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Saltillo, Mexico

Preserving its provincial atmosphere, Saltillo has formed a genuine urban setting with a splendid architectural, museographic, and artistic repertoire that reflects the quality of life achieved by its remarkable industrial and commercial development

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Typical food

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Cabrito al pastor
,Saltillo, Mexico

Cabrito al pastor

Goat kid seasoned with salt and spices, and cooked over charcoal fire.

Obleas con dulce de leche
,Saltillo, Mexico

Obleas con dulce de leche Traditional sweet stuffed with milk caramel.

Pan de pulque
,Saltillo, Mexico

Pan de pulque Sweet bread typical of the region, made from "pulque", the traditional beverage.

Nieves de Ramos
,Saltillo, Mexico

Nieves de Ramos Delicious coconut, mango, lemon, melon, and walnut sorbets.

Fritada de cabrito
,Saltillo, Mexico

Fritada de cabrito Kid boiled and cooked with vegetables in a saucepan on the grill.

Typical food of Saltillo, Mexico

Saltillo is a livestock region offering steaks of excellent quality. In addition, it is famous for the cabrito or roast goat kid, and milk products

Fritada de cabrito, is one of the most popular dishes of Saltillo, a goat kid seasoned with salt, spices, and some vegetables, boiled, fried, and cooked in its own blood and served with rice, beans, and tortillas.

The machaca and pork crackling are used in the traditional gorditas and fritadas, prepared with goat kid meat. Fine cuts are usually served with flour tortillas; and roasted pork and tamales are also very popular in this region

To delight your palate, Saltillo offers delicious milk caramel sweets, as nut cheese, milk caramel with walnut pieces; jamoncillo, quince cheese, and the delicious suaderos, jelly rolls filled with pine nut and almond. You can also find the pulque bread, prepared with this traditional beverage obtained from agave, giving it a very special flavor and scent; the nut pattieschorreadas, a kind of cookies; and the Ramos ice creams of coconut, mango, lemon, melon, and walnut.

The pear and quince liquors are the traditional drinks of this city, besides the communion wine, known as Blood of Christ, which is also used as table wine and is produced in the town of Parras de la Fuente.

You can visit the Salazar Street in the historic center to taste these delicacies, where you will find a variety of sweets, and La Carreta restaurant offers regional and Mexican specialties.

Weather

Useful Tips

  • -If you travel from May to October, we suggest packing light clothes and a sweater or jacket for the evenings.

    -If you travel from November to April, remember to pack warm clothes. Nights in Saltillo can reach 0 °C (32 ºF).

    - Remember to use sunscreen and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated at any season.

The weather in Saltillo, Mexico

Saltillo is located in the Desert of Chihuahua, and has hot summers and sunny winters with cold nights. Rain is common in summer. The average annual temperature is 18 °C (64 ºF)

What to bring by season

The rainiest and hottest months of the year are from May to October. Daytime temperatures range between 25 and 30 °C (77 and 86 ºF) but can easily reach 32 °C (89 ºF). Nights are cooler with an average temperature of 15 °C (59 ºF), so we recommend wearing a sweater or light jacket. Rains usually begin in the afternoon with an occasional storm, so remember to bring a folding umbrella or raincoat. Bring also a hat or cap, sunglasses, and sunscreen, as well as comfortable shoes and light clothes to wear during the day.

The driest and coolest months are between November and April. Daytime temperatures drop down to 20 °C (68 ºF) from December to February, with very cold nights, and an average minimum temperature of 5 °C (41 ºF), which can reach 0 °C (32 ºF) or less. Snow and frost in the early morning are common. We recommend packing a hat or cap, sunglasses, and sunscreen, as well as comfortable shoes and light clothes to wear during the day. Remember to wear warm clothing including sweaters, closed shoes, and a coat at night.

Overview

About Saltillo, Mexico

Saltillo is the capital of the Mexican state of Coahuila de Zaragoza, located in the northern area of the country, 400 kilometers (248.6 mi) south of the border with Texas, in the United States, and 846 kilometers (525.8 mi) from Mexico City.

The city of Saltillo was founded in the 16th century and was inhabited mostly by Indians, mainly people from Tlaxcala brought by the colonization process. Nicknamed as the Detroit of Mexico due to the automotive industry established in its surrounding area, or the Athens of Mexico for its educational and cultural activities, Saltillo is the land of the sarape, the long blanket-like shawls, and a region of bread make of pulque, the beverage based on the fermented sap of the maguey.

Saltillo is a modern city with excellent means of communication and transport; industry, agriculture and trade constitute its main economic activities.

Its main attractions are located in the historical center. Plaza de Armas is nationwide famous for being the place where General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna enlisted and mustered his army on December 27, 1835, just before starting the war against the Texan rebel troups. The downtown area also houses the Cathedral of Santiago, designed in Baroque and Churrigueresque style, which safeguards 45 oil paintings, mostly from the colonial era; Saltillo Casino, distinguished for its masterful and elegant bearing and home to a photographic collection that captures the glamorous parties and gatherings held since 1951 by the high society of Coahuila; Ateneo Fuente high school, which has a majestic lobby decorated with murals by Salvador Toscano and Miguel Santana; and the Government Palace, boasting the mural work of Salvador Tarazona, which reproduces fiesta tlaxcalteca del Ojo de Agua, moment of the foundation of the town of Santiago de Saltillo.

Saltillo also has an excellent range of museums, including the Desert Museum, which stands out by offering a glimpse of the desert ecosystem and the interaction of flora, fauna, and the environment in a 12,000-year period; the Bird Museum, with over 2,500 models distributed throughout its showrooms; the Museum of the Sarape and Mexican Costumes, where you will find workshops that reveal the secrets and techniques of preparation of this famous typical blanket; and the Artemio de Valle Arizpe Art Gallery that preserves its collection of works by European and Mexican artists who left their legacy in this space.

Among many natural attractions, Saltillo offers Rincón Colorado, a site where dinosaur fossils have been found; Bosques de Monterreal Park, the only place in Mexico where you can ski on artificial snow; and Sierra de Arteaga Natural Park, a mountain chain comprising Los Lirios, Siberia, and Las Vigas mountain ranges, ideal for climbing, and admiring its various pine, oak, and cedar species, and wildlife. If you plan a family trip, you can visit Las Maravillas Park, a place of relaxation with extensive green areas, squares, fountains, and children playgrounds; and La Luz Ponds, where you will find palapas and wells fed by springs coming from the mountains.

***The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN).