Among the best qualities of large cities is the possibility of constant discovery, since they usually host countless cultural and gastronomic venues worth knowing. CDMX is no exception, with beautiful hidden corners abundant in architectural beauty, offering a meeting point between different emerging projects. The Parían is one of them, recently restored in a contemporary design space, but maintaining the historical and local atmosphere that has always characterized it. You will love to rediscover it!
The Parían is one of the most emblematic commercial passages in Roma, holding a history as rich as its architectural beauty. Its space was founded in 1926 as a passage dedicated to local commerce, owned by Don Manuel Echevería and with the distinctive European influence of the colony. Over the decades, it has worked as a strident meeting point, headquarters for independent businesses and residential housing.
At the end of 2020, El Parián reinvented its space within a more modern concept, but maintaining the Renaissance spirit and historical façade that characterizes it. Its restoration was a co-development between ‘Estructura Desarrollo Inmobiliario y Construcción’ and ‘Alpha Desarrollo y Estructura’, resulting in a neighborhood center of contemporary intervention, with beautiful climbing vegetation on the walls, trees in the middle of its large corridor, floors of exposed brick and concrete finishes.
The new Pasaje Parián divides its three floors into a variety of independent projects. Its ground floor houses gastronomic and local design establishments – there is a floral studio, a fine jewelry store and a physical sales space for Instagram brands -; On its second floor, offices and art galleries are planned, while on the third floor a covered terrace is anticipated.
Among its variety of venues you will also find different gastronomic proposals. We recommend you visit La Vitrine, a French-Mexican pastry shop led by chef Sofía Cortina, with a distinctive menu for its traditional techniques and pastry innovation. If you want a more complete experience, then go to Polpo – in charge of chef Marco Carboni -, you will enjoy international tapas, artisan charchuteria and an exquisite selection of wines; We recommend you try their sticky baby squid rice, or their beef tartare with black garlic sauce and pickles.