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El Ciruelo

Zaragoza 17, Tepoztlan, Mexico
+52 739 395 1203
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“huitlacoche” (6 reviews)
“carnitas” (2 reviews)
“crab” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Zaragoza 17, Tepoztlan, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We recently celebrated an anniversary dinner here. Very attractive outdoor setting. Creative and beautifully presented cuisine (the tower of nopal, huitlacoche, and goat cheese was a favorite). Service was professional, albeit without warmth. Definitely the right choice for special occasions.

Thank PoblanoJ
Reviewed 18 March 2018

An awesome menu, great service and a wonderful location in the center of this magical town called Tepoztlan. All their recipes are very natural and tasteful.

Thank SBE73
Reviewed 12 March 2018

El Ciruelo is by far the best place to eat delicious mexican food while enjoying a majestic view of the Tepozteco mountain. It is located in the heart of the town and it is an undeniable classic to go with friends, family or your partner.

Thank santsm
Reviewed 6 March 2018

A lovely open courtyard dining area with bright colors/decor, a wonderful view and good service. They do not open until 1pm, so be sure to have a decent breakfast if you're out walking/exploring Tepotzlan. We passed on ordering a dessert, so we could visit Tepotznieves...More

Thank SBrownlow
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This place has the best views in all the restaurants in town. The food was OK for a reasonable price. Service was better than the food, that is why (and the view) I give them 4 points instead 3 The have valet parking available which...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 8 February 2018

It is spacious and half outside, with a good menu, Mexican food, and a good wine selection and service. Simple place, it was the most lively we could find during a quiet evening in Tepoztlan.

Thank Vincent_van_Halsema
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The service was so quick we were really surprised but the food did not suffer on the quality at all. The view was phenomenal, and mariachis were playing in the background, so the ambiance was lovely. It was a long drive to get there from...More

Thank carmenlD7453YX
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

It is a good place but definitely in Tepoztlán there are cheaper and better options. It is a good and tasty food BUT will not go back as is quite expensive for a Mexican restaurant.

Thank Jorge E
Reviewed 9 December 2017

My husband, parents and I enjoyed a lovely dinner here in Tepoztlan. We arrived as the sun was setting, just before 6pm. Fortunately, we arrived just on time. Mid-week the restaurant stops seating at 6pm. (Rather early--I think there's much more tourism on the weekend.)...More

Thank Mantequia
Reviewed 25 November 2017

This is the second time I had the opportunity to have lunch at El Ciruelo. It was even better than the first! It was just an hour before closing on the long Mexican holiday weekend, and the crowd has thinned. The duck enchiladas with the...More

Thank Joe S
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1 February 2017|
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Response from MonikaMueller | Reviewed this property |
I would not think that typically reservations are needed on Fridays. It's really the best strategy you go there either as early as 1pm or - if you are before in Tepoztlan - you pass once by and make a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zaragoza 17, Tepoztlan, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Morelos  >  Tepoztlan
  • Phone Number: +52 739 395 1203
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