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El Fogon de Jovel

Avenida 16 de Septiembre No. 11 | Downtown, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
+52 967 678 2550
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“tortillas” (20 reviews)
“corn soup” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
Avenida 16 de Septiembre No. 11 | Downtown, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was only 7pm but this seemed to be the only place open. Decor was very nice, waiters in apparent local costume. Realised this was a place where they put on folkloric shows and thought our food would be mass produced bland - but not...More

Thank Veronica014
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed after being recommended to eat here. Staff was rude, food was bad and in one case inedible.

Thank Vince B
Reviewed 17 April 2018

There are so many better places to eat than here. I don't understand the reviews. The tamales were disgusting and the rest was less than average. Only take cash too which for the prices and how nice the restaurant is was shocking.

Thank familytraveler671126
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

First night in town we went there. Nice atmosphere, we asked for the specialty of the house, got assorted meats.

Thank Israel B
Reviewed 9 March 2018

We went for dinner, the soup of the area "sopa the pan" was excellent the rest less than good. And note that they take cash only no credit card

Thank Rodrighito
Reviewed 24 February 2018

A great traditional Mexican restaurant. The decor and atmosphere give the feel of an authentic Mexican village. In one corner is a lady making fresh tortillas. In the other are the marimba players. Come on a Friday night and be treated to a Mexican dancing...More

Thank Oakworthgirl
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for great mexican and typical food, this is the place. The service is wonderful and you can eat while hearing the marimba.

Thank Alejandra S
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Very good food, the enchiladas de mole are stupendous. My son had the corn soup which was a definite must. I highly recommend. Bring cash and a little patience, food takes time

Thank FedericoDLT
Reviewed 25 December 2017

It does not worth eating here.The food quality is very little for the price.The servers are indifferent I regret eating here.

Thank Megabiz
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

The place is very cozy. Decorated with extreme and warm care. At 14:30 Marimba starts to play great Mexican songs. This creates a warm atmosphere despite the cold weather. Perfect place to enjoy great food and a local drink: Posh! The dishes are Large! Jovel...More

Thank edgar_rangel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Mexican, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 16 de Septiembre No. 11 | Downtown, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Phone Number: +52 967 678 2550
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