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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…
Museum in Tepoztlán

Museo de Arte Prehispánico Carlos Pellicer

Behind the Dominican church, this archaeology museum has a small but interesting collection of pieces from around the country, donated by Tabascan poet Carlos Pellicer Cámara. The objects on display, a mix of human …
Mexican in Tepoztlán


This Swiss Family Robinson–style sprawling treehouse, just off the pathway to the archaeological site, is set amid thick forest. There’s a good selection of breakfasts available and a wide-ranging Mexican and intern…
International in Tepoztlán

La Luna Mextli

La Luna Mextli has its own in-house gallery and is stuffed with local art. The food here is also excellent, from Mexican standards to an entire list of Argentine steaks and parrillada (mixed grill).
International in Tepoztlán

El Ciruelo

Set in a courtyard with views of the cliffs and pyramid, this long-standing favorite serves an impressive upscale menu of dishes from camarones al curry (curried shrimp) and salmón chileno a la mantequilla (Chilean …
Pyramid in Tepoztlán

Pirámide de Tepozteco

The main sight in town 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, …
Cafe in Tepoztlán

La Sombra del Sabino

This ‘literary cafe’ and bookstore serves coffee, tea, wine or beer and simple fare – pastries, sandwiches and salads – in a contemplative garden setting. La Sombra del Sabino also hosts readings and events and sell…
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. To wash it down, Mango’s beer list includes both imp…
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…
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…