This April 13, we’re celebrating International Kissing Day. The commemoration arose as a tribute to the longest kiss recorded, when a Thai couple kissed as part of a contest for 58 hours 35 minutes and 58 seconds.
While you may not be looking to achieve a feat of this caliber, here are five charming places to find a bit of romance that will perhaps lead to a kiss. From wonderful views of the city’s monuments to haute cuisine that will transport you to the French idyll of the 40s, this guide will help you find the most romantic restaurants and cafés to celebrate with the one you want to smooch.
La Vie en Rose
Celebrate the day in the Parisian style of the 40s with the voice of Edith Piaf. This is the mood of La Vie en Rose, the French restaurant located in Roma that offers an intimate atmosphere, vintage decor from la Belle Époque, and home cooking by Chef Matthieu Lecroart. On the weekends they offer live jazz.
Av. Álvaro Obregón 275, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 7477 5307
Located inside the Four Seasons Hotel, Zanaya brings you the traditional flavors of the Mexican Pacific with its exquisite menu of fish and seafood. If you request a table next to the main garden with its fountain and lush greenery, you’ll have the perfect backdrop for an International Kissing Day photo.
Av. Paseo de la Reforma 500, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5230 1818
To enjoy one of the best views of the historic center, we recommend the terrace of the Downtown hotel. Here you can take in good music, live DJs, and tasty cocktails while you and your loved one spend a fabulous afternoon enjoying the architectural landscape of the Centro, including the Latin American Tower or the façade of the Spanish Casino.
Isabel la Católica 30, Centro, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5130 6830
If you’re looking for a little piece of Tulum in the capital, Chambao will surely transport you to that luxury bohemian Caribbean atmosphere. This place specializes in cuts of meat, but there is also a seafood menu. The interior is decorated with neon signs, old wood, copper detailing, and soft textures. An excellent option for a romantic date with live music on a warm night, and perhaps a kiss at the end.
Av. Presidente Masaryk 460, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 8967 6071
Café de la Gran Ciudad
Another spot to admire the incredible views of CDMX is the Café de la Gran Ciudad. From the 9th floor of the Latin American Tower, take in the majestic Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) while enjoying a frosty frappuccino and chocolate cake with your sweet someone.
Eje Central 2, Centro, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5521 0041