We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Chispa

Mexican
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Calle 41 #201 Centro, Valladolid, Mexico
856 26 68
Add hours for La Chispa and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 24 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic staff and great food

The staff in particular the owner was great! What a man, what a place! Really good Mexican food as well. Highly recommended

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2014
Wollnh
Good for:
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The staff in particular the owner was great! What a man, what a place! Really good Mexican food as well. Highly recommended

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Found this restaurant while walking past and enjoyed a great traditional mexican meal- guacamole was amazing! Really attentive and friendly staff and the owner took the time to chat with us and gave us some recommendations for our further travels in the yucatan region. Clean dining area and toilets and had the option of sitting inside or out in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Duluth, Minnesota
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This restaurante was recommended by our hotel desk for local food, late evening dinner. The restaurant has been there since 1910, and the building looks like it's been there much much longer. It was quite beautiful and romantic. Many Mexican revolution themed decorations, like a giant Poncho Villa wanted poster... Picture earthy red color walls, small enclosed courtyard area open... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Food is good enough, staff is polite, place is clean. It's a bit tourist-trap like but, considering the low price and the fair quality, we would recommend it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We went to this restaurant tonight because -to be honest- we couldn't find any other restaurants open. But we had a nice meal! We had chicken with coriander sauce and steak, and they were both really nice! We were pleasantly surprised as the restaurant looked really touristy and the menu seemed somewhat 'snacky' (lots of nachos and quesadillas on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Went here based on the good reviews but this turned out to be a bit of a disappoinment. Actually the food turned out to be nothing out of the ordinary and you could have got the same dishes from a street vendor, only by half of the price. Food was lacking flavors and as they were lacking taste, they were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Merida, Mexico
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Not often do we go we take advantage of flyers being distributed on the street. What got us to go this time was that there was a free margarita being offered. Now that's not unusual but we had just been talking about wanting margaritas a few seconds before receiving the flyer offering us a free one at La Chispa. Fate... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

So i went to Valladolid with my girlfriend. The city is beautiful. However, what made us have the best time there was "La Chispa" and his owner Eduardo. Eduardo provided excellent service and great atmosphere. He asked us about our trips and our plans. He ended up changing our itinerary and was so worth taking advice from him. Our next... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, MD
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

We were on the square during Carnival and decided not to eat street food. A policeman directed us to La Chispa for which we were grateful. The place was empty because everybody was in the square so we have the undivided attention of a fine young waiter who spoke excellent English and loved telling the stories of how Valladolid played... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Valladolid, Mexico
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010 via mobile

My wife and I have eaten here during several visits to Valladolid initially itcwas hard to find until you have been ther once as it is 1/2 block off the main square the food while good does not go to any higher level and is largely yucatec food that you find in most restaurants in town while the service is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed La Chispa also viewed

 
Valladolid, Yucatan
 

Been to La Chispa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 41 #201 Centro, Valladolid, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Valladolid
  • Phone Number: 856 26 68

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Chispa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?