8 top wine restaurants in Mexico City
In Mexico City, you can find fine dining as well as relaxed bistro-style food spots, local cuisine as well as Mediterranean flavours. And, you can get some great wine to go with it. Here's the wine lover's guide to the best restaurants in Mexico City.
Phone: +52 55 5327 7766
Address: Campos Elíseos 218, Polanco, Ciudad de México
Inside the Hotel Presidente Intercontinental at Polanco, you will find this Italian restaurant. Here, the first thing you'll notice is all the photos of local and international artists, as well as the terrific architecture in the elegant dining room. A bright wall full of glassware near the inside cellar, and an open kitchen to see the handmade pasta being made.
Phone: +52 55 5592 5571
Address: Calle General Prim 95, Juárez, Ciudad de México
“Weird wines” is the motto here, which hits you right at the entrance of the restaurant when seeing the big wall full of wines. The creator of this Mediterranean-style place is one of the owners of Bichi Wines, a well-known Mexican natural winery. The interior is all about wood and graffiti-covered walls, which gives a casual feeling even though high-end food is served. Don't forget to ask about Nazas, their famous cumbia parties.
Phone: +52 55 7098 1422
Address: Avenida Veracruz 38, Roma Norte, Ciudad de México
A small french bistro-style place located at Colonia Roma (yes, where the famous Oscars’ awarded movie took place), which opens early in the day if you want a nice and sophisticated breakfast to share. Also, don't miss the cheese plate, sausages and the home-made marmalade.
Phone: +52 55 5550 1692
Address: Avenida Revolución 1426, Guadalupe Inn, Ciudad de México
Down Revolución Avenue, mid-south of the city, this Mediterranean restaurant serves food straight from the charcoal grill. It's a casual place, greek-style and full of white and copper decorations. At the back is the cellar, with a cosy light that exalts every bottle in there.
Phone: +52 55 5545 4111
Address: Tennyson 133, Polanco IV Sección, Ciudad de México
Pujol is the most emblematic restaurant in the country and ranked on the 50 Best Restaurants list. A few years ago, the restaurant moved to a new and bigger location. You need to reserve your table in advance to be able to choose between the tasting menu or the taco omakase. If you eventually get here, don’t forget to take a kitchen tour, and to finish your meal with the mandatory mezcal at the terrace. (César Garduño, previoiusly sommelier at Pujol, is also Star Wine List's Mexico City ambassador, Editor's note)
Phone: +52 55 5280 2680
Address: Newton 55, Polanco IV Sección, Ciudad de México
Over Newton street in Polanco, a small greenhouse with the name “Quintonil” over your head will lead you to this big hall, divided into two sections. The first section is more formal, full of wood and big mirrors, while the second one is bigger, with a terrace and a casual feeling. Quintonil serves a tasting menu based on seasonal products, always taking care of traditional Mexican flavours.
Phone: +52 55 5568 4777
Address: Boulevard de la Luz 777, Jardines del Pedregal, Ciudad de México
Sud 777 is located south of the city, in one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods, called Jardines del Pedregal. It looks more like a home than a restaurant and harbours a few antiques and a lot of rooms with tables, like you were in a living room in a 50’s movie.
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.