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Top Choice Historic Building in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Na Bolom

An atmospheric museum-research center, Na Bolom for many years was the home of Swiss anthropologist and photographer Gertrude Duby-Blom (Trudy Blom; 1901–93) and her Danish archaeologist husband Frans Blom (1893–196…
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 Fusion in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Santo Nahual

Even before you've tasted the food this wonderful new venture impresses with its glass-roofed courtyard dining area filled with worn timbers, smooth pebbles, glossy-leafed banana plants and even a day-glo piano. And…
Top Choice Mexican in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Restaurante LUM

This swanky indoor-outdoor restaurant in San Cristóbal's first designer hotel serves up exciting blends of Chiapas, Veracruz and Yucatán cuisine fused with tastes and ideas from around the culinary planet. Custom-ma…
Top Choice Church in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Templo & Ex-Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán

Located just north of the center of town, the imposing 16th-century Templo de Santo Domingo is San Cristóbal’s most beautiful church, especially when its facade catches the late-afternoon sun. This baroque frontage,…
Top Choice Live Music in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Cafe Bar Revolución

There’s always something fun at Revolución, with two live bands nightly (at 9pm and 11pm) and an eclectic line up of salsa, rock, blues, jazz and reggae. Dance downstairs or order a mojito or caipirinha and chat in …
Italian in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Trattoria Italiana

Set inside a pastel-colored colonial building and with some tables outside under the trees, this mother-and-daughter-run Italian restaurant really feels as if it's been transferred straight from Tuscany . The house …
Cathedral in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Catedral

On the north side of the plaza, the candy-colored cathedral was begun in 1528 but wasn't completed until 1815 because of several natural disasters. Sure enough, new earthquakes struck in 1816 and also 1847, causing …
Mexican in San Cristóbal de las Casas

El Caldero

Perfect for a cold day, simple, friendly little El Caldero specializes in delicious Mexican soups – pozole (shredded pork in broth), mondongo (tripe), caldo (broth). Although calling them mere 'soups' does them an i…
Cocktail Bar in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Cocoliche

By day Cocoliche is a bohemian restaurant with lots of Asian dishes, but in the evening its mismatched Chinese lanterns and wall of funky posters set the scene for drinking boozy licuados (milkshakes) with friends. …