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La Gruta

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Zona Arqueologica Puerta No. 5 | Atras de la Piramide del Sol, San Juan Teotihuacan 55800, Mexico
+52 (594) 9560127
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Service, overal food

The place is amazing, is an unique experience to have lunch or dinner inside a cave, I went with some friend over the weekend (Sunday) We arrived early (1pm). At that hour the place is nearly empty and waiters focusses on your service, food taste is good. You could order some dishes to share, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
madnes666
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Mexico City, Mexico
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Our tour stopped here after a morning at Teotihuacan and it was a dining adventure! I had the recommended rabbit dish nestled in a leaf; totally enjoyed it. I don't recall the rest of the group's meals however most were very impressed. The experience itself is worth the visit, the food is unique, drinks are good, service is good. Ask... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This restaurant was a friend's recommendation. After visiting the amazing Pyramids of Teotihuacan, this restaurant was the cherry on the pie! To get there, drive or walk to gate 5. This restaurant is located inside a cave. It is surrounded by a lush garden. The ambiance is great, the food tasty and the service is fast!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The place is amazing, is an unique experience to have lunch or dinner inside a cave, I went with some friend over the weekend (Sunday) We arrived early (1pm). At that hour the place is nearly empty and waiters focusses on your service, food taste is good. You could order some dishes to share, I think this is the best... More 

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Redwood City, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Deep in a cave, you descend into the Mesoamerican underworld to dine and drink. A large selection of amazing cocktails are available as well as an assortment of pre-colombian foods (fire ant eggs, for example) or local specialties. Nice selection of beers. The food is delicious and it is a one of kind travel experience.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We enjoyed this restaurant because it was out of the heat and it was very cool nice. It was nice to enjoy the nice food and cool atmosphere after being out in the sun with the pyramids

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Cleveland, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

For lunch after the grand Pyramids of Teotihuacan, I highly recommend La Gruta. I arrived with four coworkers in between lunch and dinner time. The staff was attentive and helpful. Our orders were taken promptly. We splurged on the Escamole (sauted ant eggs) at the suggestion of our team leader. It was delicious. And the preparation was fun to watch.... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went after visiting the pyramids, Rest well recommended on Tripadvisor, food delayed and cold, terrible service.. We didnt have a good time.

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

La Gruta is set into some beautiful natural caverns. However, during Semana Santa, the long waitlist and overworked servers did not make this a worthwhile place to eat. The food was all very good, once we had finally sat down, ordered, received it, the proper utensils and finally our beverages. But, it definitely wasn't worth the long wait, breathless servers... More 

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Rincon de Guayabitos, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Stopped by in the afternoon to check it out, Looked interesting so made a reservation for a group of eight for the following day at five PM. Arrived in a severe rainstorm, left standing with no cover, place was packed only to find they don't actually take reservations. Took 20 minutes for a hostess to inform us that there would... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

After touring the pyramids, dinner in a giant hole in the side of a mountain was the perfect end to the day. The food was mostly good and the service was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Zona Arqueologica Puerta No. 5 | Atras de la Piramide del Sol, San Juan Teotihuacan 55800, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Estado de Mexico  >  San Juan Teotihuacan
  • Phone Number: +52 (594) 9560127

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?