Top Choice Mexican in Monterrey

Madre Oaxaca

One of Monterrey's best restaurants, this charmer is set in a historic building and decked out with an extraordinary collection of handicrafts and folk art over its several intimate dining rooms. The menu is loaded …
Top Choice Italian in Monterrey

La Galería Café

Popular with a young and affluent crowd, this hip and contemporary restaurant-bar is a very popular pre-clubbing dinner and cocktail spot. It serves superb pasta (choose from 11 classic sauces) and rightly popular p…
Tacos in Monterrey

Taqueria y Carniceria La Mexicana

Done up like a Mexican party dress, this eatery/butcher shop is an explosion of colors – think talavera tiles and piñatas. Tacos de Canasta (steamed tacos) are the specialty and come filled with everything from bean…
Vegetarian in Monterrey

Taller Vegánico

A variety of healthy plant-based meals – Mexican dishes, sandwiches and Mediterranean delights – are offered at this 2nd-story restaurant in the Barrio Antiguo. Dining is in a sunlight room with concrete floors and …
International in Monterrey

Trece Lunas

If you like your decor eclectic, your spaces multicultural and your food purposefully slow, this innovative Barrio Antiguo place may just be right for you. There's a huge menu that is focused on shared plates called…
Mexican in Monterrey

El Lingote

This amazing-looking restaurant inside the Horno3 museum is well worth a splurge. The cooking puts a modern twist on Mexican classics with fare such as goatling tacos, achiote-marinated sea bass and tuna sashimi. Th…
Mexican in Monterrey

El Rey del Cabrito

This local institution is synonymous with Monterrey and serves up its most famous dish: cabrito (goat). It's a masterwork of kitsch with an extraordinary neon interior complete with deer and lions hung on the wall. …
Market in Monterrey

Mercado Juárez

Monterrey's main downtown market has many fondas (family-run eateries) with good home cooking; look for them on the second floor.
Mexican in Monterrey

Restaurant La Puntada

This large upscale diner offers a long list of Mexican faves, plus sandwiches and steaks, at fair prices. It's had a loyal following since 1955. An easy jaunt from the Macroplaza.