Diego Rivera 50, San Ángel Inn, Álvaro Obregón, 01060 Ciudad de México, CDMX
55 5616 1402
The San Ángel Inn restaurant is truly one of the most gorgeous dining locations in the whole city, it’s located inside an XVII century hacienda and has a beautiful courtyard for those perfect sunny mornings when you feel like dining outside in the company of those close to you. The restaurant is located next to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s adjoining houses in San Ángel (not the Casa Azul in Coyoacán, they decided to live separately but still close to each other in San Ángel for a while), fittingly enough the restaurant is now located on a street bearing Diego’s name. There are many places to enjoy a quality meal in Mexico City but few have such a stunning setting for its food courses, the manicured garden and courtyard set the scene, and the ever-present musical trío provide the perfect soundtrack, while the immaculate but still cozy interiors provide the perfect dining environment.
San Ángel is a historical part of town that used to be in centuries past a weekend getaway in the country for Mexico City’s upper class (hence the Inn part of San Ángel Inn, which was run by a French woman, Madame Roux), but in recent years it has developed a vibrant and artsy reputation with the emergence of restaurants, cultural centers, bars, clubs, and art galleries. Much the same as Coyoacán, San Ángel has retained some of its old charm, present in its cobblestone streets, its long and winding streets lined with big beautiful houses (former haciendas), and its elegant churches. And restaurants such as San Ángel Inn.
The former hacienda, which was also a Carmelita monastery at some point, has been declared a “Colonial Monument” and serves international cuisine. And for those wondering (or even concerned) this San Ángel Inn is completely unrelated to the San Ángel Inn restaurant at Disney’s Epcot Center. Signature dishes include the sea bass a la Veracruzana (“Veracruz style”), chicken with mole poblano, and roast duckling in blackberry sauce. You can expect to drop a cool $850 pesos per person here, yet the cuisine here is well worth it along with stunning surroundings, old school vibe, and beautiful romantic environment in this former hacienda and monastery.