Cuernavaca, Mexico

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Cuernavaca Cuisine | What to Eat in Cuernavaca

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Cuernavaca has a little bit of everything, including international restaurants, local cuisine, seafood and fish specialties, meat, vegetarian options and traditional Mexican food. The city has so many places to eat that you can enjoy new flavors and dining experiences every day. It's also well worthwhile taking a stroll around the markets where you can sample a variety of very traditional dished and a whole host of flavors.

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Tacos Acorazados

A classic dish in Cuernavaca is taco acorazado, prepared with red rice, stuffed chili peppers, beef, breaded or cured meat all served in a double tortilla. This delicious dish can easily be found at the stalls and restaurants in the downtown area. You should also try white pozole, made with a base of cacahuazintle corn and pork seasoned with oregano, crushed red pepper, lime and chopped onion. Stalls located throughout the city also sell squash blossom quesadillas, huitlacoche (a type of fungus considered a delicacy) served with corn and mushrooms, and gorditas with lima beans, pinto beans or chicharron (pork rinds).

Las Mananitas

Las Mananitas

Recognized internationally as one of the 25 best restaurants in Mexico and the world, this dining establishment offers a variety of Mexican and international dishes, including sea bass, red snapper in curry, Angus steak and tamarind shrimp. They also have a tempting list of desserts and more than 200 fine wines to choose from.

El Colorín

El Colorin

The famous El Colorin restaurant offers a vibrant party atmosphere and traditional Mexican cuisine. It is located on Rio Usumancita in the Vista Hermosa area of the city.



Located just 30 minutes away from Cuernavaca, this Magic Town has breakfast and lunch served each weekend at the market or "tianguis de comida" (food flea market). The enticing dishes on offer include delicacies like chapulines al ajillo (grasshoppers with garlic), succulent tortitas de flor de frijolillo (coral bean flower croquette) or the delicious orejitas de cazahuate, a rich mushroom prepared with peanut sauce and chipotle. The famous Tepoznieves were created here and these ice treats can now be found in most of the country.



You must try the Tepoznieves (flavored iced treats) when visiting Tepoztlan. More than 130 unique flavors of these all natural snacks are prepared by hand and named after local legends and stories about the company.



Yacapixtla cecina (salt beef), one of the most representative dishes of Morelos, is usually served with guacamole. The village of the same name is a little less than an hour away from Cuernavaca. Visitors to the area can also enjoy a unique mole sauce, a delicious pork marinade, tostaditas de tuetano (marrow on fried tortillas), chicken feet with cream, iguana tamales and mojarra fish tamales.

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