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Mexico City

CDMX Under the Volcano

Jan 12-16, 2024

Only four days and nights to tackle one of the world’s richest and wildest culinary cities? No problem. Here’s the plan: start strong, end hard, rely on our smartest and most well-connected friends in the city to show us how to cook and eat and drink well, Chilango-style.

Ro Vasquez

Our Host

Founder, Eat Like a Local
Ro Vasquez

Nathan Thornburgh

Trip Guide

R&K Co-Founder
Nathan Thornburgh

R&K Trip Itinerary

All costs on the ground are included, including transport (we’ll be moving around in Mercedes Sprinters or, in the chinapas, in trajinera boats), tips, accommodation, food, drinks and more. You’re responsible for any travel insurance, personal laundry costs, and for your flights to and from CDMX.

Jan 12-16, 2024

Day 1

Jan 12 Fri

Bienvenido güey

  • Casa Pani
  • Calle Río Po 14, Mexico City, Ciudad de México 06500, Mexico
  • Private transfer to our home in CDMX, Casa Pani, an architectural gem designed by celebrated architect Mario Pani
  • Welcome wines at Casa Pani with our co-host Rocío Vasquez, one of CDMX’s most innovative travel hosts and entrepreneurs.
  • First night dinner at Rosetta, one of the World’s 50 Best restaurants 2023, the elegant Roma jewel of chef Elena Reygadas
  • Joining us at dinner will be Sophie Avernin: sommelier, winemaker, writer (who also selected our unhosted bar for us at Casa Pani).

Day 2

Jan 13 Sat

Markets and More

  • Casa Pani
  • Calle Río Po 14, Mexico City, Ciudad de México 06500, Mexico
  • Coffee and Cacao in Condesa
  • Breakfast of conchas and tacos de canasta
  • Subway to the market
  • An insider’s tour through Mercado de Jamaica fresh market for a masterclass on the region’s produce and products with the female-run and -led crew of Eat Like a Local. Plus, pulque!
  • Siesta! Or shopping in Juárez if you’re too wired to sleep.
  • Happy hour hosted bar service at our house manned and planned by Limantour, perennial member of The World’s 50 Best Bars
  • Late-night taco and mezcal crawl with Rocio and her company Eat Like a Local

Day 3

Jan 14 Sun

CDMX Origin Story

  • Hacienda San Andrés
  • 56770 Ayapango, State of Mexico, Mexico
  • +52 55 1973 1675
  • Early rise today for a glorious morning on the chinampas, the last remaining pre-Hispanic laguna landscape in CDMX. Cafe de olla at sunrise in the pre-Hispanic glory of Xochimilco
  • Keep heading south, to the volcanic plains of Ayapango, where we’ll spend the day and night at the Hacienda San Andrés, an agricultural pillar of the region since 1535, now reimagined in the hands of chef Marco Margain.
  • Siesta, of course.
  • Happy hour looking out over the fields of maize toward Mt Popocatépetl
  • A full traditional Barbacoa, including lamb slaughter for those who want to witness the sacred sacrifice of this life-giving food source of central Mexico

Day 4

Jan 15 Mon

Back to the Capital

  • Casa Pani
  • Calle Río Po 14, Mexico City, Ciudad de México 06500, Mexico
  • Wake warmly with the frost outside, have a gorgeous rural breakfast at Hacienda San Andrés
  • Head slowly back toward CDMX
  • Optional downtime at Casa Pani or shopping in some of Mexico City’s great boutiques in Roma Norte
  • Big last dinner at our private space in Roma Norte featuring mezcal tasting and a special menu just for us by Edo Nakatani, exploring the deep relationship between Mexico and Japan, on the plate and off
  • Optional late-night cantinas and pulqueria crawl, drinking and visiting the classics with our new friends

Day 5

Jan 16 Tue

A la próxima

  • One last breakfast at Casa Pani with Diego
  • Private transfer back to Mexico City airport

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