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Mexico City/Del Valle

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Colonia del Valle [1] is probably the most important neighborhood (borough) in Mexico City. It is located in south central area of the city and is mainly inhabitated by upper middle class. Another important neighborhood (borough) Colonia Napoles is their neighboring borough. The development of this area started in the early 20th century, including various settlements of various European communities, mainly Spanish and German. With some of the most important Catholic churches dating back to 1650.


Get in[edit]

By Metro[edit]

Line 3 (green) Stations: Etiopia, Eugenia, Division del Norte, Zapata and Coyoacan

By Bus[edit]

Many Metrobus stations stops in the del Valle area along Insurgentes, beginning with La Piedad, Polyforum, Nápoles, Colonia Del Valle, Ciudad de los Deportes, Parque Hundido, Félix Cuevas and Río Churubusco

See & Do[edit]

Col. Del Valle is a landmark within the city and the country, tourism is totally a magnet for foreign visitors or residents of the states in the nation. One of its main attractions to contemplate the fact contrasts between colonial and luxurious loft buildings are an attraction like no other, the area boasts a repertoire of temples such as theTemple of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and buildings dating from the time of colonization and conquest among them Temple Tlacoquemécatl and the San Lorenzo Xochimanca (one of Mexico City's oldest and most beautiful) cultural areas and parks like the famousParque Hundido or theMariscal Sucre Park where theFrench Kiosk', art galleries, libraries, auditoriums as Cultural Siqueiros Polyforum in which is the world's largest mural called The March of Humanity painted by the great Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros or Plaza Mexico and Estadio Azul a must see is the Ex Convent and Parroquia of Santo Domingo de Guzman y Capilla de La Virgen del Rayo: this church is 300 years old and you will find it adjacent to the prestigious Univerisity of Universidad Panamericana. This "colonia" (as boroughs are called in Mexico) has great dining options with quite nice and delicious sushi restaurants, such as "Sushi Roll" as well as many hidden gems all around these lovely streets. On the street Porfirio Díaz, boutiques as Adriano's on Gabriel Mancera or Botticelli on Insurgentes (Mexico City's longest street--running north to south) just to name a few, the always classic Mexican department store *"Liverpool" on the corner of Felix Cuevas and Insurgentes (across the street from the {L'Oreal building) and adjacent to the new Metro line "Linea Dorada." Connected to Liverpool via the lower level is the beautiful shopping centre Galerias Insurgentes and adjacent to the Galerias is a delicious and beautiful Argentinian restaurant. There is also Centro Coyoacan in which has some of the most recognized brands in the fashion world as Chanel, Hugo Boss, Armani, Tag Heuer, Hermèsl Edox, Max Mara, Longchamp, Fendi, Rolex, Swarovski, L'Occitane en Provence and hundreds more. Also within the colonia (Borough) is Plaza Universidad with an innovative and interesting design of choice for busy young families of higher socioeconomic status. The Plaza Universidad has a absolutely beautiful and extremely clean movie theater with some of the most comfortable theater chairs! As well, it is stadium seating. The W.T.C. Mexico, admire its futuristic and elegant style that marked the era of modernism in Mexico is simply tempting appeal, without mentioning their delicious chocolate houses as L 'Atelier du Chocolat on the Parroquia street or the recently opened boutiques Magnum Coleccion Choclatier located only in the most exclusive areas of the city is Del Valle, Polanco, Santa Fe, etc.. The international "coffee shops" Starbucks', Mexican cafeterias Cielito Querido which opened recently brought back the traditional atmosphere of Mexico renewed a Neo-Retro style,Punta del Cielo are must go to coffee shops (much better than Starbucks) and it's Mexican--the REAL thing! There is also Bellini restaurant full of luxury and good taste at the top of the tower of the World Trade Center, or the Suntory which is a Mexico City standard for Japanese food. The colonia also has a wide range of automotive luxury homes as Mercedes Benz, Ferrari, Maserati, Lincoln, Lamborghini and many more.

The Colonia Del Valle has its doors open to anyone who appreciates good taste and the most exquisite of the Mexico City

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Shopping Centers[edit]

  • " Liverpool" Avenida Felix Cuevas and Insurgentes
  • Plaza Universidad Universidad 1000 corner Parroquia
  • Plaza Parque Delta Cuauhtemoc 462 corner Viaducto
  • Galerias Insurgentes Insurgentes Sur 1329 corner Parroquia
  • Pabellon del Valle Universidad 940 corner San Lorenzo
  • Centro Coyoacan Coyoacan 2000 corner Universidad

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • El Cambalache, Insurgentes Sur (Close to the corner with Felix Cuevas, Col. Del Valle). M-Su. One of the city's absolutely best steaks, go here. Some variant of arrachera is bound to be good, also the salads are great. Extensive bar. MXP300-600.
  • Fando & Lis, Uxmal 78 A, Colonia Narvarte (Between metro Etiopía and Plaza Delta, two streets east from Cuauhtémoc), +52 55 5440 0383, [2]. 15:00 - 01:00. Small "fonda" with a Prehispanic-Mexican-Mediterranean taste fusion that honors the surreal inspiration of its name (as do the ambiance and fellow guests!). Selection of peculiar montaditos ("tapas"), salads, pasta, pizzas and mezcales, often with live music or performances. Try the anchovies or pear and cheese montaditos, the Pastel Azteca (kind of "tortilla lasagna") or the prehispanic pizzas (crickets with pumpkin flower or cuitlacoche with goat cheese). 100-200. (19.3988996521,-99.1541854906)
  • La Rural, Insurgentes Sur (Corner with Georgia, Col. Napoles). M-Su. Rivaling El Cambalache both in quality and price, but with somewhat more swanky service (having three or four waiters at your table is not uncommon). Try the arrachera, and the inflated potatoes. MXP300-600.
  • Amalfi, Insurgentes and Viaducto (On the Napoles (south-west) side of the intersection, in the basement). M-Fr 1PM-9PM. Small and cheap family (not that family) run Italian place, focused on Adriatic food. Try any of the pastas, the pizza Amalfi, or the medallones mar y monte. MXP80-160.
  • Sushi Bar Miyajima, (A block from Insurgentes, behind the Congo dance club, Col. Del Valle). M-Th 11AM-11PM, Fr-Sa 11AM-1AM. Some of the best sushi in the city, relatively low priced. Try the Luna Maki, or the "Dinamita", a foil-wrapped and baked pile of seafood, cream, and herbs. MXP120-300.
  • Suntory, Torres Adalid 24 (corner Magdalena), (52) 55369432, [3]. Mexico's best japanese restaurant. Enjoy its gardens $$$$.
  • El Buen Bife, Insurgentes Sur 1248 (Del Valle), (52)54889810, [4]. Steak house founded in 1989 $$$.
  • Gino's, Concepción Beistegui 312 (corner Patricio Sanz), (52)55230546, [5]. Cozy italian style cafeteria $$.
  • Cha-en, Prolongación Eugenia #23, Colonia Nápoles (Near the Nápoles station on the Metrobús), 5536-8481. Th-F 13:30-17:00. Inexpensive, home-style Japanese food. This is a restaurant attached to a Buddhist temple. $-$$.
  • Sushi Roll, 1216 Insurgentes/Calle Millet, [6]. Delicious, clean, fun! Great for the entire family.
  • Sushi Itto, Ave. Parroquia 312, Col. Del Valle (Parroquia and Patricia Sanz), 5524-1433, [7].
  • Sushi Itto, World Trade Center.
  • Sushi Itto, Parroquoia 312, Col. Del Valle (Corner of Parroquoia/Patricio Sanz), [8].

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sky Bar Mexco City, Dakota in "World Trade Center Mexico"

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There is only one hotel in the neighborhood

El Diplomatico

Very close by are:

Holiday Inn -- Just behind the World Trade Center - Fiesta Inn Insurgentes - City Express Insurgentes - Crowne Plaza Mexico City

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