La Casa de Frida (Calle 61 at Calle 66, tel. 999/928-2311, 6–11 p.m. Mon.–Sat., US$5–11) is an eclectic restaurant with bright pink walls and loads of Mexican art hung throughout the place. The menu is rife with delicious meals that are beautifully presented. Be sure to try the crepas huitlacoche (crepes stuffed with corn fungus—a delicacy, really!) or the flan de berenjena (eggplant flan) for a tasty spin on traditional Mexican fare. Seating is either in a softly lit courtyard or a colorful interior room.
With funky 1970s decor and a retro mural on the back wall, Cafetería Pop (Calle 57 between Calles 60 and 62, tel. 999/928-6163, 7 a.m.–midnight Mon.–Sat., 8 a.m.–midnight Sun., US$3–7) seems like a total hipster diner but, in fact, has just maintained its look since it opened three decades ago. Friendly waiters serve simple Mexican food in this all-welcoming place—you’ll find everything from guayabera-clad locals arguing over politics to five-year-old tourists munching on cornflakes. Breakfast specials are particularly good.