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Life as an Expat in Mexico City: June 2018 Edition

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For those new to this series (it’s only a month old, so we’re all sort of new to this series tbh), I have decided to keep you all in the loop with these monthly updates so that they live forever somewhere rather than solely in my monthly newsletters.

I know that a lot of people come to this blog to learn more about life in Mexico City, whether that’s because you’re traveling to Mexico or you’re considering moving here yourself. There will be stories, current events, recent restaurant finds, and different photos from around the city that I often don’t get a chance to share anywhere other than Instagram stories.

Favorite Recent Mexico Eats

I checked out a few new places this month and there is one in particular that you should not skip out on when you visit Mexico City.

El Turix: This little hole-in-the-wall taco joint in Polanco is out of this world. Expect to wait a while if you visit on a busy weekday, but it’s surprisingly quiet on weekends. Go straight up to the chef at the front of the shop and order your tacos. They have one meat – cochinita, which is a dish from the Yucatan. It’s slow roasted pork in a deliciously spiced and almost sweet sauce. It’s super rich and four tacos was more than enough for me at lunchtime. Definitely have it with the red onions.

You can also have it in a torta (like a sandwich) or on a panucho, which is a fried tortilla, making it crispier. All are outstandingly delicious. The salsa is habañero, so use sparingly. It’s also worth noting that it’s cash only. Tacos are 17 Pesos each.

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Favorite Recent Bar in Mexico City

I tried a new craft beer bar this past weekend in Mexico City and it was pretty cool. While there are tons of great bars in the city, it can be hard to find new spots that actually brew their own.

Crisanta Garage: It’s located in a cool spot right near the Revolution Monument. You can actually grab a table outside and enjoy the view of the monument while you sup their beers. The drinks menu, in general, is pretty extensive and they also make their own spirits, but I went for the craft beer.

I tried both of their IPAs and really enjoyed them. They’re both pretty heavy and tasted quite strong, but they had a lot of flavor and the labels on the bottles were eye-catching. I’d definitely head back again to try some of their other beers (they had seven in total).

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Favorite Recent Day Trip in Mexico City

I’ve been trying to change things up a little bit on the weekends. Luke and I joke that whenever we go into the city we’re just trying to fill time between a tasty lunch and cocktail hour (aka craft beer hour, unless of course, you’re talking about Limantour, in which case, definitely cocktails).

This past weekend we headed to Roma Sur to check out the Mercado de 100, an organic market that takes place every Sunday, as well as the Huerto Roma Verde, which is a funky community space that usually has different markets or events going on every weekend. Both are right next to each other and were really cool to spend some time. I recommend coming hungry to Roma Verde – there are SO MANY delicious stalls selling good food and drink.

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Life Lately in Mexico City

I’ve been trying to work a ton this month since I’m going to be traveling a ton this summer, but I’m still enjoying weekends here.

I also recently released my labor of love, Mexico City: A Travel Guide. It’s a comprehensive 200-page digital guidebook to the city. It has a guide to street food with locations of my favorite vendors, a neighborhood guide for Polanco, the Historic Center, Roma, Condesa, and Coyoacan. Each neighborhood guide talks about my favorite boutique hotels, top restaurants, bars, and cafes to check out as well as day trips that I love.

I have been working on this book for a year and am so proud to see it finally in print. I’ve been overwhelmed by the response and I’m so excited to be able to help people see a totally different side to the city. You can read more about the book here and you can purchase a copy here. 

Upcoming Travel Plans

This will likely be my last update until September because I’m headed on a bit of a Europe tour this summer. I’ll be announcing more as the time gets closer!

As always, if you have any questions about Mexico City, get in touch with me on Facebook, Instagram, or via email. I’d love to help answer your questions!

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