La Nueva Opera
May 11, 2018
Probably the most famous bar in Mexico, certainly the most historic. A beautiful cantina in the downtown district, around since 1870, it looks straight out of some western movie, with its ornate ceilings, frosted windows, tiled floors and long dark wood bar counter. Every Mexican celebrity has at some point supped a tequila or a beer in here, but the most famous of all is Mexican revolutionary hero Pancho Villa, who blew a bullet hole into the ceiling back in 1910. The hole is still there and the barman will be pleased to point it out. Regulars include old timers, post-work yuppies and young babes starting off a night on the town. Not to be missed.