Deciding where to eat out in Pátzcuaro can seem confusing for visitors unfamiliar with the area. Fortunately locals are extremely friendly and always willing to recommend their favorite taco stand, bakery, café or restaurant.
I've endeavored to list here the most highly recommended and popular places where I wouldn't hesitate to take my own family and friends so that you can be comfortable going with yours, even if it's just for a pastry and coffee at a local bakery, a corunda and hot chocolate at a small café or a special occasion at an elegant restaurant with fine dining.
Please advise me of any errors or updates. Also, if I've omitted an establishment you believe should be listed please let me know. Likewise, if you feel any establishment here should not be recommended, I would like to know about it.
Italian and international fare including pastas, pizzas, fine meats and salads. Located on the uphill walkway by Casa de los Once Patios. Open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM, Friday through Sunday from 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM.
Calle Madrigal de las Altas Torres #3, Centro
Tel. (434) 342 6587
bigolirestaurant @ hotmail.com
Restored 19th century restaurant serving traditional local fare. Located half a block from the Plaza Chica aka Gertrudis Bocanegra. Open daily from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Calle Padre Lloreda #7, Centro
Tel. (434) 104 1844
Chocolate de Doña Joaquinita
Homemade artisanal chocolates for eating, drinking and cooking. Open daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Enseñanza #38, Centro
Tel. (434) 342 5607
El Naranjo Restaurant
Lovely casual courtyard restaurant offering Mediterranean and Mexican dishes. Located on the Plaza Grande aka Vasco de Quiroga at the Hotel Casa del Naranjo. Open daily from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Plaza Vasco de Quiroga #29, Centro
Tel. (434) 342 7418
Casual restaurant specializing in regional fare but also serving some traditional international dishes. Located on the Plaza Grande aka Vasco de Quiroga. Open daily from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Plaza Vasco de Quiroga #19, Centro
Tel. (434) 342 0484
Pizzería and Swiss bakery located on the Plaza Grande aka Vasco de Quiroga. Open from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, closed Mondays.
Plaza Vasco de Quiroga #44, Centro
Tel. (434) 342 5655
Pizzería located on the Plaza Grande aka Vasco de Quiroga. Open daily from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM. They deliver.
Plaza Vasco de Quiroga #33, Centro
Tel. (434) 342 0062
Casual restaurant and café serving traditional regional and Mexican fare since 1916. Located on the Plaza Grande aka Vasco de Quiroga. Open daily from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Portal de Hidalgo #71, Centro
Tel. (434) 342 2835
La Tradición de Apatzingán
Traditional local and Mexican fare at reasonable prices. Open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, closed Wednesdays.
Calle Arciga #18, Centro
Tel. (434) 117 7577
Fresh seafood in a family-friendly atmosphere. Located about 4 blocks from the Plaza Grande. Open daily from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Calle Federico Tena #61, Centro
Tel. (434) 342 0950
Casual restaurant with delicious pizzas pizzas, pastas, salads, wines, beer, and mezcal. Take out and delivery service. Find them 4 blocks from the Plaza Grande. Open Thursday through Sunday from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Calle Ibarra #130, Centro
Tel. (434) 342 4176
engapo @ hotmail.com
Delicious and affordable open-air restaurant overlooking Lake Pátzcuaro and Isla Janitzio. Featuring regional fare, delicious meats, fish and poultry, craft beer and local mezcal. Open from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM, closed Tuesdays.
Calle Prol. Ignacio Zaragoza #1, Popular los Cedros
Tel. (434) 345 0151, 345 0145
gerencia @ rancholamesa.mx
Casual restaurant serving traditional regional and Mexican fare with a flair. Located one block from Plaza Chica. Open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, closed Wednesdays.
Calle Padre Lloreda #15, Centro
Tel. (434) 342 4886
paloma_paraiso @ yahoo.com
Traditional regional and Mexican fare as well as limited international dishes. Located one block from the Plaza Grande. Open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, closed Wednesdays.
Cuesta de Don Vasco de Quiroga #5, Centro
Tel. (434) 117 7577
Gourmet international fixed-price dishes made with local ingredients, usually consisting of 5-course meals including dessert. Different menu daily. Open Friday through Sunday from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
Calle Lenin #23, Centro
Cel. 434 117 2447