Restaurants

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 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.
European in Oaxaca City

Gourmand

Like a cross between a deli and a tapas bar, Gourmand does baguettes and deli sandwiches with roast beef or hummus or turkey breast, tablas (boards) of cold meats and cheeses, home-made sausages with mustard, assort…
Spanish in Tijuana

Chiki Jai

Tiled walls, a painted ceiling and a mounted traje de luces (traditional bullfighter's garb) make this atmospheric and historic restaurant stand out. The cuisine is Spanish, and includes paella, stuffed calamari and…
French in Cuernavaca

Restaurant Las Mañanitas

The restaurant and bar of Cuernavaca’s most famous hotel, Las Mañanitas, is a luxurious splurge, open to all. The expansive menu has a heavy French accent, with dishes such as entrecôte Bourguignon and sumptuous des…
French in Ensenada

El Rey Sol

Set within an elegant building's sumptuous interior, replete with flocked wallpaper, chandeliers and stained glass, this landmark restaurant dates from 1947. The cuisine is predominantly French (including escargot),…
French in Veracruz City

Bistro Marti

This highly regarded French restaurant, with just a hint of Italian to it, serves a seasonally changing menu that can be loaded with treats, such as delicately presented scallops or classic mussels in white wine sau…
Spanish in Guadalajara

El Cargol

You can pay homage to Catalonia (that Spanish collector of Michelin stars) in the unlikely environs of Chapultepec at the family-run Cargol. The Catalan-Spanish menu is billed as ‘slow food’ – made from scratch and …
French in Cuernavaca

L’arrosoir d’Arthur

As much a hangout and nightspot as a restaurant, this French-owned place in a loft space downtown has excellent, affordable French dishes (crepes, cassolette, chicken in mustard sauce), good cocktails and wines. On …