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Top Choice Mexican in Tepoztlán

El Ciruelo

Set in a courtyard with impressive views of the cliffs and pyramid, this long-standing favorite serves an upscale menu of dishes from pechuga con plátano macho (chicken with plantain in mole) and salmón chileno a la…
Top Choice Mexican in Tepoztlán

La Sibarita

High on a hill above town, the restaurant at Posada del Tepozteco has gorgeous views of the valley below. With surreal cliffs and a pyramid overhead, the restaurant’s setting is striking. The menu features dishes su…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Tepoztlán

Pirámide de Tepozteco

Tepoztlán's main sight is this 10m-high pyramid perched atop a sheer cliff at the end of a very steep paved path that begins at the end of Avenida Tepozteco. Built in honor of Tepoztécatl, the Aztec god of harvest, …
Religious in Tepoztlán

Fiesta del Templo

On September 7 an all-night celebration goes off on Tepozteco hill near the pyramid, with copious consumption of pulque in honor of Tepoztécatl. The following day is the Fiesta del Templo, a Catholic celebration fea…
Mexican in Tepoztlán

Los Colorines

Inside the pink exterior of this buzzing restaurant, the hearty traditional Mexican fare bubbles away in cazuelas (clay pots) – try the regional chiles rellenos or huauzontle (broccoli-like flower buds). More than t…
German in Tepoztlán

El Mango Biergarten-Restaurante

Craving goulash, spaetzle, bratwurst and hearty, freshly baked bread? This German-run beer garden, just down the hill from the zócalo, serves genuine German food on weekends. To wash it down, Mango’s beer list inclu…
Bakery in Tepoztlán

El Brujo

This wonderful bakery-restaurant on the town’s main drag is the best bet for a full breakfast, with excellent omelettes and Mexican standards such as chilaquiles (strips of fried corn tortillas bathed in sauce). It …
Vegan in Tepoztlán

El Tlecuil

The chaotic market hides a stall with vegan pre-Hispanic food. Mainly this means croquette taste bombs wrapped up as tacos or with rice and mole sauce. Flavor highlights include siete semillas (mixed sunflower, pepi…
Bakery in Tepoztlán

Los Buenos Tiempos

Head here for the best pastries around – the smell drifting over the zócalo alone will probably bring you in on autopilot. There’s also good coffee and a lively social scene, and it’s a great place to buy a pastry b…
Rooftop Bar in Tepoztlán

La Terraza Yecapixtla

It looks unassuming from the street, but climb the stairs and this open-air bar has good views of the cliff face and greenery. There are grills and Mexican snacks to go with the beer, cocktails and spirits. The musi…