How things have changed since Limantour first opened its doors in 2011. Back then, bitters had to be imported in suitcases and cocktails were not that popular in Mexico. In the ensuing year, the dynamic duo formed by owner Benjamin Padrón and bar manager José Luis León have not only put their bar on the map — a fixture on this list since 2014 — they’ve also opened the door for other Mexican bars. So how did Limantour become this beloved institution? Much like their delicious Margarita al Pastor (spiced up with a ‘taco mix’), the secret is in the blend: a party bar that is snug enough to make you feel at home if you just want a quiet one, warm service and great, inventive drinks that remain familiar enough to please both discerning and casual drinkers. Just like Mexico City, Limantour contains — and pleases — the many.