Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Palenque

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),…
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 Palenque

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 Tuxtla Gutiérrez

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…
Top Choice Mexican in San Cristóbal de las Casas

TierrAdentro

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…
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 Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Las Pichanchas

This courtyard restaurant specializes in Chiapas food with live marimba music and, from 8:30pm to 10pm every night, a show of colorful traditional Chiapas dances that whips up quite a party atmosphere. Try the tasty…
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Ostionería El Rinconcito

Take a taxi to this popular seafood spot near the Panteón and try to choose between the 17 different shrimp dishes, a freshly cooked róbalo (snook) and the in-season langosta (lobster). Weekend lunches are prime tim…
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Namandí Café & Crepas

Nattily attired staff serve baguette sandwiches, pastas and good coffee at this large modern cafe and restaurant, but the fresh-off-the-griddle crepes are the main draw. Try a savory crepa azteca with chicken, corn …
Mexican in San Cristóbal de las Casas

El Eden

This quality restaurant’s tempting European and Mexican menu includes fondue suiza (Swiss fondue), sopa azteca (tortilla, chili, onion and herb base topped with shredded chicken, fresh cheese, lime, avocado and cori…