Cuernavaca Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Cuernavaca

July 26, 2017 Phylicia Berquist

Just 50 miles from Mexico City, balmy Cuernavaca, Morelos, has been adopted as a place of rest and recreation by many visitors, from Aztec emperors and conquerors to princes, artists and a large number of retirees.
Things to do in Cuernavaca

1. Las Mananitas

Centro, Cuernavaca, Mor Calle Ricardo Linares 107, Cuernavaca 62000, Mexico Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$196 +52 777 362 0000
Excellent
57%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 728 reviews

Las Mananitas

Hotel, Restaurant Garden & SPA

Reviewed By LostInSpace - Guadalajara, Mexico

Outstanding in every way. We were seated for drinks in their beautiful garden while we waited for our table. There were wandering peacocks and macaws. Food, drinks, atmosphere and service were all excellent. My wife had eaten here before and independent of her recommendation, I’ve heard about the hotel as “the” hotel in Cuernavaca. Very pleasant afternoon and well worth the drive from Mexico City. Make reservations; it’s popular.

2. Rincon del Bife

Avenida San Diego 1001 | Col. Vista Hermosa, Cuernavaca 62290, Mexico Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television Steakhouse, Argentinean, International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$196 +52 777 316 4428
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 345 reviews

Rincon del Bife

Rincon del Bife was inaugurated in August of 1998, with the Mission to fulfill our clients’ maximum satisfaction by means of professionalism and growth of the gastronomic activity. Rincon del Bife offers a different option with an International and Mexican kitchen and an Argentinean grill. El restaurante inició operaciones en el 21 de agosto del 1998, con la firme convicción de dar a la gastronomía morelense, una fisonomía auténtica y diferente, en el Estado de Morelos. La mezcla de cinco elementos, que armonizan los sentidos de nuestros invitados; Aire, Agua, Tierra, Fuego en marcan el quinto elemento … el Servicio y la Atención, sustentado en una filosofía de servicio que resulta de la fusión de técnicas de más de 25 años en el ramo, creando una atmósfera en armonía con su entorno, haciendo de Rincón del Bife un exclusivo restaurante para el buen gourmet en cocina Internacional, Mexicana con Parrilla Argentina, disfrute del sabor incondicional que brinda el buen sazón.

Reviewed By Evolatum - Mexico City, Mexico

One of the classic restaurants in Cuernavaca. The food is great, their specialty are meat cuts (I rather enjoy the "Bife de Lomo"), althought salads are also great.

3. Restaurante Casa Hidalgo

Hidalgo 6 | Centro historico, Cuernavaca 62000, Mexico Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mexican, Latin, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$157 - HK$275 +52 777 312 2749
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 575 reviews

Restaurante Casa Hidalgo

Restaurante Casa Hidalgo is located in the heart of Cuernavaca with a panoramic view of the Palace of Cortes and the Zocalo. Ubicado en el corazon de Cuernavaca con vista panoramica hacia el Palacio de Cortes y el Zocalo de Cuernavaca.

Reviewed By Covarrubias-Gomez

This three floor restaurant have an elevator for people with special needs. Mexican entrees were great they even have duck tacos!! They have a marvelous view of Cortez Place and palace plaza ... nice place for being with the family

4. El Faisan

Avenida Emiliano Zapata 1233 | Col. Buenavista, Cuernavaca 62130, Mexico Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mexican, Latin Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +52 777 110 0066
Excellent
46%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 166 reviews

El Faisan

The excellence of the Yucatecan food elaborated with the authentic recipes of the grandmother that have passed through generations. A delight for the palate! Come and enjoy with us the best service, and the finest treatment while you savor the delights of typical Yucatecan cuisine since 1955; from an exquisite blend of Mexican and European flavors, which result in dishes of unparalleled exquisiteness. Winner of the "José Ines Loredo" Restaurant Merit Award for Mexican Cuisine

Reviewed By Queen J - Fresno

This restaurant is located in the Hotel Rio 1300. I'd heard from some guests that the food isn't good (and they were eating for free - Mexican police academy cadets staying at the hotel). Nevertheless, it was convenient for me to grab a bite there before checking out. Here are my thoughts:
PROs:
-the wait staff was attentive
- the table overlooked the beautiful pool
- there was a lovely breeze wafting across the balcony, as well as through the restaurant
-I was offered a comment card I'm which to evaluate them, which I completed
CONs:
-The food is ridiculously overpriced. Ridiculously. 450 pesos for a steak? That's $40. In Mexico.
-Just about every entree on the menu was over 250 pesos. Most averaged 300 to 350. For items that were ordinary, not exotic, such as an omelet. Please.
-I wanted to eat light before traveling, so I chose the caramel crepe. It wasn't available and nothing else appealed to me. They brought me chocolate cake with caramel drizzled on it. Ugh.
-I'm not a fan of tres leches cake (it's that wet cake, soaked in a kind of milk), and this cake was a combination wet (tres leches) and dry (stale) cake. For $6.
-They do not let you add the bill to your hotel bill, but they do accept visas.
-I was asked for a tip up front as they took my card.
- I was charged the price of the crepe I did not receive, instead of the lower price of the cake which was substituted
- they charged me for the tutis (a small cheese-filled pastry) that they brought out before I ordered. I thought if I don't ask for it, it's complementary...Guess not. It was only 19 pesos, which is about a dollar. It's just the principle. They're probably one of the most overpriced restaurants in the city, yet they're going to nickel-and-dime the guests for an unsolicited pastry?
Basically, if you don't mind mediocre food at astronomical prices (for Mexico), by all means, eat here. But with so many other options of both American and Mexican style food, why would you?

5. Hotel Hacienda de Cortes

Plaza Kennedy 90, Cuernavaca 62560, Mexico Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Latin, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +52 777 315 8844
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

Hotel Hacienda de Cortes

Reviewed By Patricio B - Mexico City, Mexico

The restaurant, is inside the remains of Hacienda de Cortes, which is a beautiful colonial building that foreigners simply LOVE. The food is typical mexican, as expected. The Avocado Soup and Chicken with Mole are my favourites.
This is one of my favorite places to visit in Cuernavaca, when I travel here.

6. Los Colorines

Av. Emiliano Zapata 598, Cuernavaca 62170, Mexico Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +52 777 364 5567
Excellent
34%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 326 reviews

Los Colorines

Reviewed By beeedell - Phoenix, Arizona

In our quest for Mexican food tonight we chose this facility and we're certainly pleased and I would decision. With a private parking garage adjacent to the restaurant this delightful restaurant served up delicious food by very attentive and knowledgeable servers. We had a number of items from the menu as a sampler and not one selection disappointed us. We will absolutely come back if we should return to this town.

7. El Madrigal

Calle Rio Sonora # 115 | Col. Vista Hermosa, Cuernavaca 62290, Mexico Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$196 - HK$392 +52 777 100 7700
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 415 reviews

El Madrigal

The Madrigal is located in the heart of one of the best areas of the city. We have the ideal combination of architecture, art, Gardens, gastronomy and service thanks to the experience of more than 60 years in the international restaurant medium. You can feel calm and relaxed in any of our spacious spaces such as the terraces and rooms around the garden or in one of the different dining rooms. Each area has details that make them unique and special. The atmosphere is totally familiar, you can enjoy as a couple and you can also close some important business. Our food cards (breakfasts, lunches and dinners) and wines are very well balanced to cater for all tastes.

Reviewed By GypsyGitanoAtHeart - Washington DC, District of Columbia

This is considered a high-end establishment, but you really want something extra special when you're paying exorbitant prices, and this didn't fit the bill. Portions were small -- i could count that i received exactly 8 stringbeans -- and though fairly tasty, nothing out of the ordinary. Service was professional, not too stuffy, but i had to ask three times just to get a lemon to put in my water.

8. Tamuz

Avenida Reforma N. 501 | Colonia Reforma, Cuernavaca 62260, Mexico Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 +52 777 311 2223
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 308 reviews

Tamuz

Chef Eran Scheflan Casual and sophisticated, Tamuz is a restaurant of International Cuisine with a Mediterranean touch. De estilo casual y sofisticado, Tamuz es un Restaurante de cocina Internacional con acento Mediterraneo.

Reviewed By MTorre - Mexico City, Mexico

The place has two beautiful terraces and a garden. One of the few places in Cuernavaca that has great bread, in both variety and flavor. Very nice breakfast with excellent service. Try the chilaquiles and the cecina.

9. Armando's Pizzeria & Ristaurant

Avenida Manuel Avila Camacho # 500 | Colonia Tlaltenango, Cuernavaca 62170, Mexico Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +52 777 317 1955
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 256 reviews

Armando's Pizzeria & Ristaurant

Best Pizza In Mexico

Reviewed By budmerlon - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Casual restaurant and a change of pace from the center of town. Pizza tasted like real food -- no weird salt and preservatives like a chain restaurant. However our pomodoro pizza could've used more flavor. I found myself wanting more cheese and spice.

10. Anticavilla Restaurant

Calle Rio Amacuzac # 10 | Esq. Chilpancingo Col. Vista Hermosa, Cuernavaca 62290, Mexico Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$16 +52 777 313 3131
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 187 reviews

Anticavilla Restaurant

At Anticavilla Restaurant you can enjoy authentic Italian and Mexican recipes carefully prepared by our skilled chefs and made with the highest quality ingredients around. This gastronomic space, highlighted by the incomparable service and excellence of food, is perfect for enjoying unforgettable moments such as breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, birthdays, romantic dinners, social events, business and corporate meetings, as well as the best weddings in all of Cuernavaca.

Reviewed By GrilloRioS

I have visited this Magnificent restaurant + hotel several times and I still believe it is the best in the city..... By far.
With all It's recognitions and certificates, it can truly be compared with any other place in the world..
Fabulous service, fantastic food quality and menu, Magnificent place....What else can you ask for?
The spa also offers a unique experience with fair prices. If you are looking for an exclusive and fantastic place, this is the option for you.
Felicidades!!!!!!

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