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Restaurante El Bambu

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Mexican, American, International, Contemporary
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Canada 6, Palenque 29960, Mexico
+51 916-345-0201
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our dishes are renowned for the high quality of their ingredients, hygenic...
Our dishes are renowned for the high quality of their ingredients, hygenic preparation techniques, and, above all, their magnificent flavors.Our menu offers regional and international dishes, being currently one of the preferred restaurants for the local clientele.Offering breakfasts, lunches ans dinners, as well as catering. El Bambu has earned the Distinctive H No. 2335, which certifies us as hygenic food handling establishment. In the Palenque region only two restaurants have it.
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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When we were staying at the Hotel Maya Tulipanes in November 2013, this was one of the top rated restaurants in Palenque. We always had good service and it has all the Mexican classics you would be looking for, made with quality ingredients. It also has a great selection of American-type food if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2014
k9mother
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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202 reviews 202 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

OK, but not great. I tried one of their specialty dishes the Pollo Bambu, which is a chicken in a ginger white sauce. Good, but the chicken was a bit duro (tough), but the thick white sauce and a knife solved that. The decor and presentation of the restaurant are "basic hotel". I have seen it reported that the Margarita's... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

we stayed at the Maya hotel, and arriving quite late from villa hermosa we decided to have dinner at this hotel restaurant. the food was below average,not bad but it does not suit a 4 star hotel, not tasty, and luckily portions were small, unlike the bill. skip it there are enough choices in palenque, even in the close neighborhood,... More 

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Valladolid, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Most of our group was happy with our four meals in the hotel restaurant... however, I was disappointed with a menu item of an "American-cut Rib-eye steak". There were Mexican cuts on the menu as well so when I ordered an American cut, I unfortunately did not specify on how I wanted it cooked other than medium rare. It looked... More 

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

When we were staying at the Hotel Maya Tulipanes in November 2013, this was one of the top rated restaurants in Palenque. We always had good service and it has all the Mexican classics you would be looking for, made with quality ingredients. It also has a great selection of American-type food if you are travelling with kids or non-adventurous... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Maya Tulipanes from 15 to 19 February 2014 with two other couples. Initially we chose the Bambu because of it’s convience - we kept coming back because of the quality, selection and service. We ate breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks here over this period......although the T/A format forces me to only chose one category.... In... More 

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New York
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119 reviews 119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We really enjoyed this restaurant. It's a tourist establishment, located in a hotel, but they do some of the best margaritas we had in Mexico, and the service is attentive and kind. The food is also very good: simply Mexican classics, all done with good ingredients. Not too adventurous, but to be recommended! We went twice.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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208 reviews 208 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Good service, great and quite surronundings. Great for breakfasts and a late night snack. Nice mayan reproductions.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We ate all our meals here as we stayed at Maya Tulipanes. Great that we could come after a day of travel, hop in the pool and than dinner.

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San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

But the time it took to get the dishes after we ordered was slow. We had 11 in our group so that will slow things a little. Overall the experience was good and I would recommend this restaurant to a friend...

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

While visiting Palenque we stayed at Hotel Maya Tulipanes where the restaurant El Bambu is located, we had a very good meal and excvlent service, highly recomended

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Canada 6, Palenque 29960, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  Palenque
  • Phone Number: +51 916-345-0201

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

Our dishes are renowned for the high quality of their ingredients, hygenic preparation techniques, and, above all, their magnificent flavors.Our menu offers regional and international dishes, being currently one of the preferred restaurants for the local clientele.Offering breakfasts, lunches ans dinners, as well as catering. El Bambu has earned the Distinctive H No. 2335, which certifies us as hygenic food handling establishment. In the Palenque region only two restaurants have it.

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