On Sundays most the stores are closed. There’s limited shopping, few cars and many of the streets are closed for biking. Rent one and enjoy the quiet day. City life doesn’t get any better.
The women mostly wear pants and the Mexico City dress code is casual. It seems sneakers are all the rage. If you wear Birkenstocks, people stare at your feet.
Food is everywhere. It’s delicious and cheap. Skip a few lunches and opt for some green juice sold on the street corners so you don’t burn out or blow up. You can find everything from greasy tacos to vegan japanese food.
Want to sit down? Check out Nico’s, Lalo’s (google new york times about an article about him), Taco el Jarocho, Taqueria Los Parados, El Farolito or if you have some extra cash, Contramar.
Thirsty? Try some pulque (fermented agave)…its become quite hip (after going out of fashion for 40 years). A bit slimy, but the added flavours (usually listed and changes each day) make all the difference.
Outdoor fitness equipment can be founds in the parks around Roma and Condesa. They were installed last year as a way to deal with the obesity problem. They are easy to use and you can warm up doing some laps (best park is Placa Espana). There’s also Green Yoga that has bilingual classes around town. http://www.greenyoga.com.mx/. Get a local cell phone (if your home country doesn’t offer a plan to cover you) so you can use Uber to get around. The subway is also easy to use, but can be packed.
The anthropology museum is awesome, but there are limited signs in english. Get a guide or a guide book. Teenage boys don’t love it.
Locals smooch on the streets with great enthusiasm and passion. Enjoy.
In Roma and Condesa there are lots of trees, dog walkers and police standing around. A local source told me hipster mexican’s are choosing not to have babies, but dogs. Also, the amount of police here does not reflect police numbers in the rest of the city.
Teotihuacan is best to arrive at 8:30 a.m before the buses at 10:00. You can take a local bus or get a driver. Uber folk won’t linger around until you are done to take you back to town.
Markets, markets, markets. Lots to choose from (see google) but two lesser known ones might interest you if you feel brave and speak some spanish. The witch market, Sonora Marcado, is intense as is Tepito Marcada (the ‘stollen good’ market). Be safe!
*Lucha Libre (Free Fight) is fun and worth at least an hour of your time. You may consider going later in the evening to catch the second half. If you order your tickets early on Ticketmaster then you have to go on time to collect your tickets or they close. http://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/Lucha-Libre-CMLL-boletos/artist/1156538