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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Creel

No Name Gift Shop

A group of Tarahumaras from nearby San Ignacio sell their folk art, clothing and musical instruments at this small shop. The quality is excellent and the prices more than fair. There's no sign. Look for it next to t…
Bistro in Creel

Simple

Big sandwiches, made-to-order burgers and a huge variety of crepes are offered at this little bistro, just steps from the central plaza. Service can be somewhat abrupt, but the food more than makes up for it. Boxed …
Coffee in Creel

La Troje de Adobe Cafe

This homey cafe serves up all manner of coffee drinks, Italian sodas and milkshakes to local intellectuals and visiting hipsters. Desserts and savory snacks, made with organic and local ingredients, also offered. St…
Bar in Creel

Las Botellas

If you can get over the fact that it's in the Best Western, this is a decent sports bar with a ranch-style set-up, complete with TVs, wood beams and plenty of taxidermy. The big push here is the craft beer – Copper …
Tacos in Creel

Patros Burger

Despite the name, the showstoppers at this colorful place are the tortas (Mexican-style sandwiches) and tacos. Offering entirely meat-based meals, the grill sizzles all day, while rolls and tortillas wait in the kit…
International in Creel

La Cabaña

This Catalan-owned restaurant is one of the fancier places in town. As well as good breakfasts (M$60 to M$100), La Cabaña does a mean tampiqueña (steak accompanied by several side orders), not to mention tasty salad…
Mexican in Creel

La Lupita

This brightly decorated thee-room space with plastic coverings on the tablecloths is run by a team of friendly locals who are well used to travelers killing time between bus and train rides. The menu includes a rang…
Mexican in Creel

Tío Molcas Restaurant

A long-time travelers haunt, Tío Molcas offers solid Mexican standards in a dining room filled with masks from around the world. Breakfast is especially popular, with huge plates of chilaquiles (fried tortilla strip…
Mexican in Creel

Restaurante Francisco Villa

Modest, but spacious and clean, Francisco Villa, 200m north of the train station, does a great vegetarian chile relleno (chili stuffed with meat or cheese) burrito plus enchiladas, tacos, egg dishes and other tasty …
Museum in Creel

Museo de Arte Popular de Chihuahua

Offers excellent exhibits with text in English on local history and Tarahumara culture and crafts. Here you’ll see gorgeous woven baskets, traditional clothing, photos and more. The gift shop also sells high-quality…