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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups

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  • 69
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Tourist trap...

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
chilangoazul
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Francais a Mexico
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Francais a Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stopped by Kinich while we were exploring Izamal. We didn't want a big meal, so we tried a few things off the menu. We had some Chaya and cheese empanadas and some Valledolid style sausage, both dishes were very good. The restaurant was a really nice place to relax on the beautiful day in the Yucatan. If I ever... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Completely off the charts bad. Just a tourist joint with a beautiful Yucatan atmosphere. The food was as poorly prepared as any meal I've had in Mexico. It could have been exacerbated by a tourist bus that had just dumped off about 40 cruise ship fatties (Carnival I think) on a port-of-call trip to see authentic Mayan ruins and eat... More 

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Seattle
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Interesting open air restaurant with great service, nice decor and good but not great Yucatecan food.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Kinich El Sabor de Izamal serves good, traditional Yucatecan food. The restaurant staff is dressed in traditional clothing and the decor is reminiscent of a Mayan house. A cool little oasis for lunch or early supper.

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Rio Lagartos, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Good yucatan food, nice ambience, good service. Apparently a popular tour stop, but so do local residents.

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Olympia, Washington
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256 reviews 256 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were here with a group of a dozen birdwatchers, and near as I recall everyone was very happy with what they ordered. Our local guide ordered Puc Choc (grilled pork) for himself so I did as well. It was tasty, tender, perfectly spiced, and properly grilled, but it seemed everyone pretty much liked whatever they had. The staff, like... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This glorious restaurant, Restaurante Kinich, is an unexpected culinary and shopping delight in the yellow-painted town of Izamal. In ancient times, Izamal was a centre of worship for the supreme Mayan god, Itzamna and the sun god, Kinich-Kakmo. This worship of Kinich is why this town has bright yellow walls and buildings throughout. In a hot yellow-painted street tucked away... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Can't recommend this restaurant enough. Best food in all the Yucatan. Highly recommend the cocinita pibil, flan and coconut ice cream

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised to find such a fine restaurant in Izamal, MX. I have to say, the food at Kinich was the best I had in all of my travels around the Yucatan. Try the pork panuchos--they're to die for--so are the flan and coconut ice cream.

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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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