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La Selva

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Palenque-Ruinas 5, Palenque, Mexico
(934) 345-0363
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

After a day in palenque i really recommend this restaurant. The mole enchiladas are excellent, just a little bit salted but overall really good. The dessertt is somethig you shouldnt miss, "crepas de cajeta is your best choice"

Thank Paulina N
Kingston, Ontario
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570 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2015

This restaurant is completely oriented towards bus tours. When we arrived at the restaurant, we received a lukewarm greeting and were told we couldn't sit at the pre-set tables. This was okay with us except it wasn't until our meals arrived that they actually set the tables. The food is nothing special and certainly not up to the prices. The... More 

2 Thank Weerobbie
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2014

Large restaurant with the slight aura of having seen better days. The staff who were perhaps more senior than we experienced elsewhere were attentive and professional. The wine list is a bit limited and the Cab Sav was served chilled – when we asked for something nearer room temp it returned in an ice bucket so English is a bit... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

We ate dinner at this restaurant whilst staying a couple of days in Palenque visiting the ruins and Agua Azul. Although wanting a "night out" we weren't expecting much as this is Palenque not Cancun. Planning to have a bottle of wine with dinner we took a short taxi riden (which was very cheap) from the hotel Mision to the... More 

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San Jose
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

I don´t know if it was because I was coming with a large group who had been doing a circuit from the DF til Palenque, but the food served was plain ok. We got a chicken breast with rice and vegetables. The chicken was kind of dry and flavorless at all, we had to add some chili that a fellow... More 

1 Thank Marcelu83
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

After reading the previous reviews of La Selva I was very much looking forward to dining at this restaurant. The decor and appearance from the outside is very inviting but I could not find the inside to be in line with the first impression when walking up to the entrance. Service was friendly, menu selection was -as I found- limited... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Food and service were decent, but the best part was the decor of this restaurant. We went for dinner and would recommend sitting inside, at least during the rainy season, as the mosquitoes and biting bugs are bad on the patio at dusk.

1 Thank travelhappy1177
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

Restaurant La Selva is built as if it is a Mayan ruin. Very nice and interesting atmosphere. The food was fabulous. My husband had medallions de robola (sea bass) and I had a camerones brochette. Both were delicious and the best food we've had in Palenque. Highly recommended for "fussy" eaters (my husband).

Thank Susan K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palenque-Ruinas 5, Palenque, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  Palenque
  • Phone Number: (934) 345-0363

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?