ask Arhe about
mexican food • nightclubs • hidden bars • museums • architecture • street style • walkways
What do you do and why do you do it?
I'm a plus size fashion and lifestyle blogger and freelance PR consultant. I have worked at home for more than 5 years but thanks to my job, know a lot of very good places to visit.
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
I can hear Adele and cry with her all the time. Although, lately, I listen to Luis Miguel a lot (he is the biggest male singer in Mexico and Latin America... If you don't know him, you should search for his songs on Youtube).
What are the best TV shows of all time?
Sex and the City, Gossip Girl and How I met your Mother... Oh! And Game of Thrones, obviously.
Name some spots in Mexico City that are good for a Tinder date.
Pata Negra if you want to go fast... Cielito Querido if you just want to meet a new friend.
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
Online, haha. But if you want to shop here in Mexico City, you have to go to Perisur (a great and beautiful mall in the south area of the City). Also, you can go to Centro Comercial Santa Fe which is the biggest mall... But more expensive and very far from downtown.
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Go to the south of the city for long walks... It's my favourite area in the City but it's so far from my house :( Full of green areas, beautiful places to visit like museums, parks and restaurants.
What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Mexico City and where did you get it?
Hahaha, tacos. Here, you can find any kind of tacos in every street. As a local food lover, I eat everything everywhere and I'm OK. But there are places that you must avoid to eat if you are not from here and your stomach is not used to eating like a homeless person (like me and so many Mexican people). If you have a delicate stomach, please, try to eat in restaurants.
Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Mexico City that you particularly like?
In downtown there are plenty. I love Mezcalería La Botica. It's a very hidden and small place full of surprises. And it's just in the heart of the city where you can walk at night and enjoy the view everywhere you look. It is a beautiful area of the City.
What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Mexico City? How much did it cost and what did you get there?
JW Marriott Mexico City I guess. And I don't know how much it costs because I didn't pay for it... I'm a blogger so I get so many things for free. But if you are looking for a very chic and exclusive hotel to stay, I recommend Carlota, María Condesa or Downtown México (they are boutique hotels and are really beautifull).
Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?
Real tacos, with soft tortilla. You must try the tacos al pastor, they are made of pork meat prepared with a traditional marinade made with ingredients such as achiote, spices and red chilli peppers. They are served with cilantro, onion and a piece of pineapple. If you want to taste them like us Mexicans, add a little guacamole.
What’s the one place you think is overrated in Mexico City?
Every place in Santa Fe. It's the main business area in Mexico City and I hate it because it's far and everything is so expensive. I think there are a lot of places to visit in Downtown more affordable and equally great.
What are the Mexico City spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Every place in Chapultepec: The Castle, the wood, the Museo de Antropología and, if you have kids, Papalote Museo del Niño.