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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 206
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Great ambience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
K.P S
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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308 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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boston,ma.
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235 reviews 235 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Reno, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Very nice patio setting, with gourmet meals. We enjoyed the beet salad, my wife the chicken, and I the octopus.

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Chapel Hill, NC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Located right next to the San Bernardino Convent. Everything from the setting to the service to the presentation and the taste of the food was top rate. Really nice experience. Was tempted by the seafood items on the menu but ended up ordering the vegetarian Dzotobichay and absolutely not-vegetarian Conchinita Pibil as our main courses with starters of sopa de... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This place is not a budget restaurant, and it does not pretend to be. I normally like to eat mostly at budget locations when traveling, but I thought I would try this place too. The service was outstanding, and the staff made excellent recommendations. Everyone was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. It was a nice place to splurge on... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A bit of a walk from the town square, but worth the extra steps. Felt like a posh restaurant for being in Valladolid, but we felt very welcomed. We were the first guests to arrive so initially felt a bit stiff with only us and five waiters in the garden. Needless to say, very attentative service, also after the place... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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