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Just a few steps away from the Teotihuacan Pyramids, La Gruta Restaurant is one of the most traditional and impressive places in the area. Here you will get the chance to taste delicious dishes that mix local cuisine ingredients with pre-Hispanic culinary heritage, and enjoy traditional Mexican folk dance shows...



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LA GRUTA TEOTIHUACÁN

Just a few steps away from the Teotihuacan Pyramids, La Gruta Restaurant is one of the most traditional and impressive places of the area. Here you will get the chance to taste delicious dishes that mix local cuisine ingredients with pre-Hispanic culinary heritage, and enjoy traditional Mexican folk dance shows.


Throughout the years, we have had the pleasure to welcome high public figures from different fields, like painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, writer Jorge Luis Borges, Queen Elizabeth II, among other influential people.

FAQ

Where is the restaurant located? La Gruta Restaurant is located in San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico State. Just 650 feet from door number 5 of the Teotihuacan Archaeological site, behind the Sun’s Pyramid.

How does the restaurant look like? La Gruta is a spacious cavity of volcanic origin, surrounded by vegetation and with a mystic and unmatched atmosphere.

Is there a parking lot? Yes, there is. We have an ample parking lot free of charge for our customers.

Is there a kids’ menu? Yes, there is. Also, there’s a children’s play area.

What kind of show is featured? Mexican folk and pre-Hispanic dances on Saturday (15:30) and Sunday (13:30, 15:30 and 17:30)

MENU


Traditional Mexican Cuisine made from local produce since 1906.

OUR CULINARY PHILOSOPHY

We are a restaurant that provides the best culinary experience drawn from pre-Hispanic cuisine of the state of Mexico.

Our dishes emphasize the seasonality of local produce and we create a sustainable chain that allows us to bring new culinary experiences to our national and international clientele, while combining cultures.

Our goal is to take you on a journey around the flavors of Mexico, its unique ingredients, recipes and culinary techniques.


STARTERS
MEXICAN MORTAR “LA GRUTA”

(Assortment of guacamole, grilled spring onions, fresh farmer’s cheese and crisp pork rinds)

QUESO FUNDIDO WHIT CHORIZO

(Hot melted cheese with Mexican pork sausage)

SEASONAL

      Chinicuiles (Red Maguey Caterpillars)

      Gusano Blanco (White Maguey Caterpillars)

*Our tortilla dough is troditiono//y mode 6)a grinding resfi/) prepared corn.

SOUPS
SALADS
LA GRUTA

Quelite greens, creole tomatoes, caramelized pecans, and farmer's cheese dressed with a sour prickly pear and a(,ave syrup vinaigrette.

QUETZALCÓATL

Local cactus, red onion, creole tomatoes, Cotja A.O. cheese, julienne tortilla crisps, and black salt with onion dressed with a Poblano pepper and avocado oil vinaigrette.

MIXED

Watercress and purslane greens, garnished with creole tomato, cucumber, jicama, carrot, and country bread croutons, dressed with lime and a touch of bird chilli pepper.

KIDS MENU

Chicken Soup or Fideoseco (noodles with tomato, no chilli)

Amaranth-Breaded Chicken Cutlet or Grilled Beef Fajitas

Ice cream or Flan (Mexican Créme Caramel)

Beverage is included

 

 

BEEF
FLANK STEAK FAJITAS WITH MEZCAL

on a bed of julienned bell peppers and onions

PIT BARBECUE DISHES

in the state o Mexico, after the Spanish conquest, this traditional Pre-Hispanic cooking method mused will meats hire mutton, which resulted in traditional dishes.

MIXIOTES:

Reasoned meat, wrapped in the papery skin of maguey leaves before cooking. Your choice of mutton or rabbit, with a side of red rice and beanss

POULTRY

All odour poult dishes are served with a side ounce and seasonal beans.

TENDER BONELESS CHICKEN with "La Gruta" adobo seasoning
CREOLE TORKEY WITH RED MOLE
CHIKEN WITH A DOU OF PUMPKIN SEED SAUCES(PIPIÁN)

GALLERY

Photographic material property of the Gruta Teotihuacán.

Total or partial reproduction is prohibited.

LOCATION

La Gruta Restaurant is located just 650 ft from door number 5 of the Teotihuacan Archeological site, behind the Sun’s Pyramid. About 28 miles northeast of Mexico City, in San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico State.

GETTING TO LA GRUTA

 

Driving
Take Highway Mexico – Piramides in North Insurgentes Av., crossing Indios Verdes zone in Gustavo A. Madero borough. It takes no more than 50 minutes to travel the approximately 26 miles distance.

There’s also access through Ecatepec – Piramides, Mexico – Tuxpan, and Arco Norte highways; besides Mexico – Teotihuacan freeway.

 

Bus
There are bus lines running routes from Mexico City to Teotihuacan. For example, Autobuses Teotihuacanos leave from the North Bus Station.

Archaeological Zone Map


Phone numbers in México:

+52 (55) 55314 877,
5545 2388 y 5202 2775

In Teotihuacán:

+52 (01-594) 9560 127


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RESERVATIONS

If you are planning to visit us during the weekend, we recommend you to make a reservation.

CAPACITY:

Up to 700 people

We have parking lot and children’s play area.

We can host your next event!

Contact us.

PAYMENT METHODS

Cash, credit and debit cards. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club accepted.

HOURS

Monday to Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00 hr.

Open 365 days a year.



Because of our high influx of visitors we assign a certain number of reservations, however if you could not book the day and time , we have a waiting list upon arrival.

Tolerance reservations are 10 min, concluded this time we can not ensure a table.



TEOTIHUACÁN

Teotihuacan, “The place where men become Gods”, is an archaeological zone 28 miles northeast of Mexico City. It’s located in Mexico State, between San Juan Teotihuacan and San Martin de las Piramides.

PLACES OF INTEREST

AVENUE OF THE DEAD

It is the main street of the city. It begins at the Pyramid of the Moon and follows south to La Ciudadela (Citadel). Its length is about 1.2 miles.

CITADEL

It is located in the southernmost part of the archaeological zone. This big foursquare, that measures 437 yards on each side, was a huge square in which public ceremonies were probably held.

PYRAMID OF THE SUN

It is Teotihuacan’s biggest structure. Each side measures 738 feet approximately and it reaches 213 feet in height. It was built in one stage during the Tzacualli Era (1-150 AD)

PYRAMID OF THE MOON

It is the second biggest building in Teotihuacan. It was built in seven stages between 100 and 400 AD. Its height is more than 147 feet and its base is 459 by 492 yards.

QUETZALPAPALOTL TEMPLE

It is considered the most sumptuous palace in Teotihuacan. It is located southeast of the Pyramid of the Moon. Its name means Butterfly – Quetzal, or Feathered Butterfly, in Nahuatl. It is believed that it was the home of the highest Teotihuacan priests.

QUETZALCOATL TEMPLE (Feathered Serpent)

It is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Mexico’s Pre-Hispanic era, due to its opulent and complex decorations. It was built during the Micaotli era (150 – 200 AD).