Top Choice Mexican in Guanajuato

Las Mercedes

In a residential area overlooking the city is Guanajuato's best restaurant. Popular with government and business officials, plus romantic diners, it serves Mexican cuisine como la abuela – grandmother's cooking that…
Top Choice International in San Miguel de Allende


This spot is the talk of town. And for good reason. The chef at Áperi (which means 'open' in Latin) has been given the freedom to do whatever he wants. A regularly changing menu features the likes of duck, pork and …
Top Choice Mexican in San Luis Potosí

Cafe Cortáo

Sí. This simple spot is our top pick. It's the perfect example of a local eatery that serves up lashings of quality Mexican meals to a local crowd – from business folk, to ladies who lunch, to those on a budget. All…
Top Choice Tapas in Guanajuato

Los Campos

A Canadian-Mexican husband-wife team runs this small cozy, candlelit restaurant. Its seven tables fill up for dinners and late lunches. There's generous tapas plates or smaller mains (depending how you look at it) a…
Top Choice Mexican in Querétaro


A bright funky spot that specializes in mezcal and modern Mexican using wholly Mexican and very local products. Chef Fermín Ambás' tasty and colorful creations include duck (pato) tacos that will have you quacking f…
Top Choice Italian in Dolores Hidalgo


If Mexican independence started in Dolores Hidalgo, it could be claimed that Mexico's Italian culture started in the same town, in an area that is as Mexican as a fried bean. This marvel is an Italian eatery where M…
Top Choice Mexican in Zacatecas

Los Dorados de Villa

You may have to fight to get into this popular revolutionary-themed restaurant: knock at the door – it's always locked. Inside it's a blast of warmth and color and chock-a-block with atmosphere and relics. Plus it s…
Top Choice Cafe in Querétaro

La Mariposa

Unchanged since 1940 (as the photos and coffee machine testify), this Querétaro institution is more about the quaint atmosphere than the food. Don't leave without trying the mouthwatering volteado de piña (a version…
Top Choice French in Guanajuato

La Vie en Rose

Ooh la la! Ok, this spot is as French as frogs legs, but forgo the Mexican helado (ice cream) for just one sweet break and get your mouth around some of the most genuine, mouthwatering, flavorsome French pastries an…
Top Choice Spanish in San Luis Potosí

La Gran Vía

Notes of expensive perfume mingle with the aromas of paella, lechón asado (roasted piglet) and cod fish – just a few of the dishes on this culinary institution's extensive menu. Great for a special meal out.