We are so fortunate in Cuernavaca to have such an incredible variety of outdoor dining venues.  A few of the restaurants listed below have only a limited number of ourdoor tables, so be sure to phone ahead to reserve your place.

Please forgive the lack of accents due to a computer glitch. Comments are welcome. For corrections or other editing, please email me directly, jhornmex@gmail.com.

The Guidebook pictured above was published as an e-book on Amazon.com in 2017. Most of the information is still very current, but the sections on restaurants and bars and nightlife need total revision that must await the return of normal times.

ANTICAVILLA. Mexican-International. Rio Amacuzac 10, Vista Hermosa. From 7 am daily.  777 313 3131.  Anticavillahotel.com

ARMANDO’S  PIZZERIA & RISTORANTE.  Avila Camacho 500 corner San Jeronimo, Tlaltenango, lunch and dinner daily from 1 pm;  Sun   2-7 pm;  777 317 1955   http://www.armandoscuernavaca.com/

CAFE ALONDRA. Mexican & International. Francisco Villa 124, Buena Vista. 8 am-10 pm daily, 777 372 0469

CASA HIDALGO. International. Hidalgo 6, Centro. 8:30 am -11 pm daily. 777 312 2749. http://www.casahidalgo.com.

CASA MADERO. Mexican gourmet. Blvd Juarez 102, Centro. 8 am -11 pm daily; 777 310 1716. http://www.casarivera.com.mx.

EL CHULENGO. Argentine. San Diego 316, daily 1-9, 777 316 1640.

 El COLORIN.  Mexican, Teopanzolco corner Usamacinta, Vista Hermosa, large garden, daily 8 am to 7 pm. 777 322 8024

 DON ATILIO RESTAURANTE ITALO-ARGENTINO.  Galeana 55, Acapantzingo,Daily 1:00 to 10:00 pm. 777 315 0074.  No website; Facebook.

 GUSTO. International. 16 de Septiembre #44, Acapantzingo. Daily 8 am – 10 pm. 777 318 3563

 HACIENDA DE CORTES. International. Plaza Kennedy 90, Atlacomulco. Daily 7:30 am-11 pm. 777 315 8844

HELEN’S PASTELERIA. International & Mexican. Plutarco Elias Calles 9 corner Alvaro Obregon, Club de Golf, Mon-Sat 8am to 8 pm, Sun. 9-6. 777 318 2629.

HOSTERIA LAS QUINTAS. International. Diaz Ordaz 9, Cantarranas. Daily 7 am-10 pm. Outdoor dining weather dependent; covered dining area borderline. 777 318 3949

HOUSE RESTAURANT. Las Casas B&B. International. Las Casas 110 corner Blvd Juarez, Centro. 8 am-8:30 pm Sun-Thurs, 8-10 Fri-Sat. 777 318 3782. http://www.lascasasbb.com.

 LA INDIA BONITA. Mexican. Dwight Morrow 15B, Centro. Daily 9 am-5 pm. 777 312 5021

KOOKABURRA. International. Teopanzolco 307, roof-top of Plaza Teopanzolco. Daily 2 pm to midnight; Sun. 2-6. 777 688 6656. Facebook.

 EL MADRIGAL. International. Sonora 115, Vista Hermosa. Lunch and dinner daily except Monday. 777 100 770

MARCO POLO. Pizzeria-Tratoria. Hidalgo 30, centro. Daily 1 pm-9 pm, 10 pm Sun.Limited number of outdoor tables. 777 312 3484.

 LAS MAÑANITAS.  International. Linares 107 Centro. Daily 8 am- 8 pm;   777 362 0000    lasmananitas.com.mx

MESON GAUCHO. Argentine. Plaza Portales, Domingo Diez1460. Lunch & dinner daily,777 372 1121 mesongaucho-mexic.com.      (a few tables are partially outside)

 EL ORIGEN. Mexican. Cuauhtemoc 60. Daily 8-6. 777 318 9840

 PANCRACIO. Mexican-International. Rayon 22, Pasaje Florencia, Centro. Tues-Sun. 8:30 – 11.  777 202 4948.

 LE PASTIS BISTRO. French-European. Hidalgo 20, Centro, 10 am – 7 pm daily, 777 318 5200

PIXCA REFORMA. Av. Reforma corner of Xochicalco, Vista Hermosa,  1:00 to 11:00 pm daily, 777 179 8696

 LA PROVENCE. French/International. Plutarco Elias Calles 22, Club de Golf, lunch & dinner daily except Sun night & Monday. 777 310 3196.   Laprovence.com.mx

 RINCON DEL BIFE. Argentine-International. San Diego 1001, Vista Hermosa, breakfast, lunch & dinner daily.  777 315 4794.  rincondelbife.mx

 SAPORI GASTRONOMIA. Italian. Rufino Tamayo 68. Tues-Sun 12-8. 777 305 0381 Saporicuernavaca.com

 TAMUZ. IsraeliInternational/. Reforma 501, Reforma.  Tues-Sun 8 am – 6 pm.  777 311 2223.

 TEELY BISTROT. French-Mexican. Avila Camacho 274, Plaza Laurel. Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily except Sunday. 777 311 9193

WILLBURG. Hamburgers. Rayon 22, Pasaje Florencia, Centro. Daily except Mon. 1-9,    777 202 4870


  1. Hi Jim. Thanks for the eating options for my next visit. A couple of questions if I may. First, is El Colorin the name of what used to be called Los Colorines on Av Emiliano Zapata?
    And secondly, is there a large American/Canadian/European group living there that you are connected with and are you still comfortable going out and about and still able to feel secure? Or are you only there a small portion of the year? Best to you. Steve

    • Yes, it seems El Colorin changed its name from Los Colorines an the two branches are now separate restaurants.The Expat group is a few hundred of various nationalities, really nice people. We have an email network to communicate. Most people are still staying sheltered but a some are just starting to go out in small groups to in dine outdoors. It is far from normal. I am a full time resident with only occasional trips back to NY to see family.

  2. Thanks, Jim – I remember going to several on this list and hearing about several others from you. And then there are many that are new to me. Cuernavaca is blessed with wonderful weather to make outside dining a treat almost any day of the year. Susan *********************** Susan Ansara 4471 Superstition Dr. Las Cruces, NM 88011 ansara@me.com 575-649-8786 ************************


  3. Hi Jim,

    Enjoyed reminiscing about some of these great restaurants . . . . now all I need is permission to enter Mexico, a helicopter and a place to stay (ha).

    Hope all is well with you in this strangest of times.


    Mary Lou

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