WLP City Guides:

The Mexico City Issue

The Mexico City Issue - White Label Project

A DYNAMIC FUSION OF TRADITION AND CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

It's all about Mexico City! A captivating fusion of old-world charm and modern vibrancy. Craving creativity, design, art, and culture? Look no further.

We've gathered the best insider tips from our local brand partners. Renata from Studio Conchita knows the top restaurants to visit, Mariana from Ensamble Artesano the best shopping destinations and Marina from Curadox is the expert on the city's best tacos and bars to end an evening in the vibrant capital. Enjoy your time in Mexico City through the eyes of our local tastemakers!

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City guide overview:

ART, CULTURE & DESIGN

DESIGN STUDIOS & SHOPS

HOTELS & GUEST HOUSES

FOOD, DRINKS & COFFEE

Local Tastemakers

Marina Hernandez

Marina Hernandez founded Mexico City-based jewelry brand Curado Por (CuradoX) as a project straight out of university. She is a designer with a unique background that combines her expertise in design and a passion for photography.

Marina's 3 favorite places:

  • Tacos el Turix
  • Hugo el Wine Bar
  • San Luis Club

Mariana Poo

Mariana, hailing from Mexico City and serving as the commercial director of Ensamble Artesano, is committed to revitalizing craftsmanship. Her passion lies in collaborating with artisans from across Mexico to showcase their skills. Additionally, she's your go-to guide for discovering the finest culinary spots on a journey through the capital.

Mariana's 3 favorite places:

  • Máximo Bistrot
  • Maizajo
  • Dulcería El Secreto

Renata Blanco

Renata Blanco was inspired to delve into jewelry innovation by her upbringing, immersed in the stunning artistry of her father's glasswork. Although she didn't immediately embrace the craft, she later rediscovered her passion for it and fell in love with the process on her own terms and reimagined it through her brand.

Renata's 3 favorite places:

  • Museo de Arte Popular
  • Filigrana
  • Odette

Art, Culture & Design

Explore ethical slow fashion at Aurelia Concept Store in Roma Norte, take a cultural journey through the Museo de Arte Popular or take a stroll through Pasaje Parían and a visit to Casa Bosques- book lovers are guaranteed to find something here. Immerse yourself in the contemporary art scene at Galeria Córdoba and Labor art gallery, or experience the retro-chic ambiance of Cine Tonoalá for an evening of performance art or cinematic charm.

Shopping/Design:
Aurelia Concept Store, Hi-BYE, Originario Design, Librería Casa Bosques, Galeria Córdoba, Pinguino

Museums & Galleries
Museo de Arte Popular (Renata's favorite), Salón Acme, LABOR, Galerie Nordenhake, Galería Augustina Ferreyra

Architecture:
Casa Pedregal, Casa Ortega

Other
Laguna - collaborative creative space, Cine Tonoalá - live art performances and cinema, Pasaje El Parián - passage for contemporary design & food, San Luis Club - live bands & salsa, Lago Algo - cultural center with exhibitions and public program

Laguna

Art, architecture, and local brands: The cultural center Laguna is definitely worth a stroll - not only for its fantastic location but also for housing numerous local young start-ups, design shops, and restaurants.

Luis Barragán’s Casa Pedregal

This is not just a museum, but a real Luis Barragán house in Mexico City. Reflecting Barragán's spirit with its lively, genuine, and cozy ambiance, Casa Pedregal stands as one of Mexico's most significant modernist treasures.

Salón Acme

Originally intended as a platform for emerging local artists, Salón Acme has transformed into a prestigious art gallery and cultural venue in Mexico City since its inception in 2013. It is dedicated to fostering contemporary art and culture, offering a wide range of exhibitions, events, and activities.

Aurelia Concept Store

Carefully curated by three visionary sisters, Andrea, Paula, and Malena, Aurelia Concept Store features a diverse selection of distinctive fashion items, all while embracing ethical practices in slow fashion.

Renata's favorite: Museo de Arte Popular

The Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico City showcases the vibrant diversity of Mexican folk art, offering visitors a captivating glimpse into the country's cultural heritage through its extensive collection and exhibitions.

Galeria Córdoba

Design enthusiasts, take note: Galeria Córdoba combines Mexican design with great attention to detail. The exquisite design pieces and furniture are worth discovering, as they will quickly capture your heart.

Meet Founder Melissa at the creative showroom of interior brand M.A.

M.A is a unique project that fuses artistry with traditional craftsmanship. Operating from Mexico City and collaborating with different artisan communities across Mexico, particularly Oaxaca, the project draws inspiration from local traditions, native beliefs, and cultural knowledge.

By appointment only

C. Artículo 123 116-Interior 306, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06040

DISCOVER MEXICAN CRAFTMANSHIP RE-INTERPRETED BY LOCAL DESIGNERS

Ensamble Artesano is a non-profit platform, designed as a space for exchange and collaboration to combat the economic uncertainty for artisans in Mexico precipitated by the pandemic. Today, it supports more than three thousand artisans across 22 states in Mexico, in partnership with 83 organizations. It has evolved into an important hub, forging collaborative networks to strengthen the craft sector.

Calle Eugenio Sue 122, Polanco IV Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11550

MEET RENATA AT HER COLORFUL SHOWROOM OF STUDIO CONCHITA

Studio Conchita, located in Mexico City and established in 2019 by Renata Blanco, specializes in crafting colorful jewelry using traditional artisan techniques such as glass blowing or also known as 'vidrio sopladio'. Her brand is the embodiment of Mexico's glass-blowing heritage, traditionally considered a male craft being handed through over generations, reinterpreted through a woman's perspective.

By appointment only

Ámsterdam 212-piso 6, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc, 06100

(c) Studio Conchita

Hotels & Guest Houses

We have selected the coziest and most exquisite hotels and guesthouses in Mexico City, all of which share a passion for detail and design. Each place has its own touch and design, making every evening a stylish occasion.

The recently renovated Ignacia Guesthouse seamlessly blends Mexican design traditions with French mansion architecture. Casa Pani, initially a private residence by renowned architect Mario Pani, still reflects its historic influences. La Valise invites you to indulge in its chic French townhouse ambiance, complete with a SPA area. Experience the contemporary blend of cultures at Soho House. For exclusivity, Campos Polanco offers tasteful social spaces and limited rooms, while sustainability takes center stage at Patio 77 in the vibrant San Rafael neighborhood. Seekers of boutique charm will find comfort and style at Casa Pancha.

Casa Pani, Casa Pancha, Ignacia Guest House, La Valise, Campos Polanco, El Patio 77, Soho House Mexico City

Casa Pani

Casa Pani is an elegant guest house in Mexico City, situated in the tranquil and picturesque Cuauhtémoc neighborhood, offering close proximity to museums, restaurants, and green spaces.

Casa Pancha

Casa Pancha, located in Mexico City's Condesa neighborhood, is renowned for its modern design and meticulous attention to detail, offering guests a stylish and comfortable retreat, in single or shared rooms.

Ignacia Guest House

Ignacia Guest House offers a boutique accommodation experience with unique charm. Discover comfort and style nestled in the heart of this vibrant city. With the charm of interior designer Andrés Gutiérrez, stylish design meets a Mexico City Mansion that offers an unforgettable blend of comfort and authenticity.

Escape the buzzing capital and visit caralarga's studio in an old factory in Querétaro

Caralarga, a Mexican handcrafted jewelry brand, was established by Ana Holschneider. The brand not only offers sustainably crafted jewelry but also generates income for 12 women employed in its Querétaro studio, promoting economic empowerment. Additionally, Caralarga frequently collaborates on designs with indigenous communities across Mexico.

Avenida Hércules Oriente #1 76069, Querétaro, México

Food, drinks & coffee

Mexico City is buzzing with vitality, as everyone who has visited the city can confirm. Whether it's fine dining, delicious cocktails, or the best dance bars, the city has something for everyone. Whether you're trying delicious seafood at Mi compa "Chava", enjoying dinner at SARDE or sampling authentic Mexican cuisine at Filigrana led by Martha Ortiz - culinary delights await you in plenty.

Cafés & Bakeries: Odette (Renata's favorite), Dulcería El Secreto

Bars: Hugo el Wine Bar, Salón Los Ángeles, Handshake Bar, Cantina El Bosque, Bósforo Mezcaleria, Caimán, Tokyo Music Bar

Restaurants: Pujol, Máximo Bistrot (Mariana's favorite), Ultramarinos Demar, Tacos el Turix (Marina's top pick), Filigrana, Sarde, Mi compa "Chava" , Danubio, Maizajo

Pujol

Mexico City's Pujol redefines fine dining by blending culinary artistry with Mexico's rich gastronomic heritage. Each dish tells a story of tradition and innovation, offering an unforgettable journey through Mexican cuisine's soul.

Mariana's top pick: Máximo Bistrot

Centered on honoring the essence of every ingredient, Máximo Restaurant in Mexico City culinary philosophy places a premium on sustainability and quality. Seasonal produce sourced from trusted suppliers guarantees a distinctive Mexico City fine dining experience. 

Renata's favorite: Odette

Don't miss out on Renata's favorite bakery, Odette. Enjoy delicious baked creations, from tasty croissants to stunning cakes and Mexican specialties. It's the ideal place for a delicious breakfast or a stopover on a busy day in Mexico City.

Adress Book

Art, Design & Culture

  • Aurelia Concept Store | Cozumel 61, Roma Norte, Mexico City, 06100
  • Caralarga | Avenida Hércules Oriente #1 76069, Querétaro, México
  • Casa Ortega | Gral. Francisco Ramírez 22, Ampliación Daniel Garza, Daniel Garza al Poniente, Miguel Hidalgo, 11840
  • Casa Pedregal | Av. de Las Fuentes 180, Jardines del Pedregal, Álvaro Obregón, 01900
  • Cine Tonoalá | Tonalá 261, Roma Sur, Cuauhtémoc, 06760
  • Ensamble Artesano | Calle Eugenio Sue 122, Polanco IV Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11550
  • Galeria Córdoba | Colonia Roma, Roma Nte., 06700
  • Galería Agustina Ferreyra | Plaza Río de Janeiro #52A, int. 1Col. Roma Norte, Del. Cuauhtémoc
  • Galerie Nordenhake | Monterrey 65, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700
  • Hi-BYE | Frontera 105BIS, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700
  • LABOR | Gral. Francisco Ramírez 5, Ampliación Daniel Garza, Amp Daniel Garza, Miguel Hidalgo, 11840
  • Laguna | Insurgentes Cuicuilco, 04530
  • Lago Algo | Bosque de Chapultepec, Pista El Sope S/N, Bosque de Chapultepec II Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11100
  • Librería Casa Bosques | Córdoba 25, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700
  • Museo de Arte Popular | Revillagigedo 11, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06050
  • Originario Design | Colima 249 B, Roma
  • Pasaje El Parián | Av. Álvaro Obregón, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700
  • Pinguino | Merida 216, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700
  • Salón Acme | Calle Gral. Prim 30, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600
  • San Luis Club | San Luis Potosí 26, Roma Sur, Cuauhtémoc, 06700
  • Studio Conchita | Ámsterdam 212-piso 6, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc, 06100

Hotels & Guest Houses

  • Campos Polanco | Campos Elíseos 361, Polanco, Polanco III Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11540
  • Casa Pancha | Avenida Mazatlan 190, Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06170
  • Casa Pani | Río Poo 14, Cuauhtémoc, 06500
  • El Patio 77 | Joaquin Garcia Icazbalceta 77, San Rafael, Cuauhtémoc, 06470
  • Ignacia Guesthouse | Jalapa 208, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700
  • La Valise | Tonalá 53, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700
  • Soho House Mexico City | C. Versalles 28, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600

Food, Drinks and Coffee

  • Bósforo | Luis Moya 31-local 2, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06010
  • Caimán | Av Nuevo León 120, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc, 06100
  • Cantina El Bosque | Cl. 13 de Septiembre 29, San Miguel Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11750
  • Danubio | República de Uruguay 3, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000
  • Dulcería El Secreto | Av. Altavista 131, San Ángel Inn, Álvaro Obregón, 01060
  • Filigrana | Av. Veracruz 62, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700
  • Handshake Bar | C. Amberes 65, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600
  • Hugo el Wine Bar | Av. Veracruz 38, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700
  • Maizajo | Fernando Montes de Oca 113 Col. Condesa CP 06140
  • Máximo Bistrot | Av. Álvaro Obregón 65 Bis, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700
  • Mi compa "Chava" | Zacatecas 172, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700
  • Odette | Monte Líbano 915-local 18 B, Lomas de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, 11000
  • Pujol | Tennyson 133, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11570
  • Salón Los Ángeles | Lerdo 206, Guerrero, Cuauhtémoc, 06300
  • Sarde | Puebla, Roma, Cuauhtémoc, 06700
  • Tacos El Turix | Av. Emilio Castelar 212, Polanco, Polanco III Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11540
  • Tokyo Music Bar | Río Pánuco 132, Cuauhtémoc, 06500
  • Ultramarinos Demar | Merida 21, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700