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Mexico City has a very large Jewish community and many things to do, in fact Mexico City has the most museums of any city in the world.

Things To Do

Xochimilco - pronounced ( sochi milko)  - Rent a boat for a few hours, boat will take you along the canals, most boats have tables and chairs, many people bring their own food and have lunch ect on a boat. there are other boats in the water with bands playing music and selling food / drinks. along the canals are also some shops a restaurants. Definitely a relaxing way to spend a few hours.

Restaurants - http://www.kosher.com.mx/empresa/index.php?ver=establecimientos&categoria=26

Gaucho Grill (Argentinian Steakhouse)
Temístocles 37, Polanco, Polanco V Secc, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Izazaga (Pita) Grill in Downtown
José María Izazaga 118, Centro Histórico, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Lea's Cafe Kosher at MEX Airport T1 - open 24 hours.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/leas-cafe-ciudad-de-m%C3%A9xico

Quesadillas Ascencio (Dairy)
Avenida Moliere 340C, Polanco II Sección, 11550 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Restaurante Sinai Kosher-Mehadrin
Av. 16 de Septiembre 3, Alce Blanco, 53370 Naucalpan de Juárez, Méx., Mexico
 
Sammy's Grill - Meat restaurant Steaks, Burgers, Etc.
Av Ejército Nacional 458, Miguel Hidalgo, 11550 Miguel Hidalgo, CDMX, Mexico

Sinai Kosher (Grocery & Bakery)
Avenida Homero 1443, Polanco, Polanco II Secc, 11550 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Super Emet kosher (Grocery & Takeout)
Av Moliere 331, Polanco, Granada, 11550 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Sushiteca
Fuente de Templanza 17, Lomas de Tecamachalco, 53970 Naucalpan de Juárez, Méx., Mexico
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Re: Mexico City Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2018, 04:40:39 PM »
Anyone been to Mexico City recently and can report back on kosher situation?

Holding a ticket now for the end of April, AM J on 787-900 both ways for ~$560 RT.

The 2 restaurants in the wiki are both in Polanco area. Are there any other kosher restaurants or list somewhere of others?

What about Shul's in the area?

Thanks.

I am interviewing Gavriel, who runs Gaucho, as we speak. So far I'm in love with this place. Will report back shortly.
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Re: Mexico City Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2018, 05:24:09 PM »
I am interviewing Gavriel, who runs Gaucho, as we speak. So far I'm in love with this place. Will report back shortly.

Thanks, please do.

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Re: Mexico City Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2018, 08:00:50 PM »
Do i post review/interview on Caucho here or new thread?
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« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2018, 08:07:15 PM »
Here is good.
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« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2018, 12:55:12 AM »
Here in Mexico City for a night, quick live trip report.

We flew in on the Aeromexico 787-9 from JFK. Seats on this plane are great, reverse herringbone and very comfortable. Service was decent and comparable to US Airlines on international flights. Meal was from Kosher4U and included chicken, carrot and potato hot dish. (Pictures of that to be posted in KSML thread). Pillow was plush and the blanket was not. There was no amenity kit offered.

Immigration in MEX took about 30 minutes of waiting in line.

Uber from the airport to Polanco was $7.60 USD for the 45 minute ride to Polanco. Polanco is the most affluent neighborhood in Mexico City. Most of the Jewish community live here as well as the kosher restaurants. The high end hotels are all here too, including Hyatt Regency, Intercontinental, JW Marriott, S. Regis, Westin and more.

Dinner tonight was at Gaucho Grill. We came to the restaurant at about 9pm and the place was empty, just one other table dining. (It later filled up a lot, closer to 10/10:30. This is common in many Latin American countries to have a very later dinner). Menus are only available in Spanish and the wait staff did not know much English. We got around fine using a litttle of their English and a little of my Spanish.

For appetizers we had some empanadas and fajitas. For mains we got a grass fed chalunt steak and bbq ribs. All dishes here were incredible and very pricey! (Relative to cost of other expenses here). Most of the steaks / ribs go for $895 MXN, or about $50 USD. While not cheap, it is worth to make the trip here as the dishes are excellent.

From there it is a short 2 minute walk to Hyatt regency where we are staying tonight. The hotel is a category 3 and can be booked using a free anniversary night. Great use of the night here, as rates for the night were upwards of $400 USD.

Hyatt emailed me a couple days ago to ask if I had any special requests and what’s foods I like. (I don’t have any high status with them). I wrote back asking for a room on a high floor with a great view. As for foods I like, I explained we are kosher and can only have fruits, nuts and drinks.

At check in we were assigned a room on the 29th floor with a view. In the room there was an ice bucket with 2 bottles of Corona waiting for us. We were also given a card to redeem for a fruit basket.

Pictures to follow iyh.

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Re: Mexico City Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2018, 01:10:03 AM »
For mains we got a grass fed chalunt steak and bbq ribs.

And here I thought that the "cholent meat" scam was unique to Chassidisha groceries in NY.
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« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2018, 01:34:15 AM »
And here I thought that the "cholent meat" scam was unique to Chassidisha groceries in NY.

:) - was far from a cholent meat.. when we asked the waiter to explain the different meats, he says “wait a minute” and walks off. Comes back a minute later with a tray of many different meat cuts that were unprepared for a live demonstration.

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« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2018, 01:51:49 AM »
My mistake, it’s called “chuleton” steak.

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Re: Mexico City Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2018, 11:39:49 PM »
Can anyone recommended anything interesting to do there?
I may end up having  a 12 hour layover there

Any kosher restaurants?

Oh, and is it safe? ;D
Spent shabbos in Polanco,so far felt very safe.
will be checking out the restaurants in town.
Hope to update.

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Re: Mexico City Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2018, 12:39:23 AM »
Delta Skydeck at JFK and Aeromexico 787-9 business class.

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« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2018, 12:40:50 AM »
Hyatt Regency Mexico City Polanco.

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« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2018, 12:42:34 AM »
Welcome fruit basket and beers at the Hyatt. Hazy view from the 29th floor.

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« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2018, 12:44:44 AM »
Lounging area and pool at the Hyatt. Last picture is view from the lounging area.

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« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2018, 12:47:53 AM »
Gaucho Grill, menu and bread basket starter.

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« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2018, 12:50:32 AM »
Empanaditas de Tinga, Sopa del Abuelo and Empanada Carne.