Header image: Edgar Nuñez and the Bosque de Chapultepec
Chefs and restaurateurs from all over the region have arrived in Mexico City just in time for Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, which will be revealed at a grand ceremony on Monday 26th September.
What does a chef do with 24 hours in Mexico’s capital? We asked Edgar Nuñez Magaña, owner of Sud777 in the southern Pedregal district, for his top tips.
07:00 Bosque de Chapultepec
Go for a run (or walk) in the beautiful Bosque de Chapultepec forest.
08:00 Drink juice
Grab a juice at the Fuente de Sodas within the forest running circuit.
08:30 Breakfast at El Cardenal
Order eggs with goat’s cheese, cream and chilli guero.
Calle Palma 23, Cuauhtémoc, Colonia Centro, 06000
11:00 Visit the Museum of Anthropology and History
It’s one of the most beautiful and rich museums in Latin America and it will give you a good idea of where Mexicans came from, their mix of heritage and richness of cultures.
Av Paseo de la Reforma & Calzada Gandhi S/N, Chapultepec Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560
13:00 Eat tostadas
Get the tostadas de pata (with chopped pork) in Coyoacán Market.
Ignacio Allende S/n, Del Carmen, 04100
Skulls in Coyoacan Market
14:00 Coyoacán square
Walk around the square and have an ice cream or roasted corn on the cob.
15:00 Eat at Azul y Oro, inside the University Town.
For a taste of regional Mexican cooking with a twist, try Ricardo Muñoz Zurita’s famous black mole with enchiladas or duck ravioli.
Centro Cultural Universitario, Ciudad Universitaria
17:00 Visit the MUAC
Walk around the University Museum of Contemporary Art and the university itself, which for me is one of the most beautiful buildings in Mexico City.
Av. de Los Insurgentes sur No. 3000, Coyoacán, Centro, 04510
19:00 Cocktails at Hanky Panky
Drink a delicious grapefruit and gin cocktail at this speakeasy bar.
A Hanky Panky cocktail
20:00 Dinner at Amaya
Order biodynamic wines and the dish of the day, which is always something tasty and fresh at Jair Tellez's restaurant.
General Prim 95, Colonia Juárez, Del. Cuauhtémoc
Midnight: Drinks at Le Tachinomi Desu
This is where myself and other Mexico City chefs like to go after work to unwind.
04:00-06:00 Tacos and tepache
To help with the drunkenness, order tacos from El Borrego Viudo with a tepache (a fermented beverage made from the peel and the rind of pineapples.)
Nuñez and his recommended hangover cure