January 30 — May 31, 2019 
Cda. La Paz 15, (Colonia Escandón)

Celebrating its 16th year + 8th Edition, the lengendary New York City cinema + dining project is open in Mexico City for just 4 months

After 10 years in New York, Monkey Town traveled to Denver (2014), Barcelona (2015), Austin (2015-2016), and Los Angeles (2016).

The audience sits inside a giant 27-foot cube, watching a two-hour multi-screen video art program, dining on 5-course menus created by award-winning chef Jair Téllez — Amaya, MeroToro, Laja.



MONDAYS — 4-course menu
7pm + 9:30pm
$800 MXN ($40 USD) + EventBrite fee
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TUESDAYS – SATURDAYS — 5-course menu 
7pm + 9:30pm$1100 MXN ($55 USD) + EventBrite fee
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Two seatings
each night— 7pm + 9:30pm
Open Monday – Saturday (closed Sundays)
Capacity: 40 per seating

**Tickets for May 6 – 31 available April 15


“That was unbelievable”— Huffington Post

Four movie screens cocooning the audience catered by Michelin-starred chefs”— New York Times

“Part-immersive video and film installation, part culinary experience, part communal gathering but in total, what Monkey Town is, is a personal narrative developed by the visitor— Vice Magazine

“Putting strangers into a cube where they watch experimental film in 360º while eating Michelin-quality food was something of a magic bullet”
FLAUNT Magazine

Best New Pop-up of 2015
— Austin Thrillist

Top 10 Cultural Moments of 2014 — The Denver Post


Estudio Tacubaya
Escuela de la Paz
Material Art Fair



The Nightly Video Program features:

Takeshi Murata, Tania Ximena/Yollotl Alvarado, AES+F, Daniel Monroy Cueva, Javier Ocampo, Jonathan Monaghan, Dalia Huerta, Shana Moulton, Jonathan Harker and Donna Conlon, Luis Urculo, Calixto Ramirez, Annalisa Quagliata, Israel Martinez, Leo Marz, Milton Melvin Croissant III, Montgomery Knott, Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Greta Alfaro, Alejandro Palomino 
trailer + artist links

Each seating includes an 18-minute live performance by Mexican and international artists:

January 29 – Feb 2 — Indra Swara, Arte Indonesia (MX)
Feb 4 – 9 Paz Lenchantin (bassist of the Pixies) (US/AR)
Feb 11 – 16 Mabe Fratti (GT/MX)
Feb 18 – 23 — Arantxa Araujo (MX/US)
Feb 25 – Marzo 2 — Erika Rosalía López López y Vanessa Elena Jara Robles (MX)
March 4 – 9 — Sampo (Finlandia/MX)
March 11 – 16 — Jeronimo Garcia Naranjo (MX)
March 18 – 23 — Anna Azizzy y Jacob Rosati (US/MX)
March 25 – 30 — Õblívîå (US/MX)
April 1 – 6 — Jerónimo Zoe Serna Romero (MX)
April 8 – 13 — Mimi Pepini (US/MX)
April 15 – 20 — closed for Semana Santa
April 22 – 27 — Nagana (MX)
April 29 – Mayo 4 — Indra Swara, Arte Indonesia (MX)

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May 6 – 11
May 13 – 18
May 20 – 25
May 27 – 31

Chef Jair Téllez 
Jair was born in Sonora and raised in the border city of Tijuana. In 1999, he bought a piece of land in Valle de Guadalupe — which at the time was the middle of nowhere — and began to develop a culinary and cultural identity unique to himself. That’s how LAJA was born.

While LAJA was in full swing — he moved to Mexico City to open MEROTORO in 2008. Both LAJA and MEROTORO have been awarded Top 50 restaurants in Latin America.

In 2016, he opened his second restaurant in Mexico City, AMAYA, with a focus on natural wines.


— All menus for Monkey Town Mexico City are provisional and subject to slight changes based on seasonal ingredients, chef’s choice

— Tickets must be purchased In Advance through EventBrite, accepting VISA, Mastercard, AMEX

— No refunds. ALL Sales are FINAL

— If you are unable to attend you can sell your seats or give them to a friend, family member or aspiring artist. They can give your reserved name at the door

Not recommended for children under 16 (unless they’re very cool children)

— Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free Options are available for all seatings. Once you have purchased your tickets, please write us at monkeytownhq@gmail.com and tell us the Date and Time you will be attending and any dietary restriction (including allergies) you would have. Once you are seated in the cube, the server will confirm all dietary needs and allergies