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GET READY FOR MEXICO CITY

Mexico City is one of the world’s most exciting cities, offering its visitors various cultural activities, cuisine, and entertainment. With a history of more than 450 years, historical periods merge, mix, and coexist, creating a beautiful and out-of-the-ordinary urban landscape. The cultural richness of Mexico City may be appreciated in its streets, museums, markets, cuisine, and landmarks, including the different areas of the city, offering an incomparable glimpse of their Mexican folklore. We prepared this guide to help you discover and enjoy this great city, which is capital of museums, art, food, glamour, and Mexico and Latin America’s most important economic center.

Former Aztec Capital: Mexico City, known as Tenochtitlan in ancient times, was founded by the Aztecs in 1325. It was built on an island in the middle of Lake Texcoco.

One of the Largest Cities: With a population of over 20 million people in its metropolitan area, Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world by population.

High Altitude: Mexico City is situated at an altitude of approximately 2,240 meters (7,350 feet) above sea level, making it one of the highest capital cities in the world.

Cuisine: Mexico City is famous for its diverse and delicious cuisine. From street food like tacos and tamales to high-end restaurants offering traditional and modern Mexican dishes.

Volcanic Landscape: Mexico City is surrounded by mountains and volcanoes, including the iconic Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl.

Day of the Dead: Mexico City celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with elaborate festivities including colorful altars, parades, and traditional food to honor deceased loved ones.

Exploring these aspects of Mexico City can offer you a deeper understanding and appreciation of its rich history, culture, and vibrancy.

HOTELS

RESTAURANTS & BARS

Hotel Las Alcobas

Av. Pdte. Masaryk 390, Polanco, Polanco
Ill Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de
México, CDMX.
53 300 3900

JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City

Andrés Bello 29, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560
Ciudad de México, CDMX
55 5999 0000

Hyatt Regency Mexico City

Campos Elíseos. 204 Polanco Chapultepec, Polanco, Chapultepec, 11560
Ciudad de México, CDMX
55 5083 1234

InterContinental Presidente México

Campos Elíseos 218, Polanco, Col. Chapultepec Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX
55 5327 7700

W Mexico City

Campos Elíseos 252, Polanco, Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560
Ciudad de México, CDMX
55 9138 1800

Camino Real Polanco México

Calz. Gral. Mariano Escobedo 700, Anzures, Miguel Hidalgo, 11590
Ciudad de México, CDMX
55 5263 8888

Hotel Alteza Polanco

Blas Pascal 111, Polanco, Polanco I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11510 Ciudad de México, CDMX
55 6724 0133

Dominion Polanco

Aristóteles 21, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX
55 5281 0155

Casa Polanco Hotel Boutique

Luis G. Urbina 84, Polanco, Polanco III Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX
55 5125 0800

Pug Seal Polanco Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe 90, Polanco, REFORMA, Miguel Hidalgo, 11550 Ciudad de México,
CDMX
55 7098 7059

RESTAURANTS & BARS

Au Pied de Cochon

Campos Elíseos 218, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11550 Ciudad de México, CDMX.

French Cuisine

Bajio Polanco

Alejandro Dumas 7, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11550 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Mexican Cuisine

Campomar Masaryk

Av. Pdte. Masaryk 264, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11550 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Seafood

Quintonil

Av. Isaac Newton 55, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Mexican Cuisine

Parole

Av. Emilio Castelar 163, Polanco, Polanco III Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11550 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Mediterranean

Il Becco

Av. P.º de la Reforma #500, Hotel FourSeasons, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX.

Italian Cuisine

La imperial Torre Reforma

Av. P.º de la Reforma 483, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Mexican/Bar

Los Canarios

Av. P.º de la Reforma 465, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Del. Cuauhtémoc, CDMX

Mexican/Internacional

El Mesón Gaucho

Av. P.º de la Reforma 380, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Juárez, CDMX

Steakhouse

Casa de Lago

Paseo de la Reforma S/N, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, 11100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México.

Hacienda De Los Morales

Juan Vazquez de Mella 525, Polanco, Polanco I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11510 Ciudad de México, CDMX.

MAPA

WEATHER

During September, Mexico City typically experiences its rainy season, yet the weather remains pleasantly mild. Embrace the delightful climate by bringing along water-resistant outerwear and an umbrella for added comfort.

TRANSPORTATION

Uber and Didi operate in Mexico City. We recommend downloading both apps beforehand so you are ready to move.

Currency Exchange

CurrencyRate

COMMUNICATION

Emergencies: ☏ 911

How to dial?

Dial the exit code for the country you are currently in, then Mexico’s code (+52) and area code (55) follow by the local number.

[Exit Code] + 52 + 55 + [Local Number]

If you’re calling a number within Mexico City that has 10 digits, you only need to dial +52 followed by the local 10-digit number.

For additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our marketing team at marketing@basham.com.mx

Carlos Velázquez de León

Corporate Law, Foreign Investment, Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions, In-Bond Manufacturing Companies, and Energy Law.

carlosv@basham.com.mx 

Mónica Mora

Corporate, Contracts, Mergers and Acquisitions, Foreign Investment, Real Estate and ESG.

pmora@basham.com.mx

Eduardo Kleinberg

Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Franchising, Licensing Practices, Industrial Creations and Industrial Secrets.

kleinberg@basham.com.mx

Alejandro Catalá

Civil and Criminal Litigation, Arbitration and Compliance.

acatala@basham.com.mx

Juan José López de Silanes

Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate, Foreign Investment, Private Equity and Corporate Governance Consulting.

juanjoselopez@basham.com.mx

Gil Zenteno

Tax Law, Customs Law, Foreign Trade, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and Social Security Law

zenteno@basham.com.mx

MEXICO CITY

Paseo de los Tamarindos No. 100, Floor 5, Bosques de las Lomas. Cuajimalpa de Morelos, 05120, Mexico City.
P. (52 55) 5261 0400 F. (52 55) 5261 0496
basham@basham.com.mx

MONTERREY

Batallón de San Patricio No. 109, Floor 16, Col. Valle Oriente, Mty, Z.C. 66278
P. (52 81) 8299 2100 F. (52 81) 8299 2109
basham_mty@basham.com.mx

QUERETARO

Prolongación Tecnológico No. 950-B, 12-A Floor, Col. San Pablo Querétaro, Qro., Z.C. 76159
P. (52 44) 2103 2100 F. (52 44) 2199 0506
basham_qro@basham.com.mx

LEON

Plaza de la Paz No. 102, Guanajuato Puerto Interior, Building G100, Suite 806, Silao, Guanajuato, Z.C. 36275
P. (52 472) 500 0180
basham_leon@basham.com.mx