Good Mexican food outside of Mexico and the USA is tough to find, but in Pereira, they do it right. If you’re craving Mexican food, I can recommend two great places.
María la Mexicana
If you want Mexican comfort food like tacos, burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, and soups, you have to visit María la Mexicana. It’s owned by a Mexican woman and the food is incredible.
The enchiladas are exactly how I would expect them to be, and the tacos, burritos, and flautas were also excellent.
The filling Sopa Azteca makes a very good meal or, as a half order, a nice complement to any meal. It’s perfectly spiced and full of flavor.
Other recommended dishes include molcajete albañil and a volcán. The molcajete comes served in a volcanic rock bowl with four corn tortillas.
Esto es Méxyco
Esto es Méxyco is the other restaurant. They offer a more modern twist to the Mexican cuisine you’re used to. They have a taco bar but also serve dishes big enough for two, mostly a mix of meats and melted cheese, with tortillas. Service is great and so is the food, but I prefer María la Mexicana by far.