1)TACOS:

El Fogon

El Fogon

Tacos al Pastor (Pork tacos with pineapple)

Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos with Chorizo and queso

Tacos with Chorizo and Queso

Tacos with Chorizo and Queso

Tacos with Arrachera (steak)

Carnitas Teresita for Tacos de Chicharron or Kastacan as they call it in this region.

For more Info: Carnitas Teresita

2)  ARRACHERA (Steak dinner)

HC de Monterey & El Fogon both have excellent steak dinners

3) FRESH FISH FILLETS & AWESOME CEVICHE

La Tarraya has been a local favorite for over 20 years.  Any of their fish dishes are a winner.  From fish in garlic sauce to Pescado Tikinxic—try them all;)  Winner ceviche with fresh homemade totopos (word here for tortilla chips).  For the health conscious a lot of their dishes are grilled.

4) FRUIT AND VEGGIE JUICES

Nativo

El Nativo

Although this place is known for their amazing juices at very affordable prices, their lunch and dinner specials deserve to be mentioned as well.  A local favorite—I cannot stop going here whenever I need authentic meals on my nomadic budget;)

5) BEST COFFEE AND TERRIFIC BRUNCH

Cafe Chou Chou:  For more info:  Cafe Chou Chou

The art at Cafe Chou Chou changes periodically to help promote artists.

The art at Cafe Chou Chou changes periodically to help promote artists.

6) ITALIAN FOOD WITH FRESH HOMEMADE PASTA:

Romeo´s

7) VENEZUELAN FOOD:

Kaxapa Factory:  Breakfast, fruit juices that you have never tried like “Venezuelan Lemonade” and awesome overall menu all day.  

For more info: Kaxapa Factory

8) ENCHILADAS

Piknik (65 pesos Lunch menu)

Enchiladas at PikNik

Enchiladas at Piknik

9) DELICIOUS DESSERTS:

Ah Cacao (elote cake) and any of the desserts at Chez Celine.  The corn bread dessert at Kaxapa Factory is delicious too!

10) LOCAL DRINK: MICHELADA (a local favorite).  Order it anywhere!  It is not always on the menu but they will make it for you everywhere.

***BONUS:  MY FAVORITE FINE DINING EXPERIENCE: OH LA LA (Reservations required) Oh La La

For more info:  Oh La La

Buen Provecho!

Buen Provecho!