A dining experience is elevated when you have both high-quality food and an amazing view. It's much more common to have one over the other. In fact it seems if it's a roof top bar or restaurant the owners all too often over-rely on the view and not the quality of the food and drinks to bring people in. Although we were only there for lunch, we arrived for the view and left thrilled with the food and service! We feel extremely lucky to have stumbled upon El Mayor, a restaurant on top of a building with a bookstore. We were actually site-seeing over at the Zocalo where you can find the National Palace, the cathedral, and the Templo Mayor. I looked across the Templo Mayor and say what seemed to be a modern oasis atop a building that was sure to have a great view. We walked around the Templo because of construction, ran across a protest, skirted the edge of people in the backs of trucks with bull horns, and used the skyline to find that sky-high haven. Here's what we found. If you're visiting Mexico City you must have a meal or happy hour at El Mayor. Buen Provecho!
Here's the Trip Advisor rating of El Mayor. I guess it's not a secret place but it certainly felt like that at the time.
|A satisfied me.|
|Happy Mr. Monkey with Oaxacan cheese with green salsa.|
|Squash flower soup|
|The stairs down to the bookstore and up to the view.|