Our suite is decorated with style and privacy in mind for our guests. The common areas that are shared are two living rooms; where you can work, have a meeting with your visitors or maybe even read a good book. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need, laundry area, office for your meetings and a rooftop that you can take full advantage of. The bathroom of our suite is large, has a toilet, two sinks, bathtub and cabinet for your personal items. It also has a safe, hooks and a large closet.
You can access all the common areas of the house: kitchen, two living rooms, laundry room and terrace.
Polanco is one of the most exclusive areas of the CDMX, but not unattainable for everyone. In addition to designer boutiques and five-star restaurants, there are many options for children’s activities and galleries. We recommend 15 places that we think every good city junkie should know if they come to Polanco. From the vicinity of Slim’s Nuevo Polanco, to Chapultepec and Circuito Interior.
3 out of 5 stars
Japanese Restaurants Polanco
Almost two decades ago, when Japanese cuisine options in this city were scarce, chef Kazu Kumoto opened Tori Tori in Polanco, later founding Torobi and, in early 2017, her new project, Kazu’s Kitchen, in the same neighborhood. It is a small place, with a casual atmosphere, a short menu, fresh fish and seafood and that attention to detail that, without much fuss, confirms that you are eating authentic Japanese dishes. Order a tuna domburi, a bowl of rice topped with cubes of fish dressed with mayonnaise, avocado and masago (capelin roe), and an eel roll, especially meaty and with that irresistible sweet and sour touch.
4 out of 5 stars
Located in one of the most exclusive areas of Mexico City, Raquel Orozco’s boutique is a dream for women who love floral prints and are not afraid to wear clothes with ruffles or long dresses with flowing fabrics. When you walk in, you will most likely want to take everything you see: bombers, polka dot shoes, jackets, skirts, bags and even accessories like bracelets, rings and necklaces. All the garments are strategically arranged so that you can put together complete outfits. In terms of prices, most of the blouses and pants cost from $2,000 to $4,000, while the bags (crossbody, clutch and envelopes) range from $4,000 to $6,000.
4 out of 5 stars
Night falls and the corner of Masaryk and Tennyson fills with people, the name of the club radiates towards the sky in bright red letters with an angelic halo above the S. At the stroke of 11pm, vans with tinted windows begin to stop at the entrance: women decked out in their best dresses, then men with heavenly faces, gym bodies and dense fragrances perfume the whole area. It may be the heaviest chain in town, so make sure you’re on the list, with your ID and best wardrobe to at least get noticed.
The highest part is the most exclusive, guarded so that no one can bother you. It has four linear entrances that form a cross and in front of them is the stage where the djs do all the magic; behind them, there is a huge screen that is part of the festival of lights that are the differentiator of this joint.
National Museum of Anthropology
Miguel Hidalgo Museums and Cultural Centers
Speaking of teachers, this is their favorite place, most of us visited the National Museum of Anthropology for the first time to do our homework in elementary school, it is a basic when it comes to learning about pre-Hispanic cultures. It is considered the largest museum in Latin America. It is impossible to visit it all in one day, but revisiting some of the sections and seeing Coatlicue with more adult eyes will change your perception of one of the most important museums in Mexico.
Mockocity a toy library in Mexico City
Photo: Time Out México/Alejandra Carbajal
Originally from Jalisco, this toy library opened its first branch in Mexico City, on the second floor of Café Chai, in Polanco. They receive children from zero to eight years old for periods of one to three hours. During this time, the toy librarians are in charge of organizing fun activities, although the concept of the place celebrates free play. There are miniature replicas of musical instruments (that work just like the real ones), dollhouses, puppet theater, costumes and an art room, where children can experiment with textures, paint and make crafts. One of the main attractions is the ball pool (or sea?) with a wooden boat in the center, which is great for climbing, exploring and using as a stage. As for the decoration… everything is beautiful and colorful!
5 out of 5 stars
Museums and cultural centers Granada
The contemporary art collection that Eugenio López Alonso started in the 1990s is one of the largest and most important in Latin America. As of November 2013, it was brought closer to the capital’s residents in a new venue that serves as the main exhibition window of the Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo (FJAC). British architect David Chipperfield, who was part of the team for the Tate Modern and the Henley-on-Thames River and Rowing Museum, designed this building, his first in Latin America. His project sought to integrate the environment with the building, with open spaces and a stepped roof that takes advantage of natural light.
4 of 5 stars
Restaurants Ice Cream Parlors Polanco
This cheerful establishment designed by Esrawe + Cadena features ice cream desserts created by Fernanda Prado, former director of Espai Sucre -partnered with Tatiana Ortiz Monasterio-, in which each complement reinforces or contrasts the main flavor, to be halfway between a restaurant dessert and a showcase dessert. Everything is made with natural ingredients, using the Italian gelato technique, which chef Prado perfected with expert Angelo Corvitto. Try her very green tea, a barely bitter matcha ice cream, balanced with crunchy caramelized popcorn, salted caramel and butter cone, inspired by genmaicha (green tea with toasted rice).
With an extension of 3,500 square meters, the Inbursa Aquarium is the largest in Latin America. Designed by architect Gerardo Butrón, it has four subway levels where 10,000 specimens of 307 species live. The tour begins at the deepest level, with a sunken ship as a stage that resembles the bottom of the sea. As you ascend, you can appreciate the 48 exhibitors in which the 1.6 million liters of water, brought from Veracruz, are distributed. The visit is supported by interactive screens and expert guidance. The aquarium houses blacktip, leopard and silver sharks, Humboldt and Gentoo penguins brought from Peru and Japan, jellyfish, manta rays and a thousand fish.
Coyote drive-in movie theater
5 out of 5 stars
Movie Theaters Autocinemas Granada
We already know what popular culture says about drive-in movie theaters: it’s the ideal place for a first date. But not only that. The only drive-in movie theater in the city (besides the annual one at the Ibero for the closing of the Kinoki Festival) with a 50’s décor, it takes us back to the era of John Travolta and Vaseline. It is a totally unusual option to watch movies not only with the movida, but also with family or friends. In this place classic movies are projected digitally, and from time to time there are special midnight screenings where the movie is a surprise.
La No. 20
3 of 5 stars
Gastropubs Polanco Bars and Canteens
Hidden among the hotel zone in the heart of Polanco is La No. 20: a place that preserves the roots of the traditional Mexican cantinas but with an elegant touch in its design where you can enjoy the same atmosphere as the mirreyes and strawberry girls, guests from the surrounding hotels, and office workers willing to forget about their earrings. The atmosphere is festive and suitable for a good conversation. The traditional touch is provided by the trios and mariachis who come to please the diners and the “señor de los toques” for the more adventurous. Getting a table is almost impossible without a reservation, however, there is usually room to eat at the bar.
Soumaya Museum Plaza Carso
4 out of 5 stars
Museums and cultural centers Art and design Granada
This could take the prize for the museum with the most peculiar architecture. The shiny, asymmetrical facade, made up of 16,000 aluminum hexagons, are particular hallmarks of the building designed by Fernando Romero. However, it is even more dazzling to enter the museum and come across The Thinker, by Auguste Rodin, a sculpture that, along with 6,200 other works, is part of its permanent collection. The tour is quite an experience. Walking along the curvilinear ramps that give access to the six exhibition halls becomes a journey through the history of art. The first room consists of a large display of applied arts and artifacts made of gold and silver, as well as the largest collection of banknotes and coins of the viceroyalty.
3 out of 5 stars
In early 2013, this gay sauna suffered an assault that brought a couple of setbacks. After its reopening, something changed for the better. The Sodome is still that space of men with only a towel tied around their waists and sandals (sometimes not even that). There are things you can’t control when dozens of naked gay men walk from the steam room to the dark labyrinth (located on the second floor). But the coexistence has relaxed quite a bit, almost to hippie levels. The Sodome has become a very good option that includes many activities: you can dance in the lobby (they have DJs that perform on the days of the monthly theme parties, the last Friday of each month), meet men at the bar, sweat in any of the steam rooms and Turkish baths or get into the strong emotions that happen in the dark labyrinth and in the foam room, where the phrase “I dropped the soap” is serious.
4 out of 5 stars
It’s like Broadway… but in Polanco. That is the promise of the creators of Mexico City’s newest and most fully equipped theatrical venue, similar to New York’s Minskoff and London’s Coliseum, symbols of musical theater. Located six floors underground, this auditorium is also considered the most complete in Latin America for being the only one to have the advanced audio system Constellation, which consists of 270 speakers distributed throughout the length of the room (24 x 24 meters) to achieve that, from each of the 1,400 seats, the viewer hears as if he were only six meters from the stage.
4 out of 5 stars
Which toys do your children prefer? From classics like the little wooden train to more modern toys like drones for children, you’ll find them in the first store in Mexico -and in America- of Hamleys, an English firm with 255 years of experience. The store, which covers approximately 800 square meters, not only displays toys. A visit to Hamleys becomes an experience when you see the staff dressed as soldiers or dolls, for example, who are ready to entertain the children; they also have demonstration products for the little ones to play with.
Siqueiros Public Art Hall
3 out of 5 stars
Instead of inheriting his house to his children or grandchildren, Siqueiros decided that it had to be a legacy for his country, a public art space for everyone. Thus, on January 29, 1969, Siqueiros converted this house into the Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, which would serve both to preserve his work and as a center for experimentation, analysis and exhibition of public art. Today, the Hall is a museum designed by architect José Castillo, where not only Siqueiros’ legacy can be appreciated in the murals, but also the continuation of the political and social thought of contemporary art, where in addition to exhibitions of current contemporary artists, there are lectures, workshops and discussions. On the other hand, it also has a consultation and research center, as well as a complete, although small, bookstore, with several publications from publishers such as Alias, Código, Textofilia, Tumbona, RM, Océano and Jumex.
Its unbeatable location, together with its commercial and cultural offer, make Polanco one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods, perhaps the most sought-after, in the whole city. And to understand the reason for this label, it is enough to spend a few hours walking around it.
In the 1930s, the area currently occupied by Polanco corresponded to the land belonging to the Hacienda de los Morales (which currently continues to operate, under the same name, as a restaurant and events venue). Polanco was subdivided around what is now Lincoln Park, and from the beginning welcomed upper middle class families wishing to move out of the city centre, as well as specific communities, including Jewish, Spanish and German.
For many, Polanco is the best-located neighbourhood in the capital. Being located between the more central neighbourhoods of Roma, Condesa and San Miguel Chapultepec, and the beginning of the suburb of Defence, which opens with the Lomas de Chapultepec, puts it in an unbeatable position. It is also next to the Bosque de Chapultepec, the city’s main green area.
The neighbourhood is demarcated by the following avenues: Reforma (to the south), Ejército Nacional (to the north), Mariano Escobedo (to the east) and Boulevard Manuel Ávila Camacho (to the west). In addition to these, Polanco is crossed by Presidente Masaryk, famous for its renowned shops.
Polanco is served by numerous Eco Bici stations, and has two metro stations: Auditorio Nacional and Polanco (both on Line 7).
It is worth noting that although this neighbourhood has multiple access routes, the number of shops and establishments is such that there is often heavy traffic inside the neighbourhood. That is why walking or cycling is generally a good (and enjoyable) option.