it's my life.” Read more
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