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Korean food | © Terence Lim/Flickr
Korean food | © Terence Lim/Flickr

The 11 Best Spots For Korean Food In Mexico City

Many people are surprised to find out that Mexico City has a thriving Korean culture, although it makes perfect sense when you consider how much the Korean population of the capital has grown since the year 2000. Some consider Mexico City’s Zona Rosa, where most of the capital’s Korean stores, restaurants and cafes can be found, as the country’s first Barrio Coreano. Either way, there is still some fantastically authentic Korean cuisine to be found. Here are the spots you need to check out.

Biwon
Restaurant, Korean, $$$$
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Korean delicacies | © Terence Lim / Flickr

One of the city’s most recommended and popular Korean restaurants is Biwon, which also happens to be one of the best places to try the Korean dish Yangnyomgaibi. Dive into the world of Korean barbecue, try out some meat free dishes if you’re vegetarian, and get to know some of the quirky imported drinks they have on offer at Biwon. This is the perfect spot to enjoy with friends, as you can buy several large dishes and share them as you wish. Don’t forget to take off your shoes before entering though!
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Tue - Sun:
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Relaxed, Traditional

O’Mandu
Cafe, Korean, $$$$
For a laidback spot that offers some excellent and authentic Korean-style steamed bread, O’Mandu is the perfect place for you. Tucked away in the Zona Rosa, on one of the zone’s most tranquil streets, you can choose from both savory and sweet dishes and enjoy the pop music playing away in the background. For a unique and Instagram-friendly experience, try out the multi-colored bear-shaped breads! Alternatively, try out some of the more filling dishes they offer.
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Mon - Fri:
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat:
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun:
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Casual, Traditional

Baking Story
Bakery, Cafe, Korean, $$$$
While the name might not sound authentically Korean (or Mexican for that matter), Baking Story is a café-cum-bakery which serves Korean pastries and snacks, such as some very intriguing looking green-hued cakes and breads. While the café definitely offers far more Mexican dishes than Korean ones, think tostadas accompanied by eggs or cheese and ham sandwiches rather than kimchi, it’s still worth stopping by Baking Story on your tour of the best Korean food spots in the capital!
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Mon - Thu:
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat:
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sun:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Atmosphere:

Casual, Traditional

Nadefo
Restaurant, Korean, $$$$
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Korean food spread | © Republic of Korea / Flickr

Sometimes stylized Na De Fo, Nadefo is another of Mexico City’s best known Korean cuisine hotspots and you can’t not visit if you’re hunting for some of the most delicious Korean dishes in town. One of their most popular options is the so-called bim bim bap, a white rice and vegetable concoction accompanied by an egg which continues to cook as you’re eating it, or alternatively you can try their specialty, galbi. One of the great advantages is that Nadefo is owned and run entirely by Koreans so the authenticity of the food is practically guaranteed.
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Mon - Sun:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Casual, Traditional

Coffine Gurunaru
Cafe, Korean, $$$$
If you’re in the market for a light Korean snack while on your next visit to Mexico City, then Coffine Gurunaru is unmissable. Spread over three floors, with a pleasant street view and a terrace for those who like to dine in the open air, it’s the perfect place to relax if you’re tiring of the Mexican capital’s hustle and bustle. What’s more, the food is fantastic; stand outs include their range of imported Korean drinks and the house specialty, honeybutter bread, a sweet treat that’ll transport you straight to Asia.
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Mon - Sun:
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Casual, Cosy, Traditional

Goguinara
Restaurant, Korean, $$$$
When the tables come with their own built in stoves, perfect for your Korean barbecue experience, you know you’ve come to the right place in search for authentic Korean cuisine. This smart detail at Goguinara allows you to simply order the meat (both type and amount) that you and your dining party want, and then cook it perfectly to order right at the table. Aside from meat heavy barbecue options, there are plenty of typical rice and veg dishes on offer, as well as various Korean soups to curb your appetite.
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Mon - Tue:
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri:
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun:
12:00 am - 8:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Traditional

KP Ramyon
Cafe, Restaurant, Korean, $$$$
KP Ramyon, in all its Korean-fusion glory, makes for an excellent compromise if not all of your party wants to indulge in typical Korean cuisine. If you’re not a fan of spicy food though, you might want to steer clear of some of the soups on offer here, as they are famously tear-inducing (albeit delicious!). This also makes for a great place to stop by if you’re a K-Pop purist, given that you can find a wide selection of popular and some more obscure K-Pop CDs on sale at KP Ramyon.
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Mon - Sun:
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Casual, Unusual

Ha Rim Gak
Restaurant, Korean, $$$$
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A combination of exquisitely prepared food and reasonable prices make Ha Rim Gak an absolute winner of a Korean restaurant in Mexico City. No visit to this spot is complete without ordering plenty of different dishes though, as the communal dining experience and plate rotation all adds to the welcoming yet lively atmosphere at Ha Rim Gak. Plus, that way you get to try far more tasty dishes than you’d normally be able to!
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Tue - Sun:
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Casual

Min Sok Chon
Restaurant, Korean, $$$$
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Low prices and big portions are on the menu at one of Mexico City’s most popular Korean dining options, Min Sok Chon. It’s highly likely that if you stop by this Zone Rosa restaurant, you’ll be surrounded by Korean travelers and expats enjoying some home comforts, so authentic are the dishes served here. Even if some of your surroundings look like they’re in need of sprucing up, you can rest easy in the fact that the food itself makes it more than worth the visit.
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Mon - Sat:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Casual

Chung Ha
Restaurant, Korean, $$$$
Another highly traditional Korean restaurant in the same vein as the aforementioned Min Sok Chon and Ha Rim Gak, Chang Ha is also heavily frequented by Korean patrons, as well as the handful of curious travelers and locals who’ve heard rumors about the quality of the food. As with the previous options, you should absolutely order several dishes to share among the party; in fact, the osam bulgogi and naengmyeon come very much recommended.
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Mon - Sun:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Casual

Pastelanara
Bakery, Cafe, Korean, Japanese, $$$$
Finally, we’re rounding off our guide with a venue that will please anyone with a sweet tooth, Pastelnara. While they offer a very varied and somewhat international menu (Japanese Katsu curry, anyone?), they also have a particular affinity for producing excellent Korean snacks, puddings and ice creams. We recommend you try one of their multi-colored, multi-layered cakes, topped with fruits and cream and washed down with a refreshing green tea latte.
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Mon - Thu:
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sun:
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Casual