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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 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 Museum in Querétaro


The first of its kind in the world, this extraordinary museum is the labor of love of its owner Señor Landin, whose family has been producing calendars in Mexico for decades. There are two parts to the museum: 19 ex…
Health Food in Querétaro

Alda Café

One of three Aldas around town with modern cuisine: fabulous focaccias, salads and healthy sandwiches with hefty fillings and heftier prices.
Cafe in Querétaro


A temporary refuge from the din of Zaragoza, this German-Mexican café offers local and German treats. It’s halfway along the aqueduct.
Cafe in Querétaro

Café del Fondo

This relaxed, rambling alternative hangout is popular with newspaper-reading elder statesmen, chess-heads and chatterboxes. Decent set breakfasts go for just M$35. Snacks and a four-course comida corrida (prix-fixe …
Mexican in Querétaro

La Antojería

This family-friendly, fun Mexican-themed place serves up every style of antojito (typical Mexican snacks) known in Mexico.
Mexican in Querétaro

Restaurante Bar 1810

Situated on the pretty plaza, this eatery has been here for a quarter of a century. It's reliable for excellent steaks and a variety of pastas and seafood dishes. Live crooners complement (or otherwise) your meal.
House in Querétaro

Casa de la Zacatecana

This is a finely restored 17th-century home with a lovely collection of 18th- and 19th-century furniture and decorations (and its own murder mystery – skeletons were discovered in the basement).
Mausoleum in Querétaro

Mausoleo de la Corregidora

The Mausoleo de la Corregidora, opposite the mirador, is the resting place of doña Josefa Ortiz and her husband, Miguel Domínguez de Alemán.