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Inland capital Mexico City can sometimes struggle for the fresh seafood that graces the coastal hotspots of this beautiful country, but follow our guide to the top six seafood places in Mexico’s capital and find out where to dine like you’re on the coast.
El Jardín del Pulpo can be found in the Mercado de Coyoacán, making it the perfect place to indulge before or after a visit to the house of Frida Kahlo, located in the same neighborhood. Don’t come expecting fine dining, as this is plastic-table-and-chairs food all the way, but don’t be put off by appearances either. Other restaurants here also specialize in mariscos, but its corner location makes Jardín del Pulpo the best-known and most popular, not least because of its delicious seafood-stuffed chilies, whole fried fish, and namesake pulpo (octopus).
Opening hours: Every day 11am-6pm
Watch out for: Simple seafood soup
Address & telephone number: Mercado de Coyoacán, Ignacio Allende S/n, Coyoacán, Distrito Federal, Mexico, +52 55 5339 5708