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Barrios de Jovel

20 de Noviembre #28, Barrios Mexicanos, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good59%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible11%
4 Dec 2016
“great spot near the market”
25 Nov 2015
“Typical Chiapas cuisine”
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Mexican, Latin
€€ - €€€
20 de Noviembre #28, Barrios Mexicanos, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

we found this place the first night we were in san cristobal and ended up eating there for either lunch or dinner several times. it's small and obviously caters to tourists- menus in several languages- but it also has locals and regulars and feels authentic....More

Thank cindy c
Reviewed 25 November 2015

You have to go there at least once even if the prices are for tourists and do not reflect the cost of traditional Chiapas cuisine. The service is good, the atmosphere is very relaxed and you get good traditional love music.

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Six of us went for a friend's birthday. Three people ate from the same anafre - varied meats and the other three of us ate vegetarian food. The three that ate the meat plate all got violently ill that night. It was pretty clear where...More

Thank Belaissima
Reviewed 1 December 2014

When most people love San Cristobal de las Casas and its claim to be the best place to visit in Mexico, it is in fact flooded with international cuisine and what Barrios de Jovel offers is the typical and traditional San Cristobal food accompanied by...More

Thank Jmkliur
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Across from the market, good food and great music played on a beautiful wooden marimba. We were there in the middle of the afternoon. This was recommended to us as a good place for local food. They clearly have a lot of tourists (their Mayan...More

Thank Wellsville2012
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We asked the Tourist Board if they could recommend a restaurant serving local food, out of 3 possible - this is one we chose & we were not dissappointed. From an English menu - we decided on something that had five components. A Spanish speaking...More

Thank kaw118
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Simple regional food, generous portions of authentic Chiapas fare. Very fresh ingredients - we tried some amazing broccoli and yellow corn. Try the local dirinks (eg Tascalate) and enjoy the marimba music. Not high-end by any means, simply good granma food at a good price.

1  Thank Enrique C
Reviewed 17 June 2013

I was greeted warmly by my waiter. He also took the time to explain which menu items were Chiapaneca and which ones were not. The menu is in Spanish and English. The waiter brought me totopos along with six appetizer condiments. They were frijoles negra,...More

Thank seniorbackpacker67
Reviewed 21 April 2013

This is a small, authentic place that we have eaten at twice. Both times were very satisfying. The Entrada/Appetizer is a bargain at 30 pesos ($2.50USD). The sauces are wonderful-one dish offered three different sauces. Try the vegetable rellenos. The tamale platter was interesting with...More

1  Thank NatureHound
Reviewed 7 March 2013

We stopped for lunch today and had a great soup and a plate of mixed tamales and some local traditional drinks. They have live music later in the afternoon and evening. It right near Santo Domingo, so it's a good stop after the market and...More

Thank Canute_the_Great
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  • Address: 20 de Noviembre #28, Barrios Mexicanos, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  San Cristobal de las Casas
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