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Mexico City Neighborhood Guide: La Juárez

Is La Juárez the newer, better version of Roma?

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Thanks to the slew of hip bars, restaurants, and shops opening in this trapezoidal neighborhood, La Juárez has been proclaimed by some to be the newer, better version of the hip neighborhood directly to the south: Roma. Bordered by three of the main city arteries — Insurgentes, Paseo de la Reforma, and Avenida Chapultepec — it’s incredibly accessible to young, hip chilangos from all over the city. Many of DF’s top chefs and restaurant groups have opened second and third locations here — and those who haven’t are currently prospecting.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Panadería Rosetta

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Havre 73, Juárez, 06600 Col Juárez
D.F., Mexico
+52 55 5207 7065
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The second location of the rabidly popular Rosetta bakery is always less mobbed than the Roma original, with the same great conchas, chocolotíns, and tarts.

2. Exquisitos Tacos de Mixiotes

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At this excellent street stand, you can get tacos filled with mixiotes, lamb seasoned with adobo and slowly steam-roasted in a packet made from the parchment-like membrane of the maguey leaf. Patrons are given free rein of a long condiment bar, eating on plastic stools that dot the stand’s shady courtyard.

3. Parker & Lenox

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Milán 14, Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City 06600, Mexico
+52 55 5546 6979
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A trendy hangout with live jazz and classic cocktails, there’s no sign indicating the presence of this speakeasy-style bar. Once you make your way inside (the entrance is tucked inside a restaurant called Lenox), sink into a plush armchair and order a martini.

Havre 77, Mexico City
Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55 5511 8027

A sanctuary for sushi, sashimi, and small plates — with Japanese beers and sake to match — from Mexico City’s popular Rokai-Kobayashi restaurant group. The intimate, flaxen-wood sushi bar has just thirteen seats.

5. Paprika Cocina de Especias

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Marsella 61, Mexico City
Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55 5533 0303

Josefina Santacruz oversees this pleasant, pan-Arabic restaurant, serving teas, tisanes, and mezze plates like green cous cous or lamb meatballs. It’s a great option for when you want a different spectrum of flavors than those offered by traditional Mexican cuisine.

6. Distrito Fijo Club de Ciclismo

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Liverpool 61
Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55 5511 7817
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This bike shop/cafe/bar serves coffee during the day and locally brewed Buscapleitos beer at night. It’s a popular gathering spot for locals on weekday nights, spilling out onto the sidewalk.

7. La Casa de los Abuelos

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Hamburgo 87, Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City 06600, Mexico
+52 55 5207 5439
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A no-frills, comida corrida joint that, at lunchtime, is stampeded by office workers and locals, all seeking the restaurant’s three-course meal of soup, rice, and a traditional plate like enchiladas or chiles en nogada — plus agua fresca and dessert — for just 60 pesos.

8. Havre 77

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Havre 77, Mexico
D. F., Mexico

This new French brasserie from DF star chef Eduardo García (of Maximo Bistrot) is elegantly positioned in a Porfiriato mansion. A long raw bar covered in shellfish spans the counter, supplementing an elevated menu of roasted bone marrow, moules frites, charcuterie, and a full bar.

9. Milán 44

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Milán 44, Juárez
Mexico City 06600, Mexico

Multistoried, mixed-used spaces are the business model of the year for Mexico City’s central neighborhoods. Milan 44 is one of the newest, holding Ojo de Agua, a charming coffee bar from Rompeolas, vendors selling succulents and organic teas, plus offices and a yoga studio, all under one roof.

10. Mono

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Versalles 64, Mexico City
Mexico City 06600, Mexico

The thump of global house is the beating heart of this mansion-turned-club. On Friday and Saturday evenings, there’s a snaking line of hipsters clamoring to get into what’s proven to be a white-hot spot in the city’s nightlife.

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1. Panadería Rosetta

Havre 73, Juárez, 06600 Col Juárez, D.F., Mexico

The second location of the rabidly popular Rosetta bakery is always less mobbed than the Roma original, with the same great conchas, chocolotíns, and tarts.

Havre 73, Juárez, 06600 Col Juárez
D.F., Mexico

2. Exquisitos Tacos de Mixiotes

Mexico

At this excellent street stand, you can get tacos filled with mixiotes, lamb seasoned with adobo and slowly steam-roasted in a packet made from the parchment-like membrane of the maguey leaf. Patrons are given free rein of a long condiment bar, eating on plastic stools that dot the stand’s shady courtyard.

3. Parker & Lenox

Milán 14, Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City 06600, Mexico

A trendy hangout with live jazz and classic cocktails, there’s no sign indicating the presence of this speakeasy-style bar. Once you make your way inside (the entrance is tucked inside a restaurant called Lenox), sink into a plush armchair and order a martini.

Milán 14, Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City 06600, Mexico

4. Kyo

Havre 77, Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico

A sanctuary for sushi, sashimi, and small plates — with Japanese beers and sake to match — from Mexico City’s popular Rokai-Kobayashi restaurant group. The intimate, flaxen-wood sushi bar has just thirteen seats.

Havre 77, Mexico City
Mexico City, Mexico

5. Paprika Cocina de Especias

Marsella 61, Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico

Josefina Santacruz oversees this pleasant, pan-Arabic restaurant, serving teas, tisanes, and mezze plates like green cous cous or lamb meatballs. It’s a great option for when you want a different spectrum of flavors than those offered by traditional Mexican cuisine.

Marsella 61, Mexico City
Mexico City, Mexico

6. Distrito Fijo Club de Ciclismo

Liverpool 61, Mexico City, Mexico

This bike shop/cafe/bar serves coffee during the day and locally brewed Buscapleitos beer at night. It’s a popular gathering spot for locals on weekday nights, spilling out onto the sidewalk.

Liverpool 61
Mexico City, Mexico

7. La Casa de los Abuelos

Hamburgo 87, Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City 06600, Mexico

A no-frills, comida corrida joint that, at lunchtime, is stampeded by office workers and locals, all seeking the restaurant’s three-course meal of soup, rice, and a traditional plate like enchiladas or chiles en nogada — plus agua fresca and dessert — for just 60 pesos.

Hamburgo 87, Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City 06600, Mexico

8. Havre 77

Havre 77, Mexico, D. F., Mexico

This new French brasserie from DF star chef Eduardo García (of Maximo Bistrot) is elegantly positioned in a Porfiriato mansion. A long raw bar covered in shellfish spans the counter, supplementing an elevated menu of roasted bone marrow, moules frites, charcuterie, and a full bar.

Havre 77, Mexico
D. F., Mexico

9. Milán 44

Milán 44, Juárez, Mexico City 06600, Mexico

Multistoried, mixed-used spaces are the business model of the year for Mexico City’s central neighborhoods. Milan 44 is one of the newest, holding Ojo de Agua, a charming coffee bar from Rompeolas, vendors selling succulents and organic teas, plus offices and a yoga studio, all under one roof.

Milán 44, Juárez
Mexico City 06600, Mexico

10. Mono

Versalles 64, Mexico City, Mexico City 06600, Mexico

The thump of global house is the beating heart of this mansion-turned-club. On Friday and Saturday evenings, there’s a snaking line of hipsters clamoring to get into what’s proven to be a white-hot spot in the city’s nightlife.

Versalles 64, Mexico City
Mexico City 06600, Mexico

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