Hi, I'm new to this amazing board. I'm going to Mexico City for 4 short days and I wanted to get a short list of must-gos. I know this is a little redundant. I've read all of the posts about Mexico City on this board and I've come up with this bare-bones itinerary based on the comments I've read here and other internet research i've done. We want to eat great food unique to the restaurant and/or unique to mexico city. I'd love any feedback:
Los Girasoles downtown
Izote in Polanco
Los Danzantes in Coyoacan
I know these restaurants are more nouveau Mexican, but they seemed to get the most raves. I'd love to visit more restaurants with traditional Mexican fare executed expertly -- I suspect that kind of food will be more available at street food stands (see question 3).
I'm undecided about oft-mentioned San Angel Inn -- it doesn't really sound like the kind of food we want (the menu includes trout amandine, floating island, bavarian cream with strawberries). But is it worth visiting for the beauty of the dining room?
1. We're definitely going to the pyramids one of those days. we'll have a car. Can anyone recommend a place to eat either on the way to the pyramids or in the area?
2. I've read that many places are closed at night because many mexicans eat in for dinner. i was told Coyoacan was a good place to eat in and explore at night. are there any other nighttime areas we should explore? we're not bars and dance clubs kind of people.
3. I love street food. when I go to Thailand to visit family, I always eat the street food because it's some of the best food in the world. I plan on trying street food in mexico city. are there any particular areas where there are a lot of food stands that we should go to?
Thank you so much for your help!