Must-see nightlife in Chiapas

  • Cafeología

    San Cristóbal de las Casas

    Coffee hounds, we've sniffed out the bean scene and this is the best place in town. Here's the checklist: single origin/single farmer production (tick)…

  • Cocoliche

    San Cristóbal de las Casas

    By day Cocoliche is a bohemian restaurant with lots of Asian dishes, but in the evening its vintage lanterns and wall of funky posters set the scene for…

  • Buenos Diaz Cafe


    Given that Tapachula is the gateway to the Coffee Route (Chiapas' coffee fincas), it's surprising how few contemporary cafes there are here. Thanks to…

  • Café Pillangó


    The young owner doesn't shout about her brews as much as we think she should. So we will. Come here for the best coffee in town and enjoy the locale's…

  • Café La Selva

    San Cristóbal de las Casas

    One of the first coffee shops in San Cristóbal and still about the best. La Selva is housed in an attractive old building with eye-catching wall murals…

  • Casa Fuga


    There's an air of secrecy about this smart, concrete-heavy place nestled away in a jungle garden, but that's how Casa Fuga seems to like it ('fuga' means …

  • La Mocte


    This fun and smart(ish) cantina is all things to all people. Expect lots of action (think downing of shots) or enjoy watching the groups in action:…

  • Latino’s

    San Cristóbal de las Casas

    A bright restaurant and dance spot where the city’s salseros (salsa musicians or dancers) gather to groove. Latin DJs spin from 8pm every night, and a…

  • La Viña de Bacco

    San Cristóbal de las Casas

    At San Cristóbal’s first wine bar, chatty patrons spill out onto the pedestrian street. It’s a convivial place, pouring a large selection of global…

  • Cacao Nativa

    San Cristóbal de las Casas

    For something different, melt into a hot chocolate at this chocolatería. The dozen or so varieties of artisanal chocolates make fine gifts – if you can…

  • Panóptico

    San Cristóbal de las Casas

    A small bar with more of a local clientele than many city-center places, it has a good range of artisan beers and the barman knows how to mix a mean…

  • Café Biomaya


    One of numerous good cafes on the Jardín de la Marimba, this one serves an organic, indigenous-grown brew and sports low-slung black sofas that may lead…

  • Italian Coffee Company


    Weary traveler, welcome to air-conditioned nirvana complete with a huge menu of coffees and board games to while away a wet afternoon.