Mexico City is an exotic culinary capital of the world. Today’s gastronomic melting pot, with more than 15,000 restaurants offers everything from taco stands on the streets to simple, family-style eateries and elite restaurants.
The number and range of international restaurants is growing and diversifying, particularly in middle- and upper-class neighborhoods like Polanco, San Angel, La Condesa, La Roma, Lomas de Chapultepec, and Del Valle. The sea of options in Mexico City restaurants can be segmented by meal: breakfast, lunch, and evening meal; by international cuisine: Japanese, Italian, French, Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Mediterranean, Lebanese, Polish, etc; by zones: south, north, downtown; and finally by price.
Everything in food happens in Mexico City; it has the best up and coming chefs, and all regions of Mexico are concentrated here.
Mexico City is the sort of megalopolis where you can show up at any bar at 6pm on a Monday and find the place already bustling with people. Not only are mexicans master revelers who wouldn’t scoff at a midweek party, but we don’t put down our beers for a minor inconvenience such as sunrise.
On any given night, people can find restaurant/bars, gallery/bars, irish pubs, mezcalerías, cervecerías, bars with crowded dance floors, and independent bars with movie screenings. If you’re a night owl, you’ll find plenty of options to go out at any given time.