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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, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, 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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  • 23
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  • 9
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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
I loved the food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Tiffany-WolrabRoil
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Isla Mujeres
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Paris, France
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Taberna de los Frailes

Address: Calle 49 #235 | Next to the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 985 856 0689
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Valladolid
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 16
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian

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

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?