Mexico City - Post Report Question and Answers

What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

Many incredible restaurants (one can find almost every cuisine here) and easy delivery options via UberEats, Rappi, etc. - Jul 2023

Rappi, Cornershop, you name it. There are 10 good restaurants within a 10 minute walk. - Apr 2021

There's a reason UNESCO designated Mexican cuisine as one of the two considered to be a cultural treasure. This is an AMAZING city for foodies with delicious food on every level. Even the most expensive restaurants are a steal by US standards. And when you need a dose of home, you can find practically any US fast food chain--the latest addition being Shake Shack. UberEats and Rappi will bring you practically anything. - May 2020

Lots! You can find many different types of food here, and there are a number of chain restaurants that you would find in the US (i.e. Cheesecake Factory, PF Changs, Johnny Rocket, Fridays, McDonalds, Burger King, Subway, Panda Express, California Pizza Kitchen, Vapiano, and so many more). Ubereats, and Rappi are popular for food delivery and you can also order groceries on apps like Cornershop as well as Rappi. You can find a wide variety of food to include Italian, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, and just about anything else you might be looking for. - Apr 2019

You can get everything delivered. There is Uber Eats plus many U.S. chain restaurants. However, the food here is excellent and there are so many options. - Apr 2019

Uber eats, Rappi, and Corner shop are all delivery services. Food is one of the best things about Mexico City. - Jun 2018

Whatever you want, it's here--from Papa Johns and PF Changs to a guy on a bike riding down your street selling tamales. The food here is phenomenal. - May 2017

If you want to eat it, it's here. Excellent Mexican (of course), Lebanese, an interesting sort of Chinese food, barbecue, steak houses, excellent pizza, upscale burger places, Indian, and Korean. There is a great restaurant delivery service, SinDelantal ("without apron") that will deliver from a huge selection of restaurants either for free or for a very small fee. Lots of places for good breakfasts out. - Sep 2016

Polanco - just like Roma and Condesa - has a lot of international restaurants which can sometimes be pricey. My recommendation is to check Dawat (for Indian food), which also has home delivery. Near the embassy you will find Daikoku (Japanese) and Mikasa (an Asian market and restaurant) in Roma. Most of the restaurants in Polanco are on Masaryk street or near Lincoln park. - Jun 2016

Oh, the food is great. I've never been sicker in my life, but the Embassy has a same-day analysis machine that will tell you what you have. Everything from street tacos to Pujol. The fresh produce in markets is lacking, however. If you care about cooking well at home, you can do it, but it will cost you. Feeding my family healthily has been shockingly expensive this tour. - May 2016

If you're looking for US fast food, you will have no problem, except for Taco Bell. Across the street from the Embassy you'll find Wendy's, Burger King, Quizno's, Carl Jr's, Krispy Kreme, McDonalds, Dominos, Subway ... plus tons of local restaurants. The U.S. chains cost about the same as they do in the U.S. Restaurants in general are less expensive, unless you're eating in a high rent district, then it's more like regular U.S. prices. But there are some very fancy places as well. You won't go hungry here. - May 2016

Tons of wonderful restaurants (Mexican, Italian, sushi/Asian, American/Continental, French, Greek, Indian and more) and lots of small dives with delicious tacos and mexican specialties. McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, Krispy Creme, Dairy Queen, Subway, Quiznos, Panda Express, Sbarro). - Oct 2014

Just about everything is here but it'll be more expensive than in the U.S. Burger King doesn't serve breakfast and opens at 1pm. - Aug 2014

Fast food: you name it. Decent: thousands. Outstanding: hundreds. On the whole you'll pay U.S. prices but if you are willing to eat off taco trucks, you'll pay a tiny bit for outstanding Mexican food! - Apr 2014

They have all American franchises here, comparable to U.S. prices. There are some local restaurants and they are very reasonably priced as well. - Mar 2014

You have the ubiquitous taco truck on every single corner. That's not an exaggeration. Cost range - cheap. But you'll get sick if you're not careful, and even when you are. Look behind the cook - does it look clean? It probably is. But the water is the problem, not the level of cleanliness, so unless they are cleaning everything with straight bleach, you can always get sick from eating out. Even/especially in restaurants. Some of the best restaurants in the world are in Mexico too: Biko and Pujol are consistently rated in the Top 50 in the World by San Pellegrino and Restaurant's Magazine. But others too could make this list: Dulce Patria, Quintonil, Contramar, Maximo Bistrot locale, but tons are always opening and the food scene is huge. Vegetarians: don't plan on being vegetarian long! I started eating fish before I arrived, and I don't know how I would have done it otherwise. I ordered a plain cheese quesadilla on my first day and it came filled with pork - the pork was the understood base for a "quesa"dilla, and the cheese was an extra! - Dec 2013

No fast food for me, thanks -- except tacos and street food. Restaurants: you name it. Excellent mexican, spanish, japanese, argentinean/uruguayan food. Wide range of prices. - Jul 2013

Everything and anything you can possibly think of under the sun is here in Mexico. The cost for US-chain fast food is comparable to the prices in US. Of course, the local food is much cheaper. You can get a set meal for lunch for about $5. - Jan 2013

All North American chains, generally cheaper than in Canada/US. - Jan 2013

All major US fast food except Wendy. The food is so good here (like in Paris but cheaper) you don't want to get fast food unless it is delicious tacos on the street. The sample gourmet menu in the top 10 restaurants is priced around $80/person (service is 10-15%), so you can have very good meals for half this price. - May 2012

Good restaurants typically cost ten to twenty dollars for a normal meal. Local ones can be five to ten. - Apr 2011

Pretty much everything in terms of fast food except Taco Bell, Wendy's and Quiznos. Most American chain restaurants are here, but they are a lot more expensive than in the States. Aside from fast food, there are some pretty terrific restaurants in Mexico City -- Argentine steak houses, authentic Mexican restaurants (not tex-mex), and you can get a great meal at a decent price. - Apr 2010

Name it and you will find it. - Feb 2010

Just about everything but Taco Bell (that was a joke).Food is definitely one of the highlights of Mexico City, from taco carts to fine cuisine. Favorite places included Villa Maria in Polanco (Mexican), Bellaria in Polanco and Santa Fe (Italian), Tori Tori in Polanco and Mikasa BBQ on weekends in Condessa (Japanese) and Blossom on Palmas (Chinese). - Jan 2010

All fast food chains that are the stand-bys can be found. But don't waste your time there! Enjoy the real Mexican food and all the other great cuisine in the city. Cost is same as the U.S. at nicer restaurants, but definitely cheaper at smaller Mexican food spots. - Mar 2009

McDonalds, VIPs, Burger King, taco stands. The city is incredibly diverse with lots of good restaurant choices. Too many to list. Our favorite restaurant is an Indian restaurant in Santa Fe called Koohinor's. - Nov 2008

Fast food - absolutely everything except Taco Bell (for obvious reasons!), Wendy's and Quiznos. Restaurants - all the main chains from the US including Chili's and Appleby's, plus many more that are fabulous! - Oct 2008

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