Ceviche Tripón with assorted seafood and serrano juice served in a molcajete
Ceviche Tripón with assorted seafood and serrano juice served in a molcajete
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The Best Seafood Restaurants in Mexico City

Explore the best of Mexico City's seafood restaurants with our guide to the best seafood places the capital has to offer.

Updated on Feb 09, 2024 | World of Mouth team

Our carefully curated list showcases the best spots in Mexico City for seafood lovers, where the best and freshest fish and crustaceans are presented in every dish.

In this guide, we spotlight the best of seafood restaurants, including La Docena, La Jefa, and Mi Compa Chava Marisquería. These restaurants are not only loved by locals but have also earned the seal of approval from World of Mouth experts such as Pía León, Peter Meng Sapper and Robert Mendoza. Whether you're a seafood aficionado or simply exploring the flavors of Mexico City, our list is your gateway to the ultimate seafood dining experience.

Contramar

Calle de Durango 200, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc

Calle de Durango 200, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Contramar is a bustling seafood restaurant, known for its authentic dishes and excellent flavours. The menu is a testament to the restaurant's commitment to fresh, seasonal seafood, with items like the iconic tuna tostada, aguachile, and the signature red and green fish. The atmosphere is vibrant and busy, reflecting the restaurant's strong connection to the local community.

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An essential first stop for anyone visiting CDMX. Beautiful simple food, authentic dishes and excellent flavours. Fun, bustling and atmospheric. The service is always excellent - the tuna tostada is iconic, but the fresh tasting aguachile is what I dream about, essential.
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Contramar

Contramar

Calle de Durango 200, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc

Calle de Durango 200, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Em

Tonalá 133, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc

Tonalá 133, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

This unique dining spot, Em, offers a fusion of Mexican and Japanese flavors, creating an intriguing culinary experience. The menu is designed around seasonal ingredients and features dishes like Bluefin tuna crudo with dried chilli ponzu and yuzu koshō, grilled chione clams with clarified butter, and beef tartare with black garlic mayonnaise. The restaurant also provides two dining options: a la carte or the omakase, a multi-course meal chosen by the chef.

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A mix of Mexican and Japanese flavors and techniques making this one of the most interesting restaurants in town. Emilia was actually the only restaurant we went to twice on our trip to Mexico. We really liked the place, the atmosphere and especially the interesting mix of flavors. They offer two options, either a la carte or omakase, we think both are great options, but if you are two people we would recommend the omakase. Some of the favorites dishes were: * Bluefin tuna crudo, XO, dried chilli ponzu and yuzu koshō. * Grilled chione clams, clarified butter, XO and chives. * Tuna tostada, fried leek, charred habanero and avocado. * Flatbread, Oaxaca cheese, kale salad, uni and chives. * Beef tartare and black garlic mayonnaise. * Fish necks, black chilhuacle BBQ, chives and fried garlic. * Mamey tart, pixtle ice cream & pine nuts. * Chocolate fudge, sake and cacao nibs. We liked all dishes mentioned above, but one that stood out among them was the fish necks, just so so good, super juicy and tender, and super tasty. Just two fantastic meals here, and definitely a place to return when we come back.
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Em

Em

Tonalá 133, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc

Tonalá 133, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

La Docena

Av. Álvaro Obregón 31, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc

Av. Álvaro Obregón 31, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Known for its cool atmosphere, La Docena serves fresh seafood products, including impressive ceviches and tostadas. The restaurant is also renowned for its shellfish and quality meats sourced from Durango. Open from midday until late, it's a spot where you can enjoy a leisurely meal in a relaxed setting.

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La Docena is a really nice place, it has a very cool atmosphere. There you will find super fresh products from the sea, really nice ceviches and tostadas.
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La Docena

La Docena

Av. Álvaro Obregón 31, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc

Av. Álvaro Obregón 31, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

La Jefa

Calle Ajusco 52-Local E, Florida, Álvaro Obregón

Calle Ajusco 52-Local E, Florida, Álvaro Obregón, 01030 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

With a focus on seafood, La Jefa is a hidden gem nestled in La Florida's streets. The establishment offers a variety of dishes, with recommendations including shrimp soup and fresh fish tostadas, each providing a unique taste experience. In addition, they have a carefully selected range of special mezcals to complement your meal.

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A hole in the wall with great food! La Jefa is a small place hidden in La Florida’s streets. Specializing in seafood, we tried a shrimp soup and several fresh fish tostadas. All great and different from the usual, but good. They have well selected, special mezcales to conplement the offer. Recommended for lunch, be wary that there are many places sharing the same name nearby, so make sure you get to Calle Ajusco!
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La Jefa

La Jefa

Calle Ajusco 52-Local E, Florida, Álvaro Obregón

Calle Ajusco 52-Local E, Florida, Álvaro Obregón, 01030 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Mi Compa Chava Marisquería

Zacatecas 172, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc

Zacatecas 172, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Mi Compa Chava Marisquería is a walk-in seafood restaurant, inspired by the flavors of Sinaloa. The menu highlights include black aguachile of prawns, taco with a cheese crust and prawn, and a tostada with crab, scallop, raw and cooked prawns, and avocado. The service is noted for being friendly and attentive, and the dishes are described as fresh, flavorful, and reasonably priced.

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Fish and seafood restaurant inspired in Sinaloa. We had heard mixed reviews about this place, but we still had a good feeling and decided to give it a try on this last visit to the city, and we are very glad we did because it ended up being our favorite meal of the trip in CDMX. First of all, the restaurant is mostly walk in only, we arrived at 15:15 and had a 1 hour waiting time to get seated. Once you get seated you get served a very generous “botana” and we recommend you order some micheladas because they are delicious here. The service is super friendly and attentive, and the only negative point for us is that they serve everything at once leaving you without space on the table and making it a bit stressful, but we can also understand when you see how many people wait to get seated. Now, focusing on what we ate, we had the following: * Black Aguachile of prawns. * “Costra de camarón”: taco with a cheese crust and prawn. * Taco with fried “botete” (blowfish) and black mayo. * Ceviche with scallops, prawns (cooked and raw) and octopus. * Tostada with crab, scallop, raw and cooked prawns and avocado. We really enjoyed every single dish except for a clam dish which isn’t pictured. The seafood was nice and fresh, nice flavors, with a nice acidity when needed, and a good level of spicy, just very enjoyable overall. All this food plus two more dishes came out for a little over 100€, which we felt is super cheap, especially in current times in the city we all prices have considerably gone up. Definitely a place we will go back in the future.
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Mi Compa Chava Marisquería

Mi Compa Chava Marisquería

Zacatecas 172, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc

Zacatecas 172, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

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