Cosme and ATLA beverage director Yana Volfson pinpoints the five restaurants every visitor to Mexico City should try.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Yana Volfson spends most of her time in the company of Mexico City’s most talented expats. As beverage director at the New York ATM Group, she works alongside award-winning chef and Here Issue 10 cover star Daniela Soto-Innes at restaurants Cosme and ATLA, as well as with Chef Enrique Olvera at agave-centric restaurant and bar Tichuchi, bringing some of the world’s tastiest cocktails to tables from NYC to CDMX.
Volfson currently resides in New York, but when she visits Mexico City, there are five restaurants she makes sure she hits each and every time. Here, find the restaurants she recommends all travelers make a beeline for as soon as they step off the plane in the lively and food-filled Mexican capital.
Where to Eat In Mexico City
“This restaurant in the Mixcoac neighborhood prepares some of my favorite quesadillas in the world.”
“Amongst Elena Reygadas’ Mexico City restaurants, I’ve always been drawn to Rosetta. I love how delicately she plays with Mexican and Italian flavors and concepts.”
“A natural wine bar by Joaquin Cardoso. They serve dishes that consistently have layers of surprise to them.”
“The quality of the sushi here blows me away every time. Yes—you should always order more even when you think you might be full.”
“I can never skip Campobaja when I visit Mexico City. This is the place to go to get some of the best ceviche and aguachiles in the city.”