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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 159
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  • 27
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  • 6
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  • 11
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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
A great place for lunch

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Sydney
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 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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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 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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26 helpful votes 26 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, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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175 helpful votes 175 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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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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