From funk to flamenco: The 5 best places to discover new music in CDMX

Mexico City has one of the most vibrant and diverse music scenes in the world, with offerings ranging from jazz and flamenco to reggae, boleros, and salsa.

If you are a music lover and looking to find some new places to discover it, we present these five venues to break out of the routine and move your body to the lush sounds of our incredible city.

Central Funk 


Central Funk is a popular place in Mexico City to enjoy live exponents of funk, reggae, and soul. Located in the Roma neighborhood with a cozy and bohemian atmosphere, it offers concerts by local and international artists and DJs on the schedule. The menu includes pulque, craft beer, and pizza.

San Jerónimo 110, Centro, Cuauhtémoc

T. 55 1485 9168


Salón Tenampa 

Photo: @salontenampa

Tenampa is the place to find a merging of various Latin music styles. This iconic Mexican music hall offers a variety of tequilas and their famous pomegranate punch. And with its location in the historic Plaza Garibaldi, it is the best place to take in the sounds and culture of the city.

Plaza Garibaldi 12, Centro, Cuauhtémoc

T. 55 5526 6176

IG. @salontenampa

Juncal Tablao Flamenco

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The decor evokes the traditional tablaos (flamenco halls) of Spain and at Juncal Tablao Flamenco you can enjoy the cante jondo. There is a dance floor and tables to take in the show accompanied by Spanish tapas and drinks. In addition, they offer flamenco classes and workshops for those who want to learn more about this artform.

Av. Álvaro Obregón 293, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc

T. 55 6486 9586

IG. @juncaltablaoflamenco

Mama Rumba 

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If you are a fan of Latin music, Mama Rumba is the ideal place for you. Here you can dance to a variety of genres like salsa, cumbia, merengue, and bachata, among others, led by incredible live bands and DJs. As for the menu, they offer a range of drinks, as well as tacos, sandwiches, and empanadas to keep you fueled for a night of dancing.

Querétaro 230, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc

T. 55 5564 6920

IG. @mamarumbacdmx

Zinco Jazz Club

Photo: Zinco

The Zinco Jazz Club is a classic in Mexico City, particularly among jazz lovers. Located in a 17th century building that previously housed the Bank of Mexico vault, it has an intimate atmosphere, full of history and mystery. They show a wide variety of local and international musicians, from those emerging on the scene to world-renowned veterans.

Calle de Motolinia 20, Centro, Cuauhtémoc

T. 55 1131 7760

IG. @zincojazzclub

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