A Roma Norte neighbourhood guide

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Last week I wrote about things to do in Mexico City, and today I want to tell you about my favourite neighbourhood there. After three visits, it's actually become one of my favourite neighbourhoods anywhere.

Roma Norte is in the southwest of the city and it's pretty much the opposite of what I expected Mexico City to be like. With tree-lined streets and wide pavements, it's quiet and relaxing. Perfect for strolling around in the sunshine with a cup of coffee.

There are cafes, restaurants and little boutiques everywhere, lots of street art and green spaces filled with dog walkers. We loved coming back to our chilled neighbourhood after busy days at the museums and galleries in the city centre.

The tree-lined streets of Roma Norte

Sunny streets

Street food vendors

A community chalkboard

The neighbourhood's grand old buildings A bakery

Street art

If you've been here for a while, you'll know that we love cities with lots of street art. And one of the fun things about Roma Norte is spotting all the murals and doodles as you wander around.


One of the many murals My favourite piece of street art in the city

More murals! Big, colourful murals

Street art outside the market


Pastries at Panaderia Rosetta

The coffee at Dosis Cafe The cafe's modern decor


I loved El Lugarcito's logo!

Fresh fish

Antojitos at El Parnita

A BBQ feast

The veritcal garden Mercado Roma

Where to stay

We stayed in Airbnb apartments during our time in Roma Norte. There are plenty of good options at any price. There are also a few hotels and hostels in the area (if your budget can stretch, La Valise Hotel is lovely).

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