Why not enjoy a delicious meal while admiring a work of art? In Mexico City, you can immerse yourself in simultaneous aesthetic and culinary experiences. From French cuisine in a Porfirian house with works from the Viceroyalty, to the flavors of Colombia among works from emerging photographers, these eight restaurants situated in museums and galleries are perfect for spending a day filling up on food and art.
Art, nature, and Mexican food come together in this restaurant-gallery inside of Chapultepec, the city’s largest park. Algo has art exhibitions (mostly related to the culinary world) while Lago offers a menu of contemporary Mexican cuisine surrounded by a wooded landscape and with a beautiful view of the lake.
Bosque de Chapultepec, El Sope S/N, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 5515 9585
Eno at Museo Jumex
Fresh. Local. Good. These are the words that define Eno, the restaurant from renowned Mexican chef Enrique Olvera that occupies the ground floor of the popular Jumex Museum. In a light and friendly atmosphere, they offer a healthy menu alongside the contemporary art exhibitions curated from both local and international artists.
Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Granada, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 5395 2618
This cultural center takes its name from its former glory as a racquetball club in the 1970s. Since 2016, it has been in the charge of a group of people who turned it into a multicultural space while preserving the original vintage touches. Today, Squash 73 combines a café with an exhibition space, furniture showroom, photography forum, and music corner, among other cultural event offerings.
C. Maestro Antonio Caso 147, San Rafael, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 8434 3659
Located in San José Insurgentes, this restaurant is famous both for its delicious desserts and the paintings for sale that are displayed on its walls. Central 1123 functions as an object art shop and cultural space for classes and workshops that include dance, painting, and drawing, to physical, emotional, and mental wellness.
Factor 54, San José Insurgentes, Benito Juárez
T. 55 6365 8281
At the Mexican Museum of Design, the history of design in Mexico is showcased alongside jewelry and object art, among others, from local and international artists. Housed in a building once owned by the Count of Our Lady of Guadalupe of Peñasco in the 18th century, it now functions as a restaurant and coffee shop as well as a hotel, so you can spend a night at the museum.
Av Francisco I. Madero 74, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5510 8609
Tres Abejas at Museo Guillermo Tovar de Teresa
The Porfirian mansion of historian Guillermo Tovar de Teresa, located in the Roma neighborhood, is the third venue of the Carlos Slim Foundation’s Soumaya Museum. The museum houses a collection of paintings, engravings, sculptures, unpublished photographs, and antique furniture. Inside is Tres Abejas, a restaurant-cafe that offers a sampling of French and Mexican cuisine.
Valladolid 52, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 1103 9800
Nueve Nueve at Casa Lamm
Don’t just awe at the beautiful façade of Casa Lamm; while the architecture is impressive, inside it houses a gallery and admirable educational institution, as well as its resident restaurant, Nueve Nueve, which specializes in Mexican food. We recommend taking in some art in the afternoon and following it up with dinner at the bistro.
Av. Álvaro Obregón 99, Roma Norte
T. 55 5525 3938
“Pure joy” is Tintico’s motto, a place dedicated to the food and culture of Colombia. The name means “coffee” in Colombia, a fitting welcome to experiencing the exports of this Latin American country and just what you are offered upon arrival. The gastro offerings are in the very capable hands of Chefs Elsis Valencia and Luz Dary Cogollo, while the musical forum and gallery provide a fusion of sounds and art.
Esperanza 1045, Narvarte Poniente, Benito Juárez
T. 55 2080 8306