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Tierra y Cielo Restaurante
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $43
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten all over Mexico and was excited they had a woman chef. First my water was served in a chip glass and they changed it but lo and behold it returned in the form of a lavender margarita except they forgot the lavender . Next up a tamale. Beautiful presentation but flavorless. Next up the chipini soup. Again totally flavorless. The same soup at La Lupe was ten times better. Then we shared beef ribs string flavor.ess. The only good thing was the encrusted fish. Their were 3 of us and we had cocktails and a bottle of wine was $57.00 usd each. The food at La Lupe was way way better. The restaurant was empty by the way. They need to step up their game! Very disappointed.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

We had the tasting menu with the paired Mexican wines and beer. I’d give the food a 4/5 - it was generally very nice, though we’d had better elsewhere in San Cristobal at a much lower price, but to their credit they did have some interesting new takes on old favourites.

There were real problems however with the drinks and the restaurant layout.

Firstly, the drinks: out of 4 paired wines and a beer, the beer was the nicest drink and that was poured straight from a bottle! Not to mention it was a pretty commonly available and cheap beer, but it worked fine with the dish. I’m almost certain that 1 of the wines we were served was out of date, but it was an usual Mexican rosé so I couldn’t say with complete confidence. I did spot a date label on the bottle that was 2 months before our visit, but maybe that was referring to something else; either way it was bad. Two of the other wines we had were also from the same label as each other, which was somewhat disappointing when we’d paid for a tasting pairing to experience a variety of Mexican wines. Overall the wine pairing was disappointing and in some cases actively unpleasant, though the beer and the final red wine we had were better.

Lastly and worst of all: my god your restaurant was freezing! We were seated near the entrance door, and spent the majority of the meal being uncomfortably blasted by cold winds. The restaurant door was often left open due to staff coming in and out, and the door to the main building adjoining the restaurant was also open, so we were being constantly blown by winds coming straight in from outdoors. I had to repeatedly get up during the meal to shut the door myself, as well as asking the servers to close the door, which they did a few times before giving up or forgetting. Maybe this is because this sort of cold breeze is less common in Mexico (?) so staff aren’t used to it, but for an expensive restaurant it should be basic knowledge that your customers shouldn’t be spending their evening in uncomfortable cold conditions and having to interrupt their meals to repeatedly close the doors to your own establishment. Even before you eat anything, comfortable seating should be the bare minimum at an expensive restaurant.

Overall would go again for the food, but only when they’ve sorted out the freezing conditions, and I’d recommend you stick to the a la carte menu for wine

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank bspu
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Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

Food in san Cristobal is really cheap and delicious everywhere so you dont need to go to a super expencive restaurante to enjoy its flavour.. but the place is beautiful and food really good that its good to visit.. meals are not that big.. they are more gourmet but we had a beautiful time.. i do recommend it .. it was the favorite restaurant of several of my group

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Tanya L
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Reviewed December 31, 2019

They “lost” our reservation for news years eve. We left telephone and email contact info. Yesterday we went to confirm reservation and they had no record of it. For a restaurant of this price it is very disappointing how little care they take to customers

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank marilyns177
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Great Cuisine with flavors from Chiapas. Very nice place and the service was very good. For people who likes new fine chefs.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Fernando R
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