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Kinich El Sabor de Izamal

Calle 27 No. 299 X28 y 30, Izamal, Mexico
01 988 954 0489
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Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Izamal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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115 reviews 115 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had lunch here, the setup of this restaurant is quite big. They have done a lot to keep you cool and to keep the flying friends away. The food is decent, not really great. Service is not that great, constantly took quiet some time to get the attention of the waiters.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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172 reviews 172 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant and I loved the artificial rainfall to keep us cool and keep mosquitoes away so that we could eat outside under an authentic thatched Mayan roof structure. The food was authentic and service was friendly and efficient.

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Izamal, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We live in Izamal, and often bring our visiting friends to eat in this very nice restaurant. We are vegetarian, and there are several tasty options available. The service is always good, and the atmosphere is tropical and beautiful.

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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is the nicest restaurant in a poor town. This restaurant certainly makes its living catering to tour buses but it was clean, the service was good and the food was decent. The tour arranged the lunch so everyone was served the same dishes said to be typical Mayan food. I am not sure what they are capable of if... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Our tour guide recommended this. We were on a private tour and relied on his knowledge. However, the lunch wasn't as nice as expected and I think overpriced. All the tour guides sit together and order from a different menu. I ordered rice and plantain that was listed under soup. It was simply rice with sliced plantains around the side.... More

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Playa Del Carmen- Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I was very surprised by this restaurant. This restaurant was recommended by a family friend and what a treat. Great Decor, fantastic service, good prices and very good tasting dishes. The Tortillas are hand made and cooked over a open fire pit. We had the Sopa de Lima, The Cochinita Pibil, The Queso Relleno and the Deer Meat. If you... More

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Merida Mx
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

For authentic and really good Yucatecan food visit Kinich; after a visit to the beautiful convent, climbing the pyramid and a horse-cart ride around town, sit down to try out the fresh hand made tortillas, empanadas de chaya, papadzules, salbutes or paunches to start. There is a very noce choice of artisan ice creams. Comfortable, cool with very good service.

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Longueuil, Canada
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205 reviews 205 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

AS mentioned in other reviews, there is not a lot of choice of restaurants in Izamal...Kinich probably being the only one in town....If not, it is certainly the largest, as it endlessly hosts tour groups that come to visit the town. So you're forewarned if you decide to eat there. You're most likely to share the restaurant with hundreds of... More

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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This restaurant is a nice place to stop for lunch, breezy and cool, friendly service, good food. It seems to also be pretty much the ONLY option for lunch in charming but sleepy Izamal. I have been here three times now (in 2008, 2009 and 2014) and have enjoyed each of my visits. Its touristy of course but then that... More

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Shanghai, Chine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

What stands out in this place is the setting. The tables are laid out in a shaded garden-like environment, very pleasant. The food is made from fresh ingredients - you can see them prepare red salsa in the traditional way. It's a very relaxing place, with good food (not outstanding, but fine).

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