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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, 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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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
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I went for dinner last night and the ambience was lovely, service excellent, and I ordered a nice light dish with minced papaya and pineapple served with shrimp ("Camarones a la Campechana"), which I enjoyed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Maia D
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went for dinner last night and the ambience was lovely, service excellent, and I ordered a nice light dish with minced papaya and pineapple served with shrimp ("Camarones a la Campechana"), which I enjoyed.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had a most enjoyable lunch on the outside patio. It is located in a very quiet corner off of Calle 41 next to the beautiful Convent of San Bernardino de Siena. The garden sits adjacent to the convent and is very peaceful and relaxing. We tasted some Maya specialties including Sopa di Lima and Póok Chúuk. The Camerones al... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is the fanciest restaurant that I visited on my travels to Valladolid. Despite that, the prices were very reasonable and my meal, drink and dessert costed the equivalent of about $20 Canadian. The food presentation was beautiful, and the food itself was tasty. I ordered the poc chuuc (a traditional Mayan pork specialty). The service was friendly, prompt and... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Taberna de los Frailes is OK. Not at all the best food. You can tell by the reviews that the people who write them know nothing. This is not MEXICAN FOOD this is MAYAN FOOD a big difference. The listed Posts write great Mexican food so it shows the reviews must be written by some Gringos that are known... More 

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Isla Mujeres
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Good friends from Isla Mujeres recommended Taberna de los Frailes and I am glad we took them up on their recommendation. Very pretty spot. We ordered a pepita dip and conchinita pupil. While I loved the pepita dip, the presentation was not good. It reminded my husband of what the puppies do on the floor of our Isla Animals clinic.... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We even came back to Valladolid to eat here because of the great reviews. The service was great! The place is nice, with patio seating only. The ambiance is nice, with a high roof over the patio and shrubs all around. My fish was good, but not great and my husband's raw tuna dish was "fishy". The bathrooms are around... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?