Guanajuato has a wide variety of places to eat; taquerias, street food stands, bakeries, pubs, pizzerias, and way more. Trying different types of local food is one of our favorite things about travel. We love to try popular places to eat for tourists and locals alike but, often times we'll venture outside the tourist zone to search out cheap delicious food too.
We're a little adventurous when it comes to trying different restaurants and we discover some pretty amazing little eateries because we're so open to trying all kinds of places to eat.
We're spending 6 months in Guanajuato Mexico and plan to taste and try a lot of food in all corners of the city. We decided to create this list of where to eat in Guanajuato to help people find great food easily and feel confident eating at places they may otherwise avoid due to aesthetics.
Here's our comprehensive list, it will grow over time and we hope it will be a guide to help travelers find many of the best places to eat in Guanajuato!
Carnitas Latan- Inside the Embajadores Market
This stand, or kiosk, is in the lower building of the Embajadores Market. It was recommended to us by a local in Guanajuato and we're so glad she told us about it because it's become a favorite! Carnitas Latan specializes in pork (cerdo) and it is some pretty tasty pork at that! They serve tacos dorado, tacos carnitas, gorditas, and tortas all filled with delicious tasty pork. Carnitas Latan is only open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday when the market is officially open.
Taqueria Bull Tacos- Closeish to El Pipila Monument
This little family owned and operated taqueria isn't much to look at but it is always busy! They serve tacos al pastor (prepared like donair meat), beef, chorizo, and chicken tacos, quesadillas, queso fundido (melted cheese with meat or mushrooms) and more. We fell in love with their tacos al pastor, they are so tasty!
You can eat in but there are only 4 tables. Because of this, they run a thriving take-out business for their food as well.
Taqueria Bull Tacos is only open for dinner from 6 pm until 11 pm.
Gorditas "Dona Marta"- Outside Embajadores Market
This large taco stand is set up outside, butted up against the stairs to access the upper part of the indoor part of the market. There are 2 long wooden benches, and an assortment of plastic stools close in front, facing Gordita's "Dona Marta". Hungry customers place their order then take a seat on one of the benches while their meal is prepared on a large round metal looking tray placed over a boiling pot.
Women stand around the tray making fresh tortillas, filling them and tlacoyos (thicker tortillas split like a pita) with beef, chicken, chorizo, and more. All of the tacos, tlacoyos, burritos, quesadillas, and Gorditas are cooked to perfection.
The outdoor part of the market only happens on weekends (the biggest market day is Sunday). Gorditas "Dona Marta" is only open Saturday and Sundays. Make sure you visit around lunchtime (noon to 2 pm) if you go to eat Saturday. They close earlier Saturday and stay open longer on Sunday because the market is so much busier.
Queridapizza Pizzería Ilimitada
This is where to eat in Guanajuato if you crave pizza and are really really hungry. It's the perfect place to eat a lot on the cheap! Queridapizza Pizzería Ilimitada serves up all you can eat pizza. The pizza is not the best we have eaten but if you have hungry teens this place will do just fine. They do offer a few other things on the menu but the only reason to eat there, in our opinion, is the pizza. The price is very affordable, 70 pesos for adults and 50 pesos for children for their all you can eat thin crust pizzas.
The Churro Guy- Zona Centro
One guy carrying around a tray loaded with tasty churros on his head meandering the streets in the center of Guanajuato. He stops random places and sets up a stand for his tray to sell bags of churros, 10 pesos for 3! Cheap and delicious. Keep your eyes peeled for the churro guy, you never know where he'll turn up in Zona Centro.
Tutti Gelati- Gelato and Churros at Sostenes Rocha 28, Zona Centro in Guanajuato
Churros and gelato, two sweet treats done very well, on their own or together at Tutti Gelati. We found this place while looking for somewhere special to celebrate Maks birthday. They make all of their gelatos with 100% natural ingredients, no dyes, or artificial flavors.
With kinds like Lemon Pie Chai Tea, Ferro Roche Chocolate and more that change all the time you know you're in for something special every time you visit!
Their churros are just as unique and tasty as their gelato. Tutti Gelati makes churros a few different ways; as bowls for the gelato, stuffed with chocolate or caramel, or plain with sugar. A true indulgence if you're in the mood for something sweet.
These are just six of many great places to eat in Guanajuato. We will continue to add to and update this post as we try more restaurants and food stands around the city.
Have you visited Guanajuato? If so, where were your favorite places to grab a bite? Please share your experiences in the comments below.
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