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El Fogon de Jovel

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16 de Septiembre 11, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
+52 967 678 1153
Today
13:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 22:00
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Redding, California
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372 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only think remarkable about this restaurant were the fresh tortillas, the rest was pasable food. Nothing to repeat again. We had an assortment of plates and none of us really liked the food.

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Thank 530Gypsy
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, our hotel concierge recommended this awful restaurant to my colleague. I knew it was gonna be bad when I spotted the cheesy decor and all the gringos...it was MUCH WORSE than I expected. The most insipid tamales I've ever rated in my life...seriously! My friend ordered the the "mole" chicken (I tasted it and) was INEDIBLE, it was so... More 

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Thank Christina V
Monterrey, Mexico
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a good choice to have typical Chiapas food. The place has a nice decoration, the staff is dressed up accordingly, they have live marimba music and freshly hand-made tortillas. The food was good and served very fast and they had regional artisan beer which was good to try. One thing I believe they should change is that they... More 

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Thank Joaquin78
Norwich, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

...... by either the food, service or entertainment. Yes, we went in as a small tourist group, but it seemed like the food was plated up ready and waiting the exception being the soup which was great. The wine, Mexican, good and excellent VFM was what kept us sitting there. The entertainment in the form of musicians was painful, not... More 

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Thank DaveC774
San Francisco, Mexico
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We enjoyed our experience here...it's quick in and out! The food was good, regional specialties and the service was good also.

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Thank galeriacorazon
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is a very nice, courtyard-type Chiapas restaurant serving local specialties. Good service and a menu of discovery made our lunch here very pleasant. Tortillas are freshly made by hand before your eyes. The only issue...the marimba players...really not needed....

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Thank ClubWorldTraveller
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Average food and service, the best thing is the fresh cheese and the tortillas... They don't accept credit card

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Thank Javier B
Montebello, California
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I truly enjoyed the food at this restaurant. It is just around the corner from the Holiday Inn Hotel in San Cristobal de las Casas. The food is authentic and very tasty. I loved "Sopa de Pan" a very delicious soup from Chiapas. On Sundays there have typical dancers as well as Marimba daily. From all the restaurants in SC... More 

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Thank Catabella2013
Watauga
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The restaurant is beautifully decorated with the waiters in traditional local attire but the food we ordered - sopa de pan and cinco tamales - was bland in taste and disappointing.

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Thank JoeBetsill
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Traditional food. Great taste and friendly people. Best place to eat. Close to everything. A bit pricy.

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Thank Aimee L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 22:00
Monday
13:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 22:00
Thursday
13:00 - 22:00
Friday
13:00 - 22:00
Saturday
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 de Septiembre 11, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Phone Number: +52 967 678 1153

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?