Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Morelia

Los Mirasoles

Morelian and Michoacán pride oozes out of the kitchen at Los Mirasoles where you'll dine in a fine Unesco-quality house bedecked (among other quirks) with a copy of the Las Tarascas fountain. The food is doused in r…
Top Choice Mexican in Pátzcuaro

La Surtidora

This downright heavenly place to flop down for refueling is living proof that no other country does atmospheric colonial cafes quite as well as Mexico. La Surtidora's cafe-cum-deli has been knocking out breakfasts, …
Top Choice Mexican in Morelia

Restaurante Lu

This unassuming restaurant inside Hotel Casino is actually Morelia’s most inventive place to dine and one of the best restaurants in the whole region. Talented young chef Lucero Soto Arriaga turns pre-Hispanic ingre…
Cafe in Morelia

Peltre Gastrocafé-Galería

Resting on your laurels in the leafy, music-filled Jardín de las Rosas is a Morelia rite of passage – the university is around the corner and the music conservatory across the road. Of the half-dozen easy-on-the-wal…
International in Morelia

Onix

All the restaurants around Plaza de Armas are excellent for eavesdropping and people-watching, but some come unstuck with the food. Not Onix, locally famous for its taste-challenging menu that includes such eccentri…
Italian in Pátzcuaro

El Naranjo Restaurante

This interesting new restaurant is encased in a beautiful old coaching inn and reconfigured with chic modern adornments. El Naranjo takes on authentic Italian cuisine and the results are largely positive: the thin-c…
International in Morelia

Chango Restaurante

A lovely nook near Morelia’s aqueduct, which lays on splendid service to back up the equally splendid food. Seating is spread around various downstairs rooms and an upstairs terrace in a house that styles itself as …
Mexican in Uruapan

La Mansión del Cupatitzio

This indoor-outdoor restaurant in a hotel of the same name can’t be equaled for setting; the alfresco part is sheltered under umbrellas in a pretty garden given extra zest by a swimming pool. It’s almost heresy to c…
Seafood in Zitácuaro

Marisquería El Tejado

Something of an epiphany in workaday Zitácuaro is this fine fish restaurant hidden in the entrails of the city’s unexciting suburbs. Forget the distance from the sea – the Tejado is worth finding for its exquisite s…
Mexican in Morelia

La Cocina de Licha

One of Morelia’s best deals is this superfriendly place, which serves up what it undersells as cocina económica (literally ‘economic cuisine’) to a crowd of loyal locals. The daily changing set meal includes starter…