El Mural de los Poblanos
A firmly established favorite among many locals and visitors, this city-center restaurant prides itself on its outstanding regional fare. It sources ingredients from small producers around the state, and many of its recipes have been handed down across generations. It’s largely famed for its moles – dark brown, spiced, tomato-chili sauce – with the mole poblano being exemplary. Braver diners can choose from insect-based seasonal dishes featuring everything from maguey worms to grasshoppers. A superb mural depicting the history of Puebla might provide a useful distraction.