Doña Paca Restaurant in Patzcuaro Michoacan
I liked Doña Paca Restaurant since the first time I went there and tested Churipo (a purepecha dish). Mansion Iturbe´s restaurant has been my favorite in Patzcuaro for about 7 years. It has a delicious selection of authentic dishes from Michoacan.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited by Doña Margarita (the owner) to try a new menu: shrimp patties for starters (tortitas de camaron) with 3 salsas: green sauce, morita chilli sauce and peron chilli sauce, Patzcuaro style fish with chayotes au gratin (pescado estilo Patzcuaro) charanda fritters as dessert (torrejas a la charanda) and american coffee.
Of course, the menu was delicious and we had lots of tequila and a great conversation.
Mansion Iturbe is a seventeenth century building located at Portal Morelos 59-A in downtown Patzcuaro, Michoacan. This building is also a traditional hotel in Patzcuaro. It has 14 individually decorated rooms, some of them with private balcony overlooking the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga or Iturbe Street.
There is another restaurant in this building called El Viejo Gaucho (South Amercan Peña style) featuring live music and a great atmosphere. Cafeteria El Portal serves aromatic cappuccino, snacks and drinks.
More info and reservations: phones (434) 342 0368; Fax (434) 342 3627, US & Canada fax 1 866 678 6102.