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Top Choice Museum in Puebla

Museo Amparo

This superb private museum, housed in two linked 16th- and 17th-century colonial buildings, is loaded with pre-Hispanic artifacts, yet the interior design is contemporary and stylish. Displayed with explanatory info…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Puebla

La Zanahoria

This godsend for vegetarians is an excellent place for lunch, just moments from the zócalo. The draw is the popular daily buffet from 1pm to 6pm in the spacious interior colonial courtyard. It features more than 20 …
Top Choice Mexican in Puebla

El Mural de los Poblanos

Set back from the street in a gorgeous, plant-filled colonial courtyard, El Mural de los Poblanos serves excellent, traditional poblano dishes in an elegant setting. The house specialty is five kinds of mole. Other …
Top Choice Cathedral in Puebla

Catedral de Puebla

Puebla’s impressive cathedral, which appears on Mexico’s M$500 bill, occupies the entire block south of the zócalo. Its architecture is a blend of severe Herreresque-Renaissance and early baroque styles. Constructio…
Top Choice Live Music in Puebla

Celia's Cafe

Live music adds old-world romance to the poblano decor at this sprawling bar-restaurant. Dine to musicians playing trova (troubadour-type folk music; 8pm to 10pm Thursday), piano (8pm to 10pm Friday and breakfast an…
Top Choice Ceramics in Puebla

Talavera Uriarte

Unlike most of Puebla’s Talavera shops, Uriarte still makes its pottery on-site. The showroom displays a gorgeous selection of high-quality, intricately painted pieces. Founded in 1824, the company is now owned by a…
Top Choice Cultural in Puebla

Día de Muertos

Puebla has jumped on the bandwagon, with a fortnight-long citywide cultural program starting in late October devoted to the Day of the Dead and including nighttime museum visits and viewings of ofrendas (altars).
Top Choice Mexican in Puebla

Restaurante Sacristía

Set in the delightful colonial patio of the Mesón Sacristía de la Compañía hotel, this is an elegant place for a meal of authentic mole and creative twists on rich poblano cuisine, or a cocktail or coffee in the int…
Top Choice Tacos in Puebla

Las Ranas

This local institution is the place to try one of Puebla’s great dishes: the taco árabe. Unbelievably moist al pastor (shepherd-style) pork is marinated and spit-grilled then rolled in fresh, slightly charred Middle…
Top Choice Mexican in Puebla

Augurio

Poblano chef Angel Vázquez has brought international flavours to Puebla in other ventures, but with Augurio he creates gourmet experiences in an intimate space out of local dishes such as starter of camarones en cos…