By Roberto Vilchis, a local archaeologist who is passionate about his city’s unparalleled food scene. Edited by Matthew Wears
There are many reasons to visit Mexico City, but number one has to be our incredibly rich and diverse food culture! Not a lot of people realise, but most authentic foods in Mexico City don’t really make it to other parts of the world; there’s a whole other universe of Mexican food beyond tacos and burritos. It’s mainly the Mexico City street food that has become popular in other countries, but you guys are missing out on the seafood, fiery sauces and of course all of the unique cooking methods that we have. That’s not even to mention the incredible foreign influences that we have thanks to being such an open and cosmopolitan city; they add a whole new dynamic to the flavours. In this Mexico City food guide, I’m going to try and make it a little bit easier for you to navigate the wildly diverse food scene. I’m going to be giving my must eat foods, as well as sharing with you just a handful of my favourite places to eat in Mexico City. So, let’s jump right in!