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“Elegant Chiapaneco Cuisine and Great Service”

Tierra y Cielo Restaurante
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $44
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Mexico City, Mexico
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209 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Elegant Chiapaneco Cuisine and Great Service”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

I liked my first dinner here so much that I came back again and again. The menu is designed to show off Chiapas's wonderful local produce, fish, meats, and cheeses. The staff make a point of explaining where each item originates-- it might be nice to show tourists a map of the state so they can see where everything comes from. The chef's presentations are imaginative and fun-- and very tasty. Service begins with an amuse bouche and a basket very thin, crispy corn tostadas in various flavors (bean, chile, chipilin) with a selection of sauces. The tostadas are made in the town of Teopisca, a few kilometers away from San Cristobal. The tiny, flavorful Simojovel chile, a staple at all the local markets, is featured in several dishes. I tried the cecina (also from Teopisca) and the robalo (from Tonala) and was very happy with both dishes. The salads were always crunchy and never overdressed. I live in Mexico City and I thought that the prices for dishes of this caliber were very reasonable. Nice to see that this restaurant is promoting the wonderful foods of Chiapas. You can eat steak or pizza anywhere. Eat here! You'll enjoy it.

  • Visited September 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed our dinner.”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We sat in the outdoor courtyard where there was great music and candles. The wait staff was professional and friendly. Our food was fresh, imaginative, delicious and thoughtfully presented. We started off with homemade flat chippy things with sauces and shared some empanadas both were really delicious and different. My husband had the chicken with two moles - one was pumpkin seed and I think the other was traditional and I had a pasta dish with chili cream and chicken. Both were lovely and thoughtfully put together. We had hot chocolate for dessert which came in a bowl shaped like a giant kakao pod. Really delicious too. They brought us little cinnamon meringues with our bill. Overall, it was a really pleasant dinner in a lovely courtyard with lots of taste surprises.

  • Visited July 2013
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Mexico City, Mexico
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent good service, good food”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

The service was excellent, the food was good, but overpriced. This level of prices you get in Mexico City with a better quality of food. My "robalo" fllet could have been a little bit more tender, the soups could have had little bit more taste

Visited August 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Incredible!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Great staff, nice patio. Had the mole and my wife had chipilin soup. Both were outstanding. Get the quesadilla as an appetizer and you will not be disappointed. Flaky shell, seemingly whipped queso seca . . . Incredible. The little extras added to the ,eal as well . . . Some tasty cheeses sent out by the chef before and complimentary deserts. Really one of the best meals I have had in a long time.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just great”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Fantastic food in a beautiful place. Excellent food, attentive service and very good Mexican wine. What else can I say?

  • Visited July 2013
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