Top Choice Mexican in Guanajuato

Las Mercedes

In a residential area overlooking the city is Guanajuato's best restaurant. Popular with government and business officials, plus romantic diners, it serves Mexican cuisine como la abuela – grandmother's cooking that…
Top Choice Tapas in Guanajuato

Los Campos

A Canadian-Mexican husband-wife team runs this small cozy, candlelit restaurant. Its seven tables fill up for dinners and late lunches. There's generous tapas plates or smaller mains (depending how you look at it) a…
Top Choice French in Guanajuato

La Vie en Rose

Ooh la la! Ok, this spot is as French as frogs legs, but forgo the Mexican helado (ice cream) for just one sweet break and get your mouth around some of the most genuine, mouthwatering, flavorsome French pastries an…
Top Choice Japanese in Guanajuato

Delica Mitsu

This tiny Japanese-run hole-in-the-wall doesn't have the most salubrious surrounds, but it serves up some of the biggest, freshest and best Japanese flavors around.
Cafe in Guanajuato

Café Tal

This spot hasn't changed in the eight years we've been coming here; the grungier it gets, the more popular it is. The reason? It roasts, grinds and serves good coffee plus it's the place for wi-fi-seeking students a…
Mediterranean in Guanajuato

El Midi Bistró

This tastefully decorated part-bistro, part-bar on the top floor serves excellent lunch-time salads (M$19 per 100g), lesser quality à la carte dinners (the menu rarely changes) and cocktail fusion fun in the evening…
Mexican in Guanajuato

Casa Valadez

This classic place is a smart choice in every respect and attracts a loyal crowd of well-dressed locals who like to watch. And be seen. It faces the Jardín and Teatro Juaréz so make an experience of it. Servings are…
International in Guanajuato


Mestizo means 'mix'; this place used to house a restaurant and gallery (run by a famous local artist, and his son, a chef). The gallery is long gone so it now lacks a little ambience (the carpet is a little dog-eare…
Parrilla in Guanajuato

Restaurant La Carreta

Follow your nose to La Carreta, a buzzing, unpretentious local eatery lined with wagon wheels, whose street-front grill 'spins' out a super-scrumptious pollo asado con leña (grilled chicken) and carne asada (grilled…
International in Guanajuato

La Taula

The idea at this fun spot owned by a charismatic young chef is to share plates – generous portions of botanas (snacks). Thursday (supply day) is the day for fish, especially the outstanding salmon carpaccio (M$150),…