Top Choice Cafe in Saltillo

Flor y Canela

A welcoming cafe with a bohemian ambience that's perfect for breakfast (M$60 to M$80), a good-value set lunch, paninis or a salad. There's an espresso machine (and organic Chiapas coffee for sale), and lots of postr…
Top Choice Mexican in Monterrey

Madre Oaxaca

One of Monterrey's best restaurants, this real 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 lo…
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), crepes and rightly p…
Cafe in Monterrey

El Infinito

Highly enjoyable culture cafe set inside colonial premises with books to browse and occasional art-house movies and live music. Offers filling soups, sandwiches, cheese plates, fruit frappés, mango martinis and prop…
Mexican in Monterrey

El Rey del Cabrito

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

El Siciliano

Authentic, intimate little Italian restaurant on the eastern edge of the Barrio Antiguo. Great pasta and stuffed calamari are served up on gingham tablecloths and there's a good wine selection.
Cafe in Monterrey

La Zanahoria

Simple little vegetarian place run by yoga fanatics serving food like beregena gratinada (eggplant baked with breadcrumbs and tomato and cheese) and mock-meat milanesa (thin slices breaded and fried). All dishes inc…
Mexican in Monterrey

Restaurant La Puntada

This large, simple place with a long list of Mexican items, plus steaks, at fair prices has had a loyal following since 1955. The food is fantastic.
Market in Monterrey

Mercado Juárez

Monterrey's main downtown market sells plenty of everyday items and has many fondas with good home cooking.
Mexican in Tamaulipas

Mi Pueblito

The restaurant is topped by a soaring thatched roof and has colorful textile tablecloths. It offers a menu of Mexican favorites, but its best value is the filling set lunch (M$80, available noon to 4pm). Take your p…