Gay-Owned Businesses In Mexico City

Authored by
Mexico City Community Manager
January 13, 2014
1:16 a.m.

The gay community has amazing buying power. By supporting local and gay-owned businesses, you are guaranteeing that the money you spend goes back to the gay community. This cycle insures that these businesses hire gay employees, support other businesses and create more opportunities.

Here are 3 LGBT businesses you should support in Mexico City.

Papa Guapa in Colonia Condesa.

Papa Guapa in Colonia Condesa

Papa Guapa Restaurant

Papa Guapa is owned by Karmabeat’s own Luis Barba and his partner Miguel Morales. This one of a kind restaurant features the baked potato as the star ingredient on its menu. The dishes are named after female icons such as the Papa Bardot (stuffed with mushrooms, bacon and melted cheese). Another popular plate is the Papa Monroe (stuffed with shrimp and cheese).

A 50's waitress at Papa Guapa.

A 50’s waitress at Papa Guapa

The restaurant decor is reminiscent of an American 1950’s diner complete with the  booths, jukeboxes and waitresses in their fabulous 50’s outfits. Located in the ever hip neighborhood  of La Condesa, make sure to give this restaurant a try for a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Address: 291 Alvaro Obregon, Colonia Condesa. Open Daily. Sunday-Wednesday 1 pm-11pm. Thursday-Saturday 1 pm-3 am.
Sugarox LBGT Candies.

Sugarox LGBT Candies

Sugarox Candy

Sugarox Candy Studio is a gay-owned and operated business that makes candy so beautiful its hard not to eat, even if you don’t have a sweet tooth! With over 40 original flavors, they  are constantly coming up with new creations to take candy to a whole new level, including making candy rings (for all sizes and uses).

Sugarox's Tribute to World Aids Day.

Sugarox’s Tribute to World Aids Day

The couple behind the brand, Jack and Declan, are active members of the gay community. They firmly believe it is important to help sweeten the work of non-profit organizations and events such as Gay Pride and World Aids Day by making special edition candy to help raise funds and  awareness. They also love being able to make personalized candy for gay weddings and events.

Available in specialty stores throughout Mexico. Go to for more info.

One of La Querencia's many beautiful suites.

One of La Querencia’s many beautiful suites

La Querencia Hotel

La Querencia is a Bed and Breakfast located in the city’s Colonia Roma. It’s an old home from the 1930’s that has been gutted and re-modelled by its new owners. The result is amazing. It has six different beautifully renovated rooms all with its unique style. The hotel also serves a delicious traditional Mexican breakfast daily.
The gorgeous view of the park outside your room at La Querencia.

The gorgeous view of the park outside your room at La Querencia

This affordable B&B is walking distance to the famous Reforma Avenue and near all the major restaurants, bars, museums and public transports such as metrobus and ecobici. It’s just minutes away from neighborhoods like the Zona Rosa,  La Condesa, Chapultepec Park and the Historic Center.
For more info and reservations, please go to their Facebook page at La Querencia Facebook. Tel + 52 55 5531 1065.
Supporting these gay-owned businesses means you are investing in the future of our community. We can all make a big difference with such small actions by patronizing your local gay owned businesses.
Tell us about a local LGBT business you support in your community. Leave your comments in the section below.


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