Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Guadalajara

La Fonda de la Noche

Set in a rambling art nouveau house, this restaurant is a stunner in every way. The cuisine is largely from the Durango region and it would be fair to say that absolutely anything is tasty. The menu is simple and la…
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 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 and offers typical cocina colimense (Colima-style cuisine). The combined antojitos (Mexican snacks; M$85) plate is a sm…
Top Choice Mexican in Morelia

Tata

It could very well be the 190 different mezcals from Michoacán, Jalisco and Oaxaca that keeps pulling us back to Tata, but we're more inclined to think it’s the cocina de autor (signature cuisine) of chef Fermín Amb…
Top Choice Mexican in Tapalpa

Los Girasoles

Tapalpa's classiest restaurant is just off the main plaza and offers quality dishes such as cheese- and plantain-stuffed chilies in a cilantro sauce, tamales de acelga (chard-filled tamales) and a spicy chicken dish…
Top Choice Mexican in Guadalajara

Tortas Ahogadas Migue

Take it from tapatíos (native Guadalajarans) in the know: this bright yellow-and-orange cafe serves the city's best tortas ahogadas, Guadalajara’s beloved hangover cure. Baguette-like rolls called birotes are filled…
Top Choice Mexican in Guadalajara

El Sacromonte

This favorite alta cocina (gourmet restaurant) establishment in Chapultepec has whimsical takes on classic dishes – think quesadillas sprinkled with rose petals and strawberry aioli, avocado-watermelon soup and gian…
Top Choice Mexican in Uruapan

Cox-Hanal

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 Mexican in Pátzcuaro

Santo Huacal

This tiny garden restaurant run by a young couple from Oaxaca is a wonderful find. From the weekly-changing blackboard menu, choose such delectables as root vegetable salad in a honey-mustard dressing, stuffed dates…
Top Choice Mexican in Guadalajara

Casa Fuerte

This elegant and sprawling place leans toward fine dining, with a full cocktail bar, refreshing garden patio and a rather stately feel. It’s very popular with Tlaquepaque’s upper crust, although you can usually get …