So fortunate is Mexico City to have such a range of options for all tastes and cravings. With its great gastronomic offers, the capital allows you to get to know the often unexplored flavors of other corners of the world. Places where you can try a Balkan burger, Hungarian goulash, or octopus served like it would be in the style of the Greek islands.
For foodies and those who want to get out of their food comfort zone, we present to you our little tour of 5 must-visit international restaurants.
Pho’ King – Vietnam
This is the only all-Vietnamese restaurant in the city. The owners arrived to Mexico in 2018 and opened their business, transporting diners to their homeland through Pho’ King’s scenic decor and pop music, and a menu that includes salads, nem rolls, and their famous pho – a soup dish consisting of broth with rice noodles, herbs, and various meats, vegetables, or shrimp.
Florencia 33, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5206 3671
Hostería de la Selva Negra – Germany
Hostería de la Selva Negra arrived in the Polanco neighborhood in 1975 and since then it has been a standard of German fare in CDMX. They offer a variety of sausages including Westfalia, Vienna, Frankfurt, and smoked pork or beef. You can also order a Hungarian goulash and accompany it with a refreshing German Karmeliten beer.
Juan Racine 108, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 5557 9004
Kolobok – Russia
Since 2001, Kolobok has been recognized as the best Russian cuisine in Mexico. The name translates as “bun” from a beloved Slavic fairy tale and they offer authentic dishes such as Russian salad with potato, egg, carrot, onion, sausage, and mayonnaise, beet borscht, and Crimean chebureki. Pair them with a lemonade and vodka or kvas, the famous beverage from fermented rye flour.
Salvador Díaz Mirón 87, Santa María la Ribera, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5541 7085
Balkan Grill – Serbia
Find out what makes it a Balkan burger. Let Balkan Grill, a restaurant serving up food from Serbia and the Balkans, introduce you to pljeskavica – burgers made with ground pork and beef, and which are considered a Serbian dish par excellence. They also have a rich variety of fish, chicken, and vegetarian dishes, as well as pasties stuffed with ham and cheese.
Xola 1615, Narvarte Poniente, Benito Juárez
T. 55 5440 0789
Mythos Estiatorio – Greece
Another gem of international cuisine in Polanco is Mythos Estiatorio. The menu comes from family recipes from the four Greek founding partners. We recommend the tzatziki, the classic Greek dip made of yogurt, cucumber, dill and garlic, or the favorite oktapodi sti skará, an octopus in the style of the Greek islands – marinated and grilled, served with arugula, capers, oregano, extra virgin olive oil, and lemon. Kalí Órexi! (Bon appetit!)
Emilio Castelar (esquina con Isaac Newton), Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 5282 1323