Restaurants

Top Choice International in Malinalco

Los Placeres

This artsy restaurant on Malinalco’s zócalo serves international fare (Nicoise salad or chicken curry), alongside creative takes on traditional Mexican dishes, such as omelettes with poblano sauce, trout with ancho …
Top Choice Cafe in Toluca

La Gloria Chocolatería y Pan 1876

You'll probably be the only foreigner at this wonderful, friendly, family-run cafe. It serves a tempting menu of local cuisine, from tacos al pastor (spicy pork tacos) to delicious sermones (sandwiches) stuffed with…
Mexican in Toluca

Hostería Las Ramblas

On a pedestrian mall, this atmospheric restaurant feels like a throwback to the 1950s, with white tablecloths and retro decor. Attentive waiters serve full breakfasts, including excellent vegetarian options such as …
in Toluca

Ambar

On the upper level of the new Museo Modelo de Ciencias e Industria building, Ambar is laid out in a massive, appropriately industrial space with exposed beams and piping, two-story-high ceilings and sleek wooden fur…
Mexican in Valle de Bravo

Los Helechos

The best option for breakfast and the first to open, Los Helechos offers excellent chilaquiles (strips of fried corn tortillas, bathed in sauce) or huevos rancheros (fried eggs served on a tortilla, with toppings an…
Sandwiches in Toluca

La Vaquita Negra del Portal

On the northwest corner of the arcades, smoked hams and huge green-and-red sausages hanging over the deli counter signal first-rate tortas. Try a messy toluqueña (red pork chorizo sausage, white cheese, cream, tomat…
Fusion in Valle de Bravo

Soleado

Soleado calls itself cocina del mundo and indeed there is a dish and a dessert from many a 'kitchen of the world' on offer. Admittedly, most dishes, from Indian curry to Italian veg lasagna, have a (tasty) Mexican t…
Mexican in Valle de Bravo

Las Palomas

Late into the evening, the children are bright eyed and high on the fresh hot churros at this family-friendly restaurant, a block north of the cathedral. The large open space isn't just for families – couples come f…
Mexican in Valle de Bravo

El Lobo

This friendly outdoor terrace across from the wharf is a popular local hangout. Try the delicious shrimp empanadas. Choose from three sizes and 10 degrees of hot sauce, and mix several ingredients: shrimp, octopus, …
Cafe in Toluca

Arte Café Libros ETC

The name sums it up nicely – art by local artists, fresh coffee and baguettes on the terrace and plenty of books to browse or buy. The ETC would be the live music, film festivals and odds and ends for sale such as T…