Our 8 favourite wine bars in Mexico City
Looking for old-world classics or new-world up and coming producers? Or do you want to explore the local wine scene? Whatever you're looking for, you will find it in Mexico City. Let this guide to some of our favourite wine bars in the city lead the way.
Address: Calle Dinamarca 44, Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México
Cicatriz is located in the trendy neighbourhood of La Juarez, right at a corner where their big black doors are wide open. This is a cosy, casual place with a long bar, a lot of wine and other specials of the day. The interior is sparse, with nothing on the walls except a little blackboard where you find the wines offered by the glass. Also visit the bathroom, which is more like an art exposition.
Address: Calle Versalles 88, Ciudad de México
This wine bar is located inside Terminal Juarez, a culinary hall where this cosy corner, made from recovered wood, has a bar and a few table-seats. The interior is mainly all about their glassware and wine fridges; clean and simple. Here you also can enjoy a Saturday jazz night or a “Wine discovery” which could be a tasting with the sommelier or a winemaker presentation of a new label.
Phone: +52 55 8848 4442
Address: Hamburgo 310, Juárez
Elly’s is a Mediterranean restaurant with Mexican ingredients. The whole place feels like you are in the ’70s, and they have an imposing vinyl collection. Upstairs you will find the wine bar, which is more like a speakeasy, with some seats around the marble bar.
Phone: 55 5941 5257
Address: Avenida Álvaro Obregón 228, Roma Norte, Ciudad de México
One of the most recent wine bars in the city, dedicated to art and wine (and some mezcal if you are lucky). This modern bar, developed by the former architect owner, has a small place inside for artists and their expositions which change every month; take a look at their social media to see the current one.
Phone: +52 55 5514 6983
Address: Tonalá 23, Roma Norte, Ciudad de México
Located in a classic old building from the Mexican revolution, where you will find long halls, tall ceilings, wooden floors, and a lot of European art, in this case, wine art. They only have ten tables, which will be filled with small plates to share. Ask for a reservation in the speakeasy upstairs if you want to enjoy a drink and some indie music after dinner.
Phone: +52 55 4437 4285
Address: Zacatecas 126, Roma Norte, Ciudad de México
Si Mon is located in the limits of Colonia Roma, in a small place that looks like a basement, with brick ceilings and walls, and dim light (though enough to see the shelves full of local wine). Si Mon has gone from a closed space dedicated to wine tastings to an open wine bar with a selection of Mexican cheeses and tapas. “Bulk wine” is their catchword as a part of the idea to make wine more approachable.
Phone: +52 55 5536 5974
Address: Georgia 84, Nápoles, Ciudad de México
Located in Colonia Nápoles, a quiet neighbourhood south of the city, Tinto MX is like an art gallery. The difference is that you can take the piece, or in this case the bottle of wine, from the vertical cellar that occupies the entrance hall, and sit down at a table and order something from the Mexican food menu. They also organise a wine festival, all about Mexican wine.
Phone: +52 55 2211 0826
Address: Copenhague 23, Juárez, Ciudad de México
The worldwide competition “Concours Mondial de Bruxelles” placed their first wine bar here in Colonia Juarez, near Reforma Avenue. This British/European-style house of three floors holds a wine bar, with every wine with a medal from the competition, as well as a couple of lounges if you want some privacy. The top floor is dedicated to wine education, and here you will find the headquarters of the Escuela Mexicana de Sommeliers and the Escuela Mexicana de Té (Mexican sommeliers school and Mexican Tea School).