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Top Choice International in Malinalco

Los Placeres

This artsy restaurant on Malinalco’s zócalo serves international fare (Nicoise salad or chicken curry), alongside creative takes on traditional Mexican dishes, such as omelettes with poblano sauce, trout with ancho …
Archaeological Site in Malinalco

Aztec Temples

An invigorating 358-step hike up the mountainside above Malinalco takes you to one of the country’s few reasonably well-preserved temples, from where there are stunning views of the valley and beyond. The site is fa…
Museum in Malinalco

Museo Universitario Dr Luis Mario Schneider

The Museo Universitario Dr Luis Mario Schneider explores the region’s history and archaeology in a beautiful modern museum space.
International in Malinalco

El Puente de Má-Li

After the tiny bridge as you leave the zócalo for the ruins, this atmospheric restaurant is set around a colonial dining room and a great back garden where you can try a selection of antojitos, pastas, soups and ste…
Cafe in Malinalco

Café La Fé

Between the museum and zócalo, this coffee shop and juice bar is a great place for a drink after having scaled the cliffside to visit the Aztec ruins. Everything sold on site is 100% organic, including locally grown…
Church in Malinalco

Augustinian Convent

A well-restored 16th-century convent, fronted by a tranquil tree-lined yard, faces the central plaza. Impressive frescoes fashioned from herb- and flower-based paint adorn its cloister.
Mexican in Malinalco

Mari Mali

The only casual, classy and clean place serving set-menu breakfasts and lunches midweek. Mexican classics such as enchiladas and pozole make it on the menu, as does a better-than-it-sounds guayaba (guava) jelly. The…