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Palenque-Ruinas 5, Palenque, Mexico
(934) 345-0363
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Ranked #4 of 35 Restaurants in Palenque
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kingston, Ontario
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321 reviews 321 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This restaurant is completely oriented towards bus tours. When we arrived at the restaurant, we received a lukewarm greeting and were told we couldn't sit at the pre-set tables. This was okay with us except it wasn't until our meals arrived that they actually set the tables. The food is nothing special and certainly not up to the prices. The... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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189 reviews 189 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Large restaurant with the slight aura of having seen better days. The staff who were perhaps more senior than we experienced elsewhere were attentive and professional. The wine list is a bit limited and the Cab Sav was served chilled – when we asked for something nearer room temp it returned in an ice bucket so English is a bit... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We ate dinner at this restaurant whilst staying a couple of days in Palenque visiting the ruins and Agua Azul. Although wanting a "night out" we weren't expecting much as this is Palenque not Cancun. Planning to have a bottle of wine with dinner we took a short taxi riden (which was very cheap) from the hotel Mision to the... More 

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San Jose
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I don´t know if it was because I was coming with a large group who had been doing a circuit from the DF til Palenque, but the food served was plain ok. We got a chicken breast with rice and vegetables. The chicken was kind of dry and flavorless at all, we had to add some chili that a fellow... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

After reading the previous reviews of La Selva I was very much looking forward to dining at this restaurant. The decor and appearance from the outside is very inviting but I could not find the inside to be in line with the first impression when walking up to the entrance. Service was friendly, menu selection was -as I found- limited... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Food and service were decent, but the best part was the decor of this restaurant. We went for dinner and would recommend sitting inside, at least during the rainy season, as the mosquitoes and biting bugs are bad on the patio at dusk.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Restaurant La Selva is built as if it is a Mayan ruin. Very nice and interesting atmosphere. The food was fabulous. My husband had medallions de robola (sea bass) and I had a camerones brochette. Both were delicious and the best food we've had in Palenque. Highly recommended for "fussy" eaters (my husband).

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Additional Information about La Selva

Address: Palenque-Ruinas 5, Palenque, Mexico
Phone Number: (934) 345-0363
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  Palenque
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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