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14 Reasons Why I Fell in Love with La Roma in Mexico City
(And why you will too!)

March 29, 2017
14 Reasons La Roma, Mexico City

I cannot express enough how taken I was with La Roma in Mexico City. This little corner of Mexico is everything you could want in a residential neighborhood. While wandering around this colonia, or neighborhood, I immediately fell in love with the endless architectural beauty, tree-lined streets, peaceful parks, and the countless cafés, restaurants and boutiques.

 

Blanco Colima - La Roma, Mexico City

 

La Roma, Mexico City

 

This area exudes an artsy, yet bohemian vibe, which immediately made me feel right at home. Roma is actually not one neighborhood, but is now two: Roma Norte and Roma Sur. If I ever chose to move outside of the United States, I think La Roma would be high on my list. Here are some reasons why I love La Roma, and why you might, too.

 

P.S. I realize many of my choices revolve around cafés. What can I say? They’re dear to my heart. 😍

 

14 Reasons Why I Fell in Love with La Roma in Mexico City

 

1. Roma Quince

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Roma Quince - La Roma, Mexico City

 

Oh this place! What a gem. On the corner of Medellín and Colima you’ll find that this large, French-style house has been turned into a restaurant, wine, and coffee bar. There are also multiple shops inside.

 

Roma Quince - La Roma, Mexico City

 

It has a gorgeous staircase that opens up into a large outdoor patio that is beautifully decorated. The shops inside are extremely elegant and chic. It offers everything from designer clothes and home décor, to everyday accessories.

2. Art Galleries

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Art Gallery - La Roma, Mexico City

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If you love art, this is where you need to be. La Roma has so many art galleries! Take a walk down Colima Street and you will stumble upon a bunch that might spark your fancy.

 

3. Café Toscano

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Cafe Toscano - La Roma, Mexico City

 

Café Toscano is a spot I returned to again and again. Sometimes I would just come for coffee or wine, and other times for a full dinner (the pasta is amazing!).

 

Cafe Toscano - La Roma, Mexico City

 

Although there are multiple locations, I personally loved the one located on Orizaba near Plaza Río de Janeiro.

 

4. Plaza Río de Janeiro

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Plaza Rio de Janeiro - La Roma, Mexico City

 

I love this plaza! It is a true urban oasis, full of beauty and tranquility. Showcasing a family atmosphere, join many locals as they gather here for afternoon strolls, walk their dogs, or take their kids to the playground.

 

Plaza Rio de Janeiro - La Roma, Mexico City

 

There is a canopy of trees which creates nice shading around the park. The main feature is a beautiful fountain with a replica of Michelangelo’s statue of David in the middle.

 

5. La Puerta Abierta

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La Puerta Abierta - La Roma, Mexico City

 

Located on Colima Street, this pleasant little bakery serves great coffee and pastries. I went back twice in the same day just for the savory croissants. So good! 🙌🏼

 

La Puerta Abierta - La Roma, Mexico City

 

6. Calle Colima (Colima Street)

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Calle Colima (Colima Street) - La Roma, Mexico City

 

Like seriously, this entire street is fabulous! I could barely get down the street without constantly stopping to take photos of the architecture and buildings. Particularly from Calle Tonalá to Orizaba I adored.

 

Calle Colima (Colima Street) - La Roma, Mexico City

 

Calle Colima (Colima Street) - La Roma, Mexico City

7. Mercado Roma

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Mercado Roma - La Roma, Mexico City

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You simply can’t come to Roma and not go to Mercado Roma. It’s a public market that leans more towards the atmosphere of a hipster food stall. The stands are mostly restaurants and shops. They offer everything from organic foods, specialty chocolates, gourmet coffee, tapas, and fine wines. They even have artistic spins on traditional dishes such as sushi burritos.

 

8. La Bohême

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La Boheme - La Roma, Mexico City

 

Located next door to Mercado Roma, you’ll find this adorable little bakery and café. If you’re looking for a place that has yummy baked goods, coffee, and a pleasant atmosphere, La Bohême is for you.

 

La Boheme - La Roma, Mexico City

 

9. The Vibrant Street Art

 

Street Art - La Roma, Mexico City

 

The street art in Mexico City is like, a big deal. You can even take tours to admire these works of art around Mexico City. I recommend Street Art Chilango and Style Walk Mexico

 

Street Art - La Roma, Mexico City

 

There is a ton of street art in La Roma. You really don’t even need to hunt for them, they’re just around, waiting to be stumbled upon. 😉

 

10. Plaza Luis Cabrera

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Plaza Luis Cabrera - La Roma, Mexico City

 

This plaza is larger than Plaza Río de Janeiro (#4), and is a great spot to relax and take a stroll. Walk around the fountains or enjoy a latte at the many cafés close by.

 

11. Blanco Colima

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Blanco Colima - La Roma, Mexico City

 

OMG what a dreamy masterpiece of architecture. This beautifully restored building has become a landmark for the Roma neighborhood.

 

Blanco Colima - La Roma, Mexico City

 

Created as a meeting point of gastronomy, culture and art, inside you’ll find three restaurants/lounge bars, a French pastry shop and a furniture shop. The top floor is also reserved for events such as exhibitions and film premieres.

 

12. Cafebrería El Péndulo

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Cafebrería El Péndulo - La Roma, Mexico City

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For the bookworm lovers out there, this is your spot. It features a café, restaurant and bookstore, all in one! If you can’t make it to the Roma location, there are others around Mexico City including La Condesa, Polanco, and Zona Rosa, just to name a few. Come here to grab a coffee and a book and immerse yourself in the pleasant atmosphere.

 

Cafebrería El Péndulo - La Roma, Mexico City

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13. Padam

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Padam - La Roma, Mexico City

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Padam is a French restaurant in Roma Norte. The atmosphere and décor alone sold me. In the evenings, I loved coming to this cozy spot and having a glass of wine.

 

14. Boutique Shopping

 

180 shop - La Roma, Mexico City

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La Roma is home to the trendy and fashionable. Because of this, it should be no surprise that you’ll find many cute boutique shops in this neighborhood. Some of my favorites were Carla Fernández, 180˚ Shop, and Goodbye Folk.

 

Goodbye Folk - La Roma, Mexico CitySource

 

I could go on and on, but I think you get the general idea as to why this place is just lovely. Come and check it out for yourself. You’ll fall in love, too!

 

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