The best

Upscale Dining

in Mexico City

 

 

 

Our upscale casual dining category includes restaurants that put a bit more emphasis on ambiance and service. Expensive table linens and tableware are the norm. A few even bring out the white tablecloths. You can expect a gourmet dining experience. Although coat and tie aren’t required in any of these restaurants, a slightly higher standard of dress is appropriate. These are the restaurants that are suitable for that special occasion. In this list, we’ve included the ten best restaurants in this category.

 

 

 

 

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Campos Elíseos 252
RATING: 94%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: A menu developed by famed Spanish chef José Andrés. A unique and quirky, but sophisticated, decor. J by José Andrés has it all. Try the faux Spanish olives or the deconstructed Spanish omelet. Or any of the more traditional Spanish dishes raised to g …

Homero 716
RATING: 92%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet, Italian . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: Romina is likely the best Italian cuisine in Mexico City and one of the ten or fifteen best restaurants overall. First class across the board. Understated Italian cuisine. The best kind.

Schiller 331
RATING: 92%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet, Gourmet Mexican . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining, Upscale Casual
Summary: Elegant décor and near flawless execution of a sophisticated menu utilizing unique locale ingredients. Raíz earns one of the highest overall scores yet in our assessment of Latin American restaurants, exceeding nearby notorious restaurant, Pujol, in …

Sinaloa 141
RATING: 92%
Cuisine(s): - Generic Cuisines -, Gourmet Cuisine . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: This experience was reminiscent of the experience at Raíz in Polanco. I’d be hard pressed to say which I enjoyed more. So, I won’t. I’ll just tell you that you should absolutely try them both.

Newton 55
RATING: 91%
Cuisine(s): Gourmet Mexican . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: Quintonil uses indigenous ingredients in unique ways to create what we call Mexican gourmet cuisine. Great ambiance, service and execution.

Blvd. de la Luz 777
RATING: 91%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet, Gourmet Mexican . Cost: $$$, $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: The experience at Sud 777 was impressive enough to put Sud 777, among the top five upscale dining restaurants in Mexico City. It’s perhaps a bit off the beaten path, but worth the trip from the heart of the city for most foodies.

Presidente Masaryk 390
RATING: 90%
Cuisine(s): Gourmet Mexican . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Casual Gourmet, Formal Dining, Upscale Casual
Summary: Fancy enough to rank as a formal dining. Casual enough to make you feel comfortable. Flawless execution and service. Traditional gourmet technique with the slightest dash of Mexican influence utilizing local ingredients. A bit pricey but nothing to b …

Av Juan Vázquez de Mella 525
RATING: 90%
Cuisine(s): Mexican . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: An unequaled ambiance in a beautiful colonial mansion, stellar service, and a well-executed menu chock-full of Mexican and European classics, make Hacienda de Los Morales the best choice for upscale traditional Mexican dining in the city.

Av. Paseo de la Reforma 250
RATING: 88%
Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Steakhouse, Upscale Casual
Summary: Capital Grille’s franchise location in Mexico City offers highest-quality steaks and seafood, albeit with a hefty price-tag. It’s “the” place in CDMX to entertain clients.

Paseo de la Reforma 439
RATING: 88%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: Candela Romero, although lacking energy on the night of a recent visit, was otherwise close to flawless. A sophisticated menu, well-executed. Better than acceptable service. Easy to make reservations.

Campos Elíseos 133
RATING: 88%
Cuisine(s): Mexican . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Upscale Casual
Summary: Search for: Ambience % Service % Food % Creativity % Value % Restaurant Det …

Paseo de la Reforma 439
RATING: 86%
Cuisine(s): Gourmet Mexican . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: Beautiful decor. Flawless service. The terrace overlooks the Fountain of Diana. Great view and a fabulous breakfast buffet or a la carte menu. Reasonably priced. They have one of the best breakfasts in town.

Paseo de la Reforma 439
RATING: 86%
Cuisine(s): Gourmet Mexican . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: It’s puzzling why this restaurant doesn’t receive more praise than it does. It’s easily one of the ten best upscale dining experiences in Mexico City.

Calle Amsterdam 204
RATING: 85%
Cuisine(s): Gourmet Mexican . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: Meroto’s minimalist, yet warm and inviting ambiance, superb execution of modern Mexican fusion, and first-class service deserve praise. The dark and murky appearance of most the dishes belies the beauty that lies beneath that dark shroud.

Plaza del Carmen 4
RATING: 84%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Casual Gourmet, Upscale Casual
Summary: A comfortable ambiance, good service, and a creative menu put Hotel Carlota near the top of the list for upscale casual dining.

Calz. Gral. Mariano Escobedo 700
RATING: 84%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet, Fusion, Japanese . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: Morimoto, in Mexico City, follows the strategy laid out by celebrity chef, Masaharu Morimoto at his other successful ventures. A unique and flawlessly executed menu with a Japanese personality coupled with outstanding service.

Av. Presidente Masaryk 111
RATING: 80%
Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks, Seafood . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Steakhouse, Upscale Casual
Summary: In summary, my salad, although good, was excessive. And the expensive steak and lobster were both poorly executed.

Calle Tennyson 133
RATING: 78%
Cuisine(s): Gourmet Mexican . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: Chef Enrique Olvera’s acclaimed restaurant, Pujol, is regarded by some as the city’s best restaurant. We beg to differ. It’s a great restaurant, but no better than a dozen others in the city. We tell you why.

Calle Newton 88
RATING: 75%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: The decor is not quite right, but not as gaudy as Dulce Patria. Service staff seemed a bit confused and flustered. That didn’t really affect service after the first course however. The food was surprisingly good.

Anatole France 100
RATING: 74%
Cuisine(s): Gourmet Mexican, Mexican . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: Despite the very average meal and the gaudy décor, the service was very good. The prices were reasonable. As harsh as this review sounds, the restaurant is not sub-par. It’s just nothing special, despite what you would read online, in newspapers, and …

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