If you ever find yourself in Mexico City, visiting a museum or two is a must. CDMX has a plethora of museums, and I read that it has more museums than any other city on Earth. I had an opportunity to visit six of them during my trip.
Here a few things to note about Mexico City’s museums:
- They are free to residents on Sundays, so it tends to be crowded on that day.
- Most of the museums are closed on Mondays. There are still a few, like the Soumaya Museum, that are open on Mondays.
- There is usually a separate fee to take photos inside the museum.
Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo is located in the San Angel neighborhood of Mexico City, and the property is bordered with cacti. The museum is a combination of three homes belonging to Diego, Frida (the blue one), and architect Juan O’Gorman. Frida and Juan’s homes have basically been cleared and used for exhibits, while Diego’s home still has his studio. This is an area in Frida’s home that showcases her love letters to Diego. Despite the multiple affairs between them both, they loved one another. Juan’s home focuses on the design of all of the buildings.
There was food all around me, but I didn’t eat as much as I expected in Mexico City. I was looking forward to tamales, chilaquiles, pozole, tortas, tacos, mole, atole, and everything else the city had to offer in terms of food. There were so many traditional Mexican foods that I wanted to try, but there was no way I could try everything in one visit. Overall, I had some big hits and some minor misses. One thing that was consistent at every place that I visited in Mexico was the service. The hosts and waitstaff were all very attentive and genuinely appreciative of my business.
UberEATS seems to be a big business in Mexico City, and I noticed quite a few of the delivery drivers on their motorcycles. I had never used UberEATS in the States because it is not yet available in my city. Since I was sick and shut in a couple of nights because of the altitude and smog, I took advantage of it. The selections varied from fast food chains to local family restaurants, and the cuisine varied from sushi to traditional Mexican. I ordered a burger from Carl’s Jr. one night, and a hot dog from Easy Frank Barranca del Muerto another night. The only issue that I had with the food was that it wasn’t super hot, but that was to be expected.
Street food was abundant in Mexico City as well, and I would recommend checking out what the vendors have to offer. I had a few cold treats and breakfast pastries, and enjoyed them all. The only thing I observed with street food that appeared weird to me was a vendor selling mangos with mustard and weird seasonings. I heard of mangos and vinegar in Miami, and I could partially understand that concept. However, mangos and mustard was new to me, and I did not try it because my tastebuds probably would not have been able to comprehend it.
My favorite thing about Mexico City was the fresh juices. I often forget that fresh squeezed orange juice tastes nothing like what the sell in the stores nowadays. Don’t get me wrong. I love me some Simply Orange, but it doesn’t compare to the real thing. It was so pleasing to taste orange, mango, and papaya juice that actually tasted like it came from a fruit that was picked recently and squeezed just moments before being served to me.
Milanesa de Pollo at Don Asado