The city of Guanajuato has a wide range of restaurants, bars, and cafes. Try out Guanajuato food in one of the gourmet restaurants, restaurants specializing in Mexican dishes, or even a small local fonda. You are sure to receive excellent and friendly service.
Guanajuato has many different dishes, from Mexican classics to regional favorites – enchiladas mineras, cecina, stuffed chilies, flautas, tamales, buñuelos, gorditas, tlacoyos, pork trotters, pacholas guanajuatenses (fried mincemeat), empanadas de carnitas, pan de acámbaro, and fiambre estilo San Miguel de Allende (a mix of beef, chicken and pork) with fruits and vegetables in oil and vinegar.
Local beverages include agua de betabel (a drink combining many ingredients including beets), strawberry liqueur, and the refreshing agua de mezquite.
And for dessert, try the local Irapuato strawberries with cream or caramel jelly. Typical sweets include: Celaya caramel, jamoncillos, pepitorias, alegrías, las cocadas, and candied strawberries from Irapuato.
Visit the International Cervantes International Festival and International Balloon Festival and taste the charamuscas, Guanajuato mummies made of caramel.