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Amazing shrimp and fish tacos. Go up to the front order and then put on your own toppings next. The fish and shrimps are lightly battered and served on delicious tortillas. Grab an ice cold beer and table outside. We ate here 3 different times in 4 days it was so good.
Old school Mexican cafe. Great for lunch or breakfast while sightseeing in the Central Historic district. Definitely try the cafe con leche and the enchiladas.
Amazing lamb barbacoa tacos. Which is lamb cooked slowly over an open fire until it falls off the bone. Put into a taco with a glass of fresh squeezed organ and its probably the best breakfast you'll ever eat.
In the Condesa area of the city which is perfect for nightlife and eating. It is run by friendly staff who are super helpful recommending places in the neighborhood.
The rooms are clean and breakfast is included. Safe area as well
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This city never gets the love it deserves. It's cheap, easy to get around by subway, has the best street food on the planet, and tons interesting places to check out. The history of the city is incredible. In one place you can view Aztec ruins, Spanish colonial churches, and rising skyscrapers.
You might find you never eat in a restaurant and not care, drink mescal at 2, and hear "bienvenidos a Mexico" from locals on the subway.
The lighting in here matches the atmosphere completely. Walking through here only adds to your deep respect for the architecture of this city. Also a good respite during summer touring of Istanbul.
Wild coastal beaches, salsa music, ice cold beer, mountainous jungles, empanadas, and friendly people. These are what should come to mind when Colombia is mentioned.
Still very much off the beaten trail in many areas and this is a good thing. Whether you want to hike through a jungle to a beach in Tayrona national park or see how long you can last during a friday in Cartagena,Colombia should be on everyone's top 5 to see.
Honestly this place's historical appeal is great until you actually have to stay there. Historical apparently means they don't clean the pool, the rooms are always under construction, and a level of pompous service usually not found in SE Asia.
Also the location is pretty far away from anything unless you want a soapy massage.
A traditional Czech restaurant in the city center that won't drain your wallet. Great beer hall atmosphere with basic Czech food. The beer is amazing and when you want another one just wave down the waiters walking around with trays full of them.
As for food the steak tartare is excellent.
A great french bar right beside the Lama Temple. Always crowded but the clientele is definitely more relaxed than those who drink in Sanlitun. More expats than tourists make this a great place to meet people. They blast great music and a bottle of wine is only 15 bucks.
On Middle East Street, this place has great and authentic food from the aforementioned region. Surly yet efficient waiters take your order and your meat is grilled outside by an even surlier man. The kofta and chicken were both amazing.
It's also in a very interesting area of the city. It feels more like Cairo than Bangkok.
Word of advice, where a shirt and ladies cover up as very traditional muslim families come to eat here.
If you have ever dreamed of stepping into a steam punk novel then this is the bar for you. When I walked in a blues band was playing on a spiral staircase going nowhere, vintage lightbulbs hang from the ceiling, and it's a blacksmith's workshop. On top of that they make a great old-fashioned.
Pricier than a Chang on the street but worth it to have a drink in one Bangkok's most unique bars.
This place is hands down the best Western restaurant in Beijing. Braised Oxtail cooked in red wine for hours that melts in your mouth, apple crisp topped with caramel, chicken grilled under a brick, and much more. All in an unpretentious setting with a friendly chef who comes out and discuses his food with you.
Plus in my book anytime you see a picture of the Chef shaking hands with Bill Clinton in the restaurant,it's a place you need to eat.
This place is a hidden and locally popular bar. Down a narrow hutong alley you come across a small sign lit up. Inside you will find The XX playing while a Chinese bartender with a British accent greets you. It's a small place lit by candles.
Grab one of many beers from the fridge (reach into the back) and enjoy meeting some of the randoms who stroll in here until very late in the night.
An especially good place in the dead of winter.