Limosneros (lit. Beggars in Spanish), is in the middle of, and possibly the best restaurant in, downtown CDMX. It is a lively crossing ground for multiple types of Mexican cuisine.

Chef Atzin Santos deploys a tasting menu, taco menu and an a la carte menu. We appreciate the flexibility as one does not always want a full set menu. The cuisine likewise ranges from the experimental (see the Fresh raw tuna) to the comfortable classics.

The salsas constructed at the table is a lovely touch. Your water wheels over a pantomime of a desert cart. Instead of sweets, this one is full of dried and fresh chilis, herbs, oils, onions, garlic and more!

Chilpachole bowl of Soup making Limosneros the best restaurant in downtown cdmx
Chilpachole is made up of native corn and contains chiltepin mayonnaise, ranch cheese and baby corn – photo © Limosneros

There is an excellent selection of artisanal mezcal which, of course, deserves sampling! Cunningly hung glass urns brimming with mezcal adorn the bar. At some point during your stay in Mexico; a solid Mezcal sampling session is a must. With over 30 varieties available, there is a lot to sample! In a location such as Limosneros you can try all the major varieties. Try a pour of tobaziche, tobalá, and arroqueño.

After a while you will realize that Espadin is the fastest-growing type of agave. This makes it the most profitable and thus what the big distilleries are producing the most of. While there are great Espadins, it is well worth exploring the other varietals. This attention to the width and breadth of national spirit is another reason Limosneros could be the best restaurant in downtown CDMX.


The staff is lovely and provides the right amount of attention. The kitchen is friendly to vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. The lighting soft and lovely and the food scrumptious!

You can’t go wrong with Limosneros; an easy pick! (which is now shown by all its near 5-star ratings and top reviews as possibly the best restaurant in downtown CDMX across the web!)

Dish with orange wedges and chills
Appetizer of Hibiscus flower flautas at the best restaurant in downtown cdmx
Hibiscus flower flautas, Accompanied with pistachio pipián
display of tortillas and salsas at the best restaurant in downtown cdmx

A plate of Fresh Raw Tuna at the best restaurant in downtown cdmx
Fresh raw tuna with red pickled watermelon and recaudo
interior view of Limosneros -the best restaurant in downtown cdmx

an appetizer plate at the best restaurant in downtown cdmx
Pumpkin flower filled with huitlacoche (corn fungus) taco served on a cloud of macadamia or hazelnut mole – photo © Limosneros

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Contact: Limosneros CDMX

Ignacio Allende 3, Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México, Cuauhtémoc, 06010 , Mexico

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