As a young traveler with huge expertise in distilled drinks, most probably you have heard, and even tried Tequila (if you still remember that time), so the next step on your list should be… wait for it… Mezcal!
Mezcal is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from ANY type of agave plant and has no restrictions on worm accompaniments, most mezcal is made in Oaxaca (traditionally the mexicans’ favourite) but it can be produced by other states.
Mezcal has a smokier taste than tequila but you can try it on a cocktail as well, though if you want to prove yourself you are “hard core” you should enjoy it straight up just as Mexicans do.
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This place produces mezcal in an artisan way and they have several establishments in the south of the CDMX, but probably the best one is in Condesa. It is far from the crowded area of this colony and sells typical dishes from Oaxaca.
Address: Aguascalientes 232. Col. Condesa.
Tel.: +52 52 11 68 45.
Open: Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 1:00 hrs.
Besides a wide variety of mezcales and mexican snacks you can find beer and a great selection of music during weekends. On Wednesdays they have mezcales and mezcalinas at 2×1 and for $ 80 pesos, they serve you 200 grams of cochinita pibil. On Saturdays you can get a mezcal and a beer for $ 65 pesos and on Tuesdays and Thursdays you can buy a beer and a choripán for $ 80 pesos.
Address: Insurgentes 219 Col. Roma.
Tel.: +52 65 85 43 54.
Open: Tuesday 18:00 – 1:00 hrs.
Wednesday to Saturday 18:00 – 2:00 hrs.
Sundays 18:00 – 00:00 hrs.
This place is located in the great Coyoacán and it is ideal to go with a date or with a group of friends. As in the previous places you can find mezcal and typical food, but you should check their webpage because sometimes they present local DJ’s who create a great atmosphere in the place.
Address: Caballo Calco 14, Coyoacán.
Tel.: +52 55 54 70 27.
Open: Monday – Wednesday 13:30 – 2:00.
Thursday 13:30 – 2:00.
Friday – Saturday 9:00 – 2:00.
Sunday 9:00 – 11:00.
On their menu you can find a wide variety of mezcales and you will be able to enjoy a great view while facing the street Isabel la Católica. Besides this location in the City’s Historic Centre they have other establishments that you can browse on their web page.
Address: Isabel la Católica 30, Centro.
Tel.: +52 55 10 40 15.
Open: Monday – Wednesday 15:00 – 23:00 hrs.
Thursday – Saturday 15:00 – 2:00 hrs.
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