“Nicholas Gilman’s recent release… is a must”
— The San Francisco Examiner
“Nick Gilman’s book is a treasure, an insider’s guide through the super-cool, super-tasty side of Mexico City. Don’t miss the section on street stalls and markets–you’ll have some of the best food of your trip, from the wacky Chupa Cabras taco stand wedged under a highway, to the truly hip Contramar in fashionable Condesa. There’s no guide book like this.”
— Rick Bayless, author of Authentic Mexican and host of PBS’ Mexico: One Day at a Time
“It took a new book to finally open my eyes…”
— Minneapolis Citypages
“The book is an excellent guide, a superb handbook and a must for any foodie who visits this fascinating city.”
— Frances Beasely, Pip Travel News


Nicholas Gilman is a food writer and critic based in Mexico, born in New York City. He also had a successful career as a painter, exhibiting his work extensively in the U.S. and Mexico. He has studied gastronomy at UNAM, cooking at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, is a founding member of a Mexican chapter of Slow Food International. He was editor and photographer for the well-received book Mexico City: An Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler. In 2007 he published Good Food in Mexico City: Food Stalls, Fondas and Fine Dining, which won a Gourmand Cookbook award. He has been interviewed on NPR’s The Splendid Table and Around The World Radio, and has been featured in The Washington Post and the San Francisco Examiner. In Mexico, he has appeared on the Televisa network, Ana Maria Salazar’s Imagen News and in such periodicals as La Jornada, El Universal and the book DF de Gente. He was a regular restaurant reviewer and food writer for The News Mexico and has written for Food & Wine,CS Monitor, NY Times, LA Times, LA Weekly, New York Magazine, The Guardian, Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast, Food & Travel UK,, El Financiero, Culinaria Mexicana, Surface Magazine and

"I only write what I believe. All opinions here are educated but subjective. For the most part, I only publish reviews about places I like, and I try to be forgiving of minor faults. Mexico City is not Paris and I am not Michelin. If I don't like it I don't write about it except, in some cases where the hype or fame may merit the negative criticism. So take it all with a grain of salt."  Nicholas Gilman, Mexico City