Places to Eat

Food lovers are sure to fall in love in the Sierra Gorda, which offers visitors a range of great food and dining options. While there are plenty of excellent restaurant options like Jalpan’s Carretas, one of the culinary highlights of the region is the new, soon to be famous Ruta del Sabor (Tasting Trail). This collection of local community “fondas” serves up traditional, fresh fare, usually accompanied by stunning vistas. 

Morning and evening side-walk cafés

At Ricos Tamales y Atoles Sierra Gorda, they serve tamales with a variety of fillings and flavors: chicken, pork, vegetables with cheese, meat with potatoes, and strawberries. To drink ask for the traditional...


Restaurant Vicky

Just off Jalpan’s main square, Vicki’s specialities include a variety of meat cuts and other traditional Mexican dishes. 


Fonda Doña Chole

Less than 10 minutes from Jalpan de Serra, this traditional restaurant offers a variety of traditional tacos, quesadillas, and gorditas with handmade tortillas and coffee.   The specialty of the...


Fonda Doña Mary

Serving delicious gorditas and other traditional dishes, this small restaurant is ideally located between two popular destinations: the El Chuvejé waterfall and Río Escanela (the departure...


Fonda Las Manzanitas

In the highest reaches of the mountains, surrounded by pine and oak forests, finish off your trip  to the Sierra Gorda with a visit to this traditional restaurant. If you come during the rainy season,...