Restaurante Meson Antigua Santa Catarina, Coyoacan, Mexico City

Back to Mexico City…

On Sunday, we headed down to the Coyoacan neighbourhood to check out Frida Kahlo’s house and the surrounding neighbourhood. It was a really great neighbourhood to visit, as it was quite different from Condesa and Roma.

After booking tickets at the Frida Kahlo house later in the day, we walked down to the main part of Coyoacan and what we thought would be the markets… we weren’t really sure what to expect, but ended up at a large, covered market with all sorts of stands selling Mexican figures (lots of Day of the Dead dolls and skull heads), fabric stands, and all sorts of other goodies.


We then walked through the main square and started to look for restaurants to stop and rest our feet…

img_6420And ended up on a beautiful side street with many different-looking houses that looked so different from the Roma and Condesa neighbourhoods..


We finally stopped at a little restaurant off another square for some food… as at this point it was late and we were starving!

I went for the crepe filled with poblano chiles, chicken and corn, topped with a creamy poblano and yogurt sauce. It was delicious, absolutely delicious.


We got some guacamole and chips to start, but it came at the same time as the rest of the food, so ended up being a good topping on our crepe and tacos.img_6435-1Michelle got the pork tacos… she didn’t love them as much as in El Pardita, but they were still good.


… and some more avocado on the side, what we were planning on using as a topping…


We also got some margaritas, which showed up frozen and watery… eh. Michelle has been on a quest to find the perfect margarita in Mexico City, and we can safely say that it wasn’t here. (It was actually at Jose Andres in Polanco, where the food was also delicious!)

This was a good place to stop with a charming view of Santa Catarina square, and the food was fine. `Nothing to write home about, but we’d been pretty lucky with food so far! Then, on to Frida Kahlo’s house!


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