Music in Mexico means so many different things in so many different regions of the country. To really get the full range of styles you must travel the country listening to traditional, regional bands. Here’s a sampling of our favorite places across the republic where you can sit, have a drink or a meal, and hear some of the best sounds of Mexico.
Restaurant, Bar, Mexican, $$$
A great place to hear all kinds of music in Oaxaca City, Praga has an incredible open-air patio for listening to music outside on those pleasant Oaxacan nights. There is live music every day of the week, ranging from modern to that which is traditional to the region
. Their menu features Mexican classics like mole and quesadillas and the more international cordon bleu and hamburgers.
La Cueva de Rodrigo de la Cadena
Bar, Mexican, $$$
You can get a little bit of everything at this piano bar, including classic Mexican love songs
that will break your heart. A bohemian bar in the heart of Mexico City
, the place has a lot of old-school charm and offers a full bar as well as food for late-night munchies. The music ranges from the style of the 1940s to today and the ambiance will take you back in time.