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16 de Septiembre 11, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
(967) 678-1153
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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San Carlos, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I think This is the restaurant located across the street from the Jade Museum. The Jade museum has information in English which is huge since everything else is only in Spanish. The restaurant has all the local indigenous foods. We ate there several nights. The atmosphere is also very local. A must for all visiting San Cristobal

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Nagasaki, Japan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had to wait 30 minutes to get a table, so that gives you an idea about how popular this restaurant is. The menu is so extensive that is difficult to choose a dish. The waiter was so busy that it was difficult to get his attention but he was fast and efficient. The food is typical of Chiapas. One... More 

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Mexico Beach, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We had our first dinner in Chiapas at the fogon in san cristobal. Food is delicious with traditional plates from Chiapas. Don't forget to taste the posh! Very nice. Service good

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Hue, Vietnam
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We went here with great expectations and out of the four main dishes we ordered two were un edible. We had to return them a fact that was ignored by the waiter and the rest of the organization. The cochito and the enchiladas were good. I consider it not worth the money we were charged. The appetizers were minuscule. The... More 

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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146 reviews 146 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is the place to go, order their specialty dish and you will get more meat then you can eat. Overall quality of the food is average. Waiters are friendly and the local music is not my taste. Not much of fine dining, really very touristic place.

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Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

There's music, huipiles, good food, several beverages. It is a restaurante and a museum, with marimba music, folk singers and nice service, in an old and beautiful building. A must for this city. Across the Street you can visit the Jade Museum, and also shop jewelry.

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Shoreline, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I asked for a parrillada with a selection of different meats, including arrachera (flank stake or tip stake) the meat was very hard and dry that I couldn't eat it, also I asked for mushrooms with cheese and they were not fresh they were from a can. Very disappointed!

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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96 reviews 96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Tender meat cuts, sausages and spring onions are grilled at your table while the marimba group plays. Tasty salads are offered as well as many regional dishes, like the chipilín soup, made with a wild green vegetable, corn and cheese balls. Tortillas.are hand-made.

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New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This very Chiapan restaurant was a disapointment. In general, the food was good, but we were surprised that a credit card could not be used to pay. Although they claimed this information was printed in the menu, not one of the eleven of us saw it. I was paying for the whole group, and fortunately had the cash they required.... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a courtyard restaurant with musicians - but don't be put off they are not intrusive. We really liked this place - the Mexican food was nicely done and quite generous. This was where we tried Pox (the local Mayan drink pronounced Posh) for the first time - pretty potent stuff especially with the Mexican white wine we had.

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Additional Information about El Fogon de Jovel

Address: 16 de Septiembre 11, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Phone Number: (967) 678-1153
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  San Cristobal de las Casas
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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