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Top Choice Music in Álamos

Festival Alfonso Ortíz Tirado

One of northern Mexico’s premier cultural events, Álamos’ nine-day late-January festival features top-class classical and chamber music, blues, bossa nova and trova (troubadour-type folk music) performed by artists …
Top Choice Bistro in Álamos

Teresita's

It's quite amazing that somewhere as small and remote as Álamos boasts this simply outstanding bakery-cum-bistro. There's an open kitchen and a changing menu that features mouthwatering salads, pastas, steaks and pa…
Cafe in Álamos

Café Luz del Sol

In a region cruelly deprived of decent coffee shops, this colonial cafe is a better find for caffeine-starved travelers than any silver mine. Devour beautifully prepared breakfasts, Mexican and North American lunche…
International in Álamos

Charisma Restaurant

The menu changes often at this artful restaurant, but typically delivers big with traditional dishes like boeuf bourguignon, paella and chicken piccata, all served with flair. The setting is a colonial dining room w…
Church in Álamos

Parroquia de la Purísima Concepción

Álamos’ parish church is the tallest building in town. It was built between 1786 and 1804 and its altar rail, lamps, censers and candelabra were all originally fashioned from silver, but were melted down in 1866 on …
Viewpoint in Álamos

El Mirador

This magnificent lookout tops a hill on Álamos’ southeastern edge, affording sweeping views of the town and its mountainous surroundings. It’s accessible by steps (370 of them) from the Arroyo Agua Escondida, two bl…
Mexican in Álamos

Koky's

This fan-cooled, family-run place is both simple and welcoming, with a covered terrace at the rear. The soups are crammed with ingredients and there's a huge menu of delicious antojitos (typical Mexican snacks – enc…
Mexican in Álamos

Mexicanadas

You'll be greeted by high ceilings, whirring fans and watercolor paintings of the local-turned-icon Maria Felix at this locals' favorite. The menu is mostly Mexican classics – quesadillas, enchiladas, tostadas, chil…
Museum in Álamos

Museo Costumbrista de Sonora

This well-done museum of Sonoran customs has extensive exhibits (all in Spanish) on the history and traditions of the state. Special attention is paid to the influence of mining on Álamos and the fleeting prosperity…
Mexican in Álamos

Restaurant Las Palmeras

Just northwest of Plaza Alameda, this patio-set Álamos classic serves up fine breakfasts, memorable homemade tortillas and steaks, shrimp and carne asada (marinated grilled beef) for heartier appetites. A go-to for …