Some of my shopping spree in Mexico City!!!

I would like to update this older post to tell you about the different shopping opportunities in Mexico city! I am not a big shopper but love to come to the big places and wandered around window shopping is great and inexpensive! Well, once in a while I do indulge myself with some and buying gifts for love ones is fun. Mexico has an abundance of shopping opportunities from small mom and pop places to huge shopping center rivaling anyone. I sense, that this situation is growing into bigger centers and a concentration of the well known brands too.  Let me tell you a bit more on some of my shopping spree in Mexico City.

I went to a very fancy area of Mexico City and voilà, it is upper fancy shopping area, just wonderful from a change of city center. This is Los Arcos Bosques at Paseo de los Tamarindos ,90. The good here is that it reminded me of France in the La Crêpe Parisienne and some oldies favorite like Sbarro and of course nostalgic about Argentina with Puerto Madero; and a  wonderful Cinepolis cinema. For the glamour in Mexico this is it . webpage:


Then, came down to a wonderful supermarket that has all the trimming of gourment food and very well displayed looking all fresh , this is avenida Insurgentes Sur not far from Theater Insurgentes; the name LaComer . Wonderful place and a full wine section with wines from all over the world! It all looked tempting!! This is near my visiting office there!! webpage: 



Another great experience was the Galerias Insurgentes at avenida Insurgentes Sur 1552 and calle Parroquia 194,right in the corner,  with colorful tiled floors and a glass roof. This shopping mall is still a good choice for a rainy Mexico City day and includes a range of stores that will please everyone. You have a nice Chili’s restaurant here and Crabtree and Evelyn store. A very nice pastry store El Globo, my old favorite shoe store Florsheim ,and Lacoste, Sanborns restaurants, and finally a nice Neve Gelato ice cream parlor. webpage:


Right across the street almost is one of Mexico’s leading department store, Liverpool. It has been favorite of mine for several years visiting the store in Polanco district since 1994. However, this is in Insurgentes Sur and just as nice. If you have been to an Au Printemps or Galeries lafayette in Paris, this is the closest you will get in Mexico. Sublime! webpage:

And the Mexico city tourist office has more on the Liverpool at Insurgentes Sur, :


Another great center that I have stayed next to it is the Patio Universidad shopping mall. Nicely located in Calle Popocatepetl 546 corner with Avenida Universidad. Here there is a range of restaurants very nice and compact such as IHOP for great breakfasts;  the Best Buy of old favorite store, El Bajio great local food restaurant, old favorites such as Olive Garden and TGIFridays and very clean spacious lobby area. To be enjoy ! Also stayed at the hotel here City Express see post. Yelp reviews webpage:

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Another is Plaza Universidad at Calle Parroquia 1056 and Avenida Universidad 1000; similar to the above but bigger selection of stores. 63 stores and 17 restaurants! nice video store Game Planet and Massimo Dutti for men,Springfield, Zara, and the old favorite Sears store. A nice Cielito Lindo Café, and old favorites Sbarro, and Applebee’s restaurants. Another spot for Cinepolis cinema very nice indeed. webpage:


Another not far to indulge yourselves in good food and shopping is Centro Insurgentes at Avenida Insurgentes Sur 1605 , there you have a wonderful Sanborn’s cafeteria, and the Italian Antica Toscana; in Sanborns you have a shopping store with gifts and accessories. This is walking distance from Teatro Insurgentes with great shows theater style of great renown there. webpage:


Another popular store of mine is my old Walmart ,there is a nice one by Plaza Universidad at Avenida Universidad 936. Here you can find almost anything you need for living or visiting, I just stop by to check on prices of wines etc, but good deals can be found. webpage:


I found the Centro Manacar . Manacar is a 22-story skyscraper (Torre Manacar) and shopping center in the Insurgentes Sur, 1457 of Mexico City at the intersection of the city’s north-south artery, Avenida de los Insurgentes, and the Circuito Interior inner ring highway  Some of the stores there are Cinemex cinema Premium, H&M , Massimo Dutti, Tommy Hilfiger, Sephora perfums and American Eagle Outiffters, while restaurants include Chili’s It only opened in 2017 and can fit 2700 cars in the underground parking. I was walking distance from it when visited, super!! webpage:



Last, a bit from the center if there is one in Mexico city, there is the Plaza Polanco in Calle Jaime Balmes, small on a nice area good for last minute shopping while having lunch ! Not a place to dwell on but if eating nearby why not stop by indeed! Foursquares reviews on Plaza Polanco;


There you go folks, dandy shopping in Mexico City. I have more in individual posts on my visits to the city of many years; this ,however, was to showcase all or most of them in one post. Hope you have enjoyed as I did, this my shopping spree in Mexico City; plenty here for all tastes and pockets.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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