Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Pachuca

Mina La Blanca Restaurant Bar

Pachuca’s most famous restaurant, La Blanca has been serving traditional hidalguense food, including pastes, ximbo (chicken and pork pit-roasted with maguey leaves) and a mean caldo de hongo (mushroom soup), since 1…
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. The owner's mother prepares excellent trout dishes. The fish a la mexicana…
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 …
Top Choice Mexican in Tepotzotlán

La Hostería del Convento de Tepotzotlán

Housed within the monastery’s impressive bougainvillea-walled courtyard, La Hostería serves traditional brunch and lunch fare – chiles tolucos (Tepotzotlán specility of ancho chilies stuffed with chorizo and cheese)…
Seafood in Pachuca

Aldamary Marisquería

If you have hours to spare at the main bus station, across the road this bustling marisquería (seafood restaurant) serves fresh seafood – including shrimp empanadas, oyster cocktails, stuffed crab, molcajetes (ingre…
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 Mexican and pre-Hispanic food, while pricey, is surprisingly decent. Go for the better-val…
Mexican in Tula

Cocina Económica Las Cazuelas

Come here for an excellent menú del día that includes your choice of soup, main dishes such as chiles rellenos (cheese-filled chilies) and milanesa, and agua (water flavored with fresh fruit). The upstairs balcony, …
Bistro in Pachuca

El Manzanillo

This modern, high-ceilinged bistro is a sure bet. Whether it's a club sandwich or Mexican classics such as enchiladas, the food is spot on (even the seafood pasta) and the young weekend crowd are certain to be fired…
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, soups and…
Mexican in Tula

Restaurant Casablanca

While admittedly rather sterile – even Sanborns-esque – Casablanca has a full menu of Mexican standards, a good buffet (1pm to 6pm) and wi-fi. Just off the zócalo, it’s one of the few sit-down options downtown, maki…