Where to eat in La Condesa

Here you will find some recommendations about nearby places where you can walk from Condechi Bed and Breakfast, all moods and budgets according to how hungry you are.

Creperie de la Paix

Walk to the corner in direction to Avenida Michoacan and exactly where Amatlan street ends you will findCrêperie de la Paix. If your mood is to have some french style food but with a Mexican touch this is a great option. This is one of the first restaurantes that established in La Condesa, they began like a small coffee shop with no tables that only served nutella, ham and gruyere cheese and mushroom crepes. Nowadays they have become a bit sophisticated and their menu includes brie cheese with roquefort and cherries crepes and even tuna with a crust of pepper and soy sauce. Local influence is also part of their menu, since they do also have enchiladas, chilaquiles and grilled quesadillas for breakfast. Is a great option for dinner or for a mid afternoon coffee with dessert. Average cost is $ 18 to $ 25 USD per person. They open daily from 8:00am until midnight. Phone (55) 5286 0049. Michoacan 103, Condesa.

Xel Ha Bar

Walk to Michoacan Avenue and turn to your left, keep going two more blocks and right with the crossing of Parral Street you will find the Xel Ha Bar. This has been classified as a “cantina” where you're going to try Yucatecan food one of the most delicious of Mexico. The atmosphere is elegant with diners 40 to 50 years old, sparsely decorated and with an extensive menu based on typical food from that region: panuchos, papadzules, pan de cazon and lime soup. Although they have dishes with a little more sophistication: amandine branch tenderloin, quail with garlic and house specialty, fish fille Xel Ha style and the taco de cochinita “cachondo”, topped with a traditional achiote sauce. Very good choice for lunch because the Yucatecan food is "heavy", but is also open for dinner. Average cost is $ 30 to $ 35 USD per person. Open Monday through Saturday from 1:00pm until midnight.

La Buena Tierra

This is to eat healthy and very natural. Walk from Condechi Bed and Breakfast towards Michoacan avenue, turn to your left and keep walking one more block. Right where this avenue crosses with Atlixco street you will find La Buena Tierra (The Good Earth). For lovers of natural and organic, begin quenching your thirst with a juice of half a liter as your desired combinations. While you wait for your food, the waiter will leave 3 types of bread to whet your appetite, the rye bread is delicious. Start with a soup: vegetables, chicken, mushrooms, lentils and the cream of beans. Then you can order a classic Caesar salad or something more elaborate with arugula, different types of cheeses and fruits. If your appetite allows for more, then you can choose between paninis, baguettes, sandwiches and wraps. They also serve pasta, poultry and fish. Average cost is $ 30 to $ 35 USD per person. Open daily from breakfast time and close until midnight. Phone (55) 5211 4242. Atlixco 94 at the corner of Michoacan Avenue. Delivery service is available and you can order online.

Mercado de la Condesa

The Mercado de la Condesa or Mercado Michoacan is a traditional food market, is in the heart of La Condesa, right at the crossing of Michoacan, Vicente Suarez and Tamaulipas avenues. It is the only market selling food in this neighborhood. You can buy fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, hams and all kind of goods, although you can also try eating in a “fonda”, which are restaurants serving a very affordable menu of the day with a homemade taste. There is an Illy coffee on the side of Avenida Michoacan that serves excellent espressos and is great to meet up with friends or to meet other travelers. Average cost per person of a daily menu from $ 4 to $ 7 USD. Open daily from 8:00 am until 5.00pm. Michoacan 82 right at the cross of Vicente Suarez avenue.

Carnicería Don Juan

This is a classic to go on a Friday. 3 blocks from Condechi Bed and Breakfast, on Calle Juan Escutia and at the junction with Tenancingo street. People make queues up to 15 minutes to eat Tacos de Carnitas, Chamorro, Maciza and Surtida. There are only two taco makers for the eaters who literally "drool" with the scent of fresh madecarnitasfrom the pots. The sauces are the ideal accompaniment for these tacos, find red and green, but you can not miss a Jalapeño pepper on top of your taco. Average cost per person is from $ 5 to 8 USD. Open daily from 9.00am and close when the carnitas are finished, around 5.00pm. If you go on Friday or pay day be patient, the wait is long.

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