Mexican cuisine was added to the intangible UNESCO World Heritage list back in 2010, therefore it seems only right that whilst exploring the capital city, one should indulge in all manner of Mexican gastronomic delights.

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Key Stats

Best Time To Visit

Oct - Aug

Flight from London London

11:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -6 hrs

Mexico is the number one exporter of avocado, tomato, mango and papaya, and mounds of this delicious produce can be found at the colourful Mercado de San Juan, which is one of the oldest and most unique markets in the city. A tour of the market is also the perfect start to a cookery class, or street food tour. One of our favourite food tours is an evening Taco and Mezcal tour, where you'll explore the evening dining scene in the city, visiting some of the leading taquerías in the city, gorging on all manner of cheese-slathered taco delights, and washing it down with some artisanal Mezcal, or a Mexican microbrew. This one's for the carnivores.

Mexico is also the very proud (but often forgotten) birthplace of chocolate, and tastings can be enjoyed at Que Bo, one of the most famous 'chocolaterias' in town. Indulge in chocolate bon-bons and truffles, infused with caramel, fruit and flowers, whilst learning about Mexico's cacao legacy between bites. There's something for the grape lovers too, with wine tastings available, and cookery classes which come complete with wine pairings.

And then there's the Tequila, but we'll leave that one to you …


Original Highlight

Oaxaca market, Mexico
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From world class restaurants, to fresh and fun street food, the flavours of chilli, chipotle, lime and coriander are staples in Mexican cuisine, and work well with delicious wines from Baja California.

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Where to stay

The Condesa

The Condesa

The Condesa is a stylish design hotel where all the furniture is individually crafted for each individual space.

Four Seasons Mexico City, luxury hotel in Mexico

Four Seasons Mexico City

The Four Seasons in Mexico City is ideally situated on the Paseo de la Reforma, near Chapultepec Park, the National Museum of Anthropology and History, shopping and residential areas.

Las Alcobas

Las Alcobas

Located in the fashionable district of Polanco, Las Alcobas is one of Mexico City’s newest and trendiest boutique hotels, surrounded by designer shops, restaurants and nightclubs.

St Regis Mexico City

St Regis Mexico City

Overlooking the Pasea de la Reforma in the heart of Mexico City, the St Regis Mexico City sits within the 31 storey Torre Libertad, designed by revered architect Cesar Pelli.

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