Top things to do

Top Choice Vegetarian in Puebla

La Zanahoria

This (entirely meat-free) godsend for vegetarians is an excellent place for lunch, and is moments from the zócalo. The drawcard is the popular daily buffet from 1pm to 6pm in the spacious interior colonial courtyard…
Top Choice Taquería in Puebla

Las Ranas

This local institution is the place to try one of Puebla’s great dishes: the taco árabe. Unbelievably moist al pastor (shepherd-style) pork is marinated and spit-grilled then rolled in fresh, slightly charred Middle…
Museum in Cholula

Museo de la Ciudad de Cholula

This excellent museum is housed in a fantastically restored colonial building on the zócalo. The small but strong collection includes ceramics and jewelry from the Pirámide Tepanapa, as well as later colonial painti…
Archaeological Site in Cholula

Pirámide Tepanapa

The incredible Pirámide Tepanapa looks more like a hill than a pyramid, but it's still the town's big draw, and, with miles of tunnels veining the inside of the structure, it's no let-down. The Zona Arqueológica com…
Mexican in Cholula


Decorated with antique photos of Cholula, this lively, family-friendly hangout has been a Cholula institution since 1955. Besides pizza, pasta and burgers, hearty Mexican choices include pozole, cemitas and quesadil…
Ceramics in Puebla

Talavera Uriarte

Unlike most of Puebla’s Talavera shops, Uriarte still makes its pottery on-site. The showroom displays a gorgeous selection of high-quality, intricately painted pieces. Founded in 1824, the company is now owned by a…
Mexican in Puebla

Restaurante Sacristía

Set in the delightful colonial patio of Mesón Sacristía de la Compañía hotel, this is an elegant place for a meal of authentic mole and creative twists on rich poblano cuisine, or a cocktail or coffee in the intimat…
Museum in Puebla

Museo Amparo

This superb private museum, housed in two linked 16th- and 17th-century colonial buildings, is loaded with pre-Hispanic artifacts. Displayed with explanatory information sheets in English and Spanish, the collection…
Museum in Puebla

Museo Casa del Alfeñique

This renovated colonial house is an outstanding example of the over-the-top 18th-century decorative style alfeñique, characterized by elaborate stucco ornamentation and named after a candy made from sugar and egg wh…
Library in Puebla

Biblioteca Palafoxiana

Situated above the Casa de la Cultura, Biblioteca Palafoxiana houses thousands of rare books, including the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle, with more than 2000 engravings.