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Cafe de Yara

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Av Hidalgo at C Abasolo, Palenque, Mexico
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: listed with frommers and lonely planet

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Quirky cafe

The food was recommended to me however not being hungry, I just had a drink but the staff were friendly and attentive.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Vicky C
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is very late because I thought I had reviewed it. When a friend going to Mexico asked for recommendations, I discovered I didn't, so here's my belated review. There were probably eight or 10 of us. And being Asian, we either have smaller appetites (western and Latin American portions are often too big for us) or just love... More 

Thank Joelynnchin
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was recommended to me however not being hungry, I just had a drink but the staff were friendly and attentive.

Thank Vicky C
Cozumel, Mexico
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Not my first time here but for some reason, I choose to return. Mostly because a comfortable place to spend a cool rainy afternoon with reliable WIFI. Other than that, little reason to recommend the place. First, the service ranges from slow to rude and totally lacking. The food is just OK but very overpriced for Palenque. The menu makes... More 

Thank RobertSDF
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Horrible place. Beware, in places like Mexico with good Coffee beans, of places like Café de Yara. They do not know anything about coffee (NADA). They are still serving 1980s version of a Mexican Cappuccino (Horrible expresso + Condensated and overheated milk + Cinnamon on top + in a glass). In general, stay away from places like this in Mexico... More 

Thank santiago o
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101 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

The service was awful. We stayed a little bit longer on the wifi to sort our trip out. The place was empty. We were kind of forced to leave and they also turned the wifi off. Kind of ridiculous...

Thank Miroslav K
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We choose this place after the recommendation in Lonely Planet. It's a nice place for breakfast with good prices. Service is very quick and the design is cute :)

Thank Lidia S
Boynton Beach, Florida
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180 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stopped into Café de Yara after our visit to the Palenque ruins and ordered smoothies. They were delicious and reasonably priced. This restaurant is very clean in appearance and the staff is very friendly. I will look for it the next time I travel to Palenque.

Thank RishaLinda
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I have sat down with my gf to have a late lunch. I have orderes a soup and pancakes and she has orderes spaghetti carbonara. Since the place was totay empty waiter has arrived with the soup and spaghetti 2 minutes after ordering. Spaghetti looked totally bad, warmed up with meat on top of a strange colour. I have asked... More 

Thank Tarik K
Tulum, Mexico
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

if you eat a town like we do, you can pick out the restaurants that are catered to tourists, this is one that fits into that category, the prices are higher than local places offering a little more real food, the decor is more hip than some others and they boast organic coffee, since we were the only ones in... More 

Thank Olan C
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

I ordered a veggie sandwich with fries and got a chicken one. After waiting almost 30 mins I recieved the right one, my boyfriend had already finished his meal. The waiter had forgot the fries. When he brought them over, they clearly were leftovers from the kitchen, all soggy. The waiter did not apologize even once. Not a good experience.

1 Thank SuzanneNederland

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av Hidalgo at C Abasolo, Palenque, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  Palenque
  • Phone Number: 019163450269

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican


listed with frommers and lonely planet
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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