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La Gruta Restaurant

Zona Arqueologica Puerta No. 5 | Atras de la Piramide del Sol, San Juan Teotihuacan 55820, Mexico
+52 594 956 0127
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Zona Arqueologica Puerta No. 5 | Atras de la Piramide del Sol, San Juan Teotihuacan 55820, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After walking around Teotihuacán and climbing to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun (which was amazing) we found our way to la Gruta restaurant (behind Pyramid of the Sun), wow what a great find. A restaurant in a cave! The food was very...More

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent restaurant just right next to Pyramids entrance, waiting time it was almost 45 min, I was trying to make a reservation online but I couldn’t the next available table online will be in three weeks. Excellent and tasty food, Great decoration for the most...More

Thank AlvaroNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday Nov 1st, 2018 we went to Teotihuacan and had lunch around 4:30 pm. Suddenly started raining profuse (there were not places in the upper part of the building to protect from rain other than 3 small umbrellas, the small souvenir store and the bathroom....More

Thank ingapirca
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you come to Mexico City, you should go to Teotihuacan where you will see some of the most outstanding pyramids in the world; and, don't miss the opportunity to eat at La Gruta, the restaurant is in a cave. The food is delicious, the...More

Thank susieramife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is very nice. But the quality of service was bad. It seems there are only a few waiters for the amount of people, specially since they receive a lot of people, sometimes tourist buses. Worth visiting if you keep food quality and service...More

Thank carlos s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is terrible. Go and take a picture but don't eat there. The place is beautiful, the food is very good.......the service is very bad. Take a picture, and run!!!

Thank Opepep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The setting of this restaurant is just spectacular. The cave is part of legend where if you light a candle and place with the others along the cragged cave walls, you will be reborn a new man/woman. Has a beautiful romantic setting and good food...More

1  Thank 119leenas
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a place you will never forget and it is the best way to recover yourself of an exhausting expedition to the ruins... Food is very good but you will get so much more!. Prices are really ok and you will leave with memories...More

Thank marcelah0
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is inside a cave and the ambiance and acoustics are remarkable. We had no reservations but we only waited for about 15 minuets. The food is typical local cuisine. We tried the balbacoa and tacos and they taste great. Waiters were accommodating and...More

Thank GeneP788
Reviewed September 25, 2018

I couldn't wait to eat in a cave. And that was truly great. But, I really wasn't expecting the level of service, the traditional menu items, and the overall feeling that it created for me. It was really worth it to do. Just go!

Thank roach808
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August 28, 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth C | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, but I’d say that after lunch you’ll find it difficult to walk under the sun. Change your reservation for an hour later and explore the site with no hurry. After 1pm it gets really hot. I’m sure the restaurant... More
August 8, 2018|
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Response from BenedictC91 | Reviewed this property |
Walk was fine.
August 8, 2018|
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Response from BenedictC91 | Reviewed this property |
Walk in was fine, dependent on time and season.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$21
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zona Arqueologica Puerta No. 5 | Atras de la Piramide del Sol, San Juan Teotihuacan 55820, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Estado de Mexico  >  San Juan Teotihuacan
  • Phone Number: +52 594 956 0127
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Underground restaurant located in a natural cave, since 1906. Behind the pyramid of the sun in Teotihuacán. We want to take our guest on a unique and entertaining cultural experience. Reliving the gastronomy, legends and traditions of teotihuacán"s culture. Our goal is to take you on a journey trough the flavors of Mexico, it's ingredients, recipes and culinary techniques.
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