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Need Some Help with DF & Acapulco Meals

Drosa | Apr 25, 2008 10:20 AM

I'll be visiting Mexico City and Acapulco next week. I'm trying to make smart restaurant selections that will wow our taste buds while also being convenient for our itinerary.

Here's the plan so far:

Day 1: Arrive in DF late afternoon (around 3:30P). We're staying at the Galeria Plaza Hotel on Hamburgo Col Juarez in Zona Rosa. We have 8PM dinner reservations that evening at Izote in Polanco. Any thoughts on where we might be able to have a late afternoon snack in the area before dinner? Would it be worthwhile to take the Metro to Merced Market that late in the day? Are there any areas near our hotel with great street food?

Day 2: Tour Alemeda Central & the Zocalo. I thought we'd start the day with breakfast at El Cardenal in the Sheraton Historico Hotel. From there we'd visit the Museo Mural Diego Rivera and then have a snack at Dulceria de Celaya on the way to Catedral Metropolitana. I figured we'd have lunch at Las Girasoles and then see Templo Mayer after that. Next we'd see the Rivera murals at Palacio Nacional and then have a well earned drink at La Terazza at the Majestic Hotel or at La Casa de Las Sirenas. We have fairly early (7PM) dinner reservations at Pujol in Polanco that evening, so we'll have to head back to the hotel by 530P or so. Do you have any thoughts on this plan? Are my food choices close enough to the sights we've chosen? Are there better food choices that we haven't considered? I gave some consideration to La Texcocana (for Tacos) and El Morro (for chocolate & churros), but I'm not sure we can work them into our plans for the day.

Day 3: I'd like to start with breakfast near our hotel or possible near Paseo de la Reforma. From there we could take the Metro to Basilica de Guadalupe and then see the Merced and Senora Mercados. After that we could head to Chapultepec Park and the Anthropology Museum. We'd also like to see the Lenora Carrington exhibit and the famous Voladores. I was thinking we might have late afternoon comida at El Bajio in Polanco and then head to Garabadi Square to see the Mariachis. Does this sound like a reasonable agenda for one day? Any thoughts about food choices near any of these sights? I definitely need a good recommendation for breakfast & snacks.

Day 4: Our big plan for this day is to see Teothihuacán. We could sign up for a tour with Turibus or Bestours or we could catch a bus from Terminal Central del Norte. Any thoughts on which is the best option? We’ll probably have lunch on site at La Gruta (the restaurant in the caverns near the pyramids) unless anyone has a better idea. For dinner that night we were thinking about DO in Polanco (again). Any dinner suggestions closer to our hotel would also be appreciated (we’ve heard good things about Tezka).

We head to Acapulco for Days 5, 6 & 7 of our trip. Our flight is in the afternoon, so we’d appreciate a breakfast recommendation around our hotel for that morning. We are staying at Las Brisas in Acapulco, so our breakfast will be included with the hotel. We are considering Baikal, Ika Tako, Zibu, Madeiras, Becco al Mare, El Olvido, and Casa Nova as dinner options. We also need suggestions for casual lunches. Any input from the board would really be appreciated

You guys always come through for me when I make my travel plans. Thanks in advance for you help.

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