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Top Choice Mexican in Uruapan


The chairs are plastic, there’s not much to look at decor-wise and service can be a bit slow, but so what? This place is about mix-and-match antojitos yucatecos (small dishes from the Yucatán; M$12 to M$18) and they…
Top Choice Park in Uruapan

Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio

This incomparable urban park is just 15 minutes west of the main plaza, but it’s another world. Tropical and subtropical foliage is thick and aflutter with birds and butterflies. The Río Cupatitzio bubbles over boul…
Fair in Uruapan

Semana Santa (Tianguis Artesanal de Uruapan)

Palm Sunday is marked by a procession through the city streets and the Tianguis Artesanal de Uruapan, which starts with a major crafts competition and for the next two weeks fills the main square with exhibitions an…
Cultural in Uruapan

Día de Muertos

Celebrated across Mexico but with extra enthusiasm here, the famous `Day of the Dead' festival brings many visitors to Uruapan for the colorful local celebrations.
Ruins in Uruapan

Tingambato Archaeological Site

Stroll through luscious avocado groves to the beautiful ruins of this ceremonial site called Tinganio in Purépecha, which predates the Tarascan empire and thrived from about AD 450 to 900. Rarely visited and beautif…
Waterfall in Uruapan

Cascada de Tzaráracua

Some 12km south of central Uruapan, the wild Río Cupatitzio makes its last act count. It pumps hard over the vine-covered, 30m-high red-rock cliffs and crashes into a misty pool forming Tzaráracua waterfall. A meand…
Factory in Uruapan

Fábrica San Pedro

This old textile factory from the 19th century is essentially a living museum. Hand-loomed and hand-dyed bedspreads, tablecloths and curtains are still made here from pure cotton and wool, and are available for sale…
Mexican in Uruapan

Cocina Económica Mary

This busy family eatery always smells delicious. The cafeteria-style open kitchen serves filling meals with your choice of main – eg, chicken mole, pulled pork with squash or chiles rellenos (stuffed chilies with ch…
Cocktail Bar in Uruapan


This trendy new place, all black and white at the front and green and intimate in the tiny back garden, serves food, especially seafood (mains from M$160) – note the fish-trap lamps – but we come here to sip one of …
Mexican in Uruapan


This delightful restaurant perched above the Río Cupatitzio near the northern entrance to the Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio has wonderful modern Mexican dishes, every one of which contains avocado in some …