After colonia Condesa, Roma is Mexico City's most fashionable neighborhood. It was originally a wealthy suburb just west of the city center where the Spanish erected beautiful stone colonial homes, but the earthquake of ‘85 nearly leveled this part of town. It took two decades — during which crime and squatters became rampant — but Roma has been restored to its former glory thanks to investors who bought up the broken and busted colonial homes, restored facades, gutted interiors, and turned classic mansions into luxurious residences as well as hip restaurants and bars. Some of the city's most creative chefs are working in and around Roma today.
Roma is so hot and so sprawling that there is now an official Roma Norte (North Roma) and Roma Sud (South Roma) in addition to an area called Romita, or small Roma. Served by several major metro stops and home to many Americans, Europeans, and well-heeled Mexicans, it's a lovely place to get lost in. Almost everything along the famous Avenida Álvaro Obregón is great. Roma is worth exploring on foot all day and into the night.
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