It’s not often that you find two great restaurants in one building with stunning rooftop and patio views!
I have this special ability to find great restaurants online without looking at the reviews. I think we all know by now that you can’t trust those reviews anyways. I’m not sure how I do it, but I look at the photos, menu, and website and get a vibe of whether or not I should try it.
Richard and I were in Mexico City for Dia de Muertos and I wanted to eat at a nice rooftop restaurant at least once during our trip. I actually found Terraza Cha Cha Cha on OpenTable and decided to eat there for a pre-sunset dinner/ late lunch (we actually spent the early afternoon walking around Zocalo). The interior, patio, and views were even more beautiful than the photos! The view of Monumento a la Revolución was perfect.
We started our meals with shots of mezcal and a few appetizers. I finally satisfied my chapulines craving with guacamole. I loved the chicharron with fresh tuna. I grew up eating chicharron with Chamoy and lime, but this was like the grown-up version of that snack! For tacos, we got the huitlacoche (corn smut) and Oaxaca cheese-stuffed squash blossoms. The huitlacoche was probably the best I’ve had! For the main entrees, we got duck carnitas and octopus. I loved the variety of sauces that came with the duck carnitas and the octopus was seriously the best way to end the meal! I think it was one of the best octopus dishes I’ve ever had. It was very tender and a little crispy on the outside.
For dessert, we decided to go one level up to Arango. It’s a fine-dining restaurant with a more calm vibe than Terraza Cha Cha Cha. We were already so full so we just got cocktails and dessert. The sun was setting so we got a nice view and were able to see Monumento a la Revolución at night. This was definitely such an epic rooftop date!