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If you’re debating between fresh seafood or Mexican cuisine, then visit Contramar for the best of both worlds. The establishment offers a full menu of seafood-centric tostadas, tacos, sopes, and other entrees and appetizers in a relaxed environment with maritime-reminiscent décor.
Whitewaller recommends: Trying the whole grilled octopus—it’s just as exciting to look at as it is to eat!
Hanky Panky Cocktail Bar La Juárez
Hidden behind the façade of a sandwich shop, this moody speakeasy-style bar was named for the Hanky Panky cocktail created by Ada Coleman, bartender at London’s Savoy Hotel in the 1930s. The fun part? The only way to secure the secret location is by calling to make a reservation.
Whitewaller recommends: Learning the secrets of their signature cocktails by signing up for a mixology workshop.
Huset Colonia Roma
Featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients often prepared in a wood-fired oven, Huset is centered around a country kitchen concept by chef Maycoll Calderón. Named after the Swedish word for “home,” the welcoming spot highlights the beauty of simplicity with its hanging lamps, wooden tables, and romantic patio covered by greenery and lit with twinkling lightbulbs.
Whitewaller recommends: Ordering a selection of appetizers to share so you can make the most of the menu, which is updated daily
Chef Enrique Olvera’s Pujol transforms traditional Mexican recipes and ingredients into an epicurean experience that is bound to thrill your taste buds. The chic, easygoing interior features an earthy palette, natural materials like wood and woven rope seating, and a large flush of natural light leading to a view of the lush green outdoors. Larger parties can reserve a private room, where a six-course tasting menu will be served family style, while single restaurant-goers might choose to sit at the taco bar.
Whitewaller recommends: Asking for the 10-course taco menu, which is selected regularly by the chef.