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El Fogon de Jovel

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16 de Septiembre 11, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
(967) 678-1153
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traditional food. Great taste and friendly people. Best place to eat. Close to everything. A bit pricy.

Thank Aimee L
San Diego, California
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146 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

The ambience and overall experiemce ia great. Food is tasty and traditional of the mountain region of San Cristobal. You feel like in a traditional kitchen. Handmade tortillas at their traditional stove. We had the cochito (pork) and Bubule (steak). Paired with tazcalate and chia-lemonade. Dessert: chocolate cake.

Thank Bernardo A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Honestly, Don't bother!!! The food and service were terrible.. I can't stress enough how despiteful the employees are in the restaurant, they all look annoyed. The food is crap, we have been traveling around mexico for 2 weeks, and i felt it was my duty to prevent others from going here.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Very nice setting . Nice waiter. And the food was good . Pollo en mole deliss el quesillo double milk deliss. The tortillas come right out of the "fogon" , El pollo en cacahuate not good! For dessert we had chayote with Dulce de leche mmmmmmmm . I would definitely recommend it.

Thank Gamauz
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The best food in San Cristobal. The environment, service and experience were top in my trip. We came back more than once. Comer y visitar este lugar es una experiencia especial.

Thank Guvf
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Chocolate delicious, the vibes of the place very nice and the concept it's perfect!!! Come to San Cristobal, yes!!! It's Mexico!!!!

Thank Roberto A
Celestun, Yucatan, mexico
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Great local cuisine, waiter dressed authentic Mexican Clothes, food was average but service was good, they also had a children's play area for our son with a young girl watching him, the nanny appreciated that so she could enjoy her meal as well. I will return for the fresh corn tortilla and traditional flavors

Thank Gary D
Mexico City, Mexico
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

I did not like this restaurant. Service was really bad and the food was not good. There are many options at San Cristobal de las Casas, so do not make my mistake and try another restaurant.

Thank carabalb01
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

OMG! All food is delicious: Mole, steak, guacamole, beverages. The place is decorated with many paintings, the costume's waiters are from the different Chiapa's regions. A very,very nice place to eat and spending the night!

Thank Xo F
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797 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

The restaurant is just off cathedral square. The dinner was very good with a varied menu of local dishes. We had been advised to request a special desert by our guide and although not on the menu it was made available. We found the food quite delicious and the staff very attentive. Happy to recommend it.

Thank AntarcticBound

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 de Septiembre 11, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Phone Number: (967) 678-1153

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?