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Restaurant El Chac-Mool

Highway 261 South of entrance to Santa Elena | Carretera Uxmal-Kabah num 211B Santa Elena Yucatan, Santa Elena 97890, Mexico
+52 997 978 5117
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tortillas” (9 reviews)
“pollo pibil” (3 reviews)
“local food” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Highway 261 South of entrance to Santa Elena | Carretera Uxmal-Kabah num 211B Santa Elena Yucatan, Santa Elena 97890, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After trying another restaurant in Santa Elena and being disappointed, we stopped here. First for lemonada and aqua de coco which were excellent. Then dinner which was prepared fresh, even to the tortillas. They had a comal for cooking outside which you could see from...More

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch, it was really good food. Everything was prepared fresh and the people were friendly. It was a quiet place with one of the best dishes we had in Yucatan.

Thank Iriss92
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Went here on a school trip and everything was fantastic. The family had amazing hospitality. Great presentation.

Thank Matt W
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

This may have been the best restaurant we ate in on the Yucatán peninsula. Everyone was always extremely friendly and welcoming. Food was amazing, both nights that we ate here. Our family of four ate several different dishes over the course of two evenings, and...More

Thank Mamie W
Reviewed March 1, 2017

This is a very friendly little restaurant. We first stopped for an iced coffee from the "bar" using the bartenders favorite local beans - unusual flavor but a refreshing drink. Came back from the Flycatcher Inn for supper, we both had vegetarian choices from the...More

Thank CoverBrooke
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

I can say we are here 3 of the 4 nights we stayed in Santa Elena! Excellent local food! Great atmosphere!!

Thank vfischbeck
Reviewed February 22, 2017

I ate here after reading quite a few positive reviews, but was rather unimpressed. I'm not sure if I arrived just as they were opening, but the place was empty, and it took about 5 minutes to even find anyone there. The pollo pibil was...More

Thank Topes13
Reviewed January 16, 2017

This is less of a restaurant and more like a quick stop cafe. Don't expect too much! The quality of food is rather poor.More

1  Thank Annie C
Miguel191090, Gerente at Restaurant El Chac-Mool, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

I am so sorry that you felt that way, could you at least let us know what did you eat and what was the problem? I realised that you posted for another place the same day here in santa elena, and you said what was...More

Reviewed December 30, 2016

El Chac Mool in Santa Elena is a must stop when exploring the interior of the Yucatan Pennisula. Our primary interest in travel is to experience natural habitat and cultural sites outside of the U.S. This December, our road trip was very much about Maya...More

Thank CBakula
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Very nice people / family with very nice and good local food cocked over a fire place in the garden.

Thank Dom G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 261 South of entrance to Santa Elena | Carretera Uxmal-Kabah num 211B Santa Elena Yucatan, Santa Elena 97890, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +52 997 978 5117
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This is a nice place to come and eat, fresh and healty, you can get all kinds of yocatecan style food, hand made tortillas, vegetarian food, and a lot of more options. hope to see you around.
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