We just booked our flight to Mexico City for a 9+ day trip that gets us arriving around 8:30pm on a Friday and leaving on Monday morning, over a week later. Our original dream trip would have been longer and included three destinations but the more we read about Mexico City the more we decided to focus there with possible day trips. We want to try as many varieties of regional Mexican cuisine as we can during that time. And we want to run up and down the scale of casualness and fanciness. We love everything from street food to chef's tasting menus. (I've posted VERY long recaps of our trips to New Orleans and Prague/Krakow/Vienna). I was in Mexico City once as a child but have only vague memories of it and my wife has never been.
So what are some indispensable places to try? We're probably going to stay in Centro Historico but will be running all over town. We would like a place that stays open late right in the neighborhood for our first night, since we probably won't go too far afield then, but that can wait until we work out exactly where we're staying. And also what are some recommended day trips that could include fabulous food destinations? We're Very excited!