Ricardo Pandal is the king of underground nightclubs and supper clubs in Mexico City. His establishments stick out for their quality in food and drink and authentic atmosphere. Pasagüero in downtown Mexico City brought droves of artists and musicians in an area that was once considered seedy and unsafe when it first opened and his La Patrona cantina brings old world charm to happening Condesa. Always looking for the next iconic opportunity, he’s looking to reopen Ixchel, one of Mexico City´s most popular clubs from the nineties. M&TC works closely with Pandal to create quality cultural opportunities between Mexico City and New York City.
Place of Birth: Mexico City
Parents Place of Birth: Mexico
Occupation/ Aspiration: Cultural and entertainment promoter/producer aiming for relevance.
Describe a typical day:
Take Maximo to school, early morning Frisbee throwing in Parque Mexico, working from home the rest of the morning, checking sales, FB, Twitter, and catching up with some reading if possible.
Which neighborhood do you live in and why?
Condesa, still one of the most comfortable neighborhoods in the city with its two parks, regular and organic supermarkets, all kinds of restaurants and bars alongside more traditional old shops and services that seem stuck in time and where you can have anything from your old shoes to watches and clothes fixed. Parking is close to impossible but with a bike you’re more than covered.
How do you help make Mexico City a better place to live? Pasagüero is constantly bringing over music, fashion, art and food trends from around the world to Mexico City’s historic center.
Share the best piece of advice you have been given.
Portate mal para que te vaya bien (Misbehave so you can do well)
Where did you go to school? What did you study? ITAM in Mexico City, Business Administration although I didn’t graduate.
What is your drink of choice?
Who is your favorite thinker?
Name your favorite song.
Changes every few months, for now Billie Holiday's Fine and Mellow and Reckoner, Gnarls Barkley´s Radiohead cover
What is your favorite restaurant or place to eat?
I love eating at markets, from the Tlacolula, Oaxaca traditional market to La Lagunilla on Sundays or the Tokyo Fish Market.