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Cuernavaca Travel Guide

Cuernavaca Eating & Drinking

In Cuernavaca you can find several places to eat, and many to dine can be found near central plaza. You can begin by tasting their extraordinary cuisine of local purple beans, lima beans, garbanzo beans and eggplant. Also, if you want to feel the daily life in Cuernavaca, you can visit the local markets and degust the mexican "antojitos" (snacks). You have to try the pambazos which are buns with potato filling or the quesadilla with different kinds of fillings like rajas con queso, tinga de pollo, cesos de cuitlacoche.

A lot of regional and international restaurants are displayed for your choosing in Cuenavaca. Some plates of its traditional cuisine are the tortilla soup and the pambazos are very popular too.


The meals called "comidas corridas" (traditional Mexican foods sold at little local restaurants at very reasonable prices) and other typical foods of the region can be found everywhere, especially at the main square of the city.

The downtown has several world-class restaurants. Las Mañanitas is a beautiful chateaux hotel with excellent cuisine. Well-known for its big garden with free-roaming peacocks, “Las Mañanitas” is well worth a visit. La Gaia just off the Zocalo serves excellent food in a cozy environment. In the Plaza Morelos across from Cortes' Palace the Casa Hidalgo also serves excellent food. All three restaurants serve a variety of dishes consisting of traditional Mexican and international fare. Trattoria Marco Polo, across the street from the cathedral, offers excellent Italian food and pizza.
  • Las Mañanitas - # 107 Ricardo Linares (Food Type Continental Tel +52-777-314-1466)
  • La Gaia - # 102 Benito Juarez Blvd. Col. Centro - C.P. 62000 (Food Type Mexican food - Mediterranean Fusion Tel 777 312-3656)
  • Hosteria Las Quintas - # 107 Las Quintas (Food Type Continental Tel +52-777-312-8800)
  • Casa Hidalgo - Plaza Morelos across from Cortes' Palace (Food Type Continental)
  • El Universal - Next to Jardin Juarez (Food Type Traditional - Continental)
  • Casa de Piedra - # 629 Cuautla Boulevard (Food Type Continental Tel +52-777-312-0746)
  • Marco Polo - Adjacent to the Cathedral-Calle Hidalgo (Food Type Italian)
  • Sanborn's - # 31 Abasolo (Food Type Traditional Specialties Tel +52-777-318-4620)
  • Formaggio - # 144 Paseo del Conquistador (Food Type Italian Tel +52-777-313-0584)
  • Terrarium - # 1305 San Diego Av. (Food Type Mediterranean Fusion Tel +52-777-512-6873)


A popular place in Cuernavaca on Tuesdays is Los Arcos just because the students converge on the open bar/cafe with live salsa music and not expensive drink. La Bola is a classic Mexican bar with live Norteña and Mariachi music all nights between 7 and 10pm. 2x1 promotions daily between 2 and 9pm and very inexpensive food/drink offers. For a more sophisticated evening try Reposado with its comfortable lounge beds in a beach-style setting with a restaurant on the ground level. Nachos is another example of a bar, famous for its very large glasses also try Clamatoria, La Taurina and Crudalia.
  • Los Arcos - Col. Centro, Jardin de los Heroes (Tel 312-15-10, 312-44-86)
  • La Bola - Col.Maravillas # 1588 Domingo Diez Av. (Tel 313-88-53)
  • Reposado - Col. Centro, # 33 Netzahualcoyotl (Tel 314-47-33, 312-95-75)
  • Nachos - Col. Centro, # 140 Morelos Sur Av. (Tel 312-10-40)
  • Crudalia - Domingo Diez Av. (Tel 317-98-06

Some Mexican Meals

  • Tacos - The Tacos is a true Mexican meal, you must consider that not all taquerias are particularly hygienic. Try the calle de los tacos (street of tacos), Nueva Inglaterra St. In this street there are array of taquerias like Grano del Oro being particularly excellent. On Plan d'Ayala try the tacos at Los Orientales or have a torta (sandwich) at La Cubana. La Gringa is also very good and popular with foreign language students because of it's nearness to the UNINTER language school. A taco al Pastor (pork) will cost between $3 pesos (USD$ 0.27) and $6 pesos (USD$ 0.54).
  • Pozole - Pozole is a tasty broth with meat, corn, and other vegetables. Pozolería El Barco, one block away from the cathedral, offers excellent green pozole (with pipián sauce). Try their “tostadas de pata” as well (crispy tortillas topped with pickled pig's feet).

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