Where to Eat in Southern Mexico

Feast out at some of the Pilot crew's favourite restaurants in Southern Mexico.

Where to Eat in Southern Mexico


El Primer Piso
Plaza Vasco de Quiroga

Placed on the second floor of a very old building with balconies over the square, El Primer Piso is a great place to watch life go past. It’s also very romantic at nights. Menus are cheap and food is good especially their fab coffee for afters.


El Amigo Miguel
This restaurant is one of the most popular both with locals and tourists. It serves fresh fish daily at very economical prices. Most nights a trio of Mariachis will lift up your humour and help digest the big portions.

100% Natural
This is part of a chain with a wide choice of vegetarian meals in Mexico, which are hard to find in Mexico. They do lovely juices with fresh fruit so huge that are worth a meal to accompany them!

Puerto Escondido

Aroma Divino
On the Zicatela beachfront, this restaurant has an extensive vegetarian menu. It looks right to the beach and is at its most beautiful during sunset. The staffs are friendly and the menus very economical.

San Cristobal de Las Casas

Emiliano’s moustache
Rosas 7

Situated near the Plaza de Marzo this is a great place to eat. The atmosphere is brilliant with locals and foreigners making the most of the exquisite range of tortillas that you can find in the menu. There is live music every night and the best feature of the restaurant is a poster ofEmiliano Zapata overlooking all the guests. Open until late.

Madre Tierra & Panaderia Madre Tierra
Insurgentes 19

Offers a wide range of vegetarian menus, filling soups and sandwiches. It’s quite and dark and the staff quite friendly. Menus start at around U$5.


Try the terraces around the Jardin de la Union. Menus are economical and food generally good, especially the ‘carnecitas‘ at the Hotel Luna. At night the atmosphere is great, with lots of families and students. There’s always a band of mariachis around to make your meal even more enjoyable. Also try eating out in the market. The stalls serve all kind of Mexican delicacies including chicken mole (traditional chicken with chocolate and spice sauce).

El Gallo Pitagorico

Housed in a big bright blue building this restaurant serves some of the most delicious Italian food in Mexico. The views over the city are magnificent and the décor really impressive. Definitively a ten.

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