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Postby big zorb » Tue May 11, 2021 10:36 am

all right. if we end up pulling the lever on it i'll hit you up and we'll get al pastor somewhere
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Postby razzle » Tue May 11, 2021 12:17 pm

Sounda good. I have been meaning to hit up Lorenzo Boturini for tacos. It is an incredible sight
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Postby big zorb » Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:59 pm

spending about half of july in mexico city. i think i have to get a covid test result before i am allowed to fly back.
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Postby warmjets » Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:35 pm

yeah thats true for flying back from anywhere outside US

negative test within 3 days of the flight back
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Postby razzle » Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:04 pm

I flew back to get vaxxed. Its pretty easy. Lots of the pharmacies will send someone to do it at your hotel or flat or whatever. I can DM you the one I used tomorrow. Also they have testing at the airport if worse comes to worse.

Also sounding like moving to green light in June so more things will be open
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Postby Barthes Starr » Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:42 pm

anyone got recs on places to stay in baja?
and/or things to do / things to avoid?
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Postby dusky » Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:42 pm

dang Roma is so pretty and chill
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Postby big zorb » Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:51 pm

breaking my posting break again...dusky you got recs and stuff? make sure you go take it easy in the parque mexico...short walk for you
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Postby razzle » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:06 pm

check out huerto roma verde. it's a little community garden. they had some sort of twee vendor market there yesterday that was pretty cool to walk around and would imagine it could be going again. I haven't been getting out too much lately since we are being cautious about covid again but had to pick up a new pair of glasses near there.
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Postby dusky » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:13 pm

big zorb wrote:breaking my posting break again...dusky you got recs and stuff? make sure you go take it easy in the parque mexico...short walk for you


not really. all I know is that I need to go to the museo de antropologia and aside from that I was just going to wander through as many neighborhoods as I can in 5 days. also the pyramids. I would love some recs for any sorts of things
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Postby big zorb » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:28 pm

razzle will have more recs and if junebug sees this they will too

for food i would recommend first of all that you go to panaderia rosetta, in your neighborhood on colima, for breakfast. cannot recommend the guava roll enough. also their berliners rock. and maybe grab some bread to snack on at the airbnb.

secondly i would really, really, really recommend going to merotoro on amsterdam in la condesa. there is a grilled octopus dish that is the best thing i have ever had. if you're looking to have a high end dinner in your neighborhood go to maximo. but i really think if you can't miss one "nice" dish it's that octopus dish at merotoro.

make sure you have a breakfast of the torta de chilaquiles, also in condesa, at the intersection of alfonso reyes and nuevo leon.

if you want other food recs i have a zillion but those are my "can't miss" things.

i really enjoyed my visit to the museo soumaya this time, i would definitely recommend that. MUNAI would be worth your time imo. if you want to buy a molcajete or some shit you could go to the ciudadela market.

i just got back from 2.5 weeks there so i have other recs if you want/need them. just tell me what you're looking to do.
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Postby joe » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:29 pm

drink pulque. my favorite spot that i remember was pulqueria la pirata
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Postby Actor Jason P » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:30 pm

You check out the Best Buy there? I hear it's one of the best
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Postby big zorb » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:31 pm

yeah for sure. the closest place to you will be pulqueria insurgentes. i don't have any updated drinking recs since i quit drinking but good shout joe. also there is a la botica in roma norte i believe and that's a good place to drink mezcal.
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Postby razzle » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:31 pm

all best buys closed in mexico :/ it's still a sore spot
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Postby big zorb » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:31 pm

nathan i come back to give someone tips and you do this
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Postby joe » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:35 pm

big zorb wrote:the closest place to you will be pulqueria insurgentes.


oh yeah this one has a really nice second story patio that's covered in plants. i do recommend trying to find something more hole-in-the-wallish for the full experience
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Postby razzle » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:45 pm

my roma reccs:
Comedor de Los Milagros - food hall with a lot of South American places - pretty cool atmosphere too
second panaderia rosetta - haven't been there yet but it looks phenomenal
Bizarro Cafe/Trappist for a beer. hercules, colimita and wendlandt are my favorite mex breweries but don't think any are in cdmx
most of my food reccs would be for stuff i can't get in my hood so mainly thai (viet thai or galanga), japanese (kura), indian, pizza (perro negro) and lebanese (merkava). Azul was good for a little bit of all mexican cuisine. Plantasia had good vegetarian food. I want to go to Contramar eventually too.
Mundo Vinyl for used records and there's another little mini-mall with 3 vendors on insurgentes but I don't remember the name of it
Saturday vintage market near Jardin Pushkin

I want to see exhibits at Jumex (think it's their main collection all on display) and the Franz Mayer now (world press photos of the year).

Coyocan - there's a good beer bar there called Jupiter and it's pleasant to walk around near there and near the Frida House, the flower market there or the main plaza, Trotsky house if open and Cineteca Nacional. The Real Under is a club there that has a lot of decent dj nights and bands and stuff. Not sure how it is now though.

If you're here Saturday check out Mercado Chopo for the punk/counterculture/bootleg flea market and walk to Santa Maria. There's a bunch of good Oaxacan restaurants there and the park around the kiosk is so vibrant
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Postby dusky » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:46 pm

rad thanks! ciudadela looks pretty neat. we stumbled upon some hipster witch craft market today and apparently it isn’t even THE witch craft market. we will be going to mercado sonora for the real deal at some point.

thanks for the food and drink reqs! I suspect we will be eating in la condesa often as we are right next to that area. probably gona roll over there for dinner. pulque looks delish!
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Postby dusky » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:47 pm

and damn, razzle , thanks so much for that list! a week is not enough time for this place
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Postby razzle » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:54 pm

also lucha libre at arena mexico tuesday, friday, and Sunday
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Postby big zorb » Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:04 pm

Jumex is great and right across the street from Soumaya so you can do a museum double dip there
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Postby dusky » Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:15 pm

big zorb wrote:Jumex is great and right across the street from Soumaya so you can do a museum double dip there


wow yes I am doing this
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Postby regular ol' slokra » Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:26 pm

def double the el chopo rec if yr into punk/rock/metal at all

i got a bunch of sick bootleg patches and a denim vest there

rodin floor of the soumaya museum is incredible
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Postby dusky » Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:40 pm

so Guanajuato is a jrpg city
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Postby dosbrains » Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:32 pm

Damn that is a good way of thinking about Guanajuato. Everything is centered around 4-5 town squares, very vertical and colorful, 1 or 2 shops of each type, and a museum that is basically a dungeon.
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Postby dusky » Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:40 pm

+whimsical, ever-present backdrops
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Postby joe » Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:37 am

i wanna climb la bufa again
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Postby howiep » Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:44 pm

Looking to book a two week trip to Mexico City in November. Thanks for all the recs in this thread.
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Postby dusky » Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:00 pm

Oaxaca ruled hard too
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