A big chunk of traveling revolves around food. And for good reason. Aside from basic necessity, food opens visitors up to a region’s culture and history. Food tells a story and satisfies a craving. And according to Eater, Monterrey is Mexico’s next big foodie destination.
The food-focused publication released its list of the 19 best places to eat this year. So why was Monterrey among the list of mouthwatering destinations?
For starters, it’s home to the largest barbecue competition in Latin America. Plus it’s the birthplace of the ever-popular Topo Chico mineral water. It’s also home to Cerro de la Silla, a locale known for perfecting the art of grilling. Expect open-fire cooking, beefy steaks, grilled meats and steakhouses.
To get a taste of the city, stop into popular outlets like Pangea, a fine dining restaurant that’s been in business for more than 20 years; La Nacional (feature photo), a Mexican steakhouse popular among politicians and executives; and Señor Latino, a laidback cafe serving up regional breakfast faves like migas and chilaquiles.