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Top Choice Seafood in Villahermosa

La Cevichería Tabasco

A stellar seafood place just over the river from the city center. With bright murals inside and out and a friendly neighbourhood vibe, this busy, and slightly chaotic, place serves seafood dishes that are so arty yo…
Top Choice Park in Villahermosa

Parque-Museo La Venta

This fascinating outdoor park and museum was created in 1958, when petroleum exploration threatened the highly important ancient Olmec settlement of La Venta in western Tabasco. Archaeologists moved the site’s most …
Top Choice Seafood in Villahermosa

Rock & Roll Cocktelería

A maelstrom of heat, swirling fans and blaring TVs. Everyone’s here for the large and delicious seafood cocktails (though it also has good ceviche and seafood stew) and cheap beer. It's on a pedestrian street across…
Museum in Villahermosa

Museo Regional de Antropología

Villahermosa's excellent regional anthropology museum (even the shiny modern building it's housed in is impressive) holds some stunning exhibits on Olmec, Maya, Nahua and Zoque cultures in Tabasco – including Tortug…
Italian in Villahermosa

La Dantesca

Locals flock to this lively trattoria for its fantastic brick-oven pizzas, house-made pastas and scrumptious desserts. Most folks come for the pizza, but the ravioli verde with requesón and jamaica (a ricotta-like c…
Seafood in Villahermosa

Mar & Co

A little out of the center, but worth the trek for its outstandingly good seafood. Culinary highlights are the octopus with garlic and the delicious shellfish. Most locals will insist it's the best seafood joint in …
Live Music in Villahermosa

La Bohemia de Manrique

This cocktail bar is the place to come to catch great live music at the weekends. A lot of the performers play a distinctly Caribbean genre of music known as Trova.
Zoo in Villahermosa


This Tabascan safari park, 17km east of Villahermosa (4km past the airport), is hardly a Kenyan game drive, but the space and greenery do offer a break from the city. Yumká is divided into jungle, savanna and lake z…
Museum in Villahermosa

Museo de Historia Natural

Named after Tabasco's best-known naturalist, the small Museo de Historia Natural has good displays on dinosaurs, space, early humanity and Tabascan ecosystems and wildlife (all in Spanish).
Mexican in Villahermosa

Restaurante Madan

It’s not glamorous, but this reliable hotel restaurant, two blocks west of the river, has fair Mexican dishes and slow, but friendly service.