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El selva

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9 rue des Deportes | 9 Rue des Deportes, 77210 Avon, Fontainebleau, France
+33 1 60 57 01 45
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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207 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, very big portions. The owner is super nice and explains how you eat the food, what sauce is good with which food etc. I'd really recommend the place!!

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Thank Malin A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed May 14, 2016

I visited here last night on the strength of these reviews and was expecting great things. Unfortunately I made the mistake of ordering the chicken for starter which comes raw - clearly the language barrier caused that problem so I won't hold that against them (thought I better mention it for other's benefit though!). I had a beef enchilada for... More 

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1 Thank DaveBrownn
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 20, 2016

Mexican food without spice, you just add your own from a Heinz bottle. Tasty guacamole, authentic well cooked frijoles ( beans) and good burritas and enchiladas. All prepared and served by one man, the chef and owner of this restaurant. A Sri Lankan who speaks French and some English and has owned the restaurant for the last 3 years. Works... More 

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Thank Kathyrc
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2016

Was skeptical at first because when we got there, the restaurant was empty, and pretty remote from busy downtown of Fontainebleau. It's in Avon. But we decided to give it a go and we were so happy we did. The price is reasonable with generous portion. The food is as close as it can be to an authentic Mexican food.... More 

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Thank Daungyewa U
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Based on the tripadvisor-recommendations we went to this small restaurant far from the citycenter. It was an unexpected but pleasant surprise. Great food in Large portions and small prices. The owner is great and very generous. I really recommend this place to anyone.

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Thank Tatik S
Nemours, France
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed August 1, 2015

I can only concur with earlier reviews. The place is humble and small and the menu is even smaller. But the quality is amazing, ingredients are fresh and tasty and dishes come in big portions. The nice bottle of Chilean red was the icing on the cake.

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Thank Lucvdha
Fontainebleau, France
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very good value for money. The chef is passionate about what he does and no effort is spared. Very reasonably priced and by far the closest thing to Mexican food in Fontainebleau... Don't expect a high end luxury restaurant, the magic is in the food

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Thank Zolou25
Bangkok, Thailand
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

We had some really good food and a good time with the owner. Definitely recommend the enchiladas. Highly recommend it!

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Thank Sanjiv K
Graz, Austria
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went to this restaurant based on the Tripadvisor rating and didn't expect this little treasure in the quiet street where it's located. The restaurant's ambiente is ok - more important the food was absolutely delicisious and the owner who's the cook and waiter in the same time gave us a lot of advise how to get the full experience.... More 

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Thank Sabsina
Fontainebleau, France
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed January 19, 2015

There are people in life who work hard.Then there's this guy who runs a restaurant single-handedly - gives you a very friendly welcome, mixes your amazingly excellent mojito, takes your order, and prepares and serves your food. All on his own! Of course, as he's doing it all, you can't expect the food to be freshly prepared as you wait.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$12 - $34
Cuisine
Mexican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 rue des Deportes | 9 Rue des Deportes, 77210 Avon, Fontainebleau, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Seine-et-Marne  >  Fontainebleau  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: +33 1 60 57 01 45

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