Mexico City

Rayo takes inspiration from the Mayahuel, a pre-Columbian goddess associated with agave. Its historic roots are offset by the Roma Norte hotspot’s modern embrace of Mexico’s rich heritage. Mayahuel’s fabled lightning bolts are sculpted in neon fixtures, casting a blue hue over the sleek, multilevel interior. 

Strategy Director Alvaro García and Creative Director, Tito Pin-Perez, have designed the whole drinks programme as a tasting experience called ‘Mexico through the senses’, which is presented in a box with ten numbered droppers that carry the essence of each of the menu’s cocktails. That way, everybody can taste the cocktails’ profile before deciding what to order. Every cocktail on the menu is based on agave distillates and inspired by Mexican ingredients or recipes like the popular Number 1 (mezcal, rum, amaro, beef broth, bacon, lacto-fermented vegetables, beer, cilantro, and a beef chicharrón garnish), which emulates the flavours of “Carne en su jugo”, a traditional dish from Jalisco, the agave country.

Rayo is a fast riser in North America’s 50 Best Bars list, having won the title of the London Essence Best New Opening Award in 2023.


C. Salamanca 85, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

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