Top Choice Mexican in San Cristóbal de las Casas


A popular gathering center for political progressives and coffee-swigging, laptop-toting locals (not that they’re mutually exclusive), this large indoor courtyard restaurant, cafe and pizzeria is a comfortable place…
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Restaurante La Casona

Beyond the stately carved wooden doors is a dramatic tableclothed dining room with high ceilings and interior arches in a century-old building. Dine on regional dishes such as pollo juchi (fried chicken with pickled…
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Don Mucho’s

The hot spot of El Panchán, popular Don Mucho’s provides great-value meals in a jungly setting, with a candlelit ambience at night. Busy waiters bring pasta, fish, meat, plenty of antojitos (typical Mexican snacks),…
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Restaurant Las Tinajas

It doesn’t take long to figure out why this place is always busy. It slings enormous portions of excellent home-style food – enough to keep you (and possibly another person) fueled up for hours. Pollo a la veracruza…
Top Choice Mexican in San Cristóbal de las Casas

No Name Quesadillas

A sweet couple sells gourmet quesadillas and flavored atoles (sweet, corn-based hot drinks) at this signless storefront with romantic courtyard seating. The menu changes daily: vegetarian Sunday through Tuesday, sea…
Top Choice Mexican in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Restaurante LUM

This swanky indoor-outdoor restaurant which serves up the regional cuisines of Chiapas, Veracruz and the Yucatán is in San Cristóbal's first designer hotel. Custom-made lamps, reflecting pools and walls of geometric…
Mexican in San Cristóbal de las Casas


A fun, economical and busy cocina popular (popular kitchen) across from the Mercado Municipal, Alebrije serves freshly prepared food like enfrijoladas con pollo (tortillas with bean sauce, cheese and chicken), chila…
Italian in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Il Piccolo

Piccolo's large new space has a a wood-fired oven and kids' trampoline in a huge back garden with dynamite views. The menu features steaks and pizzas as well as delectable fresh pasta. For a laugh, ask the owner abo…
Taquería in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Emiliano’s Moustache

This large, enjoyable place specializes in tacos filled with combinations of meat, vegetable or cheese. The meat filetes are also excellent, and vegetarian possibilities exist.
Vegetarian in San Cristóbal de las Casas

La Casa del Pan Papalotl

This courtyard vegetarian restaurant does a particularly filling buffet lunch from 1pm to 5pm (M$80 to M$110). Fresh bread and locally grown organic ingredients are staples here, and its shop sells excellent house-m…