The Best Restaurants In San Angel, Mexico City

Paula Zamorano Osorio

Peaceful and serene, San Angel is a neighborhood in Mexico City that is well worth visiting for its artsy scene. Creativity, color and beautiful architecture can be found round every corner, in the form of churches, markets and restaurants. When it comes to the latter, there is plenty to choose from. Explore the cuisines of the world at the best restaurants in San Angel while enjoying the culture of the area.

San Angel, Mexico City

1. San Angel Inn

Restaurant, Mexican, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

San Angel Inn, one of the most popular restaurants in San Angel, is located in a beautiful hacienda which dates back to the 17th Century. Over the years, the hacienda, which has now been officially declared a ‘Colonial Monument’ has been used for multiple purposes, such as a monastery, a pulque production site (pulque being an alcoholic beverage made from cacti) and a hotel restaurant. Nowadays, however, this successful restaurant is the perfect place to find delicious traditional Mexican cuisine.

2. Restaurante Cluny

Restaurant, French, European, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Dining Room of Cluny
Courtesy of Restaurante Cluny
Sophistication and professionalism radiates from the elegant dining room at Restaurante Cluny, one of San Angel’s most popular upmarket restaurants. Restaurante Cluny is located in a beautiful old house dating back to 1901, which boasts murals based on the works of the French artist Toulouse-Lautrec. Having in fact started out as Mexico City’s first ever crêperie with only 14 tables in 1974, Restaurante Cluny has become a successful restaurant offering a mouth-watering menu of French cuisine as well as providing baguettes from their own bakery and also serving home-made sauces, dressings and ice creams.

3. Fonda San Angel

Restaurant, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Fonda San Angel
Courtesy of Fonda San Angel
With an extensive menu offering authentic Mexican delights listed harmoniously alongside international favorites, Fonda San Angel is the place to go for some spice and tradition in your dish. This restaurant, with its friendly vibe and delicious cuisine, makes every evening special, since no detail is ignored, from the selection of ingredients to the moment when your beautifully presented dish arrives at your table. Don’t miss out on Fonda San Angel’s very own Saturday restaurant, at the famous Bazaar El Sabado.

4. Trattoria della Casa Nuova

Restaurant, Italian, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Sorrento, Naples
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Naples has arrived in San Angel in the form of Trattoria della Casa Nuova, a restaurant offering an authentic Italian menu, but particularly focused on cuisine from Naples. Not only pastas and pizzas feature on the menu – discover other Italian delights as well as delicious desserts or even breakfast for the early risers. Watch out for the aromatic Italian wines and don’t forget to grab a fresh take-out baguette at the restaurant’s bakery as you are leaving.

5. Kunio San

Restaurant, Sushi, Japanese, Asian, Seafood

Kunio San has been San Angel’s main restaurant offering Japanese cuisine since 1999. However, this popular locale is no ordinary Japanese restaurant – it is a restaurant where the chefs have been inspired to fuse in some of their Mexican flavors and cooking techniques, serving unique dishes as well as the old Japanese favorites in a friendly environment. All the dishes are prepared with utmost care and using only the freshest ingredients for a high-quality, aromatic and flavorful meal.

6. Eloise, Chic Cuisine

Restaurant, French, Fusion

Unique and innovative, restaurant Eloise, Chic Cuisine is out to impress. The Neo Classical decor recalls a New York setting, relaxed but elegant. This restaurant boasts an excellent menu, offering the delight that is French cuisine. At Eloise, Chic Cuisine, you may find the perfect balance between old and new since the chef prepares everything from ingenious creations as well as the favorite classic dishes, all tasty and fit for a king. Watch out for the snails, a dish with the chef’s special touch which will leave you craving more.

7. El Rincón de la Lechuza

Restaurant, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

El Rincon de la Lechuza
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El Rincón de la Lechuza is a restaurant which takes gastronomy very seriously, preparing delectable dishes which can be enjoyed in a friendly environment. Said dishes range from the staple taco to their traditional creations, such as Especial de Bistec and Alhambra Especial, all prepared with the greatest care and aiming to be healthy. Having opened its doors in 1971, this restaurant has had over forty years experience in bringing customers a wonderful dining experience.

8. Delicatessen El Carmen

Restaurant, Mexican, Fast Food, Vegan, Vegetarian

Delicatessen El Carmen is culinary oasis in San Angel, located in Plaza San Jacinto and offers customers the chance to enjoy a wonderful dining experience. Stepping through the door, you will find yourself in a stunning dining room boasting a splendid decor featuring classic wooden furnishing, brick arches and bright frescoes. The menu at this upscale restaurant boasts tantalizing dishes, of which the majority are international delights. Delicatessen El Carmen also hosts live music events to set the mood for an enchanting evening.

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