Whether you live in the city or are visiting, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit these 6 cantinas, have a few drinks with your friends and have a pleasant time. From the Center to some classic cantinas in Roma/Condesa, these are my favorite cantinas.
1. La Opera
One of my favorite cantinas in the historic city center, La Ópera bar is known for Pancho Villa's bullet in the ceiling. The stylish interior takes you back in time and is ideal for pre-drinks with friends or stopping by while exploring the city centre.
Address: Av. 5 de Mayo #10, Historical Center of the City. de México, de la, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Mexico City, CDMX.
2. Tio Pepe
With a tavern style, this cozy cantina is located in the Chinese neighborhood of CDMX. Tio Pepe has a large bar where you can find the drink of your choice and also live music. My favorite drink when I go is a shot of Hennessy cognac and one of Baileys, I mix it with ice and that's it.
Address: Av Independencia 26, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06050 Mexico City, CDMX.
3. La Mascota
La Mascota is ideal to go with your friends on the weekend to spend a fun afternoon, eating, drinking and singing. It is one of the classic cantinas that you have to visit on your visit to Mexico City. They have a jukebox where you can choose your favorite song and also some days of the week with live music.
Address: Mesones 20, Historical Center of the City. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06080 Mexico City, CDMX.
4. Cantina El Centenario
If you are looking for a place with a good atmosphere in La Condesa, Cantina El Centenario is your best option. Ideal to go for a few drinks and listen to live music with mariachis while you enjoy a pleasant afternoon with your friends. You can ask the mariachis for the song you want them to sing to you and it is a perfect option if you want to avoid downtown traffic.
Address: Av. Vicente Suárez 42, Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06140 Mexico City, CDMX.
5. Salón Covadonga
Covadonga is a cantina located in an old house in the Roma Norte neighborhood and was founded in 1940. You can find typical Asturian cuisine, good drinks while playing dominoes. It is an ideal bar to chat since it does not have music and it was one of the iconic places where filmmakers, artists, politicians and more cool people went to chat some decades ago.
Address: Puebla 121, Roma Norte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Mexico City, CDMX
6. La Faena
La Faena is a cantina in the historic center of the city, decorated with bullfighting which distinguishes it from other cantinas. It has a jukebox where you can choose what song to listen to and some people dance.
Address: Venustiano Carranza 49, Historical Center of the City. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Mexico City, CDMX
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