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16 de Septiembre 11, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
(967) 678-1153
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1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Tasteful Local food

Charming place with Marimba music, mexican decor. Freshly made tortillas, tamales were exquisite. We returned antoher day just to have tamales.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Alejandra G
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Mexico City, Mexico
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Mexico City, Mexico
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Charming place with Marimba music, mexican decor. Freshly made tortillas, tamales were exquisite. We returned antoher day just to have tamales.

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Merida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I was recently in San Cristobal for a business meeting and dined at this place for the first time after hearing wonders about it. Even if San Cristobal has really interesting international places, trying local dishes is definitely a must. The appetizers were excellent! Particularly the quesillo and the sauces with big home made tortillas. The main course was OK,... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you are looking for a taste of Chiapas go to this restaurant. I ordered the "chicken mole" and it was the best mole I had in years. My husband had the "cochito" and it was really good too. Prices are touristic but, I would recommend at least eat here once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food is delicious, the mole is the best I have tried in years!!! The tortillas are hand made there in the place!!! There is live music, the Mexican marimba is really enjoyable, the place is filled with tipical things from Chiapas!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

food is amazing, service was ok, guess the server could have a better attitude, but once served it was forgotten, had a great time

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Ensenada, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It's a tourist type restaurant that basically encompasses all of Chiapas in one restaurant. The Menu is huge and portions are big, but not much quality. I ordered cecina and the meat really wasn't too appetizing, ended up leaving more than half of it, took a while to finally digest it. Service was poor, and they don't take credit cards.... More 

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texas
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Families with children, 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?