A Long Weekend in Mexico City!
I had been very interested in visiting Mexico City for a few years, but watching the Netflix Show Chef’s Table episode of Enrique Olvera and his restaurant Pujol just pushed me over the edge!
Michael and I decided Mexico City would be a fun place to spend a long weekend celebrating our 7th(!) wedding anniversary, and I have to say it did not disappoint. Getting to have our anniversary dinner at Pujol was the icing on the cake! (wink wink)
The people, the colors and the food were just some of the highlights of a fantastic long weekend in CDMX, as they are re-branding themselves.
While I could go on all day about the things I loved doing, seeing and eating during my trip, I will keep it short and sweet. Feel free to reach out if you’d like to know more!
Chekammendations for CDMX:
Visit Fabrica Social for BEAUTIFUL hand-made products from women in Mexico. I love that they highlight and promote indigenous women so that they receive income to their trade. Each item lists the woman who made it and how many hours they spent making it on the tag. I bought a stunning shirt that I am so excited to wear now that I am back!
While every article I read about the top restaurants in CDMX mentioned Contramar, for some reason I didn’t listen to my gut and make a reservation there until our last day for lunch. Don’t make my mistake! Contramar was one of the best meals we had and fortunately, since we had the Spanish menu, we found the specials that included an amazing sea urchin dish that wasn’t on the regular English menu. (PRO TIP: If I speak the language even a little bit, I always ask for one menu in the native language and one in English, just for this reason!)
Even though it was out of the way, I have to say an afternoon spent on the river at Xochimilco was one I won’t forget. It was about a 40 minute drive from our hotel in Condesa to Xochimilco and it was so worth it. The mariachi bands, the tranquil waters and the boats that pull up and cook you tacos to order were part of a memorable day that I can’t wait to recreate the next time I visit.