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El Fogon de Jovel

Av. 16 De Septiembre No. 11 | Downtown, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
+52 967 678 1153
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“tortillas” (18 reviews)
“parrillada” (4 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
Av. 16 De Septiembre No. 11 | Downtown, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 13 March 2017 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...More

Thank Christina V
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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...More

Thank Joaquin78
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...More

Thank DaveC774
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.

Thank galeriacorazon
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....

Thank ClubWorldTraveller
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

Thank Javier B
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...More

Thank Catabella2013
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.

Thank JoeBetsill
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Aimee L
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The ambience and overall experiemce ia great. Food is tasty and traditional of the mountain region of San Cristobal. You feel like in a traditional kitchen. Handmade tortillas at their traditional stove. We had the cochito (pork) and Bubule (steak). Paired with tazcalate and chia-lemonade....More

Thank Bernardo A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Mexican, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: Av. 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 1153
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