At the Tryp WTC Mexico by Wyndham, near the World Trade Center in Mexico City, concierge Rosendo Guerrero has spent four years recommending things to do and see in this lively capital city. Here he offers expert advice for business travelers.
What should business travelers pack for a visit your city?
Mexico City’s weather changes all the time, so bring clothes suitable for warm and cool temperatures.
What are your top restaurant recommendations for a business lunch or dinner?
Texas Ribs (Av. Insurgentes Sur 826, Benito Juárez, Del Valle; Ph: +55 5536 4202) is one of my favorite restaurants because it’s authentic barbecue. If you want to taste exquisite ribs, this place is a must. For European-influenced Mexican cuisine, try Maximo Bistrot Local (Tonalá 133, Roma Norte, Colonia Roma; Ph: +55 5264 4291), a favorite of local gourmands and international visitors. It’s on Diners Club’s list of the 50 best restaurants in the world. You’ll definitely need reservations.
What’s something that surprises guests about your city?
Our variety of architecture. From the ruins of the Aztec pyramid (explained at the nearby Templo Mayor Museum) to the Metropolitan Cathedral and the futuristic Museo Soumaya, our buildings celebrate the old and new—often on the same city block.
If business travelers only have a few hours for leisure, what must they see?
Visit El Paseo de la Reforma, a grand avenue lined with beautiful buildings, parks monuments and statues. In one direction are the National Museum of Anthropology and Chapultepec Castle. In the other direction, you’ll find the Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Metropolitan Cathedral. A walk on along the avenue gives visitors a feel for the bustle of Mexico City.
What’s the best option for outdoor exercise in Mexico City?
Chapultepec Park, near El Paseo de la Reforma, offers 1,600 acres of green space for walking, jogging or biking. The tourism bureau recommends a stroll that brings you through the park and to nearby historic sights and museums.