Hotels and Food in Urupan
If you are in a budget you would find the best accommodations on the east side of town. If you check out Moderno Hotel you will notice the exterior to be overgrown with vines and a very warm feeling exudes here. This hotel is located on Portal Degollado which is on the eastern side of the zocalo area. The courtyard of the hotel is green house with many antiques. The rooms here are comfy and have firm beds, nice furniture, and wonderful private bathrooms. The prices here are very cheap as you can get a one and two person room for 110 pesos per night. If you have three people you will pay 155 pesos per night. They only accept cash as payment here. If you walk a bit west of the zocalo you will stumble upon Hotel del Parque which is located on Independencia. This hotel is quiet and very peaceful as it is a little away from the center of town. The rooms are not big but the beds are. You will be pleased to have your own private terrace with a view of Uruapan. The rooms here all come with large private bathrooms and TV with cable. If you would like to stay here you will need to make sure you book well in advance as this is a popular spot and rooms fill very quickly especially during the high season. The rates for the rooms here are 200 pesos for a single person room, and a two person room goes for 300 pesos per night. They only accept cash as payment here. If you are traveling with a group of people you will probably get the most luxury for your money by staying at the Nuevo Hotel Alameda de Uruapan which is located on 5 de Febrero and is pretty close to the zocalo. The prices are high but the accommodations are more luxurious here. The floors are done in marble, you have a bell man to take your luggage to and from your room, and you will have the cleanest bathroom in Uruapan. In the rooms you will enjoy big windows, TV and AC. The single person rate is 375 pesos a night, doubles go for 450 pesos a night, and the triples are over 520 pesos a night. They accept all major credit cards here as payment.
The food in Uruapan is varied from very inexpensive to higher scaled and fancy cafes. Most of the hot eateries are located within the zocalo. A couple of the local prized specialties are avocados, and also gourmet coffee. You can look to about any corner of town and see these two items sold on every one of them. If you are looking for more budget food options you should head to the street vendor food stands located within the Antojitos Mercado which is located on Carranza and Constitucion. These streets are on the northern part of the zocalo. You will feel a lot of vibrant energy and you can hear the meat sizzling at just about every stand. There are many children playing and screaming and it is quite a busy atmosphere. The vendors will try to entice you by yelling out what they have to offer to get you to come to their food stands. If you are an adventurous eater you will definitely want to try the Atole de leche and that is a cornstarch drink that is warmed and frothy and absolutely delicious. This drink can be bought for around 5 pesos. The Mercado is open every day from 8am-12 midnight and they only accept cash here. If you are in desire of a more high class atmosphere you will find yourself very pleased at the Cafe La Pergola located on Portal Carrillo which is on the southern part of the zocalo. here the waiters are dressed very professionally in suits and slacks, and the lighting is very dim and the atmosphere very inviting. Some of their favorites on the menu are Uruapan enchiladas which cost 60 pesos and drinks made out of avocados go for 32 pesos. They are open every day from 8:30am-11:30 pm and they only accept cash as payment. A favorite place among the locals is that of La Lucha located on Portal Matamoros. You will love the smell when you walk in of many different types of chocolates, and coffees, as well as many baking pastries. Here you will get gourmet coffee for 11 pesos and pastries for 16 pesos. They are open every day from 9am-9pm and they only accept cash as payment.