Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Mineral del Chico

Restaurante y Cabañas San Diego

Off the highway beside a rushing creek on the way into town (look for signs at the El Paraíso turnoff), San Diego is a true mountain escape. Head down to the wood fish shack, where you can watch trout being caught a…
Top Choice Mexican in Teotihuacán

Restaurante Techinanco

A short walk from gate 3, behind the Pirámide de la Luna, this homey restaurant serves excellent home cooking at comparatively reasonable prices. The small menu takes in local favorites from enchiladas to authentic …
Seafood in Pachuca

Aldamary Marisquería

Across the street from the main bus station, this bustling marisquería (seafood restaurant) serves amazingly fresh seafood – including shrimp empanadas, oyster cocktails, stuffed crab, molcajetes (ingredients cooked…
Mexican in Mineral del Chico

Fonda el Fresno

This little bakery is more than a sweet place for a coffee. Out back, the grandparents make sopa de papa (potato soup) that zings with fresh parsley, vegetarian enchiladas (on request) with generous slices of avocad…
Mexican in Pachuca

Mina La Blanca Restaurant Bar

Pachuca’s most famous restaurant, La Blanca has been serving traditional hidalguense food, including pastes and a mean caldo de hongo (mushroom soup), since 1953. The walls, adorned with black-and-white photos and s…
Vegetarian in Tepotzotlán

Comedor Vegetariano

The yoga-instructor-owner-chef definitely sets the tranquil tone with her all-white outfits at this vegetarian restaurant in an inner courtyard. Set menus can include a simple salad, corn soup, sugar-free guava juic…
Mexican in Pachuca

Mesón de los Ángeles

This homey hole-in-the-wall restaurant has vintage bullfighting posters plastered across its tiled blue-and-white interior and is perfect for a quick bite. From flavorful tacos to mole verde (pumpkin seed, walnut, a…
Mexican in Teotihuacán

Restaurante La Gruta

Set in a vast, cool cave a short distance from gate 5, this tourist-centric restaurant is unapologetically gimmicky, yet the food, while pricey (go for the better-value menú del día), is surprisingly good and there’…
Mexican in Tula

Cocina Económica Las Cazuelas

Come here for an excellent menú del día (menu of the day) that includes your choice of soup, main dishes such as chiles rellenos (cheese-filled chilis) and milanesa, and agua (water flavored with fresh fruit). The u…
Vegetarian in Tula

Mana

This simple vegetarian restaurant serves a generous menú del día that includes wholewheat bread, vegetable soup and a pitcher of oat milk. There’s also a selection of veggie burgers, taquitos, quesadillas (crisp-fri…