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Taberna de los Frailes

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Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian
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Calle 49 #235 | Next to the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, Valladolid 97780, Mexico (Calzada de los Frailes y el Convento de San Bernardino de Siena)
+52 985 856 0689
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Renown Gourmet Maya Cuisine. Large wine selection. Tequila and Mezcal...
Renown Gourmet Maya Cuisine. Large wine selection. Tequila and Mezcal. Specialty cocktails. Excellent service in a most unique location and ambiance.
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  • 214
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Good food, great value, beautiful atmosphere

I found this restaurant recommend in a food magazine and was not disappointed. The menu is large, but not overwhelming with a range of (what I understand to be) traditional Mayan dishes as well as some interesting takes on traditional flavors--some different items than what is offered on other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
ellibeth_12
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I found this restaurant recommend in a food magazine and was not disappointed. The menu is large, but not overwhelming with a range of (what I understand to be) traditional Mayan dishes as well as some interesting takes on traditional flavors--some different items than what is offered on other menus throughout the area. My favorite was a starter of grilled... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Unfortunately we had an uneven experience. The beverages and foot were great overall, but the beans they served were rancid and oversalted (we sent ours back, and they didn't have any others ready to serve us). I'm the only one who ate a bit of them and the others in the party trusted me (I know what black beans are... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Stopped in the late afternoon after wandering around Valladolid on a warm afternoon. Attentive service, cold beers, great food. Setting is very lovely.

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North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

After visiting Convento de San Bernardino de Siena, we ate here and it was GREAT! The service was great, the food was great and the atmosphere was so great. We dined outside in the garden and it was perfect. I had Pook Chuuk and wished I could reproduce it in my own kitchen. The pico was served in a gourd... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The place is beautiful, right on top of a cenote which you can look at. There a lot of mayan ingredients in the dishes. Not too too many options for vegetarians, but still pretty good. The staff were friendly and the waitress even brought me a steamed chaya leaf when I was curious about it. The 5 greens soup was... More 

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Francais a Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is very well located. You will eat in the garden under the palapa just next to the beautiful Monastery of San Bernardino. The food is rather tasty and with a touch of personality but quite pricey. In my opinion, the service is the weak point, but maybe it was a bad day for the waiters...

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geraldton Ont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had read about this restaurant and expected great things. It was a disappointment. The ambiance was awesome but the food and service were mediocre. Very disappointed.

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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We ate there three years ago and had great meals so we were excited to return on our recent trip. Once again, we were not let down. It was a bit slow the night we visited , but the setting is beautiful and the service and food excellent. again we went for local dishes and were not disappointed. Great local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

We were in Valladolid for only a few nights so wanted to hit the best restaurants. There were only two places that had top reviews and reputation, and this was one of them. After a short 25 pesos taxi ride from the central plaza (I could have done the 15 min walk if I hadn't been trekking round ruins all... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Wonderful restaurant with very tasty food. Traditional Yucatan dishes were excellent! Located on a charming street. Truly delightful. Amazing value for the money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 49 #235 | Next to the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
    (Calzada de los Frailes y el Convento de San Bernardino de Siena)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Valladolid
  • Phone Number: +52 985 856 0689

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 16
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Families with children, Entertaining clients

Description

Renown Gourmet Maya Cuisine. Large wine selection. Tequila and Mezcal. Specialty cocktails. Excellent service in a most unique location and ambiance.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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