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Taberna de los Frailes

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Avenida 49 235 | Next to the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, Valladolid 97780, Mexico (Calzada de los Frailes y el Convento de San Bernardino de Siena)
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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New Ipswich, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We waited a whole year after viewing the process of this restaurant being restored. And it was worth the wait. We had a nice time just hanging out in the front bar area, and having drinks. Also had dinner here, and was sorry we didn't have another night to try some of the other menu options. There are so many... More 

Thank harrismcwade
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

This review is long overdue. My husband & I visited on our way back to Tulum after visiting Chichen Itza in June of 2012. We hadn't done any research on restaurants in this area (I noticed on the car rental map there was a church to see, which led us to drive through Valladolid), so we were grateful to happen... More 

1 Thank MelissaJui
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely spot on Yucateco food. We had octopus in garlic, veggie empanadas, traditional pork dish and salmon brochettes. My daughter is a coeliac and every mouthful was naturally gluten free. Soft corn tortillas and crispy empanadas were great but the octopus deserves special mention. The place is beautiful too. Make time to visit!

1 Thank RachelLizzyFellows
Sherwood Park
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Just got back for this wonderful restaurant tucked up behind the magnificent convent. We had very traditional Yucatecan food, Conchanita Pibil and something we can't pronounce...but no matter, both were excellent. Nice size portions too. Now back to those martinis. Amaretto and citrus ...WOW very nice. The chef made a special effort to make us fried plantains drenched in brandy... More 

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Albany, Georgia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful lunch in a magical garden! We had everything from guacamole to the pork to tamales. It was all delicious. The monastery next door made it perfect. The piña coladas were the best in Mexico!

Thank Alicecarolyn1234
Odense, Denmark
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138 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located in front on the church and next to a Cenote. Which means that the bats are flying around you when leaving the cenote. There was completely empty when we went there, but even then the service was quite slow. Their special dish was not available so we choosed some other traditionel dishes from the region. Fair... More 

Thank MichaelBNielsen
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

I used to love comming to this place, since we like to come often to Valladolid, I found it to be our little scape place for good food. I love the garden and the place used to be cozier, I do not know if the owner, or cheff changed, first they took away the nice and comfortable living room bya... More 

Thank CDM81
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Lovely garden spot, there was only four other diners here... not sure why because it's got the most beautiful view of the convent, the food it really fresh and delicious (skewers - beef chicken and shrimp) and the wait staff were so happy to serve us and our six year old daughter. Definitely a great spot if you visit the... More 

Thank sydneye13
Washington, D.C.
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed eating here. My meal was good but I was still hungry afterwards. Great service. They even have a few veggie dishes.

Thank Travlin_boy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Stopped in here for cocktails followed by dinner. Had the pook chook, which was pretty good, but my friend had the pulled pork and that was even better. Service was great and the place is a gorgeous oasis of calm.

Thank Renee H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $16
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 49 235 | Next to the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
    (Calzada de los Frailes y el Convento de San Bernardino de Siena)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Valladolid
  • Phone Number: 019858560689
Renown Gourmet Maya Cuisine. Large wine selection. Tequila and Mezcal. Specialty cocktails. Excellent service in a most unique location and ambiance.

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