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Kinich El Sabor de Izamal

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Calle 27 No. 299 X28 y 30, Izamal, Mexico
01 988 954 0489
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 179
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely but not romantic when needed.

Yes, they have the traditional food from the region but the flavour is incomparable. To my point of view is a restaurant you should visit due to the decoration of the place. Its a place where you would like to eat with your friends or family but not for a romantic dinner because the close early... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Jerry F
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  • Large groups
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Andrews, TX
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

5 stars for atmosphere, because the place is beautiful. The food, unfortunately, was tasteless. The magaritas were watery, and the servers were inattentive. So it has great potential to be fantastic, but it just wasn't.

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Yes, they have the traditional food from the region but the flavour is incomparable. To my point of view is a restaurant you should visit due to the decoration of the place. Its a place where you would like to eat with your friends or family but not for a romantic dinner because the close early. Besides the closing hour,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Hola Kinich! We had a wonderful dinner here. I believe it was the second night we were in Izamal. The setting is very beautiful, relaxing, lush and romantic. We took a horse ride carriage after. Picked up some Izamal Tequila and had a wonderful rest of the evening. We will be back :D Everything was delicious. Dios bo’otik, Reese and... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great Meal, very authentic Yucatan cuisine. Delicious food, great service. Everything is good in this place, and they have two ladies making fresh corn tortillas besides the dining room. Totally recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

I'm a tour guide for Mexico city, my expertise is on lifestyle (so I believe I know what I'm talking about). The environment is fresh and cozy, considering the overwhelming heat of this town that is like an oasis in the middle of the desser, also there is a nice palapa where a lady is making hand made tortillas. I... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

it is a shame that this restaurant has such a bad attitude personal, I have to be fair not all of them, but there was a waiter the was very slow , I mean, he didn't understand even when I was speaking perfect Spanish to him, he forgot some orders of our table, and the end was the worst, he... More 

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Sydney
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Delicious food, great decor and not expensive. We were recommended to go to this place and at first glance it looked super expensive. We were pleasantly surprised. The Chaya empanadas stuffed with cheese were delicious as was the lime soup. Flan to finish, all washed down with a jug of Jamaica .... A geat lunch and refuge from the midday... More 

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Progreso, Mexico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Our party of 4 drove to Izamal specifically to eat at Kinich, as we had been there 2 years before. The restaurant itself is tastefully decorated and the servers are all in traditional Yucatan dress. We had soup and appetizers and all were delicious. The service was good we were not rushed and the washrooms were clean and tidy. We... More 

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Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Having eaten at a couple different options in Izamal, this is by far the best. I seriously question the validity of positive reviews for a competing restaurant we ate at first. This restaurant is in a class of its own compared to the others. Friendly staff, beautiful setting, delicious regional food. Highly recommended!

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Francais a Mexico
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

The review for this restaurant is very simple: it is a tourist trap completely overrated. The food is one of the worst i had in Yucatan (don't order the "relleno nėgro"!). The waiters don't even try to be nice. Nobody really care as many of the tourists come through all included Tours here. Run to the smaller and more authentic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 27 No. 299 X28 y 30, Izamal, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Izamal
  • Phone Number: 01 988 954 0489

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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