Condesa DF is an uber-hip, boutique hotel in the heart of Mexico City’s stylish, tree-lined neighborhood of the same name. Housed in an architectural landmark building dating from 1928, the hotel and its restaurant exude style, energy, and creativity. Occupying the ground floor of an airy, high-ceiling open atrium is the buzzing restaurant and bar, where splashes of bright turquoise cut through minimalistic white, black, and brown tones.
Check out the Jamaican margherita made with hibiscus, then delve into Condesa DF’s fusion cuisine, heavily influenced by Pan-Asian flavors, which more often than not, manages to hold its own against the fashionable backdrop. With clear inspiration from Nobu, their rock shrimp tempura with spicy mayonnaise appetizer first pops in your mouth, then ends with a much-welcomed fiery kick. The shrimp is tender, the tempura crisp, the mayonnaise, spicy. The lightly battered fish and chips – truffled, of course – and the sweet sea bass with caramelized tequila, are also tasty options. To wash it down, go for one of Condesa DF’s their own private label tequila and mezcal.