Mexico: Roma Norte

Building in Roma Norte in Mexico City.

This year my sister invited on a trip to Mexico City with some friends. She had been there with my mom about a year ago and made it sound incredibly fun. I thought, why not? She booked a stay at an Airbnb in Roma Norte which is part of the Cuauhémoc borough in Mexico City.

When I think of Roma Norte now I think of rich culture, beautiful architecture, and amazing food +night life! Doesn’t that sound amazing? Oh let me not forget the wonderful coffee shops! The city is also known as a hipster city filled with young professionals, as well as entrepreneurs. You can find boutiques selling native embroidery inspired garments, along with modern edgy sophisticated styles. The mix for me was incredible!

Restaurant Huset in Roma Norte, Mexico City. Eclectic relaxed atmosphere with excellent food.
This is the restaurant Huset where the beautiful botanical outdoor atmosphere is not the only thing you will fall in love with.

Roma has a fantastic culinary scene. You will find streets lined with tons and tons of restaurants, and cafes. All you have to do is ask the locals or look up best places for whatever it is you’re looking for. You will not be disappointed. The best part is that prices are low, so your pesos will go a long way! You get the fine dining experience at half the price you would in the U.S. comparably.

Cotails at Restaurant Huset in Roma Norte, Mexico City. Eclectic relaxed atmosphere with excellent food.
My drink was the Millers Afternoon. It consisted of Martin millers, guayaba, albahaca, pimienta rosa (pink pepper), and tonic water. It was so refreshing with just the right balance of sweetness and alcohol!
Ambiance lighting surrounded by greenery.
Huset’s outdoor lighting was magical!

I enjoyed eating the Pulpo a la parilla (octopus on the grill), along with other dishes my friend and sister ordered. My favorite was my dish, as a sea food lover I have to say the octopus was cooked just right and the side lentils and chiles that accompanied it were a great compliment to the dish.

My overall experience at Huset was very enjoyable. I would highly recommend making a reservation if you plan to go for dinner because it’s a very popular restaurant. :))

Woman in red dress walking in central avenue in Roma Norte.
Here I am in the central avenue in Roma Norte. It’s a very enjoyable stroll surrounded by trees, benches , and so many people on the go. I love the fact that biking is big in the city. As you can see by the bike stands along the street. I’ll take this time to mention that Uber is the best kind of transportation in Mexico City, we took it everywhere. It’s so inexpensive, especially if you’re traveling in a group. I spent under $15 for my total transportation cost for 6 days while in the city. Now that’s a bargain!
Two women walking in the city of Roma Norte.
My sister and my friend Nicole as we walked to our favorite breakfast place.

Panaderia bakery in Roma Norte, Mexico City.
Panaderia was our favorite breakfast place to eat almost daily.

Panaderia is a bakery serving delightfully tasting pastries and breakfast plates. Their food was awesome! My usual was the eggs and toast. I also enjoyed their choices in beverages. I tried a matcha with almond milk, and ice chi latte one day. I loved them both, although I preferred the matcha because it was less sweet.

Panaderia bakery in Roma Norte, Mexico City.

They carry various gluten free options, which was a plus because my sister is actually gluten free. She was able to have one of their tasty treats here every time. My addiction became honey covered croissants. I can’t even begin to tell you how incredibly delicious they were, but I’ll try. They had a semi hard outer shell because of the honey which had caramelized. When I bit into it, I encountered the softest doughy middle. One day I had to have two honey croissants! :))

The Velveti flower stand outside of Panaderia in Roma Norte.
The Velveti Floristeria stand was being set up right next to Panaderia while I was waiting for my order. Of course I thought it was the cutest thing and had to capture it. Take a look at the mini flower cupcake shaped pots. They were darling!
Casa Virginia building in Roma Norte, Mexico City.

I can best describe the city as a mix of 19th century architecture combined with modern contemporary design. It’s filled with mansions and restored homes. The people that live in Roma Norte are white collar, artists, and young professionals. You will also find street vendors, selling typical food, chips and sodas, candy, and souvenirs.

Pink building in Roma Norte, Mexico City.
Roma Norte is filled with greenery no matter where you look.
Roma Norte's modern mural art.
Splashes of art are all over the city and it’s one of the main reasons I love it so much.

This is where my sister, my friend Nicole, and I stayed in Roma Norte. It was a beautiful newly renovated modern apartment. I forgot to get pictures of the rooms, but they were just as good as what the rooms you see here. We had two bedrooms with queen size beds, and built in closets with tons of space to hang our clothes. Besides the living room, there was a small small room with another couch and T.V. The space felt free flowing and homie. The only downfall was that it was noisy do to the fact that it was right on the central avenue of the Roma, so at night we heard music till the morning hours during the weekend days. I dealt with it by playing my sleep story app, and was fine! Earplugs would help if you stay right on the main street in Roma!

I loved that we had a gated entrance way complete with a guard 24 hours a day. We needed to get buzzed in and there were cameras in the entrance and along the halls of the buildings. This just made me feel safe and more relaxed. Since I don’t travel outside the country much, for my first experience in Mexico, I welcomed the extra security.

If you love art, style, culture, and delicious food, Roma Norte is the place to be in Mexico City.

Stay tuned for my upcoming travel post on the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City! I hope you enjoyed this post on Roma Norte also known as La Roma.

With Love Always,



  1. April 30, 2019 / 1:07 pm

    Omg! everything looks so beautiful, Tania. You make me want to go visit, but it would have to be without the kids. LOl! Such beautiful photography too.

  2. May 5, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    Your trip looks so amazing, you’re so lucky your sister invited you to go there! I wish my sister invited me to go somewhere as well. Also, I really love those little cupcake shaped pots, so cute!

    • Tania
      September 25, 2019 / 7:06 am

      Thanks dear, so happy you think so! xo

    • Tania
      September 25, 2019 / 6:48 am

      Thank you sis, it was definitely a memorable trip for me. xoxo

    • Tania
      September 25, 2019 / 6:26 am

      It was a wonderful trip, thanks so much! xo

  3. May 7, 2019 / 10:48 am

    wow, what a fab trip! I’ve heard such dreadful things about mexico that it has put me off ever wanting to go but this has me reconsidering.

    • Tania
      September 25, 2019 / 6:20 am

      I’m so glad that you’re able to see Mexico in a brand new positive light. I have to admit that I felt the same way until my sister introduced me to the idea of going since she had a great experience. Cheers babe

    • Tania
      August 14, 2019 / 8:00 am



    • Tania
      August 14, 2019 / 7:50 am

      Thank you!

  4. May 16, 2019 / 1:05 am

    You visited so many cute places on your trip! I love all of these photos and that outdoor restaurant area is so pretty. And the honey covered croissants sound so good! I’m glad you had a good time on your trip x

    • Tania
      July 31, 2019 / 6:49 am

      It was a wonderful trip! Thank you KarA.

  5. May 20, 2019 / 2:14 am

    Roma Norte looks utterly spellbinding beautiful babe! I’m so heartened to hear you had the most magical time, and I’m in awe of all these stunning moments you CAPTURED which paint a real picture of what this romantically dreamy place is like. I can’t get over all those gorgeous lanterns huset has, definitely the most impressive restaurant I’ve ever seen, a total gem full of botanical delight 🙂 Panaderia sounds like a total babelicious bakery, I’ll definitely have to REMEMBER it if ever I make it to Roma Norte. OMG!!! Those honey covered croissants sound outta this world! The Velveti FLORISTEria is a dream come true too, total flower power bliss! The vibrant blooms are all arranged so prettily, and I totally can see why you had to get a pic! Needed to be done hehe. I’m so happy your apartment was lovely for you too, I love how modern and trendy it is. Pure heaven! I can’t wait for your upcoming travel post, you always sweep us away so dreamily on your travels and adventures, and this beautiful post proves just that! ♥︎

    sophie | soinspo xo

    • Tania
      July 31, 2019 / 7:06 am

      I know you would love Roma Sophie, it such a great adventure! There is so much life there, beauty, and a land of creativity. Thanks for stopping by and reading about it dear! xx

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