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Best and Worst International Cities for Food

Just came across this link-back, and as the aforementioned Midwesterner in Mexico, let me second the vote for Mexico City as a foodie town!! I will back this up with an article from WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123215425094092359.html and NY Times: http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/.... We are heading back to DC in October, and whine on a daily basis how much we will miss the amazing, cheap food here in DF. It truly runs the gamut from delicious 10-peso street tacos at 4AM to elegant 4-course meals that while expensive, are still a steal compared to the US.

Additionally, we have been living like pigs in sh*t with all the fruit and veg here that is practically free-- if you love avocados and mangoes and fresh-squeezed OJ but can't handle the prices in the US, you will never run the risk of scurvy here in DF.

While I certainly support the various Asian cities proposed below, Mexico City offers an amazing breadth of Mexican food that you've never seen in the States, plus cultural & travel opps a-go-go, but you're still close enough to make a trip back for some Carolina BBQ. :) Good luck!!

Jul 18, 2010
beefight in General Topics

Great new Indian restaurant in Guadalajara

For anyone struggling to find an authentic Indian restaurant in Mexico, there's a hot new contender in Guadalajara. We just stumbled across Little India on 15/Nov/2009, and it's the best Indian restaurant we've encountered in more than a year living in Mexico. It's apparently only been open 12 days, and is well worth a visit.

Address: Miguel de Cervantes #149, between Lopez Cotilla and La Paz; Colonia Minerva, Guadalajara. Tel: 52 33 3630 9315, Cel: 044 33 1471 4486

We started off with chicken samosas (~60 pesos) which were light and delicious. Main courses, which range from 80 - 130 pesos, included chicken tikka masala and chicken korma (only beef korma was on the menu, but they happily accomodated our request), which came with basmati rice. All of the dishes were tender and had a lovely balance of nuanced spicyness without being over the top. Garlic naan was amazing. Dessert included pistachio ice cream and kheer (rice pudding) - both fantastic. With mango lassis and water, the bill came to an extremely reasonable 400 pesos or so.

The service was very good and the owner, Raj Singh, was friendly and hospitable (and speaks English). The Indian decor was simple, with very pretty light fixtures and the requisite Indian music videos playing on a single unobtrusive TV. Check it out!

Nov 15, 2009
beefight in Mexico

5 days in D.F.-critique my itinerary please!

Sounds like a fantastic trip! A few comments for what they're worth:
* Possibly consider switching your Teotihuacan trip to a weekday vs. weekend to minimize tourist crowds somewhat. I recommend leaving Polanco around 7:30-7:45AM to beat both tourist buses + the heat-- gets pretty warm in the afternoon these days. You should be able to have a taxi take you & wait for you for ~$60 or so; check w/your hotel for suggestions.

* Here's some commentary from my recent trip to Izote if you're interested: http://www.midwesternerinmexico.com/2009/03/02/dinner-at-izote/

* I am a fan of Bazaar Sabado in San Angel + Coyoacan in the afternoon on Saturdays. Lots of interesting art pieces + souvenir options. Recommend arriving around 10AM to again beat the heat + herds of gringos. (more info: http://www.midwesternerinmexico.com/2008/08/06/saturday-in-san-angel/

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* Be sure to set aside one meal for Tacos Al Pastor. El Tizoncito is a good option in Condesa: www.eltizoncito.com.mx/ Or El Huequito in the centro: http://www.insidemex.com/taste/food/taste-insight-tacos-al-pastor-nicholas-gilman

* Pujol and Jaso are both fantastic food & service. I recommend the seafood tasting menu + wine pairings at Pujol. They may not be as bustling with people @ night, but the food was still great.

* If you have time/energy in the afternoon after a morning Teotihuacan visit, I recommend the Castillo de Chapultepec in the park. Close to your hotel; gorgeous views of the park/city. If you're feeling sluggish, skip the initial museum section & spend time in the castle/gardens

* There are several cantinas in the Centro that are a good stops for a drink/snack; I put together a map of a few spots. I would probably pick La Mascota (http://www.midwesternerinmexico.com/2...)

Cheers!

Apr 15, 2009
beefight in Mexico

Turkey Day Emergency: Cranberries in D.F.?

Hello all,

Can anyone advise where to find fresh cranberries in Mexico City? My usual haunts have been letting me down so far in my search...

Anyone who has any hot tips will be rewarded with a fantastic recipe for Cranberry Daiquiris... :)

Thanks much!

Nov 24, 2008
beefight in Mexico