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Video: A passion for Mexico City

Playing, eating, dancing, and drinking in the West's largest city.

Tequila

 

Move | Andar

Ecobici public bike service

 

  • Address: available at bike stands in several central neighborhoods
  • Phone number: 50052424
  • Website: www.ecobici.df.gob.mx
  • Opening days/hours and best time to visit: Every day 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Advance booking required? You must register for the bicycle service and purchase a card
  • Price: 25 USD per year--thereafter bikes are free
  • How and Where to make bookings: You can use bikes for 45 minutes max. before returning it to any stand. You can then get another bike for up to 45 minutes, etc.
  • Special equipment, experience, or dress? None.

 

Play | Jugar

Fronton (informal community handball game)

 

  • Address: Fronton Parl. Avenida Revolucion, Esquina con Periferico. Next to Metro San Antonio
  • Phone Number: None
  • Website: http://www.femexfronton.com/htmltonuke.php?filnavn=html/mexico.htm
  • Opening days/hours and best time to visit: Open everyday. Biggest games on Tuesday.
  • Advance bookings required? No.
  • How and where to make bookings. None
  • How much time to allow: One hour
  • Special equipment, experience or dress? Light clothes and tennis balls

 

Buy | Comprar

Chopo Market (open air market)

 

  • Address: Aldama Street, Guerrero, Near Metro Buenavista
  • Phone number: None
  • Website:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianguis_Cultural_del_Chopo
  • Opening days/hours and best time to visit: Saturdays 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Advance bookings required? No
  • How and where to make bookings: None
  • How much time to allow: Two hours
  • Special equipment, experience, or dress? Casual clothes (definitely no suits)

 

Eat | Comer

Restauant: Taqueria El Faraon

 

  • Address: Avenida Oaxaca 92, Colonia Roma (2 blocks from Cibeles Fountain, nearest Metro Insurgentes)
  • Phone number: 55142212
  • Reservations required? No
  • Website: http://www.taqueriaelfaraon.com.mx
  • Price for a meal for two, without alcohol: Under 20 USD
  • Noise level: Medium--lively, informal place
  • Is it indoor or outdoor? Indoor with a terrace in the back
  • Dress: Casual

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