Top things to do

Top Choice Italian in Tapachula

Ristorante Marinni

Held in high regard by locals, this Italian restaurant has a sophisticated and softly lit indoor dining room and an outdoor patio cloaked in dramatic greenery. Taste highlights include the tallarines con camarones (…
Top Choice Mexican in Tapachula

La Jefa

This classic Tapachula parrillada is a great night out with a group friends. Huge hunks of meat sizzle over the barbecue, cold beers are slapped down onto the tables, TVs blare out and a couple of oversized wooden c…
Archaeological Site in Tapachula Region

Izapa Ruins

The small and peaceful pre-Hispanic ruins at Izapa contain three groups of ruins. The northern group (Grupo F) is on the left side of the road if you’re arriving from Tapachula – watch for the low pyramid mounds; yo…
Seafood in Tapachula

Ostionería El Rinconcito

Take a taxi to this popular, cheap and cheerful seafood spot and try to choose between the 17 different shrimp dishes, a freshly cooked róbalo (snook) and the in-season langosta (lobster). Weekend lunches are prime …
Mexican in Tapachula

El Mito-t

You get to be the chef at this fun place – well, kind of anyway. Known far and wide for its salsas, they pile a dozen or more different kinds onto your table when you sit down and then leave it to you to order the t…
Parrilla in Tapachula

La Parrilla Tap

Share an arty and hearty platter of parrilla, snack on a quick taco or try the lush house pollo con mole (chicken with mole sauce) at this buzzing grill right off the plaza. It's deservedly one of the most popular p…
Mexican in Tapachula

Restaurante Los Jarrones

Staffed by solicitous bow-tied waiters and perennially popular, Los Jarrones provides welcome air-conditioning and a big choice of refined Mexican and international fare. Breakfasts are particularly good.
Cathedral in Tapachula

Cathedral

Tapachula's stately cathedral overlooks the western edge of the plaza.
Historic Building in Santo Domingo, Unión Juárez & Volcán Tacaná

Centro Ecoturístico Santo Domingo

The village’s gorgeous three-story wooden 1920s casa grande (big house) has been restored. It belonged to the German immigrants who formerly owned the coffee plantation here, but it’s now the Centro Ecoturístico San…
Mexican in Tapachula

Rancho Grill

In the clutch of eateries around the central park, this one's a standout for its bustling atmosphere and huge, sizzling, succulent steaks. If steaks not your thing then go for one of the Mexican staples or one of a …