I'm planning a trip to Mexico City around the holidays and have a few questions. I will be in DF for 5 nights before I head off to the Yucatan peninsula. Unfortunately two of the nights fall on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day which makes planning a bit more difficult.
1. Are the following markets open during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Merced, Jamaica, San Juan? And if they are open, is it so empty that I'd be better off visiting on another day?
2. I would like to try a wide variety of meals ranging from street food to higher end cuisine, concentrating on Mexican cuisine -- traditional and "nouveau." I think I've had a good handle on the street food and mid-range stuff but am looking for some input on the higher end meals. Pujol is closed during my stay. I was thinking of Izote (actually open on Christmas Eve) and Monte Cristo. I'm debating between Jaso and Azul Condesa. I'm leaning towards Azul as it's closer to our hotel and Jaso may be something I can find in my hometown of NYC. To complicate matters, I'd rather do my higher end meals at night versus the day as I will be in more casual attire for sightseeing during the day. I also don't want to tie up 2-2.5 hours of precious daylight hours eating when I could be visiting museums, temples, architectural sites, cathedrals, etc. I'd rather pick up something quick and continue sightseeing. Any thoughts?
3. Will I be able to get a cab from Monte Cristo restaurant?
4. Is Coox Hanal open for lunch during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?