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Museum in Taxco

Museo de Arte Virreinal

This charming, rather ragtag religious-art museum is housed in a wonderful old house. It hosts a small but well-displayed collection of art, which is labeled in English and Spanish. The most interesting exhibit desc…
Museum in Taxco

Museo Guillermo Spratling

This very well laid-out three-story history and archaeology museum is off an alley behind Templo de Santa Prisca. It contains a small but excellent collection of pre-Hispanic jewelry, art, pottery and sculpture from…
Mexican in Taxco

Pozolería Tía Calla

No fine vistas or breezy terrazas (terraces) here – just authentic pozole, served up in Auntie Calla’s basement. Pick your poison: chicken or pork. Pork comes loaded with chicharrón (fried pork skin), avocado and al…
Notable Building in Taxco

Casa Borda

Built by José de la Borda in 1759, the Casa Borda serves as a cultural center hosting experimental theater and exhibiting contemporary sculpture, painting and photography by Guerrero artists. The building, however, …
Food & Drink in Taxco

Día del Jumil

The Monday after the Day of the Dead (November 2), locals celebrate the jumil – the edible beetle said to represent the giving of life and energy to Taxco residents for another year. Many families camp on the Cerro …
Mexican in Taxco

Restaurante Santa Fe

In business for over 50 years, Santa Fe is a favorite among locals for its fairly priced traditional fare such as conejo en chile ajo (rabbit in garlic and chili). The walls are plastered with patron photos and some…
Seafood in Taxco

La Caletilla

High in the mountains and far from the sea, Taxco’s perhaps the last place you’d expect to find a great marisquería. But La Caletilla’s small, fish-only menu is loved by locals who flock to its large tiled terrace f…
Pizza in Taxco

Pizza Pazza

This is a perfect place to take in the town's scenery – the buzzing zócalo, Santa Prisca, twinkling white mountain homes in the background and Taxco's statue of Jesus are all visible from the roof terrace. These fea…
Mexican in Taxco

Hostería Bar El Adobe

This place doesn’t have the zócalo views, but the interior is charmingly decorated with black-and-white photos of everyone from Pancho Villa to Elvis. Plus the cute balcony tables are more private. On weekends, ther…
Cantina in Taxco

Bar Berta

By rights Berta should be flooded with lost-looking tourists, but instead there’s a clientele of local roughs knocking back stiff drinks and watching fútbol. There’s a tiny upstairs terrace for people-watching over …