Creative and entrepreneur, Nat Morcos, shares her quick-fire recommendations for architecture, culture, and gastronomy that showcase Mexico City at its best and finest.


For a stylish stay

“Soho House Mexico City – a newly opened outpost is absolutely breathtaking. It has only four rooms so if you are a member and are lucky, you can spend a couple of nights there. It’s fantastic for people watching by the pool on weekends or evening cocktails with friends around its multiple indoor and outdoor bars.”

Soho House Mexico CIty (Image: Supplied / Fernando Marroquin)

For a lavish stay

“Four Seasons Mexico City is the epitome of classic 5-star luxury, the hacienda-style property has a beautiful garden and excellent spa. It is located right in the busiest part of Reforma and in front of magical Chapultepec Park, where all major museums are located.”

Four Seasons Mexico City (Image: Supplied)

For an authentic stay

“For design-oriented boutique style hospitality institutions choose La Valise Hotel, Brick Hotel, Pug Seal Anatole France, Nima Local House, or my favourite Casa Izeba.”

La Valise (Image: Supplied / Nolan Burger)


For once-in-a-life- time experiences

Museo Frida Kahlo, Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, and Pyramids of Teotihuacan

“The best way to see and experience the Pyramid of Teotihuacan is via hot air balloon.”

Teotihuacan Pyramids (Image: Unsplash); Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo (Image: La Valise / Leandro Bulzzano)

For the culture mavens

Roma Condesa and Polanco art galleries, Soumaya, Tamayo, Museo Jumex and Anthropology Museum, Fundacion Casa Wabi Sabino, and Casa Gilardi

“Casa Gilardi is the last house designed by Louis Barragan – book an appointment in advance!”

Casa Gilardi (Image: Supplied / Nat Morcos)

For hidden city gems

Kurimanzutto Gallery, Tlacuilo Library, Jamaica Flower Market, Pastelería Ideal, Tetetlan, and Chic by Accident

“Make sure to book an appointment before you visit Chic by Accident – it’s an incredible shoppable design gallery.”

Chic by Accident Gallery (Image: Supplied / Marie Taillefer)


For Mexican delicatessen

Orinoco Taqueria, Passilo de Humo, Churreria El Moro, Pujol

“You need to book a few weeks ahead to secure a reservation at Michelin-Star restaurant Pujol – the hottest table in CDMX.”


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For design-led Mexican fusion

Rosetta, Meroma, Maximo Bistrot, and Taverna

“Taverna is a must on the agenda for its breathtaking design.”


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