Good, cheap, safe restaurant.

El Gnomo is a tiny, family-run restaurant off  Av. Universidad, a couple of km north of UNAM. They offer delicious, fresh food in an informal, friendly atmosphere.  The menu focuses on hamburgers (el gnomo), but also offers other typical local dishes, e.g. enchiladas, and an absolutely wonderful fried chicken breast (pechuga de pollo empanizada) . Most items are 50 pesos and include a small salad or fries. Well worth a visit, and great for small, informal gatherings. Limited beer selection (light or dark). Location: Corner of Universidad and Cerro Acasulco (1900 Universidad, across Universidad from the 7-Eleven). Nearest metro: M. A. Quevedo.

The Best Tacos

El Califa - a "taqueria" with delicious Tacos accompanied with great salsas.  Clean and safe. Tables are set inside and outside so that - unlike some other taquerias - you are able to sit comfortably while enjoining their great Tacos. Address: Altata 22,cnr Alfonso Reyes, Condesa. Nearest Metro: Chilpancingo. Open hours: 1:30pm-3:30am.