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El Fogon de Jovel

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

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Place

We had lunch at Fogon de Jovel, the menu is quite extensive. The place is very typical of Chiapas, live music with a marimba, there is a girl making tortillas in a big comal, beside our table, which we enjoyed. The food is good, typical of Chiapas. Service was ok, the waiter tried to make the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Barbara F
,
texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had lunch at Fogon de Jovel, the menu is quite extensive. The place is very typical of Chiapas, live music with a marimba, there is a girl making tortillas in a big comal, beside our table, which we enjoyed. The food is good, typical of Chiapas. Service was ok, the waiter tried to make the best serving several tables.... More 

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San Carlos, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
80 helpful votes 80 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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29 reviews 29 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 de Septiembre 11, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Phone Number: (967) 678-1153

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?