El Restaurante de Doña Rosa

The kitchen, featuring an extra efficient wood-burning stove from the Patsari project.

Right now Doña Rosa’s next door to the B&B is the only restaurant in Macheros (although if you’re here on a Sunday, a cousin down the road sells corn on the cob, pambazo sandwiches and other snacks). Rosa and her daughters have been running this well-kept secret for the last 15 years. We’ve included Rosa’s basic menú below to give you an idea of the fare available and the prices. With a little advance notice, Rosa can easily accomodate special requests (food for small children, vegetarian or vegan fare, gluten free, or a feast featuring a free-range chicken or turkey).

Dine among succulents frequented by hummingbirds.

Trout is the house specialty. The fish that we serve is as fresh as possible—we go catch it  when you order it (you’re welcome to come with us and catch it yourself). Rosa’s is also known for its delicious tortillas, made from non-GMO corn harvested from the family field. The water supply that we use to wash our fruits and vegetables comes to us directly from mountain springs that we share with the butterflies, so you don’t have to worry about water contamination as you would in many parts of Mexico.

We stock wine and beer, so no need to bring your own. If you do bring your own wine, please note that there is a $5 (or 75 peso) corkage fee.


DESAYUNOS/BREAKFAST (included with your room; 60 pesos for non-guests )

Incluye café o té, jugo de naranja, frijoles  y tortillas hecho a mano

Includes coffee or tea, fresh-squeezed orange juice. Beans and home-made tortillas served with egg dishes.

 Huevos revueltos con queso/Eggs scrambled with cheese

Huevos revueltos con jamón/Eggs scrambled with ham

Huevos a la mexicana/Eggs a la mexicana/scrambled with tomato, onion & chile manzano

Huevos estrellados/Fried Eggs

Avena con fruta y miel/Oatmeal with fruit and honey

Ensalada de fruta de la temporada con yogurt/Fruit salad with yogurt


Tortas can be ordered to go to take along on a hike.

Torta de jamón con queso o solo con queso (Con jitomate, lechuga, cebolla, chile jalapeño y aguacate)

Torta (Mexican version of the sandwich) w/ ham and cheese or just cheese, w/ tomato, lettuce, onion, jalapeños & avocado 55 pesos

Quesadillas (melted cheese sandwich made with tortillas) 55 pesos

Sincronizadas (quesadillas dressed up with ham, tomato, onion, jalapeño & avocado) 70 pesos


Viene con sopa tarasca, ensalada, tortillas hecho a mano y café o te

Includes tortilla soup, salad, home-made tortillas and tea or coffee

 Trucha/Rainbow Trout (125 pesos)

Empapelado **House Special** (Roasted in foil its own juices on a wood-burning stove. Stuffed with tomato, onion, chile manzano & a secret herb ingredient)


A mojo de ajo (Fried with garlic)

Adobada (Cooked in foil with red chile sauce)

A la plancha (Roasted without oil)

Pechuga Empanizada/Breaded Chicken Breast (80 pesos)

Chile Relleno/Chile Poblano stuffed with Beans and Cheese (80 pesos)

Tacos de Pescado/Fish Tacos (125 pesos)

Carne Asada (Beef grilled with onions and nopales, an edible cactus) (100 pesos)

The House Special: Trucha Empapelada


 Té/Tea (de monte, de limón, jamaica, manzanilla o negro)

(de monte, which is like mint, lemongrass, hibiscus, chamomile, or black tea) (25 pesos)

Café negro o con leche/Coffee  (25 pesos)

Leche/Milk (15 pesos)

Agua pura/Bottled Water  (10 pesos)

Jarra de agua de fruta (avena, naranja, limón, mandarina o jamaica) Pitcher of flavored water (oatmeal, orange, lime, mandarin orange or hibiscus)  (25 pesos)

Chocolate/Hot Chocolate  (25 pesos)

Chocolate con ron/Hot Chocolate with a shot of rum  (40 pesos)

Cerveza/Beer (25 pesos)

(Modelo, Negra Modelo, Corona, Indio)

Una copa de vino de fruta/Cup of home-made fruit wine (25 pesos)

Un caballito de tequila o ron/Shot of tequila or rum (30 pesos)

Botella de vino tinto o blanco/Bottle of red or white wine (200-250 pesos)