Straddling the Mexico – Toluca federal highway, Santa Fe has become a meeting point for many. Recognized as an important business center in Mexico City, the restaurant scene has grown over the years and encompasses a number of excellent options. Here are some recommendations for top restaurants in Santa Fe.
Led by Lula Martín del Campo, recognized as one of the best chefs in Mexico, Cascabel is a restaurant that celebrates traditional Mexican food. A cozy space with impeccable service that is welcoming to both tourists and locals, the Cascabel team uses the best regional and seasonal products to transmit the essence of our flavors. Fall in love with the tlayudas, gorditas made from pressed pork rinds, the shrimp sope with garlic, or the mole de olla. Ask about their wide range of tequilas and mezcals and don’t miss out on their desserts.
Park Plaza Santa Fe. Javier Barros Sierra 540, torre 2, sótano 2, Álvaro Obregón
T. 55 5292 6216
Au Pied de Cochon
With more than 20 years as the standard for French fare in Mexico, Au Pied de Cochon opened a location in Santa Fe to the delight of foodies in the area. The traditional cuisine of France is difficult to beat with its quality and consistency. Here, impeccable service and decor pair with classic dishes like their incredible onion soup, beef cheek, and suckling pig confit. The wine list is naturally on point, and no French restaurant would be complete without the succulent pastries.
Juan Salvador Agraz 97, Lomas de Santa Fe, Contadero, Cuajimalpa
T. 55 1105 0180
Under the leadership of Chef Edo Kobayashi, Rokai is Japanese food in CDMX that is not to be missed. In a modern atmosphere with an open bar where they prepare their famous omakase, this restaurant fits the bill for lovers of Japanese culture and cuisine. Known for the sushi bar, they also offer a delicious range of hot cuisine. The kakuni (braised pork belly), tempura, and karaage are all standouts. Be sure to request the sake menu for perfect pairings.
Antonio Dovalí Jaime 95 2, 202, Santa Fe, Cuajimalpa
T. 55 5086 3100
Wood-fired pizzas, risotto, fresh pasta, prosciutto, caprese salad, or tiramisu. Just some of the tantalizing Italian specialties available at the beautiful Prosecco. Inspired by rustic Italy, care is taken to ensure attention to every detail. From the selection of ingredients, to the friendly service with which dishes are served, Prosecco is a highlight in Santa Fe. The octopus with potatoes and nut-encrusted salmon come highly recommended, as do their creative cocktails.
Centro Comercial Santa Fe. Vasco de Quiroga 3800, 4o piso, local 1807, Cuajimalpa
T. 55 2167 8533
En Santa Fe, vale toda la pena probar Sylvestre,
For those making the journey out to Santa Fe, Syvestre alone makes the trip worthwhile. A unique proposal in the area, they combine the traditions of the Argentine grill with the flavors of Mexico. Here they offer the best cuts of meat cooked to perfection by barbecue specialists and blend them with emblematic Mexican dishes. Pepper-crusted filet aguachile? Rib eye tacos? Chile stuffed with pressed pork rinds? The menu and its accompanying cocktail and wine lists invite long, luxuriating meals, where you can enjoy time spent with friends and family.
Centro Comercial Santa Fe. Vía Santa Fe, local 1726, Cuajimalpa
T. 55 9688 5549
Asian food fans will find an oasis in Jin San, which brings together the cuisines of Japan, China, and Korea in an extraordinary way. In a modern and luxurious ambiance, exotic combinations full of umami are sure to satisfy. Shabu-shabu is a classic, but you really can’t go wrong with anything on their extensive menu. Wagyu skewers, broccoli bonsai, and live lobster all come fabulously recommended. Ask about their desserts for a perfect end to a great meal.
Javier Barros Sierra 540, Santa Fe, Álvaro Obregón
T. 55 5292 2257