The Mystic Town of Tepoztlan: Open Your Mouth and You’re in for Some Unique Tastes

Good food is easy to come by in Tepoztlan, Mexico, located just a couple of hours south of Mexico City on the road to Acapulco. There’s a generous variety of restaurants catering to the weekend visitor and tourists. Local fare centers on rolled tortilla sandwiches of pork, chicken, cheese or vegetables. Hot peppers are available if you wish. Roast meat dishes and traditional Nahua-style meals are likewise plentiful, but pizza and burger joints are in short supply. Local platters are sizeable, filling and tasty. The streets in central town area and the colorful, exotic market located behind the main plaza (also called the Zocalo), are brimming with choice places for dining on any budget. Here are some to try out for starters:

Restuarante Vegetariano Xochipilli located at Ave. Revolucion No. 10

A nicely decorated place with tempting non-meat specialties. It’s a bit on the “touristy” side but service is good and the menu varied enough to be a worthwhile stop on your agenda. Prices for…

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