San Ángel Inn, Mexico City
Tel: 52 55 5616 1402
Concierge.com's insider take:
Always packed with regulars, this 17th-century former monastery is where locals take their out-of-town guests. There's nothing trendy here, just black-jacketed waiters carrying platters of regional favorites, such as Veracruz-style sea bass simmered with onions and tomatoes. The dining room, decked out in crisp linens, is lovely, but try to snag a table outside near one of the fountains. The restaurant is in the suburb of San Ángel—a bit far if you're coming from the Centro Histórico, but perfect if you're checking out the nearby homes of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
Open Mondays through Saturdays 1 pm to 1 am, Sundays 1 to 10 pm.