Restaurants

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…
Top Choice International in Parras

Las Parras de Santa Maria

With massive wood doors, 18-foot ceilings, arches upon arches and white washed walls, there's no doubt you're in a colonial-era building. Meals are more international – from Mexican classics to pasta dishes, all car…
Tacos in Monterrey

Taqueria y Carniceria La Mexicana

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

Gorditas

A mom-and-pop eatery with plastic tables and chairs, Gorditas specializes in just that – gorditas, small thick tortillas stuffed to the brim with all manner of taste treats for meat- and veggie-lovers alike. On Sund…
Mexican in Cuatro Ciénegas

Cantina El 40

A swanky restaurant-bar with a colonial-meets-coyboy theme, Cantina El 40 serves up solid Mexican eats with flair. Think gourmet street tacos and sizzling molcajete dishes (meals served in a stone mortar and pestle)…
Vegetarian in Monterrey

Taller Vegánico

A variety of healthy plant-based meals – Mexican dishes, sandwiches and Mediterranean delights – are offered at this second-story restaurant in the Barrio Antiguo. Dining is in a sunlight room with cement 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 Cuatro Ciénegas

La Misión

La Misión serves up some of the best meals in town with quality ingredients and made-to-order care. The menu is mostly traditional Mexican but there are pasta, sandwich and salad options too. Servings are huge, so c…
Mexican in Parras

Tortas y Tacos Cri Cri

As the name suggests, this hole-in-the-wall serves up mouthwatering tortas (Mexican sandwiches), tacos and – surprise! – hamburgers, too. Sitting on Plaza del Reloj, it's a bustling place so its two tables are almos…