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Mexican in Santa Elena

Restaurant El Chac-Mool

Off Hwy 261 at the southern entrance to Santa Elena, Restaurant El Chac-Mool is a basic, if friendly, place but service can be slow. It serves tasty, homemade Yucatecan food that includes a hearty vegetarian plate o…
Museum in Santa Elena

Santa Elena Museum

The only reason you go to this tiny museum is for the view (it's perched on a hill) and to support the locals – both worth doing. Displays are modest, mainly pictures and replicas. A small section is devoted to sisa…
Mexican in Santa Elena

Pickled Onion

Situated under a large veranda, this spot provides pleasant relief from the sun. Dishes include the usual Yucatecan specialties, as well as a few options (such as gazpacho) that come as a surprise. Service is friend…