Mexico City - What to do/see/eat

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  1. Sweet Willie
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    We are considering a trip this Spring (March), LOTS to do in Mexico city, any feedback on the below (or suggestions) is very much appreciated.

    We are considering:

    Zócalo public square, & the cathedral there.

    Diego Rivera murals in the National Palace

    Take a walk through Chapultepec Park

    the borough of Xochimilco

    bullfight

    The Castillo

    Museums: Kahlo, Trotsky, History & Anthropology, Arte Moderno, Soumaya

    Getting around:
    I've read that taxis are the devil and others report no problem if you know what you order/are doing. I'd be interested to hear about experiences.

    Also, does anyone have any experience using the hop on/hop off Turibus? http://www.turibus.com.mx/ (site states that English is coming soon)

    Best location for a tourist?

    Eats - we are open to both street & restaurant dining!
     
  2. adamefimoff2

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    That sounds like a great plan.

    What is your budget and where are you staying @Sweet Willie
     
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    If you are staying in a luxury hotel . Maybe get @davidourisman to do the route
     
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  5. Sweet Willie
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    thanks for the suggestion, luxury hotels are overrated in my opinion (I know, blasphemy on Inside Flyer!!), so likely will be staying in a western branded hotel (due to wife's likes).
     
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    the Holiday Inn at Zocalo is decent, fabulous location

    if you want to go out for nice food / drinks one night, head to Polanco area, near IC

    go for "pozole" at http://lacasadetono.com.mx/menu/ popular place, cheap and very tasty
    Casa de Tono is in both Zona Rosa and Buenavista

    there are so many great places to eat, the best food I had on a recent four day visit was "pork carnitas" in this butcher shop with side restaurant at the end of the bridal street (where they sell all the wedding gowns) tender lean meat and fiery hot sauce, fresh corn tortillas

    I also would highly recommend you buy some Franco Cuadra dress shoes if they have your size, an incredible value, they have women's shoes as well
     
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  7. Sweet Willie
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    thanks for the suggestion, always up for advice on any good quality local/regional items that should be looked at/purchased. https://shop.cuadra.com.mx/en/
     
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    there is a Cuadra shop around the corner from Garibaldi Plaza where you can catch the mariachi gigs and a few Pacifico or Modelo cervezas :eek:
     
  9. adamefimoff2

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    its not blasphemy just opinion
     

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