Friday, February 18, 2011

Ciudad de Mexico

Ciudad de Mexico – a “Mexican” place in Yeongtong that opened up last summer. It's located in Yeongtong Park at the base of the foot bridge on the NOW Bar side.

When I first saw this place, I was sooo excited: that didn't last long. I’d be surprised if any foreigners still go to this place – it’s not that good. Ok, the quesadillas aren’t that bad, but I could make that at home. You can eat in or get take out – I’ve only ever chosen take out (except for once) because the place is quite small. I haven’t been here in a very long time and doubt I'll go back anytime soon, so sorry, I don't have any pictures of the food. An order of tacos consist of basically 4 mini soft tacos with a choice of meat - they're about the size of what you might serve at a Super Bowl party as finger food. If I remember correctly, the meat choices are beef, salted chicken, and seasoned chicken that tastes like they just marinated it in Heinz Chili Sauce. As a side, you get baked beans instead of refried or black beans and a cup of sour cream. I haven’t tried too many things here and I doubt that I ever will. When I saw this place open, I got really excited and thought, “Yes! I won’t have to go to Seoul for Mexican food anymore!” But alas, a relationship with Ciudad de Mexico was not meant to be and I still have to go to On the Border in Sinchon, Taco Rico in Gangnam, or Tacos Amigos in Itaewon for my Mexican food fix.

So, yeah…I don’t recommend this place except for the novelty of it. The food isn’t that great and is more of a Korean take on Tex-Mex that falls short by miles. I love Korea, but they’re the only country I know of that can take good food and make it bad *sigh*.

Update Ciudad de Mexico has been closed for a while now, so don't bother looking for it. I can't say I'm too surprised, honestly, since the food wasn't that great.


  1. oh no!!!! When I saw this post I got really really happy but now I'm not too sure....Is it really that bad? Where is Yeongtong Park?

    1. It's closed now, thankfully. I thought I had updated that in the blog - I need to do that.