Jaime Camil's Guide to Mexico City

Jaime Camil rounds up his favorite hometown haunts.

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January / February 2020
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“For me, the definition of luxury is a singular experience,” says award-winning actor Jaime Camil, known for his work on Jane the Virgin and in telenovelas including La Fea Más Bella, as well as for films (Coco) and stage appearances (Chicago). “It’s not always about reputation or how expensive something is.” The Mexico City native, who is starring in the new comedy film My Boyfriend’s Meds, prefers to mix quintessential experiences in the capital with stylish pleasures: “Imagination is the limit in Mexico.”

Hotel
The St. Regis

“I love the St. Regis because I got married there. I rented all the ballrooms and we had a beautiful wedding. Now when I stay there the hotel pampers me like crazy!”

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Escape
Bosque de Chapultepec

“It’s a beautiful place to enjoy the day. There are street vendors, a zoo, a botanical garden—and you can watch Los Voladores de Papantla perform.”

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Entertainment Venue
Auditorio Nacional

“This great venue, which seats 10,000 people, is number-one in ticket sales in the world. This year I hosted the Kids’ Choice Awards Mexico there.”

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Restaurants
Jaso

“I’m sure you’ve heard of Pujol—it is a wonderful restaurant—but if I had to choose between Jaso and Pujol I would choose Jaso in a heartbeat. Have the tasting menu. It’s like eating among the clouds.”

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El Farolito

“If you go to Mexico City and don't eat real tacos, then what are you even doing? When I get off the plane, I go directly to El Farolito.”

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Museum
National Museum of Anthropology

“Because I adore Aztec culture, I love going to the Museum of Anthropology. They have the original Aztec calendar there—it’s impressive to see that huge block of stone!”

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Shopping
Avenida Presidente Masaryk

“It’s like our Rodeo Drive. You’ll find Gucci and many other high-end boutiques, and the people-watching is great. Also, every street that crosses Masaryk has an incredible restaurant.”

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