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Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City is one of the most impressive cities in the world, blending modernity and a rich historical and cultural Aztec heritage

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Typical food

Dishes you can't miss

<p>Tacos</p>,Mexico City, Mexico


Corn tortillas stuffed with Al pastor-style meat, suadero, or beef.

<p>Torta</p>,Mexico City, Mexico


A kind of baguette stuffed with many food combinations.

<p>Esquites</p>,Mexico City, Mexico


Corn grains cooked in chicken broth and served with chili, lemon, salt, mayonnaise, and cheese, and sometimes with chicken feet.

<p>Tamal</p>,Mexico City, Mexico


Traditional dish made of corn dough, which is steamed in a leaf wrapper. It is stuffed with mole sauce, pepper slices, chicken, or green sauce, or it can be sweet with raisins.

<p>Atole</p>,Mexico City, Mexico


Thick beverage made of corn and water. It is prepared with chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or other fruits.

Typical food of Mexico City, Mexico

In Mexico City you can taste dishes from the entire country, but antojitos mexicanos or Mexican cravings are the best of its cuisine

Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, offers many dining options from most of the states, so you can taste pozole, a stew made with maize and pork or chicken; cochinita pibil, roasted pork seasoned with annatto and citrus juice; cabrito, roast goal kid; barbacoa, meat cooked in the ground covered with maguey leaves, and more. However, the most representative specialties of this city are antojitos mexicanos, which are Mexican cravings that include sopes, thick tortillas topped with different stews; tortas, a kind of bun stuffed with stews and other food combinations; tacos stuffed with Al pastor-style meat or suadero; quesadillas, and snacks as French fries, corn, and esquites, which are grains of corn boiled in salted water. To enjoy the Mexican cuisine, we recommend La Fonda del Claustro or El Cardenal restaurant.

You have to try the Mexico City-style tamales, stuffed with different stews as mole, green sauce, and pepper strips; or sweet tamales, which are famous for being pink. Atole is the perfect beverage to accompany tamales, a hot drink prepared with corn dough and flavored with chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or other fruits. If you want to try a real "Chilango" dish, buy a guajolota, a torta stuffed with a tamal. Local people say that the best tamales are sold in street stalls on the corners of the schools or offices zones, so we recommend trying them.

Mexico City is a modern destination where you can find everything from fast food to international cuisine, including Chinese, Japanese, American, Italian, and French gastronomy in the most sophisticated and award-winning restaurants in the country. Some of them are Puerto Madero, Harry's Steakhouse, La Vie en Rose, and Biko.


Useful Tips

  • - Wear comfortable shoes, since Mexico City has many places ideal for walking tours

    - If you travel during the rainy season, carry a rain jacket and waterproof shoes

    - Mexico City is a casual destination, so pack clothing according to this style as well as a pair of semi-formal attire to wear at night

The weather in Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City has a temperate climate with an annual average temperature of 21 °C (70 °F).

What to bring by season

Mexico City has a pleasant climate most of the year, with an average temperature of 21 °C (70 °F). Spring and summer months are the hottest, with temperatures that can reach 29 °C (84 °F) in the afternoon. The heaviest rains fall in August and September, so if you travel on this dates, we suggest packing waterproof clothing and shoes, and cotton and denim garments.

In winter, temperatures drop considerably to 9 °C (48 °F) and even down to 0 °C (32 °F). December and January are the coldest months. If you travel during this season, we recommend packing warm wool clothing, a scarf, and gloves. Try to wear a heavy jacket and thermal clothing for colder days.

What to expect from the weather at Mexico City

Month Min. Max. Days with rain Rainfall Recommendations
January 44°F 71°F  1 2 in Dry season. Days are sunny and sometimes windy. Nights can be cool. Pack light clothes, pocket umbrella, sunblock, long-sleeved shirts, pants, light sweater or jacket.
February 46°F 75°F  1 1 in
March 50°F 78°F  2 4 in
April 53°F 80°F  4 8 in
May 53°F 80°F  9 21 in Rainy season. Days are mostly sunny and very hot and humid. Pack light, natural fiber clothes, pocket umbrella and sunblock.
June 53°F 77°F  16 60 in
July 53°F 75°F  19 63 in
August 64°F 75°F  15 54 in
September 53°F 73°F   13 46 in
October 50°F 75°F  6 21 in
November 48°F 75°F   2 3 in
December 46°F 73°F  2 2 in Dry season. Days are sunny and sometimes windy. Nights can be cool. Pack light clothes, pocket umbrella, sunblock, long-sleeved shirts, pants, light sweater or jacket.
Source: Mexico National Meteorological Service. Data registered between the years 1971–2000.


About Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City is one of the largest and most populated cities in the world, and has a rich historical and cultural heritage dating from the year 1325, when the Aztecs founded the Great Tenochtitlán in the territory now occupied by the city. Mexico, D F, as it is also known, is one of the most culturally diverse destinations, something that may be perceived through its streets, buildings, and entertainment centers.

The most important area is the historic center, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. Go there and contemplate the architectural richness of its more than 743 buildings. The most outstanding tourist sites include the Great Temple, the Palace of Fine Arts, the House of Tiles, the National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, and the famous Zócalo Capitalino, which is the main square where the most important festivities in the country are held, such as the Independence Day celebrations.

Paseo de la Reforma is one of the main avenues where you can see some of the most representative monuments of Mexico, such as the Angel of Independence and the Fountain of Diana the Huntress; and places with historic value as the Chapultepec Forest that houses the castle where the battle for territory between the Mexican army and US troops was fought.

Mexico City has a vast range of shopping offer to suit all tastes and budgets. If it is about luxury, you can go to Presidente Masaryk Street in the area of Polanco, the modern Santa Fe shopping center located in the financial district of the city, or the Perisur mall, among many others. For purchasing varied items at lower prices, you can take a ride to one of the hundreds of popular markets that are all over the city; the most famous are La Lagunilla, Tepito, and Jamaica Market, the latter specializing in flowers.

One of the main characteristics of Mexico City is its vast range of tourism and recreational offer that includes prestigious hotels, sophisticated restaurants, the country’s best nightclubs, world-class museums, and amusement parks. There is a number of options for all tastes; from theme parks such as Six Flags Mexico or Feria de Chapultepec, to museums like the Wax Museum and the National Museum of Anthropology, one of the most recognized around the world. You cannot miss Garibaldi, a square where you can soak up the Mexican folklore and mariachi music.

Mexico City also has the largest theatrical and musical offer in the country. Some of the most popular venues where various shows are presented are the National Auditorium, Foro Sol, Palace of Sports, the Metropolitan Theater, and the Telcel Theater.

The outskirts of Mexico City have natural areas ideal for a picnic, flora and fauna watching, and outdoor sports. Take a tour to La Marquesa, Desierto de los Leones Park, or Xochimilco, where the movie María Candelaria was filmed with actress Dolores del Río. Here you can navigate the channels on board the boats called trajinera, which are colorfully decorated, in another way to discover the roots of Mexico City.

***The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN).

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