Mexico City Travel Guide

Mexico City Travel Guide

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I. Am. Ashamed. Mexico. City has been a constant, neighbor for, centuries it. Is responsible. For much of the food that I cannot, conceive, of my life without, my. Home state of California was part of Mexico until 1850. And is, still home to more Hispanics, than any other ethnic, group in the state. Mexico's. Influence, on modern California and America, is incalculable, and, invaluable. But. I know, embarrassingly. Little about this city about, this country, other, than what has been prepackaged. Distilled. And is resilient, enough to make the treacherous border, crossing, from, Mexico, into. American, popular, culture I am, going to fix that right now. When, you stop for a second take a breath and look around you you realize something pretty, quickly, Mexico. City is gargantuan. The. Largest metropolitan area. And the Western Hemisphere and, the biggest, spanish-speaking. City on earth this, is a human, hive of staggering. Proportions. 1700, neighbourhoods are home to the nearly 20 million, people that, make Mexico, City hum that, makes it the biggest city in North America, by population. This, is a densely. Packed highly. Populous, place no matter how you measure it or, how you experience, it. And. The airport is a great, example of this benito juarez international, located just a few miles east of the city this. Airport is bursting. At the seams, that was due to be replaced by, a brand new airport, designed, by Norman Foster. But after public outcry over spiraling. Costs and the, expropriation of, thousands, of acres of public land the project, was put on indefinite, hold late last year so for now this, is your gateway to Mexico City. As with. Pretty, much every country in the world there is a little bit of paperwork to fill out before you arrive in Mexico, and before. Is the, important, word here fill, out this paperwork on the plane otherwise it's going to delay your entry into the country now you can, pre-fill, it online before you even leave your, home country, but when. You print it out you must, do it on a color printer otherwise. You'll get be sent back to the back of the queue to fill out one, of these the, second really important, thing to remember is when you go through immigration they're, gonna keep one piece of this and they're, gonna give you back another piece, you must keep, hold of this until, you leave Mexico, otherwise. They. Won't let you leave until you pay a little bit of a fine and spend a long time refilling. Out all the paperwork so it'll, take 30 seconds, to get it right on the airplane and best, that time. To. Get from the airport you can jump in a taxi, for which you can buy a ticket at one of the Marc stands or kiosk inside, the airport terminal the, journey will cost between 100. And 300 pesos, depending on the type of vehicle you choose and of course how far you're going and, the journey will take between 30, and 90 minutes really, depending on the traffic now, avoid. Taxi. Towns and unlicensed, taxis like the plague not. Only will you invariably. Pay more than you need to in rare, cases they, can actually be quite dangerous so. Make the right choice. Alternatively. You can use uber, from the airport just be sure to select which door to meet your driver at and you'll be good to go the, journey will cost around 180. Pesos. How. Do you move 20, million people around, a city all day every. Day by. The second half of the 20th century Mexico City's public transport, infrastructure, was, grinding to a halt the. City was entirely, dependent. On its overly congested, roads and highways so, in 1967. Ground, was broken on, the Mexico City metro Mexico, City has one of the most extensive and busiest, metro, systems, in the world it's, a great way to get around to because the 12 lines cover most of the city it's very easy to use despite, the lack of English language signs, because the system, was, designed with illiteracy, in mind so, through the use of color, and iconography, the whole network is accessible, to really everybody. Our. System to be a truly, effective, decongestant. The Metro needed to be accessible, by all not. Just the wealthy or educated. In. Addition, to the easy-to-understand, signage, a discount, on the standard 5 peso fare has always been, available to the unemployed, female. Heads of household, and low-income, students, and it's, free for the elderly and the disabled.

Democratization. Of, public transport, is, how you keep 20 million people. Mexico. City's stored-value transit. Card is that they'll head to DF, not, only does it work on the Metro but, on Metro buses and the city's trolley bus and light rail systems, too it, can be purchased and recharged. At ticket booths or ticket, machines in most metro, stations, where, you can also purchase your single journey Metro ticket - as, you go through the turnstile, just tap your tarjeta, or, insert your ticket to begin your journey. See. The speed interference, assume they mean diseases a, variety of bus services swarm, the city taking passengers to, the nooks and crannies of Mexico City that the Metro just can't reach the. Government and municipal, e run metro, and RTP buses, cost between two and six, spaces depending, on the type of service and how far you're going but they will take you to any destination, along. Their route the. Privately. Owned slightly, less formal for several buses well. They will take you anywhere but the routes are a little more fluid, and the driving style a little more avant-garde. Shall, we say so choose. Wisely Metro. Bus and trolley bus services, complete, this varied, and extensive, suite of bus services in Mexico, City all. Of them start at less than 35 American, cents and will with, a little luck get, you where you need to go. Taxis. Are a great way to get around the city but you will need to take a few precautions, local. Producer, and friend of attache, and weekly Rizzo explains. In I think in general taxis, are a very good way to move around the city there's. A lot of working class people and Mexican people that they don't use public transport, they they. Can afford taxis, and Mexico. City as there are so many cars sometimes. It's even more affordable to only use uber, and taxis, rather, than owning a car. So, what if you don't have enough signal, to Halon uber and Rica explains, the safer option if, you need to grab a taxi the old-fashioned, way so the safer option was, to take taxis. From stands so, these official, stands you. Have the taxis park and they, are a lot safer and they would be a bit more expensive but, that that, way you weren't. Risking it so, if you find yourself as the old saying goes up. Creek without an uber find. A taxi stand it's, always suggestible, to take to use this this app's I would say and never, street taxis. Mas. Morning. In Mexico, City and 20, million people are on the move their. Hard work in many cases for very low pay contributes. To Mexico City being one of the most productive urban, areas on earth and as. You take your place in this river of humanity, flowing across the city you'll, discover what fuels, this ultra, productive, people, Paola. Cristina Flores and her family, have been feeding Mexico City from this same spot for, over 65, years, but. It was Perlas mother Rosario, who, created a dish 20 years ago that, turned this humble Street food stall into a Mexico, City legend, tortoise. That Sheila Kuehl a derided. As a culinary, abomination. When first introduced, tortillas. In a roll who, would do such a thing Torche. Esta chilaquiles, are now a beloved. Staple, across, the city red, or green chilaquiles, stuffed into a French roll topped, with chicken milanesa, cochinita. Pibil or shredded, chicken that. Is already sold out so we are, stuck, with the Roja which is just as good, different, flavor but just as good. Always. In line, much. Longer around, breakfast time but this.

Is My new favorite Mexican breakfast or just street food, it's. So good. In. The ten years it's been since I left California. I've. Learned to my eternal heartbreak. The. Mexican food just doesn't travel, well further. You move away from Mexico. The less authentic, the less satisfying. And frankly the less good it, becomes, to the point of being, unrecognizable. And dare I say insulting. I've. Given up trying, to find good Mexican food outside, of North America I've. Been kicked out of enough Mexican. And burrito restaurants. And London, Hong, Kong in Paris to, have learned my lesson, I just, cannot. Take the disappointment, anymore so this, brings. Me cure. Unbridled. Joy. I'm. Gonna start crying yeah. And. If the food doesn't travel, well you better believe I'm, going to eat my fill whilst I'm local local. Food expert and cook Nico, Garcia is a passionate, advocate for Mexico, City's street food purveyors like. La Castilla, a mainstay. Of the city since 1970. There garlic tostadas, are a great, start to the conversation. Really. Good right and, what doesn't, taste better without a splash of salsa Nico. Explains, the surprising, complexity. Of this classic, Mexican accoutrement. The salsas. Don't. Really have a recipe that you can follow it's just like a general, style so. Every, cell said you try on any place, any restaurant, any streets then it's, gonna be different and what I like to do is what we what I did just now to. Have everything, but, not in the same bite you, know like some, drops of wine some drop of theater so each bite is slightly. Different. By. Costea's, signature, dish is the imposing of all kind so, it's a poblano the rib eye and they're using a type of cheese called Casa, era but, fear not the, Vulcan gets its name not from its heat but, from the Cascade, of melting, cheese that, tops it we, wouldn't consider this spicy, food and people actually would that spice, yeah. Generally. Most many people like spice. And. Mexican, people usually start eating, spicy, food when we're like 2 or 3 years old that's, when you're considered, old enough to start with the lowest, kind. Of spice but, your parents will give you candy with a little bit of chilli if, you're jonesing, for some spice, this, place will, almost certainly be ok so this place is called Pakistani, Tony.

Has. The, craziest hours it's. Easier for me to tell you when, these guys are close that when they're open so Tony's, closest, from 5 a.m. till 8 a.m. and that's it the, other 21, hours of a these places in business and like, this having. Such long opening, hours gives Tony's a certain, advantage over, the competition so. In every second yeah do you know the hours and, you know that you want to be there like 6 hours after they bit after, they open you, don't wanna be there at night because this weather, is gonna be dry and overcooked, and if you're too early it's gonna be chewy still and the. Great thing about this place is because they work all day long every. Few minutes they put a new piece of meat so anytime you come you're going to have a piece that is. Swatara. A cut of beef similar, to brisket, is placed in a bath of water and fat, for several hours until, the beef is essentially, called feed and. It's served with rocket. Fuel this, space we have to be very, very, careful with the cells they're, really spicy even for Mexican standards so, if it's spicy for Mexicans, for, non, Mexican people it's gonna be really spicy so be very careful okay and Nico, was not kidding. SWAT. Arrow might, be my new favorite style, of tacos but, I cannot come to Mexico and not pay my respects to the greatest of all taco styles, our, past or the, place is really really unique because actually by day this, is a car mechanic an auto repair shop so, the place has been open for one hour exactly and you can see how it's already full. Their. Biggest hours are actually after people, go drinking, so, from 10:30. 11:00. Till 4:00 a.m. this. Is absolutely, crazy you have three or four times as much people as you have right now. I adore. Tacos. Al pastor the. Crispy but moist grilled pork the Fleck of tangy pineapple, topped with cilantro and, chopped onion pure. Mexican. Goodness. Beautiful. And. Now, for something very. Special a. Mexican. Cantina is a really. Unique place so, let's go inside and we can see Mexican. Canteen is are the exception, to the old drinking rule eating, is cheating, 100 dishes completely.

Free Even, if you don't believe it and. We convinced, and then, over here it says consumer, or consumption. For, and you have four little drinks this, means that in order to in eat, in this place you need to order for drinks and it's, not for table its purpose, but. Once you do once you are therefore you. Get free access to the menu and it becomes an old you can eat place everything. Is cooked fresh and. Really. There is no limited nobody, is quite sure where, cantinas, came from but, they sure have their fans it's, a little plate that clients. Get after, being, here 1,500. Times that's. 1500. Times and, actually it tells you how long it took them so, these two guys what, happens here I will convey were here 1500, times from. The 9th of October 92, to the 9th of October 2012. So if you do the math this means that these people have been drinking at the same place like, three times a week for almost 30 years that's, a lot of drink and a, lot, of food I was. Happy just to have tallied my first visit, just. 1499. To, go. After. A night of tradition, it feels only appropriate, to end the night in the traditional, way with. A mezcal nightcap. A common. Misconception is, that muscala is a form of tequila, on the contrary as chef when Vera explains, if, you want to name it tequila you, have to produce it in a certain area which, is tequila Jalisco, it's just a town in Jalisco, and surroundings. And using. One single type of agave which is blue agon and so. Miss Cal is a highly, varied artisanal. Creation, with, an incredible. Spectrum, of flavor stemming. From the agave plant Moscow, recipes, have been mastered, and refined from, generation. To generation. Muscala. Is taken a backseat to its more famous cousin for decades, but. With such variety, and taste and provenance, it's, easy, to see why mezcal, is reclaiming, shelf space in bars across, Mexico. Mexico's. Currency is the Pacer now here's, the weird thing the peso is represented, by the dollar sign, but since. The dollar sign was first used to represent the spanish-american, peso, it is safe to say that, Mexico. Got there first so there, you have it this. Is a very, easy City in which to transact, debit cards and credit cards, are widely, accepted and, there are ATMs, everywhere which, is a great thing because as with, so many other cities in the world Street. Food vendors and smaller market, stall holders will really only accept cash so with, that combination you, really can't go wrong here and you could enjoy what is generally. Agreed upon as a very, low cost of living and on that note let's, do the rundown a beautiful. Can coffee will cost you your 20 business that's. A beautiful Mexican beer cost you around 40 pesos and, for the most reliable indicator of a nation's cost the good ol Big Mac you're gonna pay around 52, pesos or two dollars and seventy two cents as a, January. 2019, at about half-past two. So. The cost of living is very low and the quality, is very high so. It's only appropriate, to, show some appreciation. All. Right let's get, it over and done with tipping. It, is absolutely, a thing here in Mexico especially in Mexico City so do. It 10%, in a restaurant if you've had a good meal and good services, though the bare minimum but feel free to do more and, the way it works is simply, when they bring your car you have the option on the card reader machine to select how much you want it tips before, you punch in your PIN or sign on the dotted line in any service environment, Hotel coffee, shop and everything in between it's also the, done thing a few, pesos here and there added, to your bill or just in coins while not going this so do, it. This. City comes with a reputation, a reputation. Magnified. By the lens of the outsider. Mexico. City is quantifiably. A safe, city, compared, with many other capital, cities but. As friend of attache, cath Cuevas explains, there, are pockets of the city which require, a little extra precaution. Just. In Mexico City for the past couple of months there's bit there's been a situation. Where there's been kidnapping, so, as soon as they, spot a lady getting out of the subway and walk into it someplace a guy. Would appear and try to mock, her and like like. Grab her and people. If people would see them, fighting. The guy would go like oh just she's just having an episode she's fine she's my girlfriend so, it's. Like an actual thing this morning yeah, so, what's.

Happening. Right now and has been happening for the past couple. Of years is that as soon as we know we're getting out of the house we, report to someone as. Soon as we know we're getting out of the coffee shop we, report to someone as, soon as we get into the louver we share why we're where we are saying. That you're okay it's part of the survival thing that you have to do. I. Have. Never fallen, in love with a city as quickly as, I fell from Mexico City it, was I can safely say a, revelation. Sure. I arrived, with preconceptions. And hopes of what this city might be what it might offer but. With each new sight sound. Smell and taste my expectations. Were humbled, how. Could anything, anywhere. Possibly. Be this, good, Mexico. City is everything. I want in a city hectic. Sprawling. Loud, creative. Friendly, and, absolutely. Friggin, delicious, I will. Look for every, possible, excuse, or justification, to. Get back here as soon as humanly, possible, but. Until then I urge, you, experience. Mexico, City eat its food meet its impossibly. Warm and friendly people, you, will not be disappointed.

2019-03-07 20:15

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I have to disagree with you in this one pal.Mexico City is shithole, full of beggars and poor people all over the place. Last time I went there I've been stolen twice and I got food poisoning. Maybe other places in Mexico are nice but with the rise of narco-cartels I highly doubt it

I went to mexico city and I was completely shock as soon as I arrived I realise that what I saw n the united states in the news on the radio about mexico was completely false and a nasty lie. I went to the central park in mexico city I have not seen a park like that in the world and I traveled the world that park is extremly beautiful with all the museums the food just unbelievable, then we whent to the pyramids of teotihuacan, the to the coyocan neighborhood wich is really a city, anyways its and unbelievable city looking to buy a condo there I loved it so much also when in mexico travel to othere states guanajuato,jalisco,Oaxaca, you will fall in love

Wow! Looks good, wish it had direct connections from India.

what a video. what a city!! i must go

Thank you for creating another inspiring video!

what a great episode. absolutely loved this.

I think figuring out the Mexico City bus network is the most challenging thing you will ever encounter in travel.

Great guide! It's impossible to cover a city as massive and chaotic as Mexico City in 22 minutes, but you did a great job! You should do a Tijuana guide. I know the city kinda gets a bad rep but there is an up and coming food and craft cocktail scene there that would surprise a lot of people.

I enjoyed this episode a whole lot. Thanks Alex, Greg and anyone else involed!

Epic as always

That conclusion was how I felt with Hong Kong. This was another amazing guide guys.

that moment when mexico is my city...

Enjoyed this video, Alex! Mexico City seems like it's steeped in history and character. The food looks like you just can't get enough of it - especially the Tortas. This definitely looks like a city where unforgettable stories are made. (loved the cinematic style in this video ;)) Thank you.

"Attaché is the traveller's travel show." Alex, you are sooo right! Another cracking show

The production quality is excellent!

Alex is a Californian? I feel like you probably said so in the LA or SF episodes, but I forgot. Represent! When did this channel get so many subs? I didn’t even realize. Congrats guys.

Guys, as usual, great work! I'm actually watching every newly released travel guide just to learn about the different cities and enjoy the beautiful cinematography even though I'll probably never visit Mexico City myself. Keep it up, guys!

I think I just fell in love with Mexico City. I’m already planning it in my head. Thank you for this great video!

jenny72089 I’ve been going since I was 15 I’m 32 and I’m still dumbfounded. I’ve been to 13 plus countries and MX city is so very memorable

Amazing work. Best episode yet

please go back to beirut

Really amped up the production value on this episode! I love it!

Gracias, Thank you for your loving work to Mexico City. (PS. I live 2 blocks away from the chilaquil corner, so just let me know if you want a bday package) Cheers amigo!

Good video as always. But I was curious if you will do a greater NYC video as you mentioned in your NYC video?

Yay! So excited to see this!

You should check out Beijing next!!

Nice video. Makes one wonder why so many escape to the US.

Sold me in the first :50 seconds...exactly the way I felt when I visited CDMX! Place is incredible and I'm ashamed I hadn't gone earlier

Aaaaaaaaaand he’s back!

Keep up the great videos!

Great video! I think Istanbul would be a very worthy video in the future

This was beautiful to watch, I almost teared up.  Thank you!

Keep up the great videos! Come to Chicago soon ✌

Finally!!!

Do they even know what fruit and vegetables are?

I have been to dozens of cities around the world and none of them can compare to Mexico City in terms of food.

Entertaining video but I will pass on visiting any part of this corrupt cesspool.

Wow greatly professionalised video man! How long did it take you and your cameraman to make this?

Yaaaahhhs!

Thank you for the video. CDMX is a favorite city of mine. Where was that restaurant with those large fried burrito things? Gotta try it on my next visit.

great video! thank you. .. btw guys. time for hanoi, vietnam. u know it.

Man, I live 6 buildings away from "La Costilla" restaurant... such a long time begging you to come here and I didn't catch you! But the video was great!

Great video on one of my absolute favorite cities! I gotta ask: how'd you get a professional camera into a lucha libre match??

Thank you for this! I was in Mexico City just two weeks ago, and you echoed everything I felt and experienced so perfectly well - the warm people, the amazing food, and the overall feeling of falling in love with a city right off the bat. Cannot wait to go back!

I LOVE Mexico City! I can’t wait to go back soon and this video just made me impatient for my return trip. Thanks, I guess ;)

For a city with 20 million people, An incredibly laid back guide. One question though, we all hear horror stories of Mexico City at times, at any point did you feel uncomfortably unsafe?

If I may... Crime is everywhere here, as it should be expected for such a big city like this with big economic inequalities. I'd say if you take some basic precautions, everything should be alright. Things like: 1) Avoid non touristic neighborhoods. Although, most of the touristic stuff is in the center/heart area of the city, which would be the safest part of the whole metropolis. 2) Avoid walking alone on the streets at night, specially in less touristic areas (that's anywhere on the city). 3) In areas with lots of people (Downtown-Reforma areas and on-board of public transport), just be aware of where your wallet and cellphone are at all times. Robbers will notice tourists (specially if they are blond and tall) as there's the conception that if they are white and foreign, they have a lot of money in their wallets. 4) If possible, only use Uber or similar app-cab services to move around. Subway is better suited for non-rush hours. Rush hours run from 7am-10am and 5pm-8pm where it's ridiculously packed with people, and thus, prone to pick-pocketing. For women, precautions should be doubled, specially if they're on their own as misogyny is a big thing here... from light sexual harassment (men yelling or getting close to them and saying disturbing sexual things) , all the way to groping (specially in the subway at any time). Best idea is to always be in the company of someone else, specially if it's someone who lives here as he/she will know the safest places to be or how to move around.

Awesome video for a truly magical city - thanks!

Best video yet!

Wow, Mexico City is such a beautiful place.....that's why I love Mexico too! ¡Viva México!

This intro is awesome!!!!!

just avoid the cartels and you will be alright

Mexico City is such an amazing city - fell in love with it too a few months ago! You did such a great job with this guide!

I love Mexico City, glad you finally did this.

Yes, yes, yes! Thank you!

El Vilsito is incredible - some of the best we’ve ever had! Glad you stopped here for this video

Oh yes - agree that Al Pastor is the best of all taco styles!

Those tortas de chilaquiles are truly amazing! The roll is so fresh

Almost misplaced that slip on the way back last time!

Oof yeah, it's a slippery fellah.

New Attaché video? Drops everything and watches it

Ha, thanks! Let us know what you think.

So cool that this episode comes out less that two weeks before my own trip there. I can not wait.

Chris Wueste ok ok the Coahuila crossing yeah that part is real desolate and honestly it doesn’t get interesting till Monterrey and even then it’s a drag till you get past San Luis potosi. Fun fact Coahuila is the Montana of México on account of all the weird dinosaur they have found there.

Eagle Pass, TX

Chris Wueste hey Chris what part of the boarder?

Attaché I live on the US/Mexico border and travel back and forth several times a week. Never been to the interior of Mexico however.

Awesome! Come back and tell us how you like it.

One of the most colorful cites on the Planet hit up by Attaché...

So did I, all 22 minutes of it. Splendid Job.

It was epic, I absolutely loved it.

Are you planning to make travel guide of Istanbul, Turkey?

+Attaché That's going to be BLAST!

Definitely on the list!

Please do either Bangkok or São Paulo next

+Attaché thank you so much

Both on the list!

Please do são Paulo next please . It's a great city . By the way I loved the video

+Attaché Why not both?

+Attaché . Yeah . Even though rio is a more iconic city . I think são Paulo should get more recognition since it's such a great city and it's the largest metropolis in the southern hemisphere .

Yeah? We should do São Paolo over Rio?

Awesome video!

Thanks!

Please, São Paulo next!!!

+Attaché the city deserves an analysis as high quality as yours!

Lot of Sao Paolo love in these comments!

First

I'm so hungry.

I have nothing but love for Mexico and Mexican people. But you lost me at the end when the lady was saying how men randomly grab women. I appreciate that you covered it tho, because a lot of travel bloggers like to paint the world with rainbows, and that can get people (especially females) injured or killed in certain places around the world. I think that the police in cities like these need to do some serious overhauling and really crack down on crime like that if they ever wanna become a huge tourist destination. The security will create such a boom to the economy bu having millions of tourists come every year.

Love it! ♥️

Magnific video cultural on my city

I was born in Mexico City

Yessss! A new episode!! :)

Yes! Thanks for this one! After following you for years, seeing my city being so well reviewed and perceived by someone who has travelled around the world makes me (and I bet many other of us locals) proud! Come back soon!

Do you have the website to fill out the papers before you get on the plane?

This video is right about the taxis in Mexico City. I have family that lives in the city and they advised me to avoid street taxis. Taxis that you get from your hotel or from the airport should be fine but generally street taxis are unpredictable. Uber is actually the safest and usually even a relatively cheap way of getting around. Also wouldn’t recommend the metro system especially if you clearly look like a “gringo”

Finally! The city I was born in! Great review. Despite how crowded it is, Mexico City is quite safe for those who keep an eye out for their safety. Just to note, the airport has 2 terminals: Terminal 1 (the original one) destined mainly for national flights has a Metrobus stop right out the door and a metro stop nearby; Terminal 2, mostly for international flights,excusively has taxi stops. Also, for those wanting to come, the mentioned taxi official spots are called "Sitios" and they're usually located at crowded intersections or shopping malls. Great job on the rest! Hope lots fo people come and enjoy themselves in this big city.

Nice film.

I thought you were from UK wow.

@3:52 :-D right after the warning about taking unlicensed taxis, the background song talks about Zetas and chapo and how you won't make it home alive tomorrow. Wow.. lol.

This show is getting better and better. The narrative and cinematography. Please keep it up and include more about food!

Thank you for showing the good side of my of my great country!!! Como Mexico no ay dos! VIVA MEXICO CABRONES!

YEEEEEES. MEXICOOO

México

Living in France (which is a whole different world), I must admit I actually got a bit homesick. Thank you for speaking so fondly of my hometown. It really is an amazing city with amazingly kind and friendly people!

These videos just seem to get better every time

Mexico city is such a magical city!

I just came back and almost missed my flight because I forgot to keep the small piece of the immigration form! Loved this video! My favorite area was La Condesa :)

Attache - I confess I was upset that you had not covered Mexico City and some of the other Latin giants (Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Rio). In due time I am sure. Anyhow, I have traveled from California to Mexico City five times in the last three years and it's not to see family - really, only just to spend time there. Nothing else. I have been to all the major cities in the United States and some international cities like Sydney, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Cairo, Istanbul, etc. but my favorite remains this place. Sunday strolls on Reforma Ave. are fantastic. Finally, excellent job is dispelling these silly notions about danger. Undoubtedly, there is danger in all large cities. But the greatest danger is letting life pass you by and only reading about places and never experiencing them. Up next for me - Toronto next month and later this year, Beirut and Amman! Of course, when I say Beirut I am inevitably met with, "Why?" or "You shouldn't go!". Fantastic stuff and I further confess when I saw you finally reached Mexico City, I dropped work to watch.

Mehico you are on my list.

I wish Nairobi was like Mexico City

I miss Mexico city so much! Great video as always

As a Californian, trying to get good mexican food outside of North America is super tough.

Fan-flipping-tastic.

Love love love Mexico City!

When Netflix Narcos moved to Mexico,attaché had to follow them

Love it! I need to go.

This episode is making me sad because it reminds me of Anthony Bourdain and I'm not sure why.

Thanks for continuously producing great travel guides!

I really like your videos. I am from Mexico and I think you did a great job portraying Mexican daily lifestyle. Mexican city is like the most representative city of our culture.

Maybe you're just a shithole tourist.. never come back.. or maybe you never actually went to méxico city.. just a shit-hater... JEALOUSY IS KILLING YOU....YOU MUST HATE YOURSELF A LOT TOO!!!

HA HA!, As when nobody rails against American food (fast food) that has ill mankind with obesity, diabetes among other things, but criticizes Mexican food ignoring that along with the French, Mediterranean and Japanese are intangible heritage (culinary) of humanity, if you did not put up with the spicy or something, because it hurts that you are a poor little delicacy that can not stand the best culinary talking, most likes and with much reason. I'm sorry if you were the victim of a pickpocket, but you can not denigrate an entire mega city for it, most are honest and hardworking people, your problem is with the criminal not with all the inhabitants. Clearly you did not hear or see the video well, Mexico City is the great Spanish-speaking city and the financial capital of Iberoamerica, its modernity makes many cities that are in a certain country to the north seem old. And you want to see cities full of beggars and poor people everywhere ?! Go to Haiti, or to Africa, Venezuela, Perú, conflictive regions of the Middle East, India or a neighboring country of India. You insult the wrong city of the wrong country, do you want to see more of Mexico and change your perspective? Discuss with Kinetic Kennons, and other youtubers who call Mexico their second home.

Thank you for not visiting, Mr. Hamilton. Mexico City and Mexico the country are far better off without the likes of you visiting. The country welcomes millions of European tourists every year, whereas people like you will never be able to see past the tip of your noses. Why? Because 'Murrica. And Mexico a cesspool of corruption? Are you sure you're not talking about the Trump family and the filth they unleashed on Washington, D.C., and the entire country?

Attaché I recently return for a trip to Mexico two weeks ago! What a country! Beautiful! Is the Attaché book still available?

+Attaché Rio also! Sao Paulo may be larger but Rio is what we all think of when we think Brazil.

I love how everyone that comes gets surprised of my country! Thank you for being open mind and look around our culture which is so rich! Please follow me in Instagram @iaiayayos and @shewearsmalbec. Maybe next time I can help you explore mexican wine, which is a culture growing little by little.

Mexico has the hardest working people in the world... don’t believe me just visit.... folks there are humble, they stay working out till late at midnight kids adults and elders age dont stop them, they sell or perform entertainment at lights they sell food or personal stuff in the streets etc, not to mention they always have an earthquake going on yet their humble citizens never fail to pick the city back up in no time.

I hate this noob mexican ml players i cant escape epic rank because of them!

subscribed after 2nd min

I'm a mexican living in Australia and I literally cried. I loved your video, go to Mexico City it will surprise you!!

6 weeks in Doctores now back in Canada... damn I miss CDMX...

Downvoters, here, have no soul...

Going at the end of this month! Can’t wait!

I feel like your video, while great, did little to explain the charm of Mexico City. However while pondering this I’m not sure how to describe it without actually taking someone there. I’m looking forward to visiting again someday.

I have visited CDMX twice within the last year and watched dozens of videos about it. This is one of the best videos I have seen. The information is helpful, accurate and well presented. Well done.

Thank you for sharing the essence of the true Mexico (in this case in Mexico City). The US news outlets have filled the media with the negative aspect of things and everybody needs to watch more of the positive Mexico has to offer since a lot of people that are not from Mexico have had misconceptions for quite a long time!!! I was born and raised in a small town in the state of Guanajuato and now live in Minneapolis and I've only been to Mexico City two times, the first time I visited I was in complete fear before arriving due to corruption and insecurity that you'd hear of a big city, which is normal, the same is said about Chicago or New York City. I was amazed to see such a bustling city and noticed that I was totally fine and enjoying my time, I didn't get mugged or kidnapped and that fear literally went away, of course, always being aware of my surroundings and making common sense decisions. I fell in love with CDMX. Spent most of my time in the Historic Center and had a terrific time; its food, its people, its everything was truly incredible. Hope to visit CDMX again soon! Que viva Mexico cabrones!

So happy u did one for Mexico City u have been a constant inspiration for me on destinations I go. I Love that City u just fill up on food every day!!!

Just sharing an awesome aereal time lapse video of Mexico city to get an idea of the massive that it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQtI5t8i5Vo&t

Love it! ♥️

Quiero viajar a México

Great video, I love that you love the real freedom that Mexico has to offer unlike the "The Land Of The Free" to the north, USA is not free, it's one of the worst most regulated countries in the whole world. In Mexico you pretty much do whatever you want as long as you don't bother anyone. In the USA you drink a beer at the beach and you end up with a ticket or jail, in Mexico take a keg to the beach and no one cares, that's freedom.....

I'm surprise you can still get gas in Mexico City.

Heading there in a few weeks. I am scared ass shit and excited lol. I wont take any cabs if their not official and I will not go out late or alone, ever.

I cried.

A wonderful place, love it Mexico City.

Cool video

0:38 estoy offendido. *me is now offended*

I've been there and travelled to many cities around the world. It normal that you get excited about seeing new places, but Mexico city has a special place in my heart. I've agreed on everything you said. I miss the food, the people and their culture. As a matter of fact, I am all set for my next visit. See you in the next couple of months CDMX.

I cannot agree more. I come to CDMX for work as a model 2 - 3 times per year from Japan. I adore it. I cannot get enough of it.

I was going to watch all this video until I heard the music mention El Chapo and Los Zetas. Drug cartels are not fun, and they have done a lot of damage to the Mexican people. Please refrain from promoting via any media.

Woah

Great video and detailed information!

No we eat tacos ALL day every day Lady's and gentlemen Ignorance at it's finest SMDH

Thanks for your video ..

WOW! I travel to CDMX twice a year, and want to thank you for this very high quality video. Excellent work.

Greater Mexico City is between 25 an 30 million depending how you want to measure it.

One of the greatest cities in human history. The first metropolis to mix and merge people from every corner of the globe: the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Mexico City has an impossibly rich history for a city that is relatively young compared to European cities and its culture reflects this. The economic and media powerhouses of the United States like New York and Los Angeles may draw the world's eye, but in my opinion, neither has as much soul as Mexico City, the most impressive city in the Western hemisphere.

I went for the first time at the end of January and saw about 75% of everything you showed in this video. Mexico City is extremely underrated! I enjoyed every single moment in that beautiful city and have decided to do it, in the middle of the winter, yearly. Thank you for sharing this!

This was a food guide lol. We wanna see the most iconic places like the LatinAmerican Tower, Chapultepec Castle, Palace of Arts, Zocalo.

Great video!. What a beautiful and vibrant city, so much diversity, experiences and off course delicious food!. Many museums and four world heritage sites within Mexico City limits. Cheers!

México

I should have seen the empty stomach warning before!! I want authentic tacos NOW

So Many people are afraid of Mexico and Mexico City, so I have been serving as a travel concierge to make it simple and "safe" for them to see the places worth seeing. There is always more to learn - Mexico is definitely well worth exploring!

Thank you for this episode! Thats my city. I'm so proud of it. You guys did an amazing job. I miss my city so much. There are tons of things to show in less than an hour video. PS. Please share the soundtrack!!

Anthony Bourdain dead and you tryna steal my bruh clout like that? Boy we don kno u ripping yo shit off of his docuseries 'Parts Unkown'

Awesome video!

Great video, great city!

Mexico is not only Mexico City ! You need and entire series to know mexico

Hola, buen video, me hubiera gustado que lo subtitularan

¡Ven!

911 happened in nyc, that doesnt stop people from visiting downtown manhatten

You gotta be kidding me! You must not understand Mexican culture... Have you heard of día de muertos? We celebrate death, tragedy is part of Mexico's reality. You should visit El Chapos hometown and ask what his neighbors think about him...

A couple corrections about the airport... Although there are some international airlines such as Delta that use Terminal 2, most international flights use Terminal 1. (I have never flown into Terminal 2 on any of my many trip to Mexico City.) The Metrobus stops at both terminals.

It's called editing.

Vijay Kumar Dilor Mexico dear ..

I think even the locals don't understand it lol

And you'd be the first!

Fantastic video, great city!

Going next month and my heart cannot fucking wait!!!

I used to live one small block away from Tacos Tony (which by the way are a block away from the Tacos al Pastor they ate later) and those are only two of many food spots in the same area (Narvarte) with brilliant food...So yeah, I put on a lot of weight while living in there.

Greatest city on earth :)

Vijay Kumar Dilor ok ........

+Miriam G. You are right, but let's face it, the lad came from a land where they crap in the open....so...let's be patient.

Anyways is incorrect .. I think like in German is mexiko.. but I’m English is Mexico as well ..

Renan Aguilar-Valenzuela well you right ..

+Miriam G. He spelled from the English phonetics.

Idiot

I've been to CDMX many times...and I can't get tired of it. I love it there ❤

Great video. Mexico city here I come.

The new airport to be was canceled by the new president because although it was going to be pretty it was going to be the fruit of corruption, extremely costly. Two nearby airports will be expanded and conditioned to serve millions of travelers.

Pretty video but where’s the info? What did he eat that “I’m going to cry”? What does a taxi stand look like? Who were those dancing couple?

One of the best videos I’ve seen of Mexico City!

Stop spreading the secret. Californians have already infested Texas and now you're gonna move south and fuck up Mexico too. Everything California touches gets destroyed. Fuera de aqui carajo!

Hows the weather in August?

Hispanics are from the Iberian Peninsula. Mexico is part of the American continent, and Mexicans are Native American.

4:12 What song was that?

I think its about time you do a Stockholm guide! :)

Go and be amazed! It’s wonderful.

Flash803 SQBZ. Porque lo insultas? Tu sabes si así se escribe en su país de origen? No seas cobarde y corriente.

+Miriam G. You are right, but let's face it, the lad he came from is a land where they crap in the open....so...let's be patient.

Cheloluis2003 you are a liar, bet you never been in Mexico,you are a coward, you never been outside your trailer park

The soundtrack tho.

My favorite city in the world. I’ll be there in a couple of weeks. I go at least 3 times a year.

At 4:04, just as he finishes explaining how to get to the city from the airport, the lyrics of the song "México" by Mexican Institute of Sound warn that "tomorrow you might not come home alive". It's a great song, with a powerful message against government corruption and cartel violence, but the placement almost feels intentionally sarcastic. A bit like when all shit hits the fan in the movie "Amores perros" and the song "La vida es un carnaval" starts playing.

"outcry for expropriations of land" to build the New Mexico City Airport? Poor information. You lost me. Keep on with your "chairos".

14:49 when your taco master is also your car mechanic, only in mexico...

With all of it's contrasts and everything. We love our beautiful capital La Gran Ciudad De México..

Very hip city

Wow. Best video Ive seen about traveling to Mexico. And Ive traveled back and forth from LA my whole life.

Have seen many videos on cdmx and this was very good and different! One of my favorite cities and can’t wait to get back someday! Best city in North America with so much history, so cosmopolitan, great food, great people, great nightlife and so much culture and day trip options...I need to live there for a long time to get it all in!

Love it.

Right on! I'm off to Guadalajara and Guanajuato next week. Any advice for my first time in El Bajio?

In Spanish because you´re already being here so I guess you are going to try to understand the language: Wow Hermano! en verdad a uno como Mexicano haces que se le enchine el cuerpo... es uno de los mejores videos que he visto sobre la Ciudad de México. Me parece que pudiste retratar lo bueno y lo malo de la ciudad, lo que dice la chica es muy cierto para muchos de nosotros, si no te reportas con alguien es un punto en contra. Sin mebargo también es una hermosa ciudad con muchísimas cualidades como bien lo mencionas.  Muchas felicidades por que tu video en terminos de historia (la forma en la que lo cuentas) y fotografía es excelente... me da gusto que no sólo muestres lo que muchos ya han mostrado (Garibaldi, gente con sombreros, mariachis, Danzantes y Teohtihuacan) por que la ciudad no sólo es eso, y justamente tener la preconcepción de que somos un País de borrachos, Mariachis polvoriento se pierde cuando gente como tu presenta un video como este; y no me mal entiendas, también el Mariachi , el tequila y todos nuestros pueblos son parte de nuestra cultura, pero no sólo somos eso... Una vez mas muchas felicidades!!!!

Man this was the most fair and real look at the city I have seen In a while, great production value, good story telling. Next time include, Polanco, Chapultepec, Coyoacan, and maybe show a bit more of the city

for anybody wondering the name of song that the man with the trumpet was playing, i believe it is "asi fue" by juan gabriel

The danzón part was awesome!

nice!

Mix-race Mexicans (mestizo) have an average of 70% Native American DNA.

+wet timguavass callate el pinche osico x2. Y no te des like a ti mismo

What is known as Native American food, comes from Mexico....corn, beans, squash, etc.

callate el pinche osico.

si esta subtitulado, nada mas tienes que activar el icono CC

+Mike Olson smoke weed

Lots of things. Great, great restuarants, pyramids, dancing, drinking, great parks and sites to see. The culture and people are amazing and I recommend CDMX to everyone around the world. +Mike Olson

what u did in mexico

El Huevo de Oro seriously. Everyone spells things differently or misspells. No need to put people down. ✌

AHHH my beautiful city! I am so glad you got to visit my city and show it to the world! In the last 5 years or so Mexico City has become a destination for many people traveling to Mexico besides Cancun, Vallarta, Los Cabos, etc....my city is full of culture and entertainment! Glad you liked it! Saludos

Shit hole country don't visit!

I have been to many cities - and when I visited mx city last summer I could of kicked myself for not discovering it sooner because I fell in love with it!! In fact, I’m going again this summer and probably every year from now on!! The food, art, people, shopping, etc., was incredible.

Mexico City Metro iconography was designed by the famed american designer Lance Wyman ;-)

Beautiful video, congratulations and best regards ;)

Like the music in min 11;37. love real mexican food.

You will always be welcome in our big, messy, and caotic but beutiful city!!!

I’m a Mexican American and let’s face it ! Mexico is not a desirable country to explore culturally (besides the beach town) because people in Mexico don’t look like a 1st world country , people in Mexico have an obesity problem and Americans or Europeans only want to go to countries where people are good looking and white . Yes Mexico has a few white Mexicans but the brown people who out number whites make it hard for white Mexicans to be seen.

Excellent video, I found it very fair and balanced (of course, I'm biased as I live here and would find it very difficult to leave). I loved the guides you chose and the places you went. Thanks.

Well done

Thank you so much for this. I'm Mexican American but have only been to Mexico once when I was 5. I've always thought about going back looked at videos, looked at flights, restaurants, things to do and I have tons of family there but I just never really cared to just go. Over the last month Ive been planning to go at the end of June to Mexico City and I'm super excited. After watching this video I regret not having gone earlier and experiencing my families Homeland. I started tearing up at the end as you described how much you loved it even when you came with other opinions of how it might be. I just can't wait to go, thank you much once again.

Viva

VIVA MÉXICO CABRONESSS!!!!

You fell in love with the City and I fell in love with the way you describe the city. I lived in Mexico City for 10 years. I miss being there.

Oh where was that cantina? :)

Excellent info! Thanks for the vid.

It's like a piece of heaven and eternal peace every time i get to share mexican food with friends who have never tried it for the first time. To see their genuine surprised and utter disbelief of the explosion of flavours. Their joy and craving for more that captivates them practically instantly. And if they happen to dislike something, we always manage to find at least ten other dishes they adore and most likely never have heard of before.. It even surprises me, because every time i visit, i discover new things i have never seen before. One of my favourite things to do is to just pick a direction and start driving, then stop at towns and places that catch my attention. Try the local food, chat with the locals. You always discover new meals and flavors. And you always meet people that give you the feeling of being among friends.

do u guys think it's ok to go there as a solo traveler ?

Mexico!

Thanks, glad you like!

Phenomenal city, we loved it.

Definitely not sarcastic, just a great song.

+Attaché it was a made up by Andrés Manuel López Obrador, then candidate to the presidency. That, the dry out of the "lake" that doesn't exist any more, the attack on birds and plants, the sinking of the soil... All of them were OPEN LIES from our now President to boicot the project based in mere ignorance, arrogance and envy.

Are you saying there *weren't* outcries over the expropriation of land?

What more could you want?

It's a wonderful city.

Yeah we felt that too

Thanks Ron!

Yeah agreed, it was an utterly captivating city.

+Kyle Lincoln My pleasure! I don t recall the name, but do visit the disco that is ina old mine in Guanajuato. :D Have fun and enjoy the food as well, anywhere.

+Ro Calvo Thanks for the tips! I had no idea about the leather making in Leon. I just might have to pick myself up pair of cowboy boots! I'm most excited for the Mummy museum and mine tours in Guanajuato and San Miguel.

Guadalajara is excellent, many traditions originated there. (Mariachi, Tequila) The food of this region is different but then again the food in MExico is always a highlight and worth discoverg. Guanajuato and Queretaro are jewels! If you get the chance to do either Herradura or Jose Cuervo express i highly recommend. Tequila is a pueblo magico and truly captivating. Leon has a huge leather scene, great for shopping bags shoes jackets anything your heart desires. So much to do and see. REally depends what kind of interests you have and how much time you want to spend there. Good luck and enjoy!!

Hot and rainy

The Aztecs called themselves Mexica.

We are mostly mestizos my friend. But you are correct there are still a lot of people who are pure native american

Aren't the indigenous called mesoamerican? Or Amerindian? Not Mexican because the first king or Mexican technically was a white guy from México but a priest right? And I'd agree lol but still you really think people want to eat a corn taco with just Turkey meat? Europeans brought the chicken, pig,beef, and wheat so it's basically a fusion culture. But I'm English so I'm taking your food from all culture because well you know why...it's English! Lmao

DAN! Greetings man, hope you are doing well! Mexico misses you, and i am sure you miss Mexico ;) Take care where ever you are!

Of course- I'm Canadian, its legal here.+Mo Rongo

Tacos al pastor!

Headed to Mexico City this July 4th weekend and i don't think I've ever been excited to visit a city quite like I am about CDMX! I'm a New Yorker and idk what has taken me so long to visit this city I'm 30 countries in at 26y/o. Viva!!

No, the airport was not placed on hold, it was stopped because of corruption and because of a bad location. So, it has been planned at a better location, and no corruption. AMLO, Mexico's new president, is doing his best to change and eliminate corruption in Mexico. He will be known as the world greatest President in history.

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