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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
13:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Chocolate delicious, the vibes of the place very nice and the concept it's perfect!!! Come to San Cristobal, yes!!! It's Mexico!!!!

Thank Roberto A
Celestun, Yucatan, mexico
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77 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Great local cuisine, waiter dressed authentic Mexican Clothes, food was average but service was good, they also had a children's play area for our son with a young girl watching him, the nanny appreciated that so she could enjoy her meal as well. I will return for the fresh corn tortilla and traditional flavors

Thank Gary D
Mexico City, Mexico
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I did not like this restaurant. Service was really bad and the food was not good. There are many options at San Cristobal de las Casas, so do not make my mistake and try another restaurant.

Thank carabalb01
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

OMG! All food is delicious: Mole, steak, guacamole, beverages. The place is decorated with many paintings, the costume's waiters are from the different Chiapa's regions. A very,very nice place to eat and spending the night!

Thank Xo F
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798 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The restaurant is just off cathedral square. The dinner was very good with a varied menu of local dishes. We had been advised to request a special desert by our guide and although not on the menu it was made available. We found the food quite delicious and the staff very attentive. Happy to recommend it.

Thank AntarcticBound
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has very authentic Mexican food. Fresh tortillas. I recommend trying La Crema de Frijol. Would come ba

Thank Epadilla1
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

we were told by a tour guide to check the restaurant.. had my birthday dinner there and i loved it. food was delicious and the staff was super nice.

Thank nancy m
Morelia, Mexico
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Not all dishes in the menu were available. The food was not tasty at all, in terms of flavor and presentation. The atmosphere was ok, with local music and folkloric dances. I would not recommend it.

Thank Virginia R
San Antonio, Texas
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218 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Our experience was good enough that we had lunch twice, comfortable with good service, prices are average, menu has many options for everyone. location is easy to get to on foot, right across from the Cathedral.

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California Desert, California
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this place by the concierge of our hotel. We wanted good food with local flavor. Upon our arrival, we received complimentary tortillas with different salsas with beans and locally made cheese. It was delicious! Their menu is vast, and we we enjoyed every bite of our selections. The prices were not unreasonable and the waiters were very... More 

Thank Mariahsa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
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?