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Taberna de los Frailes

Calle 49 #235 | Next to the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
+52 985 856 0689
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Ranked #6 of 46 restaurants in Valladolid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Calzada de los Frailes y el Convento de San Bernardino de Siena
Description:    Overlooking the ancient stonework of the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena dating to 1552, one of the most important structures of colonial Mexico, Taberna de los Frailes sits exactly above Cenote SisHa, the most historic Cenote of Yucatan.   It is precisely this truly privileged location which forms the basis for a exceptional culinary and cultural experience.   Rare ingredients of traditional Maya cuisine and secret recipes of Yucatecan Colonial origin form the heart of our contemporary fusion dishes. We invite you to come and give us a try, because after all, it will be your palate, your sense of beauty and your appreciation of history that will decide. No Pets. Non smoking area.
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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This restaurant has a great location, a beautiful view overlooking the convent, beautiful garden and deco, great service and delightful food at nice prices. And best of all they gave us some free margaritas.

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Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Excellent local food and good service. Nice to dine outside. The portions might be a bit more. The convent is just around the corner and a must visit!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Great tasting food, smaller than usual portions, staff very attentive, right next to San Bernardino cathedral, great for dates,kids not so daring to try new things so just got the nachos

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Newport News, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Very nice place, excellent service. Is yucatecan food. Lime soup, poc-chuc, etc. the habanero sauce is delicious but careful could be really hot. Prices are ok and location is excellent away from traffic. My husband read a very good review in the New York Times so we decided to go.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is rather a select establishment. I don't remember the food being particularly good, just expensive for Mexico. Forgot to put enough repellant on my legs, and so I got a nice crop of mosquito bites. A good place if you want to eat with other tourists.

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Ottawa, ON
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Although the service was atypically slow for Valladolid, the food was plentiful, flavourful and hearty. Staff were friendly and professional...

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Pittsburgh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Excellent location next to the convent and cenote. Delicious appetizers. We will definitely return the Taberna de los Frailes on our next trip to Valladolid.

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Santa Fe
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We sat outside under the palapa and had stellar service by gracious servers. Tried different tequilas and their chilean chardonnay was very good and reasonable. Watermelon appetizer was unique but I wouldn't order it again. There were many more interesting apps listed such as seared tuna and a lettuce meat wrap with peanut sauce. My entree was grilled shrimp prepared... More

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We had an excellent meal at the Taberna de los Frailes. Creatively designed food with good presentation and service. They had a good wine list as well. Overall recommended.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is a perfect restaurant. Great outdoor seating, wonderful food, nice bar area and one of the best bargains we had in Mexico. Upscale by local standards yet very relaxed. Highly recommended

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