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The OpenTable Team

At OpenTable, we love to honor women for their culinary entrepreneurship, and that’s why we’re sharing the love just in time for International Women’s Day. Mexico City brims with innovative chefs like Martha Ortiz at Dulce Patria, cuisine-preserving chefs like Lucila Molina de Merlos at Casa Merlos, and food-sharing chefs like Elena Reygadas at Rosetta and Lardo. Other women like Laura Santander, Gabriela López, and Daniela van Beuren show their exceptional talent through inclusive business management. The women at these restaurants inspire others around them to savor flavors and share stories across culture and time. We invite diners to learn their stories and book a table in support of their dedication to all things food!

Restaurants:Maximo Bistrot, Carmela y Sal, Casa Merlos
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:French, Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
Neighborhoods:Condesa / Roma, Lomas / Reforma, Poniente
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$$$$·French·
Condesa / Roma
662 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Co-owner Gabriela López is passionate about local food, so when she and husband-chef Eduardo Garcia opened Maximo Bistrot in 2012, they made sure that fresh produce featured prominRead more
93% recommended
French in Mexico City
4 people mentioned the Squash Blossom
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$$$$·Mexican·
Lomas / Reforma
489 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
A childhood spent in Tabasco surrounded Gabriela Ruiz Lugo with plantains, cacao, tropical fruit, and coconuts. When she opened her first catering restaurant, Gourmet MX, in 2012, Read more
96% recommended
Mexican in Mexico City
3 people mentioned the Short Rib
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$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Poniente
52 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
Lucila Molina de Merlos knew from a young age that cooking was in her blood. She ran a sandwich catering service before delving into her true passion — restaurant ownership — in 19Read more
85% recommended
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$$$$·International·
Polanco/Nueva Anzures
204 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
A love of creating pastries and baked goods convinced Sonia Árias to attend the Baking and Pastry Program in Mexico City, but she couldn’t stop there; soon afterward she made her wRead more
87% recommended
1 people mentioned the Fondant Cake
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$$$$·Mexican·
Polanco/Nueva Anzures
686 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Martha Ortiz has made a name for herself as a chef unafraid of inventive and edible works of art. A childhood watching her mother, artist Martha Chapa, take on food as art, and vicRead more
89% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Mexico City
3 people mentioned the Duck Mole
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$$$$·Comfort Food·
Condesa / Roma
300 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Mother–daughter duo Mónica Patiño and Micaela Miguel have long shared a love of food and intimate conversation, and that’s why they fell in love with the 1920s building that would Read more
94% recommended
2 people mentioned the Aguachiles
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$$$$·Mexican·
Satelite / Naucalpan / Lomas Verdes
6 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Cozy
  • Kid-friendly
Daniela van Beuren is proud of her family’s history of restaurant ownership, which began when her grandmother, Judith Ortega de van Beuren, first opened Fonda el Refugio back in 19Read more
100% recommended
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$$$$·Mexican·
Altavista / San Angel / San Jerónimo
195 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Cozy
As the first restaurant of Chef Mónica Patiño, La Taberna del León opened in 1978 to unveil a menu of traditional Mexican cuisine with a hint of international flair. In 1994, PatiñRead more
96% recommended
Mexican in Mexico City
3 people mentioned the Monica
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$$$$·Comfort Food·
Altavista / San Angel / San Jerónimo
524 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Partner and certified sommelier Laura Santander is a vibrant part of the Eloise team. She brings superior wine knowledge to the restaurant, which opened in 2014, and is proud of heRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Mexico City
3 people mentioned the Short Rib
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$$$$·French American·
Polanco/Nueva Anzures
56 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Lunch
Opening her third restaurant in 2018, partner and sommelier Laura Santander envisioned a space in which more casual French cuisine mingled with a laid-back California vibe. SantandRead more
97% recommended
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$$$$·Mediterranean·
Altavista / San Angel / San Jerónimo
358 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
As the second restaurant Laura Santander opened with her two business partners, Loretta Chic Bistrot — which took shape in 2017 — takes a dramatic swing away from French cuisine toRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Mexico City
1 people mentioned the Avocado Toast
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$$$$·Mediterranean·
Condesa / Roma
278 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
A childhood cooking with her grandmother taught Elena Reygadas the basics she needed to delve into a fruitful culinary career. After training at NYC’s International Culinary CenterRead more
95% recommended
Good Vegetarian Options in Mexico City
2 people mentioned the Arugula Salad
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$$$$·Japanese·
Del Valle / Nápoles / Narvarte
145 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasion
First opened in 1970, Suntory now has several locations around Mexico City that create fine dining experiences rich in traditional Japanese cuisine and culture. As director of the Read more
97% recommended
Japanese in Mexico City
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$$$$·Japanese·
Santa Fe / Bosques
133 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
A modern take on Japanese cuisine, Shu is an intriguing addition to the Suntory Group’s restaurants in Mexico City. Yoko Kase, as director of the restaurant group, takes a hands-onRead more
93% recommended
1 people mentioned the Udon
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$$$$·Mexican·
Condesa / Roma
929 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Rosetta first welcomed customers into the converted grand townhouse in 2010, inviting them to enjoy an extensive menu rich in Italian and Mexican flavor. This menu has changed withRead more
89% recommended
Best Ambiance in Mexico City
6 people mentioned the Tagliatelle
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