Restaurants

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…
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 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…
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…
International in Monterrey

Trece Lunas

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

El Lingote

This expensive but amazing-looking restaurant inside the Horno3 museum is well worth a splurge while you explore the wonderful Parque Fundidora. The cooking puts a modern twist on Mexican classics with fare such as …
International in Saltillo

El Tapanco

The most elegant restaurant in town, this classy family-run place has an atmospheric interior and courtyard seating. The menu includes seafood and fish dishes, as well as a long list of meat grills. Try the cabrería…
Seafood in Cuatro Ciénegas

La Esquina del Marisco

Seafood in the desert? You'll find just that at this inexpensive and informal place in the center of town. The menu includes a delicious cokteles de camarón (spicy shrimp cocktails served with salty crackers), along…
Mexican in Parras

El Méson de Don Evaristo

In the middle of town, this friendly courtyard restaurant serves up meals on tables surrounding a small fountain. The mood is colonial splendor, but the food is pretty standard Mexican fare, including a good selecti…
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…