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Insider’s Map: non touristic guide to Mexico City

Street art in Mexico City

There are innumerable cool things to do in Mexico City, whether you like culture, gastronomy, history, and/or entertainment. Even those of us who have lived in the city our entire lives have a long Mexico City bucket list of places and activities we have yet to accomplish. In our blog entry “One day in Mexico City” you’ll find some activities and spots you can’t miss while visiting the most popular areas in the city. However, there are many places, restaurants, and hidden treasures in the streets of Mexico City that are waiting to be discovered by curious travelers and foodies like yourself.

To have the best culture trip in Mexico City, consider the length of your stay and your travel preferences, so you can properly organize your time and take advantage of this city’s versatility whilst taking part in interesting, fun, and original activities that gather what you like the most.


Mexico City tourist map

Street in La Roma

Green motorbike parked in fornt of a beautiful building.

Mexico City has an important number of tourist attractions, such as the National Anthropology Museum, the Angel of Independence, Chapultepec, the Frida Kahlo Museum, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. However, each one of the city’s main districts has its worth-visiting spots.

In the Historic Downtown, for instance, the Fine Arts Palace, the Templo Mayor, the Alameda Central, the Zócalo or main square, the Latin American Tower, Chinatown, La Ciudadela Market, the National Art Museum, and the Santo Domingo square are some of the most remarkable places. Inside La Roma, la Condesa, and La Juárez neighborhoods, it is classic to walk through Álvaro Obregón avenue, the Río de Janeiro square, the Cibeles fountain, and both Parque España and Parque México. Conversely, in the Coyoacán and San Ángel quarters it is almost mandatory to walk through Higuera street, enjoy a street churro and/or an ice cream in the Plaza Hidalgo, visit the market, the museums, the “La Paz” Avenue, the Bazaar del Sábado, and the San Jacinto square.

All these attractions and neighborhoods await with a varied gastronomic offer, as well as parks and streets surrounded by leafy trees, bars, and night clubs, a variety of boutique stores, restaurants, museums, markets, and libraries. However, there are countless other places and not-as-famous spots, that chilangos (locals born and living in Mexico City) discover daily. Would you like to learn about them?


Antique bookstore

Bookstore selling old and second-hand books at very low prices.


Insider’s Map: underrated, non-touristy destinations in Mexico City

If there is one thing clear for us in Sabores México Food Tours, it is that there are more than nine million different ways of living Mexico City, because each one of its citizens and visitors enjoys its cultural, gastronomic, and entertainment offer in a truly unique way. Therefore, as of the end of 2020, we took the assignment of creating a local guide with interesting places in Mexico City. In this guide you’ll find restaurants, museums, parks, bars, bakeries, and other hidden and not so well-known spots.

Once a month, SMFT’s team will have a meeting to share their favorites places in the city. On each volume, two members will share with everybody some of their favorite restaurants, museums, and places in Mexico City. This way, step by step, our local Insider’s Map will ?? with varied opinions you can consider to give your visit an authentic chilango feeling to your visit.

Don’t forget that having advice from different chilango foodies is a travel game changer and one of the best ways of getting to know Mexico City deeply. With our advice, you’ll be able to live like a local, not just visiting the classic destinations, but going off into unique places that will make you want to come back for more Mexico City adventures.

Discover our Insider’s Map and relive what was shared by SMFT’s team inside each volume through our blog and our social media, Sabores México Food Tours.

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