Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Guadalajara

Birriería las Nueve Esquinas

The village-like Nueve Esquinas (Nine Corners) neighborhood specializes in birria, meat stewed in its own juices until it’s so tender it melts in your mouth. Birriería las Nueve Esquinas, a delightful semi-open-air …
Top Choice Mexican in Colima

El Charco de la Higuera

The best salt-of-the-earth restaurant in Colima doubles as a modest museum to local mask-making (check the displays of wooden masks in glass cases) and offers typical Colima cuisine. The combined antojitos (Mexican …
Top Choice Mexican in Morelia

Los Mirasoles

Morelian and Michoacán pride oozes out of the kitchen at Los Mirasoles where you'll dine in a fine Unesco-quality house bedecked (among other quirks) with a copy of the Las Tarascas fountain. The food is doused in r…
Top Choice Mexican in Guadalajara

Parrilla Libertad

This tiny place, with its scattering of tables on the edge of the sidewalk, might be newly opened at the time of research, but its superbly executed dishes are so good we reckon it won't be long until it garners a …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Ajijic

Number 4

This upscale and highly impressive place has been generating buzz all the way to Guadalajara. Chef Greg Couillard’s menu leans toward modern French and includes culinary delights such as Mombasa mussels, New York st…
Top Choice Mexican in Pátzcuaro

La Surtidora

This downright heavenly place to flop down for refueling is living proof that no other country does atmospheric colonial cafes quite as well as Mexico. La Surtidora's cafe-cum-deli has been knocking out breakfasts, …
Top Choice Breakfast in Guadalajara

Coffee Legacy

This cool, hipster-ish cafe has one foot under a shaded Parisian awning and the other in a shabbily chic old house in Chapultepec and is perfect for a strong latte or late breakfast (were eggs always this good?). Pa…
Top Choice Fusion in Guadalajara

Allium

The sleek, new, fine-dining competitor on Guadalajara’s growing gourmet circuit puts the emphasis on locally produced food: 90% of its ingredients come from the state of Jalisco. The small minimalist interior is red…
Top Choice Mexican in Morelia

Restaurante Lu

This unassuming restaurant inside Hotel Casino is actually Morelia’s most inventive place to dine and one of the best restaurants in the whole region. Talented young chef Lucero Soto Arriaga turns pre-Hispanic ingre…
Top Choice Mexican in Guadalajara

Cenaduría Doña Victoria

Victoria serves high-quality Mexican soul food. Her streetside skillet overflows each evening with taquitos (small tacos), tacos, tortas, pozole, quail, chicken and potatoes. The pollo dorado (fried chicken; M$30) i…