We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Barrios de Jovel

€€ - €€€
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
20 de Noviembre #28, Barrios Mexicanos, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 10: English reviews
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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. chile rellenos, and pollo enchiladas were favorites. there was also a dish of steamed chayote... More 

Thank cindy c
Longueuil, Canada
Level Contributor
149 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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
Annapolis, Maryland
Level Contributor
40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 they got sick. Unfortunate.

Thank BeryBery
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
149 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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 Chiapas traditional live marimba.

Thank Jmkliur
Logan, Utah
Level Contributor
36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 food menu came in four languages) at some times but this was the off season... More 

Thank Wellsville2012
lincs UK
Level Contributor
420 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
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 American came to our rescue & suggested that we would find one main course between... More 

Thank kaw118
Guadalajara, Mexico
Level Contributor
132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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
Copan, Honduras
Level Contributor
76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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, guacamole, a fresh salsa, a liquid salsa, pickled jalapeno peppers and one other. I had... More 

Thank seniorbackpacker67
Elkins, West Virginia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 variety of 5 tamales. I enjoyed the mole'.

1 Thank NatureHound
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
129 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
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 museum. There were many other interesting sounding local dishes and what we had were good... More 

Thank Canute_the_Great

Travellers who viewed Barrios de Jovel also viewed

San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas

Been to Barrios de Jovel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 de Noviembre #28, Barrios Mexicanos, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  San Cristobal de las Casas

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Barrios de Jovel and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Barrios de Jovel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?