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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)
+52 985 856 0689
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1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like many of the restaurants in the area, the specialty is Yucatan food, which is pretty good and well prepared. We were particularly impressed with the "grilled watermelon", it was an unusual taste treat. The atmosphere is nice and it is close to the San Bernardino convent. The drinks are good and the staff is very attentive. The outdoor setting... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was fine, food was a fail. One dish arrived cold, another missing a key ingredient. Our server was quick to fix these issues, but the kitchen seemed to be having an off night. We won't be returning.

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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really had looked forward to this place. Got all dressed up and read tons of good reviews. Unfortunately, nothing like we hoped being Yucatan foodies. Dont know if we were on an off night but I wouldnt come back here again. Service was just OK. Overpriced and overportioned. Both boyfriend and I felt a bit weird afterwards, and kept thinking... More 

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Valladolid, Mexico
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not the first time that i visit this place, but this time i remember it better, and i will go back, the food is REALLY good! the Tsi`ik which is some pork salad is really good, the arrachera fajitas were unreal, tamales, pipian, everything we all ordered was really really good, special drinks menu, must try the xocolatl... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was absolutely a gourmet Mayan restaurant that is both beautiful and unpretentious. It's in a garden setting with both indoor and outdoor (palapa-style) seating. We ended up eating two meals there because we liked it so much. Every dish was delicious, and we loved the cocktails too. The service was friendly and attentive. Definitely a sure bet if you're... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have regularly been happy with food and service here. First went just over a year ago with some other attendees at a workshop I was taking. We went a couple of times in that 5 days. I was back again this year with different attendees of this year's version of the workshop. There were six of us and everybody... More 

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Valladolid, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Taberna de los Frailes for a special evening in support of the Valladolid English Library. The meal was absolutely delicious followed by a wonderful intimate concert by Steve Katz who is a founding member of Blood Sweat and Tears. We have eaten here a few times before and this meal was no exception to the quality we... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Had our best meal in Mexico here! The restaurant puts a twist on traditional Mexican fare, our lunch was full of flavor and ingredients seemed wonderfully fresh. Open air dining on a veranda by a small but beautifully-tended garden. Refreshing change from a lot of stodgy food we've had elsewhere (loved the fried melon with cheese!). Located on elegant road... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

We were able to walk to this quaint establishment from our hotel. It is not what you would expect for a restaurant "in town," as they have done such a good job of making it have a private feel with the layout and landscaping. I felt as if I were out in the countryside. We had a large group and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

We had an amazing meal with equally perfect cocktails. Odd for us to hear somber Christmas music on the 30th (likely it would play till Epiphany) but once the meal arrived we forgot all about it. I wanted to return the next day and then the morning after that but it was closed for the holidays. I highly recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $16
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +52 985 856 0689
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?