This is the one. La Posada is the premier campground and room rental location in Potrero Chico. The fenced in Potrero Chico resort 5 minutes walking from the crags features large camping grounds, 7 private rooms for rent, 2 houses for rent, an impressive pool, large bathrooms, communal kitchen, restaurant, and a small gear shop. […]
Huge delicious hamburgers that can easily feed two people. Served out of the kitchen of Christina’s house – makes for a great Hidalgo experience. Open on the weekend and very popular with the locals – allow them 30 minutes or more for larger groups. Calling ahead is not a bad idea, and be sure to […]
Closest grocery store to Potrero Chico, located in the plaza in front of the CEMEX cement plant at the bottom of the Potrero hill. This is where most climbers go to get their food. Features a butcher shop and, to American standards, limited but sufficient selection of food. Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 6am-6pm. Accepts credit […]
Deposito (sells beer), small campground, and a few rental rooms.
Checo’s is the restaurant directly across from La Posada on the Potrero Chico hill. They have great food and are open during the busy months of the climbing season. Checo’s also offers camping space and has a house behind the restaurant for rent.
The deposito/food shop/beer store in front of La Posada and close to Potrero Chico. Good place to buy things you forgot down the hill in town. It’s also a great place to get dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Leo comes up and cooks up some killer good barbecue and loves getting to hear about […]
A must-do on hot days in Potrero Chico. The yellow Clamatos stand is located on the same road that goes up the hill to Potrero Chico and is a local favorite. When open, they offer huge 1-liter mixed drinks for about 40 pesos. “Clamatos” are the most popular, similar to Bloody Mary’s.
Offers an assortment of authentic Mexican food that changes daily. Driving from Potrero Chico, Taqueria “El Tato’s” is located right after the rail road tracks that run into the CEMEX plant, on the left.
Grocery store located directly off the main town plaza, on the road running left (towards Potrero) of the city hall. Claimed to have better quality food but definitely a less convenient location than Carniceria La Mexicana.
See, smell, and eat at Hidalgo’s street markets twice a week to get a unique Mexican pueblo experience. The street markets come twice a week but the better/larger one is Tuesday’s. Do not expect a plethora of Mexican handicrafts, if any, as you might expect in more southern parts of Mexico. This is Walmart on […]
Best place to eat late at night, across from entrance to Hidalgo and gas station. Very clean place with menus and indoor seating. The most “restaurant”-like place in Hidalgo.
Bodega Aurrera is Hildalgo’s super-grocery store owned by and similar to Walmart but with slightly lower cost goods. You have much better chances of finding things here than in the many smaller shops in town. You are not, however, supporting the local community. Bodega Aurrera is located on the main highway 53, after Hidalgo’s entrance […]
A cozy coffee shop that offers up amazing coffee, tasty little treats as well as an excellent selection of books to read. Also has WiFi for those of you that need to access the Internet for a bit. Originally opened up as Christian/climber outreach with the local communities, it has become an essential part of […]