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The Sofía Táboas exhibit at Kurimanzutto gallery.
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A guide to local favorites in San Miguel Chapultepec

The Sofía Táboas exhibit at Kurimanzutto gallery.
  • By Allegra Ben-Amotz
  • Photos by Alicia Vera
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San Miguel Chapultepec
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This sleepy sliver of a residential neighborhood is one of the city’s most architecturally interesting: Pritzker Prize-winning architect Luis Barragán designed two homes in the area. If you peek your head behind some of the foreboding doors on San Miguel’s tree-lined streets, you’ll find art galleries, creative food and stately homes. Next door to one of the biggest city parks in the world, it makes for a perfect detour from the typical tourist itinerary.

Meet Allegra Ben-Amotz

Allegra has lived in Mexico City with her husband since 2016. She’s a New York native who traded one mega-city for another and loves it so much that she had a baby there.

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San Miguel Chapultepec

Martina Fonda Fina
This traditional fonda feels like visiting a grandmother’s home. The dishes change daily and are prepared with care and served with kindness. Don’t forget to wish your neighboring patrons “buen provecho.”
Martina Fonda Fina, Calle Gral. Juan Cano 61, San Miguel Chapultepec I Secc, 11850 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Casa Gilardi
Blocks away from architect Luis Barragán’s studio museum is a privately owned home, the last project he finished before his death. Contact the owners directly to tour the property, with its electric-blue room, indoor pool and light-bouncing yellow hallways.
Casa Gilardi, Calle Gral. Antonio León 82, San Miguel Chapultepec I Secc, 11850 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Kurimanzutto
Mexico City’s most notable contemporary art gallery doesn’t look like much from the outside, but entering the Alberto Kalach-designed space with its open interior courtyard and barnlike wood beams feels like a breath of fresh air.
Kurimanzutto, Gobernador Rafael Rebollar 94, San Miguel Chapultepec 11850
Macolen
This tiny graphic studio and print shop also exhibits and sells the work of the designers and illustrators it produces. It’s a great place to discover affordable art by local makers.
Macolen, Calle Gral. Antonio León 31, San Miguel Chapultepec 11850
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Allegra Ben-Amotz
Allegra has lived in Mexico City with her husband since 2016. She’s a New York native who traded one mega-city for another and loves it so much that she had a baby there.
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Alicia Vera
Alicia is a Mexican American documentary photographer. She loves Mexico City for its explosion of the senses: The food, sounds, colors and textures make her city like no other.
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