Mexico City, Mexico
Jose, 30
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm an actor and I do it because there is absolutely nothing else I could see myself doing.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

I was heartbroken once and all I listed to was Adele. I wasn't even a fan, she just understood exactly what I was going through.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Parks and rec FOR SURE!

Name some spots in Mexico City that are good for a Tinder date.

Eating out in "La Roma", then have a walk around and get to know each other.

Who’s your hero and where in Mexico City would you take them out for a serious hang?

Tina Fey, and I would totally take her to the ''Churreria el moro", I'm sure she'd love it.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I go to "las pacas". They're markets in the city, sort of like a flee market/public market. There are many, my favourite one is next to "la raza" station.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

I love going to "las Trajineras" but I hardly ever do it. It's just to far south.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Mexico City and where did you get it?

Any taco stand outside a subway station.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Mexico City that you particularly like?

There's a pretty cool karaoke bar in "zona rosa" I really like.

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?

The restaurant would have to be "Sonora Grill". Probably cause I'm Mexican and they serve Mexican food there... it was good food but just way too touristic for me. Hotel: "St. Regis" on Reforma Avenue, I never stayed there but my ex flat-mate worked there and prices were outrageous!

What restaurant in Mexico City looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

"El rincón del viejo" on Puebla #70 would have to be it!

Where can you get the best cocktail in Mexico City? Which one do you like?

"Gin Gin Roma" and get a Gin and tonic. I hate Gin but those guys know what they're going.

Where would you take your partner in Mexico City if you wanted to really pamper them?

"Panaderia Rosetta" to eat great bread and drink good coffee. I'm a foody guys.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

"Palanquetas" for sure!

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Mexico City?

The Museum of Contemporary Art.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Mexico City?

Museo Anahuacalli!... It was Diego Rivera's house and IT IS AMAZING!

What are the Mexico City spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Castillo de Chapultepec!... an 18 century castle right in the middle of a big city!... say what???

Tomorrow’s your last day in Mexico City. How do you spend it?

Walk around Coyoacan and eat real Mexican food. Meet the locals and experience the Mexican lifestyle Diego and Frida had back in the day!

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Rio de Janeiro or Barcelona!!!! I love big cities with a beach.

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