Los Arcos

Located on the south side of the Plaza de Armas in the center of Cuernavaca, this restaurant has been a favorite of locals and tourists alike for decades. It is an inexpensive restaurant, so do not expect that the food will be gourmet in any form. It is good food at a fair price and the beers are cold.

On the weekends, they feature salsa dancing to a live band. There is no dance stage. They simply clear an area and they dance around the tables of families having dinner. The excellent dancers that will be happy to help you with your dancing skills.

And, each Sunday, next door in front of the Post Office the elders set up chairs in a large circle and dance to the sounds of a DJ. This is not salsa, but Latin social dances (Street Latin) such as, mambo, merengue, rumba, bachata, bomba, plena, and the tango. There is no age limit on the floor, but it is decidedly more elder in the majority.

Each weekday, from 12 noon to 2 pm you will find a table of gringos that have been meeting there for decades. If you speak English, be sure to stop by and introduce yourself. The table talk is friendly.

$$ Mexican restaurant
Address: Miguel Hidalgo 4, Cuernavaca Centro
Hours: Open 8AM ⋅ Closes 12AM
Phone: 01 777 312 1510

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