Javier's Guide Roma Norte

Jorge Raul
Jorge Raul
Javier's Guide Roma Norte

Barrios

Mexico City’s hipster-fabulous Roma neighborhood is absolutely magical—so much so, in fact, that the city designated it a “barrio mágico” in 2011! Roma: Quick Facts Colorful Roma is the hipster heart of Mexico City. Just west of Centro Historico and hugging the eastern edge of the Condesa neighborhood, Roma is the perfect place to stay in if you’re looking to shop at cute boutiques, sip incredibly good coffee, and enjoy close proximity to many of Mexico City’s biggest attractions. The best places to eat in Roma: For everything: The ultra-hip Mercado Roma solidifies Roma’s reputation as one of Mexico City’s best neighborhoods for foodies. Vendors sell everything from craft beer to cheese to churros—all of which can be enjoyed on the public rooftop. For classic Mexican fare: If you’re wondering where to eat in Mexico City for the classic combination of tacos and tequila, look no further than El Parnita. This Roma establishment is extraordinarily popular, so ask your local trip planner to help make reservations. For vegetarians: Hipsters love Roma. And they love vegetarian options. So it’s no surprise that some of Mexico City’s best vegetarian spots can be found in Roma. Los Loosers is a local favorite, offering Japanese-Mexican fusion dishes. For coffee: Speaking of hipsters, Roma has some of the best coffee in town. Visit Quentin Cafe for excellent java, and surprising coffee combos like espresso and tonic.
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Roma Norte
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Mexico City’s hipster-fabulous Roma neighborhood is absolutely magical—so much so, in fact, that the city designated it a “barrio mágico” in 2011! Roma: Quick Facts Colorful Roma is the hipster heart of Mexico City. Just west of Centro Historico and hugging the eastern edge of the Condesa neighborhood, Roma is the perfect place to stay in if you’re looking to shop at cute boutiques, sip incredibly good coffee, and enjoy close proximity to many of Mexico City’s biggest attractions. The best places to eat in Roma: For everything: The ultra-hip Mercado Roma solidifies Roma’s reputation as one of Mexico City’s best neighborhoods for foodies. Vendors sell everything from craft beer to cheese to churros—all of which can be enjoyed on the public rooftop. For classic Mexican fare: If you’re wondering where to eat in Mexico City for the classic combination of tacos and tequila, look no further than El Parnita. This Roma establishment is extraordinarily popular, so ask your local trip planner to help make reservations. For vegetarians: Hipsters love Roma. And they love vegetarian options. So it’s no surprise that some of Mexico City’s best vegetarian spots can be found in Roma. Los Loosers is a local favorite, offering Japanese-Mexican fusion dishes. For coffee: Speaking of hipsters, Roma has some of the best coffee in town. Visit Quentin Cafe for excellent java, and surprising coffee combos like espresso and tonic.

Gastronomía

Made famous by sister restaurant, Rosetta, this bakery is described by many as the best in the city. Chef, Elena Reygadas, injects a Mexican twist into her European baking creations. For instance, pan pulque, guava rolls and victoria sponge kisses are all must-tries.
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Panadería Rosetta
179 Colima
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Made famous by sister restaurant, Rosetta, this bakery is described by many as the best in the city. Chef, Elena Reygadas, injects a Mexican twist into her European baking creations. For instance, pan pulque, guava rolls and victoria sponge kisses are all must-tries.
On weekends, Huset is open for brunch between 10AM-1PM. Enjoy dining al fresco in their charming patio, located in a once-abandoned Roma mansion. Chef, Maycoll Calderon, gets his inspiration for the daily menu from early morning finds at the market. The concept behind Huset is to take you back to the countryside through smoky flavors and fresh and seasonal produce.
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Huset
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On weekends, Huset is open for brunch between 10AM-1PM. Enjoy dining al fresco in their charming patio, located in a once-abandoned Roma mansion. Chef, Maycoll Calderon, gets his inspiration for the daily menu from early morning finds at the market. The concept behind Huset is to take you back to the countryside through smoky flavors and fresh and seasonal produce.
For nice coffe in the afternoon
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Cardinal Casa de Café
132 Calle Córdoba
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For nice coffe in the afternoon
Nice stop coffe
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Dosis Café
24 Av. Álvaro Obregón
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Nice stop coffe
Galeria OMR — a cutting-edge art gallery set in an industrial building in the heart of Roma. It has a reputation for featuring avant-garde artists that go on to become increasingly renowned in the art world.
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Galería OMR
54 Plaza Río de Janeiro
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Galeria OMR — a cutting-edge art gallery set in an industrial building in the heart of Roma. It has a reputation for featuring avant-garde artists that go on to become increasingly renowned in the art world.
The Sky Deck at Supra has arguably some of the best views of Mexico City. It has a collection of natural wines and their cocktails are most intriguing.
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Supra Roma
151 Av. Álvaro Obregón
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The Sky Deck at Supra has arguably some of the best views of Mexico City. It has a collection of natural wines and their cocktails are most intriguing.
Balmori is a rooftop oasis in the middle of Roma, surrounding you with exotic plants and leafy trees. Their menu experiments with national flavours and the cocktail list is fun and refreshing.
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Balmori Roofbar
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Balmori is a rooftop oasis in the middle of Roma, surrounding you with exotic plants and leafy trees. Their menu experiments with national flavours and the cocktail list is fun and refreshing.
Maximo Bistrot (I) — a farm-to-table concept from one of Mexico City’s top chefs, Eduardo Garcia. Expect to find an exquisite blend of French and Mexican flavors created by locally sourced produce. The menu is innovative and changes daily, combining intense tastes and creating an unforgettable culinary experience. This stop will most definitely require some planning ahead and a reservation is advised, especially at weekends.
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Máximo Bistrot
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Maximo Bistrot (I) — a farm-to-table concept from one of Mexico City’s top chefs, Eduardo Garcia. Expect to find an exquisite blend of French and Mexican flavors created by locally sourced produce. The menu is innovative and changes daily, combining intense tastes and creating an unforgettable culinary experience. This stop will most definitely require some planning ahead and a reservation is advised, especially at weekends.
Licorería Limantour. This distillery offers one the best and largest selections of cocktails in Mexico City. The bartenders create innovative, aromatic cocktails that celebrate taste and textures, as well as Latin flavors. If that doesn’t twist your arm to go, they were voted number 17 in “The World’s 50 Best Bars Awards”.
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Licorería Limantour
106 Av. Álvaro Obregón
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Licorería Limantour. This distillery offers one the best and largest selections of cocktails in Mexico City. The bartenders create innovative, aromatic cocktails that celebrate taste and textures, as well as Latin flavors. If that doesn’t twist your arm to go, they were voted number 17 in “The World’s 50 Best Bars Awards”.
Churrería El Muro (J). This location in Roma is the latest addition to the El Muro collection. Francisco Iriarte came from a little village in Spain to Mexico City in 1933, where he realised no one was selling his beloved churros. He began with a churro cart in the Zocalo and with the ever-growing fondness of churros in Mexico, ‘El Muro’ has since become an extremely successful family business, now with over 10 churrerías across Mexico City.
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Churrería El Moro
24 Av. Álvaro Obregón
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Churrería El Muro (J). This location in Roma is the latest addition to the El Muro collection. Francisco Iriarte came from a little village in Spain to Mexico City in 1933, where he realised no one was selling his beloved churros. He began with a churro cart in the Zocalo and with the ever-growing fondness of churros in Mexico, ‘El Muro’ has since become an extremely successful family business, now with over 10 churrerías across Mexico City.
Control yourself! Because at the Roma Market you will want to try everything. If you're cool, a hipster, gourmand or into organic and natural products, you must not miss this cutting-edge market. Cupcakes and blue quesadillas, hight altitude coffee and varieties of water you've never seen. Soaps, candles and fresh produce. A meeting point for responsible consumption and the latest trends in gastronomy.
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Mercado Roma
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Control yourself! Because at the Roma Market you will want to try everything. If you're cool, a hipster, gourmand or into organic and natural products, you must not miss this cutting-edge market. Cupcakes and blue quesadillas, hight altitude coffee and varieties of water you've never seen. Soaps, candles and fresh produce. A meeting point for responsible consumption and the latest trends in gastronomy.
Sin importar de qué parte de Latinoamérica (o del mundo) seas, los sabores que encierra el Mercado de Medellín sin duda enamorará a tu paladar. Ubicado en la Ciudad de México sobre la calle del mismo nombre, en la colonia Roma, en los pasillos del Mercado de Medellín podrás encontrar los distintivos sabores de la cocina mexicana, colombiana y peruana, así como de otras partes del continente americano.
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Mercado Medellín
101 Campeche
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Sin importar de qué parte de Latinoamérica (o del mundo) seas, los sabores que encierra el Mercado de Medellín sin duda enamorará a tu paladar. Ubicado en la Ciudad de México sobre la calle del mismo nombre, en la colonia Roma, en los pasillos del Mercado de Medellín podrás encontrar los distintivos sabores de la cocina mexicana, colombiana y peruana, así como de otras partes del continente americano.
La Naciónal. While the name might make you think of a traditional cantina aesthetic, La Naciónal is anything but. Sip your mezcal cocktails under the glow of Edison bulbs or settle down with a local microbrew. Beware that a hot-spot in Roma comes with an upscale price range to match, though. This is only one place to scope out if you’re feeling flush and want access to a wide selection of mezcals, as well as bragging rights for having stopped by one of Roma’s trendiest bars.
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La Nacional
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La Naciónal. While the name might make you think of a traditional cantina aesthetic, La Naciónal is anything but. Sip your mezcal cocktails under the glow of Edison bulbs or settle down with a local microbrew. Beware that a hot-spot in Roma comes with an upscale price range to match, though. This is only one place to scope out if you’re feeling flush and want access to a wide selection of mezcals, as well as bragging rights for having stopped by one of Roma’s trendiest bars.
Roma’s worst-kept secret is Poe Speakeasy, the ‘underground’ night spot with an enigmatic vibe and an Edgar Allen Poe obsession. Under the dim lights of the interior, his words are printed across the wall in glowing letters, as in-the-know Mexico City youth gather for an exclusive night out. Entry times are hard to come by, and the Poe Speakeasy Facebook page is only littered with announcements of upcoming DJ sets to be played there. Dark and intense, like the man on whom this secret spot celebrates, Poe Speakeasy is an experience and a half in the Roma barrio.
POE
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Roma’s worst-kept secret is Poe Speakeasy, the ‘underground’ night spot with an enigmatic vibe and an Edgar Allen Poe obsession. Under the dim lights of the interior, his words are printed across the wall in glowing letters, as in-the-know Mexico City youth gather for an exclusive night out. Entry times are hard to come by, and the Poe Speakeasy Facebook page is only littered with announcements of upcoming DJ sets to be played there. Dark and intense, like the man on whom this secret spot celebrates, Poe Speakeasy is an experience and a half in the Roma barrio.

Lugares emblemáticos

Plaza Rio de Janeiro (C), a tranquil open space with a Michelangelo’s David statue rising out from the central fountain. The plaza is bordered by beautiful buildings and crumbling mansions. Afterwards, enjoy Roma’s best stores offering up local designers, one-of-a-kind finds and snazzy garms.
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Plaza Río de Janeiro
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Plaza Rio de Janeiro (C), a tranquil open space with a Michelangelo’s David statue rising out from the central fountain. The plaza is bordered by beautiful buildings and crumbling mansions. Afterwards, enjoy Roma’s best stores offering up local designers, one-of-a-kind finds and snazzy garms.
Museo del Objeto del Objeto (Museum of the Purpose of the Object) (E) located in an Art Nouveau preserved building. Using its collection of 140,000 objects, MODO tells stories of social movements, cultural changes and trends throughout time. These fascinating artifacts, which have accompanied daily life in Mexico, portray certain tales and themes that date back to the 19th century.
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MODO Museo del Objeto Del Objeto
145 Colima
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Museo del Objeto del Objeto (Museum of the Purpose of the Object) (E) located in an Art Nouveau preserved building. Using its collection of 140,000 objects, MODO tells stories of social movements, cultural changes and trends throughout time. These fascinating artifacts, which have accompanied daily life in Mexico, portray certain tales and themes that date back to the 19th century.
Casa Laam Cultural Center (F). This is one of Roma’s most famous landmarks and is one the original buildings from the early 20th century, when Roma began to develop as a wealthy suburb of Mexico City. Here you will find a cultural center, library, academic area, gallery, and bistrot. In the early 90s the mansion was acquired by the García Collantes family. They fully restored the building to bring it back to its former glory and charm.
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Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm
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Casa Laam Cultural Center (F). This is one of Roma’s most famous landmarks and is one the original buildings from the early 20th century, when Roma began to develop as a wealthy suburb of Mexico City. Here you will find a cultural center, library, academic area, gallery, and bistrot. In the early 90s the mansion was acquired by the García Collantes family. They fully restored the building to bring it back to its former glory and charm.

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Waking Roma Norte route I

Calle Tonalá (A) to Huset (B) is a 3 minute walk. Huset (B) to Plaza Rio de Janeiro (C) is a 7 minute walk. Plaza Rio de Janeiro (C) to Casa Bosques (D) is a 4 minute walk.
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Walking Roma Norte route II

Casa Bosques (D) to the Museum of the Purpose of the Object (E) is a 4 minute walk. Museum of the Purpose of the Object (E) to Casa Laam (F) is a 3 minute walk.
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Waking Roma Norte route III

Casa Laam (F) to Mercado Roma (G) is a 14 minute walk. Mercado Roma (G) to Supra Rooftop (H) is a 10 minute walk. Supra Rooftop (H) to Maximo Bistrot (I) is a 5 minute walk. Maximo Bistrot (I) to Churrería El Muro (J) is a 4 minute walk. Churrería El Muro (J) back to Calle Tonalá (A) is a 13 minute walk.