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Top Choice Bistro in El Fuerte

SU-FÓ Sushi & Cocina Bistro

SU-FÓ serves up an eclectic menu of sushi rolls (all with signature cream cheese), rice bowls, hamburgers with hand-cut fries and even fancy chicken nuggets. Somehow it works – the place is hopping most nights. Seat…
International in El Fuerte

Bonifacio’s

A swanky restaurant within Torres del Fuerte hotel, Bonifacio's is the go-to for a special meal. Fine cuts of meat and lobina (black bass) are the specialties, though the traditional breakfasts and views of the lush…
Tacos in El Fuerte

Taco Stands

A row of taco stands, set up in stand-alone concrete huts, do brisk business in all manner of grilled meats, from al pastor (seasoned pork) to cabeza (cow head; typically cheeks). Join the locals at a counter and or…
Forest in El Fuerte

Bosque Secreto

Five hundred years ago, over 550,000 sq km of dry tropical forest stretched down the coast from northern Mexico to Panama. Much of the remaining 10% is around El Fuerte, an area known as Bosque Secreto. The delightf…
Mexican in El Fuerte

Restaurante Diligencias

This restaurant inside Hotel La Choza is a good choice for breakfasts (around M$80), with typical Mexican dishes and free coffee refills served up under vaulted ceilings, tribal masks and a mounted bull's head. Late…
Seafood in El Fuerte

El Mesón del General

A traditional, formal restaurant that specializes in fish and seafood, with several styles of pulpo (octopus) and combo plates of various river delicacies. You'll find it on El Fuerte's main drag, an oasis from the …
Museum in El Fuerte

Museo Mirador El Fuerte

This curiously designed museum, built to look like the town's original fort, has a moderate collection of exhibits – many closer to knickknacks – including ceramics, Mayo handicrafts and information about the Bosque…