Top choice Mexican

in Tepic
Clifton Wilkinson / Lonely Planet
Clifton Wilkinson / Lonely Planet

Tepic's best restaurant, Emiliano serves mostly regional fare in a stylish courtyard setting. Breakfast is very popular: fresh juices, coffee and the likes of chilaquiles, egg dishes and quesadillas are presented with aplomb. There are also Nayarit's regional dishes, such as slow-cooked ribs. In the evenings, let the sommelier pick the best wines to pair with chef Marco's creative dishes.

Just about any dietary requirements can be catered to with advance notice. Frequent live, and loud, music in the evenings means it's best to ask for a table away from the performer.