If you can’t get to the beach, let the beach come to you. And while you won’t find surf and sand in Mexico City, you will definitely savor exquisite top-quality seafood from some of the best restaurants in the city.
If you are in the Roma neighborhood and want to welcome the hot weather with a fresh Sinaloa-style ceviche or some delicious grilled oysters, don’t miss our recommendations for the 6 tastiest seafood restaurants in the area to enjoy with your friends or family.
In a tropical Mexican atmosphere, La Zaranda offers a delicious seafood menu with all the flavors of the Pacific coast of Nayarit. They’ve brought back the ancestral cooking technique of “zarandeo” over the coals so that the food has a tasty authentic touch. Don’t miss the mushroom tacos, octopus wings, or the oysters zarandeados.
Plaza Villa de Madrid 17, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 6726 4077
Mi Compa Chava
Since opening in 2021, this Sinaloa-style seafood restaurant has positioned itself as a favorite among diners. Chef Salvador Orozco, a.k.a. “El Gallo”, has done an incredible job fusing Sinaloan and Asian flavors with dishes like Señora Torres, made with scallops, shrimp, tuna, and octopus, or the Ostión Chingón. To accompany it, we recommend ordering their Palomilla lager, brewed in collaboration with Cru Cru brewery.
Zacatecas 172, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 7838 5054
Campobaja‘s cuisine is inspired by the fishing regions of Baja California, with honest and simple preparations. Their menu changes weekly, but don’t worry, any dish with clams, oysters, tuna, or shrimp is a safe bet. As for the ambiance, you’ll find a relaxed and unpretentious place with a pleasant terrace, ideal to go with family, friends, or a partner.
Colima 124-E, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 7091 5660
Con Vista al Mar
“Tacos, seafood, and happiness” is the motto of Con Vista al Mar, a restaurant that will make you feel like you are at the beach with its casual atmosphere combined with cuisine from Mazatlan. The culinary proposal has been created by Sinaloan chef Irak Roaro, who, in addition to being faithful to his roots, has a particular taste for Chilean food. For a starter you can’t miss his famous Tostitos verdes with classic ceviche and serrano chile. We also recommend the shrimp empanada and marlin chilorio CDMX style.
Jalapa 145-C, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5543 5620
Headed by Chef Andrés Barragán, Contramar is famous for preparing its food with a range of culinary techniques from Peru to New England. Included in the The World’s 50 Best Restaurantslist, the menu offers delicious octopus carnitas tacos and the popular green Sinaloa-style shrimp aguachile. And for dessert, a delectable fig tart.
Durango 200, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5514 9217
Crab tostadas, grilled oysters, and shrimp aguachile tatemado. These are just a few of the luscious dishes at La Docena, the seafood restaurant run by renowned Mexican chef Tomás Bermúdez. Already a classic of classics in the Roma neighborhood for its relaxed and lively atmosphere, cold bar, and a great selection of wines. In addition to the seafood dishes, we suggest you order the beef tongue or the baked sweet potato, both served with demi-glace sauce.
Av. Álvaro Obregón 31, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5208 0833