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“Return again to this delightful restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Taberna de los Frailes

Taberna de los Frailes
Calle 49 #235 | Next to the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
+52 985 856 0689
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Ranked #10 of 47 Restaurants in Valladolid
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Calzada de los Frailes y el Convento de San Bernardino de Siena
Description: Renown Gourmet Maya Cuisine. Large wine selection. Tequila and Mezcal. Specialty cocktails. Excellent service in a most unique location and ambiance.
columbus,ohio
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Return again to this delightful restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I could not wait to come back to Taberna de Los Frailes and bring my husband .Better than ever,food,atmosphere,service,location.You want to linger over your meal and breathe in the atmosphere thinking of what happened there in old times.
Thank you again for great service.We will be back!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, Canada
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“A delightfully unforgettable dining experience!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I have returned to Canada and dream about eating at Taberna de los Frailes again. We spontaneously decided to eat there after visiting the beautiful and fascinating Templo de San Bernardino & Convento de Sisal across from the restaurant. It was the most delicious and enchanting dining experience of our 14 day trip to the Yucatan. Jorge, our mesero, introduced us to the wonders of Yucatecan cuisine by actually taking us out into the garden to see, touch and taste the plants that are the unique ingredients of the delicious Maya dishes on the menu. With his guidance, we chose the green soup made with chaya, maculam, and xcatic peppers, a delicious fish dish in annatto sauce, a risotto with chaya and maculam and grilled watermelon on panela cheese marinated with oregano served with papaya sauce. We took our time and savoured every morsel and marvelled at the beauty of the presentation. The mojito I had was exceptional as well as the delicious coffee we had with our scrumptious desert. The finale was complimentary Xtabentun liqueur over ice and a fond goodbye. We felt like we had made good friends with Jorge, or George as he says he is known and with Taberna de los Frailes. Our experience there was the perfect conclusion to a day of exploring cenotes, Mexican art, history and architecture and the beautiful city of Valladolid. With luck, I will return to eat there again. Muchas gracias for your hospitality and delicious food. It was a flavour fusion "to die for".

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milan, Italy
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“Best restaurant in Valladolid”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

As an Italian contributor previously stated I cannot believe Lonely Planet didnt mention this restaurant in their Valladolid section.
It is indeed the best restaurant in town, in a lovely location close to S. Bernardino's convent and with a warm service.
We went in for cocktails and their guacamole was so good and waiter so friendly we decided to give it a try. And yes it was worth it. Shame it was our last day and couldnt go back for more. We highly recommend it!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MarujaValladolid, Owner at Taberna de los Frailes, responded to this review, August 18, 2012
Thank you for your comments . We are happy to know you had a great experience at Taberna de Los Frailes.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Great restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

Every once in a while I get lucky and find a true hidden gem.   The Taberna de los Frailes is an oasis in Valladolid and definitely worth a visit.   The food and service were both excellent.    5 stars!  

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MarujaValladolid, Owner at Taberna de los Frailes, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
Thank you for your comment! We truly appritiate hearing from you.
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“Romantic location, excellent service and high quality food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

Restaurant owened by one of Valladolid's most well-off families. Very romantic, autoctonous atmosphere and very well prepared and courteous staff. Yucatan inspired international menu with some dared dishes like fried water melon. Don't leave this place without trying the extremely delicious coconut and mango cream!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MarujaValladolid, Owner at Taberna de los Frailes, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Thank you for your comment ! We are delighted to read about your experience and expect to see you on your next visit to Valladolid.
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