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“Excellent at a fair price”

Taberna de los Frailes
Ranked #13 of 119 Restaurants in Valladolid
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Calzada de los Frailes y el Convento de San Bernardino de Siena
Description: Renown Gourmet Maya Cuisine. Large wine selection. Tequila and Mezcal. Specialty cocktails. Excellent service in a most unique location and ambiance.
Reviewed January 27, 2014

This restaurant should be listed either # 1 or # 2 by tripadvisor. I am not sure how the ratings are balanced, but having Taberna de los Frailes not at the top is not right.
If you like Mexican sausage, chorizo, or other linked beef and pork, you should try the one offered at this place. Absolutely excellent, smoked and grilled to perfection. Salads are good as are other choices. You will pay more than in some other restaurants in town, but you will hopefully will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Two years ago my wife and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch at this restaurant with Alfredo as our waiter. Earlier this month we returned with our four adult children and, wonder of wonders, Alfredo was again our waiter, and served us four different dishes, all of which were rated excellent.

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

We stopped in for a drink and a snack in the early evening after visiting the nearby San Bernardino church complex, expecting something nice. It turned out to be more than that.

As a fan of interesting cocktails, that part of the menu looked good. I had a Yerbabuena Mojito (which mean lots of fresh mint), and my sister, who usually has either a glass of red wine or a margarita, was compelled to order a Cenote Azul, in honor of my ongoing quest for the best cenote in the Yucatan. That drink was more appropriately named than we knew; we later learned on their website that the Taberna actually sits over the cenote that the church and convent used as their water source.

Both drinks were so good that we had to have seconds.

The entradas (appetizers) menu was also promising, again appropriately. Earlier my sister had suggested that we find a place where we could get some nachos, which had me up in arms, saying, "I should hope we can do better than nachos. Ughh." But we decided to order the Nachos Yucatan when we saw them on the menu. They are nothing like the ones that received my contempt--relatively light with totopos instead of tortilla chips, black beans, crumbled longaniza (local sausage) and local white cheese. And they were elegantly served. We also ordered Xikil Pak, a delicious Mayan dip based on ground pumpkin seeds, tomatoes, onions and a bit of habanero chile.

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Thank caromex13
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Very good restaurant tucked into a corner of the square right next to the San Bernardino church and friary. Our guide suggested this place, and he steered us right.
We went there for dinner that night. It was crowded, with a large party waiting to be seated, but they made a table for us in their cocktail lounge.
The servers were very young, but they were unfailingly courteous, responsive and welcoming.
The food was very good.
It is almost entirely other tourists here, so don’t go expecting a local experience.
But a nice, cool little restaurant with a nice patio, good food, and very good staff.

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Thank JolietJakeBlues
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

the menu based on Mayan recipes and ingredients was very impressive. Staff's English is limited, but menu is bi-lingual. service & ambiance excellent. Entree Shrimp al pastor was interesting combination of shrimp in a light sauce over a slice of grilled pineapple, the appetizer of cheese sandwiched between grilled slices of watermelon with pumpkin puree sauce were particular standouts.

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Thank MJHBlack
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