Five places to try kebab in CDMX

The kebab originated in the Middle East but has gained popularity on the international culinary scene, and of course, Mexico City would not be left behind.

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This tasty preparation is based around marinated and spiced meat (usually lamb, chicken or beef) that is grilled on a vertical rotisserie spit. The meat is then shaved into thin slices and served inside a pita bread or wrapped in a sumptuous flatbread with various toppings. The famous Mexican taco al pastor took its shape from kebab so it’s already a familiar form here.

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Whether you are looking for the traditional flavors or a version with a contemporary touch, here is a list of five recommendations to find the best kebabs in Mexico City.

Al Sultán

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“Arabic food made with heart.” Located in the Mercado del Carmen, Al Sultán offers delicious options of beef or lamb kebabs, and even falafel. Try it with hummus and toasted Arabic bread.

Amargura 5, San Ángel, Álvaro Obregón

T. 55 8938 2871

IG. @alsultanmx


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As the name says, kebab is what they do. Don’t miss their house kebab made with delicious Turkish bread, meat, lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber, and carrot. The combos are a great option with french fries or falafel balls. 

Check their website to find your nearest location.

IG. @donkebabmx

Habibi Man

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While Caribbean cuisine with Eastern touches might sound like an unlikely fusion, we can assure you there’s nothing to worry about. Chef Moisés Salazar will delight you with the flavors of his falafel kebab, suitable for vegan diners too. And for dessert don’t miss out on the large pistachio baklava served with vanilla ice cream.

Obrero Mundial 634, Atenor Salas, Benito Juárez

T. 55 8943 2546

IG. @habibimanmx

El Jamil 

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Chef and owner Mohamed personally supervises the Lebanese food coming out of his kitchen at El Jamil. Located in Condesa and with a warm and homey atmosphere, this establishment offers kebabs, hummus and zaatar on the menu, and our favorite dessert, the Lebanese crepes stuffed with walnuts.

Ámsterdam 306, Hipódromo Condesa, Cuauhtémoc

T. 55 5564 9486



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Pakistani chef Riaz Ahmad Siddiqui’s restaurant was the first to introduce Indo-Pakistani food to the Mexican capital, making it one of the best known. His marinated chicken filet kebab is served with spiced cream and almonds. If you’re looking for the full experience, order a cardamom lassi, an artisanal yogurt drink.

Check their website to find your nearest location.

IG. @restaurantetandoor

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