Monocle Travel Guide: Mexico City – Nima Local House Hotel

Monocle Travel Guide: Mexico City

We wanted to write this small, but very special blog post because at Nima Local House Hotel we could not be happier and we’ll tell you why. A couple of weeks ago we found out that we were featured on the 32nd edition of Monocle’s travel guide dedicated to our beloved Mexico City. To begin with, we have always been such huge admirers of Monocle. We’ve always believed that the publication founded in 2007 by Tyletar Brûlé is a handy resource for every city they have available. We are proud and grateful to now be included in one

The 132 pages of this stunning guide include great local restaurant recommendations, invaluable hotel choices, and off the beaten path experiences.  You can trust that everything in the guide is hand picked by the wonderful writers of the magazine.

Now, please if you are reading this, go buy Mexico’s city guide here. We promise you won’t regret it 😉


Nima Local House through the lens of Fabian Martinez @fabianml

A couple of weeks ago we invited photographer and graphic designer, Fabian Martinez to experience Nima. Some days after his stay, we received a wonderful email with the following photos.

Please, enjoy Nima through the lens of Fabian:



It’s safe to say that there are a few things we enjoy more than seeing Nima through our wonderful guests’ eyes.


Thank you, Fabian. Come back home soon.

Favorite Things To Do At Night in Mexico City

 It’s no secret that Mexico City is a city that  doesn’t sleep. So at Nima Local House, we decided to do an all-nighter itinerary of our favorite things to do at night in Mexico City for those who enjoy the nightlife and all it has to offer!

Let’s get it started

Dinner at Rosetta restaurant! Rosetta is a unique gastronomic proposal by Mexico City Chef Elena Reygadas. Located In a grand Colonia Roma townhouse, Reygadas offers diners authentic food that eschews excess and flash, moves away from the commonplace and proposes something a wee bit daring, yet utterly unaffected.

Let’s get drinks!

Rufino Mexico, located in Oaxaca 89 is one of our favorites to start off a good night. Mezcales and some of the best cocktails are guaranteed. And just around the corner there’s Bar Oriente. A restaurant bar with a modern twist and karaoke!

Now, if you are ready to hit the dance floor, you cannot miss Café Paraiso. Located in La Glorieta de Las Cibeles (Plaza Villa de Madrid 17) Cafe Paraiso is the place where You will hear local songs like reggaeton, salsa, and cumbia. (Note: We strongly recommend you get there early at night, it gets hard to get in after 11:00PM)

Once you’ve danced your heart out, you cannot go back home without having some tacos! There’s two taquerias we always recommend:  El Faraon taqueria (located in Oaxaca 93) and Taqueria Orinoco (Insurgentes 253) After all, when you don’t sleep, you need to eat!

That’s it! We hope you enjoy our small list of recommendations and don’t forget to always drink responsibly.


Here’s a list of the recommended places:



Bar Oriente 

Cafe Paraiso 

El Faraon

A Culinary Experience At Formula 1 in Mexico City

When great food and adrenaline meet!

For those that didn’t know, the round eighteen of the 2017 FIA Formula 1 season will take place on October 27th – 29th at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico.  At Nima, we couldn’t be more excited as this is one of our favorite events of the year! We love this event because it offers an exceptional experience, and this time we would like to focus on one in particular: the culinary one.

For the second year in a row, the F1 organizers in Mexico will hold an event called “El sabor de la fórmula 1”, which includes a culinary experience inspired by automobiles and F1.

Mexican food and adrenaline, sounds like a good idea, don’t you think?

So from the 16th of this month till the 29th, a selected group of chefs and restaurants will be creating automobile adrenaline inspired dishes for true F1 fans to enjoy during this great event.  

This year more than 100 restaurants will be participating. You can find them here:  

And if you’re a social media obsessed person like we are, there’s a contest going on! If you go to one of the restaurants participating between the 16th and the 22nd of this month and share a photo of one of their plates on social media using the hashtag #ElSaborF1 you could be one of the lucky winners of a F1 double pass and a Paul McCartney double pass for his concert in Mexico City on the 28th of this month! 

By the way, at Nima we have partnered with Foundation Techo and Kaluz to build houses for those who were affected by the September Earthquakes in Mexico. We are collecting donations that will be used to build houses in strategic locations where help is much needed. Foundation Kaluz has pledged to double all of our donations in order to make as many houses as possible. In an effort to encourage guests at Nima to donate, we have decided to offer 20% discount to those that send your donations receipts to! WE CAN DO THIS!




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