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Top Choice Mexican in Tapalpa

Los Girasoles

Tapalpa's classiest restaurant is just off the main plaza and offers quality dishes such as cheese- and plantain-stuffed chilies in a cilantro sauce, tamales de acelga (chard-filled tamales) and a spicy chicken dish…
Natural Feature in Tapalpa

Las Piedrotas

Las Piedrotas are a large and impressive group of rock formations set in cow pastures in what's called the Valle de las Enigmas about 6km north of town. Most people drive here, but it's an easy and rewarding 2½- to …
School in Tapalpa

Centro de Integración Tapalpa

Don’t miss this school for special-needs kids dedicated to teaching self-confidence along with computer and art skills. Wonderful recycled art is made by the children from papel malhecho, a kind of papier-mâché. You…
Mexican in Tapalpa

Paulino's

This fonda-like eatery above the northern side of the Plaza Principal serves basic Mexican dishes in substantial portions but the main reason for climbing the steps to the rooftop balcony is to watch the world go by…
Cafe in Tapalpa

La Villa

This cafe-bar under the portal of the southeast corner of the main square is a delightful place to relax and sip something cool.
Waterfall in Tapalpa

El Salto del Nogal

El Salto del Nogal is a jaw-dropping, 105m-high waterfall about 18km south of town. A taxi costs around M$200 one way.
International in Tapalpa

La Troje

This breezy eatery with a lovely terrace perched above La Casa de Maty hotel and peering down on the main plaza serves mostly steaks and lamb and chicken dishes, though there are some Mexican dishes like quesadillas…