If you have a business trip to Mexico City, knowing the best places to eat once you get there is a must-add item to your business trip checklist. Ideally, you’d like to have a list of restaurants to choose from that are a mix of casual and fine dining, with some familiar dining options as well as those offering authentic Mexican cuisine. The following list ticks off all the right boxes, giving you several amazing options for enjoying your Mexico City dining experience.
1. Sir Winston Churchill’s
For the business traveler looking for something different, Sir Winston Churchill’s fusion of traditional English fare with Mexican touches is an excellent option. Dreamed up 40 years ago in London by Mexico City businessman Ray Fernandez Ruiz and his soon-to-be wife Jane Pearson, Sir Winston Churchill’s is a “British Oasis in the heart of Mexico City.” Churchill’s is housed in a Tudor-style English mansion and specializes in traditional English cuisine with Mexican seasoning. Some menu favorites include the Wellington Steak, the Shrimp Sword and the roast beef served with Yorkshire Pudding.
Eloise is a contemporary restaurant inspired by French cuisine located just south of Mexico City. They boast of their use of only high-quality products and Mexican cuisine based on French techniques. Customers love them because of their refined but laid-back atmosphere and the mix of flavors in their dishes that assaults the senses – in a good way. They also have an extensive selection of spirits and wine, so you can find the right drink selection to pair with any dish.
3. The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille brings American-style cuisine to the heart of Mexico City. The Capital Grille is described as “a sophisticated and elegant restaurant, running with the style of social clubs” by one restaurant critic. Known for their steaks, The Capital Grille uses a time-intensive dry-aging process to ensure each cut of beef has amazing flavor and texture. They also have 300 world-class wines to choose from to pair with their award-winning cuisine.
4. Restaurante Antiguo San Angel Inn
If you’re looking for a truly fine dining experience when visiting Mexico City for business, then the Restaurante Antiguo San Angel Inn is an excellent option. Once a Carmelite monastery, the Restaurante Antiguo San Angel Inn is now a Mexico City restaurant specializing in international cuisine. The restaurant is decorated in the original Mexican colonial style and is a favorite of the Mexican elite and wealthy tourists. Enjoy a more upscale dining experience with a menu that infuses Mexican cooking styles with international flair – and don’t forget your sports coat and tie.
5. La Casa De Toño
For homestyle Mexican cooking, La Casa De Toño is the restaurant for you. Started in the home of its namesake founder, La Case De Toño serves traditional Mexican dishes prepared by the owner’s mother, grandmother and close family friend. Originally called 2 Poblanos as a way to pay homage to the mother and grandmother who helped start the restaurant, it was later changed to La Casa De Toño as being more representative of what the restaurant has become. Currently, with 31 locations across Mexico City and the surrounding metropolitan area, La Casa De Toño is the go-to restaurant for locals and tourists alike. Be sure to try the traditional quesadillas and pozole.
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