This month I took a short holiday in Mexico City to visit my friend Serghio. I had no expectations really, although I heard a few “be careful”s and “the food scene is supposed to be great, but be careful.” To be honest, I hadn’t done much research besides a quick highlight reel on TripAdvisor, but Serghio is a total foodie and the ideal cultural tour guide so too much research would have been for nothing. He had plans. My idea was to walk everywhere, seeing the city from the ground up; visit museums (there are about 160 within the city limits) and eat indigenous food.
Just to be clear, I never felt unsafe or had an issue with theft. Maybe that’s luck or maybe it’s a result of the city working to rejuvenate its perception. Either way, Mexico City was a wonderful host. I have to thank Serghio for showing me sights I would’ve never had an opportunity to see in a four-day trip, not to mention feeding me some of the best cuisine I’ve had in years. It wasn’t all ritzy pompous hipster spots. It was a beautiful cross-section from every day local eats to off the beaten path dishes you’d never see in the States (crispy worm tacos, anyone?). Again, thank you Serghio for being the most generous and enjoyable tour guide.
Here is a foodie photo tour of our adventures! I hope you enjoy.