Next stop: Zacateros

Zacateros is one of the largest and busiest streets in town, but it also a cultural venue that offers interesting galleries, fun shops and good places to eat or drink. We suggest this perfect day on calle Zacateros.

Start your day by enjoying a delicious cup of coffee on the sunny, pretty terrace at El Zaguán. This place has great coffee, a special blend of beans from Chiapas and Veracruz, in addition to healthy and tasty options for breakfast. Once there, take a peak at the art gallery located on the premises.

To do some shopping visit the store Colors, which offers a large variety of humorous items to embellish the house and lend a touch of whimsy to your personal style. You can find t-shirts with lucha libre (wrestling) prints, postcards, cushions, hand-painted shot glasses, key chains with the picture of the Virgin of Guadalupe or a Day of the Dead motif and other cutesy curiosities with popular Mexican motifs.

For dinner, how about a blend of Mexican and French cuisines? At MefiFran you will find a sophisticated yet relaxed and serene atmosphere. You can either dine in the lovely courtyard and watch the stars or sit inside if it gets chilly. Go with a group of friends— there won’t be any disappointments if some want to eat enchiladas and others crave ratatouille.

For a nightcap, pick your poison at La Cucaracha, a true piece of local history. This cantina is one of the oldest in town, open since 1947 at its previous location close to Banamex at the Jardín and since 1978 at its current address, Zacateros 22. “La Cuca” is busiest on Thursdays, when free botanas are offered, and on weekends. We suggest you go with your best friend-making attitude, pockets full of five-peso coins for the jukebox and the spirit of trying an authentic Mexican place.


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