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Frozen Hot Chocolate at El Jarocho

Coyoacán is known for its many coffee shops and the hippie intellectualism that supposedly lurks there. Indeed, if there is a place in Mexico City where you are most likely to see a young person hunched over a battered copy of Las Venas Abiertas de America Latina or arguing with a group of dreadlocked friends [...]

Food and Queers this Week in Zacatecas

This weekend, Macha Mexico is heading northward to the beautiful city of Zacatecas in order to attend to a couple of conferences that are taking place in this colonial spot. The title of the first one is The Global Food Crisis, organized by the Doctoral Program in Development Studies at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, [...]

Lesbian Sushi

Almost three years ago, on my second night in Mexico City, I was invited by a fabulous group of machas to attend one of their birthday parties at “Lesbian Sushi.” I had some reservations about the name of this event, recalling an exceedingly awkward “queer sushi” event I attended at Barnard College, at which uncomfortable [...]

The Best Tamales Ever at The Gold Taco

Let’s be honest: it’s difficult for vegetarians to be adventurous when it’s about exploring food of a new country. There will always be some restrictions to what we allow ourselves to try, or which of our own rules we are willing to break. Mexico is not the exception. Unfortunately, some of the dishes that have [...]

El Camellito

“If you don’t like it, I won’t charge you”. That was what the sweet Mexican-Lebanese woman stated with total assurance when she offered me her falafel to try. The first bite was like heaven, and of course, I happily paid for it. I’ve been visiting this cozy restaurant since it opened, partly because it is [...]

Maison Française de Thé: Caravanseraï

What could be more lesbionic than drinking tea in a faux-French setting? (I welcome alternatives in the comments.) It is in this spirit that I mention the Maison Française de Thé, a semi-subterranean tea-lounge located in the heart of the Colonia Roma. Although there is nothing explicitly lesbian about this establishment, to me, the decor, [...]

Organic Options in Coyoacán: Ruta de la Seda

Is it just me, or do lesbians seem to have a lot of dietary restrictions? Some of us are vegetarian and vegan, of course, but I’m surprised by how many of us also seem to have a lot of food allergies, be it to red dye, nuts, milk, gluten, and other seemingly innocuous items. Maybe [...]

Plaza Cafe at "La Conchita"

Coyoacán is one of those neighborhoods in Mexico City that is nice (and safe) to get lost in. Wandering off of the two main plazas, any number of the small streets you walk down might open up into another, smaller plaza with a colorful church or interesting building to sit in the shade of and [...]

La Pagoda: "Tan Popular Como Siempre"

One of the things I love about the Centro Historico is the way the combination of the architecture, the fonts on the signs, and the styles in the storefronts allows you to time travel through decades, even centuries of Mexican history. Simply walking down Cinco de Mayo, from the majestic Palacio de Bellas Artes, past [...]


“No coke allowed”, says the sign at the entrance of Cafe Papalotl. A successful restaurant run by a kind woman, Consuelo, who respects the rules of fair trade by serving a coffee that comes from Mexican fields, directly bought to indigenous people. A coherent practice with the sign that welcomes both regulars and new clients [...]