As one of the largest cities in the world, with nearly seven centuries of traditions colliding daily in this cosmopolitan metropolis that twenty-something million people call home, it’s little wonder why Mexico City has become know as ‘one of the world’s most exciting food cities.’
From its street side food vendors serving pre-hispanic fare to the city’s restaurants ranked among the world’s best, Mexico City—or CDMX as it's known in hashtaggable shorthand by locals—is a destination unlike any other city in the world.
Club Tengo Hambre’s Mexico City Weekender is a series of outings and events spread over 5 days designed to explore the defining contrasts that makes Mexico City among the greatest cities in the world to eat in.
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Day 1: Welcome to Mexico
Mixing it up in CDMX
Rare mezcal | Oaxacan Feast | Mexican Spirits Cocktail
We can think of no better way to start our Mexico City Weekender than meet, greet + mix it up over mezcal. We’ve lined up an afternoon tasting with our friend Andrea, the woman behind La Fiera Mezcal, who sources rare mezcal directly from distillers in Guerrero, Mexico, where her family is from.
In the evening, we’ll visit Pasillo de Humo, the Condesa restaurant of Oaxacan chef Alam Méndez, currently a regional semi-finalist for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 award. There, we’ll be treated to Alam’s modern take on Oaxacan cuisine with a special-to-CTH family style feast.
After, we’ll stroll the beautiful tree-lined streets of the Condesa neighborhood, towards our favorite little cocktail bar nestled in the living room of a Porfirio Díaz-era mansion, for a nightcap cocktail made with pox, a rare corn-based liquor distilled in Chiapas.
Day 2: Make Mexico City Tenochtitlan Again
Exploring the Historic Center
Markets | Centro HistÓrico | Mexican Wine | NighT Time Street Eats
We’ll begin the day exploring seven centuries of the city’s history via its quintessential regional cuisine, as we eat our way around our favorite mercados in Centro Histórico—Mercado La Merced, the crown jewel of Mexico City’s public market system, and Mercado Abelardo L. Rodríguez, where Diego Rivera himself curated the muralists whose paintings adorn the walls.
In the evening, we’ll have a closed-door wine tasting at Farmacia Internacional with wine expert Natalia de la Rosa, the editor of food section of El Universal, Mexico’s largest newspaper. Natalia will talk to us about the burgeoning Mexican wine scene during an intimate tasting of six wines designed to highlight the defining characteristics of country’s diverse winemaking regions.
After, we’ll hit the streets of Centro for the very best of the capital’s famed night time fare to see how the Chilangos—as residents of CDMX are known—do their post-drinking eating.
Day 3: All the Tacos
From the Streets to Pujol
Tacos | More Tacos | Bullfighter Cantina | Pujol
Whether rustic or refined, there’s no place on earth with more expressions on the taco continuum than Mexico City. To celebrate this, Saturday is all things tacos. From the morning on, until the early afternoon, we’ll explore the essential regional tacos styles this city has to offer with a definitive Mexico City street food crawl. To cap the afternoon off, we’ll visit one of our favorite classic cantinas that doubles as a bullfighter museum for a round of beers.
In the late evening, we’ll visit Pujol, chef Enrique Olvera’s acclaimed restaurant ranked number 20 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 list, for his taco omakase. There, we’ll take over the entire bar for Enrique’s taco tasting menu with drink pairings.
Day 4: Weekends Are For Barbacoa
A Pulque-filled Picnic in Texcoco
Barbacoalandia | Pulque | Mexico’s Best Chefs
On Sunday, we’ll set off early to Texcoco, known widely as 'the home of barbacoa in Mexico,’ in the nearby State of Mexico, where we’ll visit the tiny pueblo of La Purifacación Tepetitla for a picnic-style feast at a famed barbacoa spot popular with local families.
We’ll wash it all down with aguamiel and an assortment of pulque, an ancient fermented alcoholic beverage once reserved only for Aztec nobility.
Later that evening, we’ll head to the Polanco neighborhood to visit Comedor Jacinta, the casual restaurant of chef Edgar Nuñez, for a special-to-CTH closing night family-style dinner in the private back room. Edgar was recently awarded the number 75 spot on the S.Pellegrino world’s best restaurant list and was ranked number 11 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
Day 5: Adiós Chilangolandia
Saying Farewell, Mimosas in Hand
Mimosa-heavy Breakfast | Laughter + Tears | Checking Out
All good things must come to an end, so we’ll spend the last morning of our Mexico City Weekender together over a lovely breakfast spread at Chaya’s beautiful central table, saying our goodbyes over flutes of orange juice spiked with sparkling wine.
We've partnered with our friends at Chaya B&B, located in the Centro Histórico.
Breakfast included, wireless internet access, bilingual staff,
rooftop terrace, multifunctional shared areas
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4 night accommodations at Chaya B&B (breakfast included) | Meals and beverages mentioned during CTH activities
Private CTH Host | Transportation to CTH activities | Goodie bag curated by CTH
- A special-to-CTH mezcal tasting
- Welcome family-style dinner + drinks at a Mexico City rising restaurant
- Nightcap specialized cocktails
- A special-to-CTH coffee tasting with Quentin + pastries
- Tours to 2 Mexico City markets (w/ food + beverages included)
- A special-to-CTH private Mexican wine tasting
- Night street food tour
- Street food + cantina tour
- Taco Omakase private dinner + pairings at Chef Enrique Olvera's Pujol
- Texcoco roadtrip for barbacoa
- Final family-style dinner at Chef Edgar Nuñez's Jacinta
Does NOT include:
Flights to-and-from Mexico City | Transportation to accommodations | Incidental costs
Costs for extra food items and drinks