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Carretera a las Ruinas 4.5, Palenque, Mexico
(916) 341-4846
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene

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  • 112
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    Very good
  • 44
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  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food and entertainment, terrible service

The setting is attractive and lively, the food is good and pretty cheap for what you're getting. We were treated to a fire show, live music and salsa dancing and had a really fun evening. However unfortunately the service is terrible - so terrible we found it quite funny. Don't be surprised if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Sarah I
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The setting is attractive and lively, the food is good and pretty cheap for what you're getting. We were treated to a fire show, live music and salsa dancing and had a really fun evening. However unfortunately the service is terrible - so terrible we found it quite funny. Don't be surprised if you have a long wait, and the... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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102 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

You've been there. A cross between Chili's and Applebys, between the local BBQ and biker joints. Cold beer, good burgers, great breakfasts, average service, cold beer, friendly waiters probably taking hits out back, fancier dishes mostly Italian-ish, good local entertainment including fire dancers, cold beer, a bit of dancing, and generally a fun place to relax and maybe even make... More 

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Oakdale, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This place had live music, jungle setting, good food, and prices were reasonable! Very accessible from El Colombre.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Don Mucho! What a great place! In the middle of the jungle you can find great food here. Breakfast rocks. Love the spicy onion mix that comes with it. After a few days of illness (caused by an other restaurant) my first real meal was the pasta pesto. I enjoyed it so, so much! Of course they also do good... More 

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Oak Park, IL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Just a few feet before the entrance to the archeological site, take a sharp left onto a gravel road and then a right into the restaurant parking lot. We were there twice for breakfast -- they open at 7:15 AM. The breakfast menu is enormous. The food is well-prepared and abundant. The staff are great! The prices are very reasonable.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place is seriously busy and not sure why. Ordering a beer and the waiting for it would take so long, we ordered 2 at a time for each person. Ordering anything took ages, and yet service charge automatically added. Extensive menu. But the pizzas and pastas ordered were not good. The Mexican starters were better. Atmosphere good (i.e lively),... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I have a hard enough time getting quality Italian food in New York (yes I even had a so-so meal in a well known Arthur Avenue - Bronx establishment last week) So I would never have chosen this place if I wasn't tagging along with a young Austrian couple from my hotel. Spoiling cheese on completely bland quesadillas. Really? One... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Bad quality, pasta swimming in water and tasteless. One main course arrived before the starters, one half an hour later. 10% tip is added to the bill for an inexistent service. We were overcharged and the waiter acted as we were lying. The worst restaurant we ate at during out 3 weeks in Mexico.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place is very close to Palenque, actually - it will technically be inside the park once the new 'entrance / visitor center / parking area' is opened. The place is in a wooded area, across a small stream. It is a cool and relaxing location to take a leisurely lunch while spending a day at the Palenque archaeological site.... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Breakfast, lunch or dinner are all great value for money at Don Mucho set in a jungle setting. Wood fire pizza's are awesome! Live music at night.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera a las Ruinas 4.5, Palenque, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  Palenque
  • Phone Number: (916) 341-4846

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene

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