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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 13:00 - 22:00
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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!

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Thank Xo F
Brisbane
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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.

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Thank AntarcticBound
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

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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.

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Thank nancy m
Morelia, Mexico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank Virginia R
San Antonio, Texas
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203 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Mariahsa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Usufructo was very bad. The instruments whare not tuned, musicians has no sence of music. Food was worse . We have tried 5 different plates and no one ware satisfied nor happy. Only good point was lady that did the tortilla s. They tried to do some spectacle - tradicional dancing... I did fill bad, discousted. Dancers looked humiliated. After... More 

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Thank Błażej B
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

This was the worst meal we had in our 5 days in San Cristobal. I ordered the cheese and it was rancid. I also had the bread soup, which tasted like they threw whatever was in the kitchen in there. The room was freezing the evening we were there, so the atmosphere was also unpleasant. We had better Chiapas food... More 

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Thank NYfam4
Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

I enjoy the Food in this Restaurant for the second time in my life. I just want to receomend that they need to attend more quickly the customers and they have to accept Credit Cards. Is not cheap to pay in Cash.

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Thank Enrique B

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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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?