Famous for its buzzing nightlife and thriving Gay community, Zona Rosa is one of Mexico City‘s most lively neighborhoods. Yet this is not all that Zona Rosa has to offer, for it is also home to countless restaurants, proposing unique menus, ranging from traditional Mexican cuisine to innovative Korean. Here are some of the best restaurants in the neighborhood.
Located in the Marriott Reforma Hotel is one of Zona Rosa’s most well-known restaurants, Condimento. This restaurant offers its guests the chance to explore the traditional flavors of Mexico alongside delicious international creations. The dishes at Condimento are prepared with care to ensure beautiful presentation and freshness This elegant restaurant is a wonderful culinary experience.
For excellent seafood, visit De Mar a Mar. Its eye-catching bright blue façade, welcomes hungry customers. Stepping inside you can see the L-shaped open kitchen and watch the food being prepared. Freshness and tastiness is key at De Mar a Mar, which serves some of the best seafood in town, caught in the coast of Oaxaca.
For the best antojito mexicano in Mexico City, visit La Casa de Toño. Dedicated to sustaining the old traditions of Mexican cuisine, La Casa de Toño makes flavorful dishes, true to the original recipes of Toños family. Having started out as a small street stand in 1983, La Casa de Toño has grown and now has 14 locations. With a 24 hour restaurant in Zona Rosa, there is no excuse not to pop in to try their authentic Mexican dishes.
Fonda El Refugio first opened in 1954 and since then has been serving excellent examples of quality Mexican cuisine. Fonda El Refugio was the first restaurant in the city to serve traditional dishes in an up-market environment. This cherished gem offers daily and seasonal specials, alongside the varied menu. Mexican paintings and copper tableware hang on the walls, setting a truly Mexican scene.
Zona Rosa is home to an abundant Korean community. Bi Won is among the most popular Korean restaurants in the area, offering a wide range of dishes, usually prepared with dish-sharing in mind, so that it is easy to try a bit of everything. Table BBQs are also popular, since customers can grill their meat as they wish. Bi Won is particularly good for groups as it is possible to reserve a private area. Shoes have to be removed before sitting at the table on little wooden stools.
Cafebrería El Pendulo is a must for any book-lovers exploring Zona Rosa. A plentiful bookstore and an excellent café-restaurant all in one, there is no better place to treat yourself to a tasty meal whilst getting lost in a good book. Serving heavenly breakfasts and wonderful dinners, Cafebrería El Pendulo is ready to please. This café-restaurant offers upstairs and downstairs seating, both outdoor and indoors, and hosts live music performances as well.
One century since it opened and Bellinghausen is still going strong. Loved for its excellent lunch opportunities, Bellinghausen offers a tantalizing menu and a picturesque environment. The favorite lunching spot is the half-covered hacienda-style courtyard with a beautiful fountain and ivy covered walls. Since 1915, this restaurant has proposed a carefully composed menu of old favorites which never fail to attract and delight customers.