photo credit: Guillaume Guevara
Not much has changed since Paris 16 opened in 1985. There are still linoleum tiles on the floor, Venetian blinds that keep CDMX’s busy Avenida Reforma outside feeling worlds away, and waiters in tuxedo vests, even though the vibe is fairly low-key. The food is a mix of general European-inspired dishes, like an outstanding pechuga parmesana and a tortilla española with the perfect ratio of potatoes to eggs. The chatty owner is there often, greeting guests while personally overseeing the daily menu, and you’ll probably be the only tourist in the place (at least for now).