So you’re headed to CDMX and looking for the best Mexico City instagram spots! You’re in luck – I ran around the city looking for the most instagrammable places in Mexico City! From leafy green cafes and golden palaces to colorful architecture and ancient pyramids, there’s no shortage of photo spots in Mexico City.
Mexico City is an instagrammers paradise. There’s something to photograph around every corner, whether it be Frida Khalo’s Blue House, photo worthy cafes, or sky-high viewpoints. I could spend weeks just wandering around, camera in tow, and still not run outta Mexico City instagram spots to take photos of.
Looking for more instagrammable photo spots in other cities? I’ve got quite a few photo guides! Check them out!
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- 30 Most Instagrammable Photo Spots in London
So whip out that camera (I’ve been using just my phone lately!), grab a few friends, and get ready to find the best Mexico City instagram spots.
Read Next: The Perfect 3-Day Mexico City Itinerary (so you can bang out a bunch of these CDMX photo spots super fast!)
Iconic Mexico City Instagram Spots
1. La Casa Azul (The Blue House or Frida Kahlo Museum)
I so admire Frida Khalo – she’s the most renowned Latin American artist in the world! And any spot literally called The Blue House sounds super photogenic to me. Here at The Blue House in the Coyoacan neighborhood of Mexico City, you’ll be immersed in all things Frida! And it’s easily one of the best Mexico City instagram spots, of course!
A visit to La Casa Azul is a MUST on any Mexico City itinerary. This is where Frida Khalo lived most of her life, ultimately passing away in 1954. Not only can you see the exact paints she used for all her iconic paintings, her wheelchair, and learn all about her fascinating life, but the whole space is absolutely beautiful. After you check out her house and studio, spend some time in the outdoor courtyard – it’s full of leafy green plants and even more color (mostly blue, hence the name).
Psst: Book a timed ticket in advance. Or else you risk the chance of waiting on an exceptionally long line or not being able to visit at all. Also, you’ll need to buy a photo pass for ~$1 USD. This pass will enable you to take photos inside the home, the museum, and around the gardens. And trust me, staff absolutely check for the photo pass when they see people taking photos. So pick one up on your way in!
2. Zocalo Architecture
The Zocalo, less commonly known as Plaza de la Constitución, is full of interesting architecture in downtown Mexico City. The plaza is surrounded by plenty of historical and culturally important buildings, including the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Supreme Court of Justice.
I loved all the wooden elements and quirky design details. The giant Mexican flag in the center is hard to miss. Try and get a photo of the hot pink cabs and buses – they really contrast the Baroque architecture!
3. Castillo de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Castle)
A castle in CDMX? Yup, believe it or not! A real-life 18th century palace lives right here (and it’s the only one on the North American continent)! Why shouldn’t you go explore the home of the Mexican President (well, up until 1939 anyways)?
The black and white contrasting tiles (both inside and out) as well as the impressive stained glass windows make the photos so lavish and opulent! I totally wish I was wearing a long gown to really live out the princess vibes.
Don’t miss out on the gardens as well – they’re way more manicured than Golden Gate Park in San Francisco! And plus, the castle’s located on top of Chapultepec Hill so you know there’ll be good views from up here.
Psst – the castle (and entire park) is closed on Mondays, so plan your Mexico City itinerary with this in mind!
4. Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral)
Before leaving the Zocalo, check out the largest and oldest cathedral in all of Latin America – Catedral Metropolitana! It’s one of the city’s oldest and most iconic buildings, and it’s absolutely free to visit (both the outside and interior). With all the gold details throughout, intricate wooden markings, and grand cathedral doors, you really shouldn’t miss it!
Plus, it’s a true architectural masterpiece of CDMX (being a wacky combination of Baroque, Neoclassical, and Gothic architecture), making it one of the best photo spots in Mexico City!
5. Casa Luis Barragan
Now this is where instagram dreams really come to life. As soon as I heard about legendary contemporary architect Luis Barragan, I knew I needed to visit his house. He’s not only one of the most celebrated architects in CDMX, but one of Mexico’s most important artists.
He’s famous for his bold, minimalist style, and his emphasis on color, light, shadow, and texture. What better way to immerse yourself than visiting his own home and studio yourself?!
The entire space is filled with soft natural light, neutral tones contrasting with the bold patterns, and lots of natural, wooden elements. But the iconic outdoor courtyard – filled with pinks and oranges and green leafy vines cascading over the wall – was my favorite part of the house to photograph. I’m a sucker for a hot pink wall (like the one on Melrose Ave in Los Angeles), what can I say?!
You can only visit via a guided tour, so make sure to book your ticket literally as soon as they become available (a few Tuesdays beforehand). It’s not uncommon for the tickets to sell out within minutes of opening! I was literally glued to my computer the second tickets were released!
Do note only cell phone photos are allowed – no photoshoots with DSLRs or mirrorless cameras allowed. Walk around the neighborhood for a bit before/after – we found some super colorful homes nearby (for some bonus Mexico City instagram spots of course)!
Willing to venture an hour outside the city? You’ll be greeted with one of the most instagrammable spots in Mexico City, er, right outside of it! Teotihuacan was the largest pre-Aztec civilization in its time, and the ~2000 year old pyramids were named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. Told you they’re epic!
While the complex is quite large, the two main highlights are the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. Plan to climb up at least one! I recommend taking photos from different angles – at the bottom of the pyramids, up close and personal with the materials, and from further away (really showing how they dominate the landscape).
My favorite? Photos after climbing up looking out into the valley landscape or towards the other pyramid! Wear a fedora hat for max effect (they sell them all over Teotihuacan in case you want to buy one directly from Mexico).
Tourist Tip: Teotihuacan gets crowded! Plan to arrive by early morning to get photos without tons of photobombers. Or just hang around after your hot air balloon ride above Teotihuacan (that’s what we did on our most recent trip)! You’ll be there before most people even arrive!
7. Neighborhoods of Roma Norte and La Condesa
Roma Norte and La Condesa are easily my two favorite Mexico City neighborhoods for wandering and getting (slightly) lost. No shortage of photo ops here! And thankfully you can easily explore both in the same morning/afternoon as they’re located right next to each other.
Every street is lined with hip cocktail bars, lush green spaces (especially Amsterdam Avenue in La Condesa), hipster coffee spots, trendy boutiques, and gorgeous colonial buildings. Both neighborhoods are trendy and chic, with creative details on every corner.
Expect to find cool new bars and cafes popping up every month, and tons of highly-rated restaurants (don’t miss the trendy and colorful Mercado Roma in Roma Norte)!
8. Anthropology Museum
If you go to one museum in Mexico City, make it the Anthropology Museum. Here you’ll find the world’s largest collection of ancient Mexican art! And the architecture – swoon! I think I had fun photographing the architecture here almost as much as I enjoyed the actual museum.
Don’t miss the giant column fountain in the courtyard (known as el paraguas – the umbrella); it’s a great photo spot in Mexico City if you don’t mind getting a little wet!
Other Places to Take Pictures in Mexico City
9. Mexico Mi Amor
I’m sure you’ve seen this one all over IG and floating around Pinterest. The neon sign is located in the ritzy neighborhood of Polanco on the building of Tane (an upscale jewelry store), and is one of my favorite Mexico City photo spots – I mean, just look at it.
The cacti, pink wall, and ‘Mexico Mi Amor’ sign all compliment each other so well. Definitely worth a quick stop on Masaryk Street.
10. Xochimilco Canals
There’s nothing better than taking a ride at Xochimilco, a charming little waterway area that’s full of colorful boats, mariachi bands, and people drinking traditional mezcal cocktails and pulque. It’s basically like a party on a boat floating in the middle of Mexico, and it’s absolutely wild (in the best way possible).
The Xochimilco canals are kinda like a mix of the Venice Canals in Italy and the Floating Markets in Thailand, but with more color and Mexican pizazz. Floating down the canals is such a good time, especially if you’re with some friends. And the colorful boats, called “trajineras” are painted such bright colors you won’t be able to resist taking a few photos.
Expect to pay about 500 pesos per hour (~$25USD), which is a great value split between a few people. Easily one of the most colorful Mexico City instagram spots, and the most fun!
11. Palacio Postal (Correo Mayor)
Yup, I’m taking you to a post office, but not just any old post office. I promise Palacio Postal will be the most beautiful post office you’ve ever been to.
As soon as I walked in, I was instantly floored by its beauty – the entire building really is a piece of art! It’s a wild mix of architectural styles, with Gothic Revival, Spanish Rococo, Venetian, and even Art Deco elements. There’s wrought iron, polished brass, intricate staircases, and the coolest glass ceiling in the back. And better yet, it’s absolutely free; you just walk right in!
The building can get quite busy at times, so you’ll wanna visit when it opens to get your shot. Or just wait for a clearing like we did. The post office is located in the historic center of Mexico City near the Palacio de Bellas Artes, so you can knock out a few Mexico City instagram spots in one afternoon.
12. Hot Air Balloon above Teotihuacan
Pure magic above the pyramids. Not only is this one of the best photo spots in Mexico City, but a big bucket list check as well! We had the most perfect morning without a cloud in the sky floating above the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacan.
And going on the morning of my 35th birthday made it all that more special, despite the 4am wake-up call, but ya know, I’ll do almost anything for a good Mexico City instagram spot.
I could have drifted away in that balloon above the ruins for HOURS. It was so, so magical (not to sound like a total cliche or anything…). We flew over the Teotihuacan Valley, including the two major pyramids – Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon, and then landed with a champagne toast!
You’ll wanna wear warm clothing as it’s pretty chilly that early in the morning, especially before the sun comes up! And honestly, it’s such good value (way cheaper than the other hot air balloon rides we’ve done in Napa Valley and Scottsdale, Arizona). I promise you, flying in a hot air balloon isn’t scary at all, you’ll see!
13. Casa de los Azulejos “The House of Tiles”
I’m sure you’ve seen or heard of this place before – it’s one of the most popular instagrammable places in Mexico City! And it makes total sense because three sides are completely covered with the most charming HAND PAINTED blue and white tiles. Yes, they’re all hand painted, and if you look closely, you’ll notice all the irregularities.
The House of Tiles kinda reminds me of those gorgeous tiled buildings all over Porto and Lisbon in Portugal! What most people don’t realize is it’s actually an 18th-century Baroque palace! Right in the heart of CDMX! Definitely walk all the way around with your camera in hand, and get some close-up photos of the hand-painted tiles.
We’ve only taken photos of the outside, but if you’re hungry from all the fun, there’s a highly-rated restaurant inside! A true architectural gem.
14. View From the Observation Deck of Torre Latinoamericana
Looking for sky-high views of CDMX? Head to the observation deck at Torre Latinoamericana, a 44-story skyscraper in the historic city center. It’s the tallest building in Centro Historico, and one of the city’s most notable landmarks. The building looks a tiny bit like the Empire State Building in New York City – do you see the resemblance?
I admit we’ve never been up there (on my list for next time!), but I’ve heard the views are absolutely ridiculous – on a clear day of course. You can see for miles and miles and get great views of the Palacio de Bellas Artes (right across the street).
I’ve seen photos and the view is especially beautiful at sunset (I suggest coming right before sunset so you can see the view during the day and then once the sun goes down). My own little photo hack.
And fun fact – the tower’s survived many earthquakes!
Looking for a workout? Climb the extra six flights of stairs to go to the very top, and you’ll see the city from an even higher point of view. You can either choose to visit the restaurant and pay for an overpriced watery drink (albeit less than a ticket to the top), or pay a bit more and use the elevator to go all the way to the actual observation deck. Your choice!
15. Coyoacan Neighborhood
Once you’re done photographing Frida Khalo’s house (Casa Azul), don’t leave the area just yet. The entire Coyoacan Neighborhood is too charming to miss! The main plaza, Jardin Hidalgo, is filled with cobblestone, leafy green plants, and plenty of benches for people-watching. You’ll see vendors selling balloons, toys, and traditional sweet treats. The Coyoacan Market is nearby (which is where Frida shopped herself… how wild!!!).
And whatever you do, if you need a little pick-me-up between photo shoots, grab a cold moka from Cafe El Jarocho – I swear you’ll love it…. There’s a reason it’s been open for almost 70 years. The aguacate ice cream from nearby ice cream shops isn’t half bad either.
Secret Photo Spots in Mexico City
16. Palacio de Bellas Artes from Above
The Palacio de Bellas Artes is arguably the most beautiful building in all of CDMX, a regal white Art Nouveau structure with its iconic yellow domed roof. It’s a cultural center that’s home to a lot of performances, exhibits, and more. Inside you’ll find elements of Art Deco style and it’s totally worth popping your head into as well, even if you’re not attending a show.
But if you wanna get that iconic view of the roof from above, you’ll need to head to the Sears building across the street. Yes – the department store (I’m not joking)! Head up to the cafe on the 8th floor, Finca Don Porfirio, order a drink (there’s not much food here so eat beforehand), and enjoy the view/snap away! You can get a perfectly symmetrical photo of the palace here, making it one of the best Mexico City Instagram spots!
17. Biblioteca Vasconcelos
For the book lovers out there, there are few places in the world more awesome (or instagrammable) than Biblioteca Vasconcelos. The geometric, colored stacks of this bright and modern library are filled with books on books on books. It looks like something out of a sci-fi novel or a contemporary art museum, and I can totally see it in a futuristic city like Tokyo.
Unfortunately I haven’t made it here just yet – the first time we visited CDMX I didn’t even know it existed, and on our most recent visit, it’d been closed for a while. Double check it’s currently open before you waste an Uber ride – the front is nothing special.
18. Mercado de San Juan
I love photographing foodie markets – they’re filled with so much excitement and color. And this one’s no different. I’d consider Mercado de San Juan a local market, and we saw plenty of locals buying their produce and meat here for the week.
You’ll also find plenty of dead insects to snack on if that’s your thing, or just wanna try them! Do note we saw some blood and (tons of) raw meat, so if you’re prone to get a little queasy, maybe skip the market.
19. Mercado de Artesanías La Ciudadela
If this isn’t Mexico City’s largest traditional style Mexican market, I don’t know what is. Heck, there’s over 200 stalls covering 16 THOUSAND square meters.
Trust me when I say you’ll wanna bring along a suitcase to buy it all – there’s hammocks, Mexican robes, mirrors, art, hand blown glass work, Talavera pottery, and so much more. But photos don’t take up any room so that’s what I typically do (after buying so much on my recent trip to Los Cabos and Sayulita, whoops). Well worth a quick peek when you’re walking to the Zocalo downtown area.
20. Casa Gilardi
Oh my goodness. SO. MUCH. COLOR. I was blown away by all the details and just overall coolness of the house. A technicolor swimming pool with a perfectly placed light beam. YES! A completely yellow-hued room with stained glass windows. YES! A pink and punchy outdoor roof terrace (which I was completely obsessed with and promise you will be too). YES! Like, can this be my house?!
If you’re looking for the best Mexico City instagram spots, you NEED to visit Casa Gilardi – it was easily one of the highlights of my last trip.
You’ll need to make a reservation in advance (a few weeks to a few months before visiting), but I promise you the wait is worth it. Just like at Casa Estudio Luis Barragan, expect to pay an additional 500 pesos (~$25USD) to take photos. But since there are so many epic photo spots in Mexico City right here in this one house, I think the cost is worth it and then some.
Plus, you’re helping support the family that lives in the house (yes, people live here full time – we even heard them through the walls, haha). Our tour guide was the son of the man who commissioned Barragan to build it, so you get a first-hand account of everything Casa Gilardi!
21. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House-Studio Museum
Everyone’s heard of Frida Khalo’s popular Casa Azul, but what about the lesser-known Frida & Diego studio in San Angel?
With the attractive cacti fence out front, spiral staircase, and rooftop terrace views, it’s easily one of the most instagrammable places in Mexico City. What many people don’t realize is that the museum is actually two houses connected by a bridge, which you can walk on to get to the other. Frida lived in the blue house – makes sense!
The pair lived in this home on and off for years together, before Frida ultimately moved back into Casa Azul after their divorce.
Psst – the museum is free to enter on Sundays (but you can easily take a photo of the popular blue building without paying an entrance fee anytime).
22. Charming Streets of San Angel
After you’re done photographing Museo Casa Estudio, go for a wander around the streets of San Angel. I swear it’s one of the most photogenic neighborhoods in the entire city, and you’ll get so many sweet shots for your Mexico City instagram feed.
Vines completely taking over homes, interesting door knockers, and tons of bougainvillea. The neighborhood is peaceful and picturesque, with narrow cobblestone streets, colorful historic mansions, and plenty of charming corners.
Plus, it’s largely residential, so you won’t see many tourists around! Just make sure to be super respectful – these are people’s homes you’re taking photos of!
23. Morisco Kiosk
If you like colorful structures, Kiosco Morisco is a fascinating place to visit. At first glance, it’s a large, gazebo-like structure that’s a reddish color from afar.
Upon closer inspection, though, you can see the intricate detail that went into this unique work of art and architecture in the center of the city.
24. Soumaya Museum
Modern architecture at its best – inside and out! Just look at the shiny silver-skinned building covered in 16,000 hexagonal mirrors! Whoa! I don’t even know what shape it is! An elongated oval? Maybe a rotated rhomboid? Hmm…. we’ll never know!
Soumaya is one of the most iconic museums in Mexico City, with the world’s largest collection of pre-Hispanic and colonial era coins. Head up the walkway past the 5th floor – here you’ll find a vast Rodin collection (the largest outside of France)! Even if you aren’t in the mood to check out each piece of art, the museum is completely FREE to enter, so may as well have a quick peek around.
Parks and Nature
25. Jardín Centenario (Coyoacan)
Since you’ll already be in Coyoacán to photograph Frida’s house, stay a little while and walk over to Jardin Centenario! It’s one of the most manicured parks I’ve ever seen in my life – just look at that greenery. I couldn’t believe how perfectly cut every single hedge was. Super pleasant and peaceful; we felt like we were in a private oasis in the middle of the big city!
We loved sitting on a shady bench underneath the trees, drinking our moka frios, and just watching the world go by. Don’t miss the huge famous coyote fountain in the middle of the park and church of San Juan Bautista. Coyoacán translates to “Land of the Coyotes” so that coyote fountain makes a lot more sense now, doesn’t it?
26. Parque Mexico and Parque Espana
These two sister parks are right across the street from each other, and are two of our favorite parks in the entire city. Considering Mexico City’s full of green spaces, that says a lot! Why am I so infatuated with them?
Well, for starters, the dozens and dozens and dozens of dogs!!! So many!!! And they’re all so cute! Definitely spend some time watching the dogs play in the dog park (and of course taking a few cute photos of them). You may even see a dog walker with 5, 6, or even 7 dogs at once – it’s not uncommon here! And then go for a wander in the leafy green peaceful paradise! Thankfully it’s well shaded so you can spend a while here without worrying too much about the strong sun.
27. Chapultepec Park
Chapultepec Park is one of the largest urban city parks in the Western Hemisphere, encompassing more than 1,600 acres! Meaning it’s almost double the size of Central Park in New York City – whoa! It’s nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of other parts of the city, that’s for sure. You’ll see tons of street vendors selling everything from elote, cotton candy, and plenty and plenty of potato chips and other colorful snacks.
Rent a paddle boat on the lake, go shopping in the open-air stalls, check out a few museums (the park is full of them, including the super popular Anthropology Museum), visit the castle (!!!), and admire the many sculptures and monuments. If you’re looking for a cheesy photo op, take a photo with the black and pink CDMX sign right near the lake. There’s always something going on here – whether it be street performances or cheeky swans in the lake.
Instagrammable Hotels in Mexico City
28. Hotel Carlota
I have to be honest – I booked this hotel because of the pool alone. I mean, just look at it! It’s completely glass on one side – just imagine the photo possibilities! Talk about urban chic! I found the rooms to be kinda underwhelming and super minimalistic, but again, the pool more than made up for it.
If you’re not spending the night, you can eat at the hotel restaurant (I promise those maiz hotcakes were legendary) and easily take a few photos with the pool if you ask nicely. The sitting area in the back of the hotel (past the pool) would also make for some fun photos as well.
29. Sofitel Mexico City Reforma
While the entire hotel is a stunner (we are talking about the Sofitel brand here…), the indoor pool is the real reason to book a night stay. Sleek, modern, and chic, with soothing living green walls (real plants!) and classic art-deco elements. Just imagine relaxing in the hot tub admiring the Mexico City skyline from the 38th floor, and with floor-to-ceiling windows to boot!
There’s also a steam room which I totally took advantage of. Day passes are available but they’re pretty pricey, so do it up and just spend the night! We got lucky with a corner room on the 34th floor with sky-high city views right over the Angel of Independence monument!
30. Hotel Camino Real Polanco
Camino Real is truly an instagrammers paradise. The main draw is the eye-catching, ultra-modern architectural pink cutouts in the front, but take a walk around the property for more Mexico City photo spots. Unfortunately it was under construction when I visited, but you can typically take a photo in front of this iconic spot!
You’ll find a unique outdoor fountain that seems to slosh every which way, a striking blue courtyard, and plenty of indoor murals. It’s super swanky and a must-visit when in the upscale Polanco area.
31. Gran Hotel Ciudad de México
Two words. Art-deco architecture. Gran Hotel isn’t your average hotel – the stunning stained glass ceiling makes for one of the best photo spots in Mexico City! And it’s one of the four largest Tiffany-style stained glass windows in the world!
Besides the colorful, light filled ceiling, you’ll also find geometric railings, velvet details, and even a stunning panoramic terrace overlooking the city. Unfortunately the hotel is only open for hotel guests at the moment (meaning we couldn’t see the grand ceiling), but hopefully that all changes soon!
Instagrammable Cafes and Restaurants
32. Cafebrería El Péndulo
One part café, one part bookstore! Easily one of the best Mexico City instagram spots for library lovers – I mean the interiors are just gorgeous! There’s a few of these cafes around the city, filled with balconies with curvy green handrails, living plants on the shelves, literally floor-to-ceiling books, and one location with a palm tree that’s as high as the building itself (San Angel)! Absolutely wild!
Come in for a quick wander/photo, or stay a while and admire the books with a coffee in hand. Most definitely the coolest bookstore chain in Mexico City.
33. Casa Olympia
As soon as you walk in, you’ll instantly see why this restaurant/bar makes it on this list of the best Mexico City photo spots. It’s literally an instagram feed waiting to happen. Plush orange chairs. Punchy, citrus wallpaper. Eclectic leafy greens. A hot pink couch with the most beautiful round windows. The whole space is an absolute dream. And I’m only describing half of it!
The carajillo with the macaron is super extra and what this swanky restaurant is known for, or try the Olympia Spritz and watch it change colors right in front of your eyes. If you’re hungry for something more than a liquid lunch, the Mediterranean classics are fresh and flavorful. One of the best Mexico City instagram spots for foodies like me!
Psst: The restaurant is kinda hidden – we thought we were dropped off at the wrong location! You’ll need to check-in with the hostess outside, and then you’ll be walked into Casa Olympia!
We stumbled upon this cute cafe in Polanco while walking to Tane, and I instantly fell in love with their cute branding (gets me every time)! So of course we had to get something… everything looked absolutely delicious – choosing what to get was one of the hardest decisions I made all day! I ultimately decided on the chocolate banana scone, and yes it was the perfect choice.
35. Ojo de Agua
I first visited the location in La Condesa on my original trip to Mexico City, and have since visited the Polanco spot! I can confirm they’re both just as instagrammable as the last!
From the wooden boxes filled with fresh fruit to the hanging egg chairs, I can see lots of instagram photos happening from Ojo de Agua! And plus, the food is pretty photogenic too – just look at the avocado toast!
36. Churreria El Moro
Okay, if you’re visiting Mexico City for at least 3 days, you need to get churros at El Moro at least once a day, haha. You can literally watch the staff pipe and fry the churros right in front of you. There’s plenty of locations around the city (they’re popping up left and right) and each one is super instagrammable. The white and blue tiles are iconic to the brand, and make for the cutest photos.
And since you’re here anyways you need to try the churros – for photo props of course (wink, wink). Get an order of 4 churros and some hot chocolate to dip them into (there’s 8 kinds of hot chocolate but we like the Espanol the best). The consuelos (mini ice cream sandwiches with coiled churros on each end) are also delicious. Not only are the churros the best in the city (see for yourself), but you’ll get super cute photos out of it. Two for one, right?
Head up to the 38th floor of the Sofitel Reforma Mexico City for sky high views with a cocktail in hand! I admit that the food was a bit underwhelming and I wasn’t a fan of the guacamole… (in Mexico I expect all guac to be super fresh).
With that being said, I highly recommend coming here for drinks though! Make sure to request a table outside – the views overlooking the city are mesmerizing. You’ll probably want to make a reservation since this place gets busy (especially at sunset) – ask for an outdoor table (the one in the corner has the best views).
38. Corazón de Maguey
Hungry? Come to Corazon de Maguey overlooking the main square in the Coyoacan district. Not only does the menu feature traditional Oaxacan cuisine, but the bright colors of the space make for great photos! This is a list of the best photo spots in Mexico City afterall!
We were here for breakfast, but I heard the mole is top-notch and there’s a great drink menu with plenty of mezcal (my husband ordered a refill of his drink if that’s saying anything). Be sure to head upstairs to the bar area – the boldness is really something. Psst – if you’re seated on the outside patio like we were, use the restroom upstairs and you’ll see the colorful bar and bright table area!
39. Tomasa Concha
I’m a sucker for cute branding, so as soon as I saw this spot in La Condesa I knew I had to go (and include it on my list of Mexico City instagram spots). Pink tiles. Handpainted terracota mugs. A super bright and airy space.
And some of the yummiest conchas (traditional Mexican sweet bread rolls) in the neighborhood! We tried a chocolate concha and a few minis, and couldn’t have been more satisfied. The staff was so generous and welcoming as well.
40. Panaderia Rosetta
Mexico City is known for its pan dulce (sweet breads), and Panaderia Rosetta is one of the best places to try a few! It’s a super popular place, but we didn’t have to wait terribly long for our coconut banana cocoa cookie and latte.
The guava pastry, cardamom roll, and ricotta cocoa roll are some of the best pastries I’ve ever had. And plus, the cinnamon rolls and blueberry focaccia are just too pretty not to photograph! Try the beet and pineapple juice – I loved it!
41. La Gruta
Lunch inside of a cave?! Don’t mind if I do! After visiting Teotihuacan, walk over to La Gruta – the restaurant is literally 5 minutes away and in a CAVE, so you can’t miss it!
Yup, that’s right, you can stuff your face with incredibly delicious traditional Mexican food while sitting in a volcanic cave. Pretty cool, huh? Get the molcajete and a few tacos – it was the perfect amount of food with so much variety.
Also, if that doesn’t convince you enough, both Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera have eaten here, along with Queen Elizabeth II! You may wanna make a reservation to ensure you get a table since this spot gets popular!
So there ya have it – all my favorite Mexico City instagram spots! Which ones are you adding to your Mexico City itinerary?!
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