How Mexico City’s Food Scene Evolved from Tacos to Tasting Menus

Naomi Tomky

As Mexico City climbed the ranks of international food destinations, its reputation moved from one of ample, affordable street food to one of trendsetting, internationally renowned, trip-worthy restaurants. An influx of tourists in search of the rising class of Mexican star chefs, combined with changes in Mexican dining habits—and budgets—created a hunger for well-appointed restaurants that combine forward-thinking cooking and design with deeply rooted traditional ingredients and methods.