I just spent 8 days in Mexico City, after never having been there before, and was pleasantly surprised. I had been to Mexico many times before, mostly to visit family in Veracruz, but I never ventured to D.F. before this trip.
I truly was pleasantly surprised by Mexico City’s culture, city, and dining scene. I know, I know. I probably sound like a lot of Americans do when they are shocked by how cool other countries are…but I have traveled all over, and really was truly impressed by D.F. and stunned by how much I liked it. My cousin even said “You Americans all think we ride burros (donkeys) and wear sombreros everyday”, when I told her that I was loving visiting with her in Mexico City.
Anyways, what I’m trying to say here is that if you haven’t been to Mexico City and are a cool- cultured-openminded person (sorry to stereotype my own Americans) who likes to learn new things and explore new cities, then you should go!
Upon my arrival in Mexico City, my cousins and my aunt took me to a really cool neighborhood called Colonia Roma for lunch. In case you didn’t know, lunch is the big meal of the day in Mexico, and it’s awesome.
Driving through Colonia Roma, the ambience felt like a combination of Madrid, Washington D.C., and San Francisco…mixed together with a little New York and a little Paris. Ok, so you might think “hmm that combination”, but I ilved in 3 of those cities I mentioned and I explored a bunch of neighborhoods there…also who doesn’t also like to be compared to San Francisco and Paris? Ya, I didn’t think so. OK – back to the food – since this is a food blog and all. Even though it is about my travel adventures and my coping with severe addiction to travel. Obviously Tony Bourdain is my idol.
REALLY – THE FOOD
My family took me to Colonia Roma for a nice sunday lunch around 3 pm. We walked up the windy staircase, past the art gallery, and into the top floor restaurant, Romita Comedor. This place was really cool, like even hipsters from Williamsburg would think it is cool – which is like – saying something. Also found out that hipster is an adjective and noun in Spanish as well…OK FOOD. The food was really good, despite a menu with almost too many options and an odd waiter. The innovative take on traditional Mexican dishes was really tasty and it was a fun experience to try new takes.
- The Restaurant – like an open air rooftop greenhouse with a giant window open to the street as well #happyday
- Took the below photo from my spot at the table #win
SEE : THE New Mexican cuisine that i enjoyed on a sunny summer sunday in the open air space of Romita Comedor.
OH YA – AND THEY SERVE COCONUT WATER FRESH IN A COCONUT – WHICH IS AMAZE WHEN HUNGOVER
PHOTO TO PROOVE IT, AND IT DID INDEED CURE A HANGOVER FROM THE WEDDING THE NIGHT BEFORE
- Delicious take on traditional chile dish from the city of Puebla, Chiles en Nogada
- Ahi Tuna tostada…also love all the corn in the Mexican diet since I am now Sin Gluten (gluten free)
- A cucumber agua fresca, chia seeds and some delicious herbs…it really quenched my thirst on a sunny sunday