At exit 5 in Teotihuacan, San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
www.lagruta.com.mx - (01594)-9560127
"La Gruta" San Juan Teotihuacan Reviews
Aug 18, 2007
'La Gruta", the Spanish word for caves, As you might expect the the restaurant might have something to do with a caves. I expected to be a normal restaurant which was customized to look like a cave, but it is far from that. The actual restaurant is build in a cave.
As you go to the entrance of the restaurant you see everybody sitting enjoying their meal about 20 meters below you. You are appointed to your table and that is were the really fun starts. You are going to enjoy your meal in a caves. The whole set up in the cave is Mexican (Aztecs, because the restaurant is located by a Aztec ruin site of Teotihuacan) and during your meal you are entertained by or music, magicians or any other form of entertainment. Only to sitting there enjoying a drink is already a amazing. For Mexican terms it is a really expensive restaurant, but the location makes it more than bearable.
The food is what you might expect from a place exclusive like this,the food is more or less Haute Cuisine. The food is delicious, but the size of the dishes are to small (except for the starters which are quit big for starters) to take away any hungry feeling you might have after a day visiting the temples in Teotihuacan.
The menu is made up with mainly Mexican dishes (like Taco's, but it's called differently) and a few other international dishes (like American T-Bone) and the menu is in both Spanish and English. You can choose from many different starters to many different deserts. And for the children there is a special menu made.
I wouldn't recommend this place for the food only, which is really delicious. But there are many places in Mexico where the food is equaly delicious, but a lot cheaper. You have to go here to experience eating in a cave and although Mexican days are really warm it is always handy to bring some warn clothes, because this cave is not equipped with a central heating or protection against the wind/rain.
Part of the Mexico Summer 2007 travel blog
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