San Cristóbal de Las Casas Restaurants

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    La Chimenea: Chiapas cuisine

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Aug 13, 2012

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    Traditional Mexican cuisine is served in the La Chimenea Restaurant. Guests can enjoy a drink in La Pergola Lounge, or in the El Pavo Real Bar.
    This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

    You can watch my 2 min 38 sec Video San Cristobal de Las Casas Villa Mercedes in the morning out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

    Favorite Dish: Chiapas food is a delectable blend of indigenous and Spanish influences. The regional cuisine in and around San Cristobal, Chiapas differs from the cuisine in other parts of Mexico. In San Cristobal you’ll find a variety of beef, pork and chicken dishes prepared with local herbs and seasonings and often using less chili pepper than in other regions of the country.
    San Cristobal offers some of the best dining options in the state where you’ll have your choice of restaurants serving up a mix of tantalizing traditional Mexican and international cuisines.
    Regional specialties include tasajo (thinly sliced beef marinated in an achiote chili sauce), chicken with mole (sauce prepared with chili peppers, spices and chocolate) and pork with pipian (pumpkin seed sauce). Local artisanal cheeses are produced in the town of Ocosingo and seafood and dried shrimp are common in towns and villages located out along the coast.

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    Plenty good restaurants: Try the local food

    by Twan Written Apr 18, 2012

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    On and around the main square there are many sit-down restaurants. You can find cheaper food at the local street vendors and at the markets.

    Cocoliche, Cristóbal Colón 3 (close to Real de Guadalupe). Mexican, Asian, pasta, vegetarian, smoothies, juices, sandwiches, burritos, all very good. Free wifi. They frequently have free bands that play here in the evenings edit
    Natura, Real de Guadalupe 26 (corner of Belisario Domínguez). Coffee, bagels etc, in a nice small corner bar. edit
    Perfidia, María Adelina Flores 23. Perfidia has bocadillos to share, from empanadas and enmoladas, to the famous hamburgers and salads with locally made jamón serrano and regional cheeses. edit
    Naturalissimo, 20 de Noviembre 4. Vegetarian restaurant, one of many. edit
    El Gato Gordo - Real de Guadalupe 20. Good restaurant with live music. It has a cheap vegetarian menu for 35 pesos (soup, rice, cheese croquets). Pasta is also +- 35 pesos.
    El Caldero - Enjoy some hearty traditional Mexican soups. Prices are 49 pesos for any of the soups and the menu also includes salads and few other snacks. Located on Insurgentes about two locals next to Toluc.
    El Tacoleto - Some friendly and attentive wait staff, serving mexican taco´s and quesadillas. Lacking any Chicken tacos but other than that everything is great. Very clean places and quick service. right across the street from Latino´s night club on Francisco Madero.
    El Mesón del Taco - Av. Crecencio Rosas Tacos al pastor, quesadillas and other Mexican food. 40-50 pesos.
    Quesadillas de Lupita - in the street in front of the San Francisco market for sweets and handicrafts (Av. Hermanos Domínguez), third entrance on the left side, evenings from 8:30PM only. Different food every day, made with a lot of love.
    Kitsch & Bagels - Real de Guadalupe 44a Offers bagels, snacks, full bar service, garden area, live music on weekends, play some pool with friends, free wi-fi and much more. Also has a boutique offering many original and colorful popular culture arts and crafts made by Mexican and local artists much different from what is normaly seen in San Cristóbal great for window shopping. Open 8AM - 11:30PM closed on Wednesday
    El Molcajete - located in front of the Law School heading towards El Carmen Church on the pedestrian street. Known for its delicious Pozole a traditional Mexican meal. resonably priced and filling.
    Las Nubes - Calle Niños Héroes #2a Famous for its dimly lit ambiance creating a nice mellow mood, also a place where Gourmet Coffee is done right and always 2x1 for any drink on the menu all day long also offering breakfasts, lunch and dinner. Open 8AM - 11PM everyday of the week
    El Alebrije - A local Favorite located near all the hustle and bustle of the Market. Located on Calle El Caminero near the Isste Super Market. Offering inexpensive Mexican meals that taste great. Main courses of menu usually changes daily. Open everday except Sunday
    La Casa del Pan - Two Locations both with restaurant and bakery. The original La Casa del Pan is in the Barrio del Cerillo, known for the fountain in front providing a perfect outdoor sitting area. The second location is on Real de Guadalupe # 55 in a building offering a cinema, bar, language school, yoga and few more activities. La Casa del Pan is know for its quality baked goods as well as the organic products used in the restaurant and sold in the store. A nice selection for vegetarian and more health conscious visitors.

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    Chequel restarante: Something quiet and wonderful

    by Travmad Updated Jan 26, 2012

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    I was walking by this place coming back from the markets and had a feeling about it. My feeling was right this place is delight. I opted for the comida buffet which slowed me to sample everything and I did. There were three types of meat to chose from chicken, wings, chicken cordon bleu or in a mole negro. Pork in chunks in a red sauce. Beef in a different type of red sauce. Two types of soup desert and a drink for $100. Pricey for comida maybe but it's done well. I was smiling all afternoon.

    Favorite Dish: A chille relleno stuffed with shredded chicken ,carrots ,onion and spice in a white sauce to die for.

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    Kitsch & Bagels: Breakfasts, Bagels and More

    by DSwede Written Sep 21, 2011
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    While I have to say I'm not surprised, I was a little disappointed to find this place written up on the Wikitravel pages. I thought I had been to a place that was less traveled than that, but its reputation is deserved.

    The average tourist may not get the best service, but locals and long term visitors will get better and better service with repeat business.

    The place offers typical cafe style drinks and juices, bagel sandwiches and a few beers. There is a pool table in the back and a small garden/patio in the far back. There is a large projection screen in the patio that shows important games and maybe the occasional movie.

    Favorite Dish: The breakfast bagels are excellent. I'm partial to the Mañanero! It is closed on Wednesdays.

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    Cafe Bar Revolución: Best Sandwiches

    by DSwede Updated Sep 21, 2011
    Best Sandwiches Ever

    Many people have commented on Cafe Bar Revolución as being a good place for live music and general bar going. I'd have to agree, I came here a couple times for that reason with my local friends.

    But I would not be doing my good Samaritan duties if I did not mention that they also have a decent food menu and offer the best sandwiches in town, possibly all of Mexico!

    I recommend sitting outside since the noise of the crowd and the band inside may get a little loud at times.

    Favorite Dish: Hands down the sandwiches are the best. They are named after musicians so if you can't choose the sandwich, just choose your favorite music.

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    Hong Kong Restaurant: AMAZING Asian food!

    by leigh767 Written Jan 15, 2008

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    the owner is from the southern province Canton in China. He opened this restaurant five years ago and cooks the most authentic Asian dishes I've tasted. Being from Hong Kong myself, I of course simply LOVED the taste of home although the interior decor could frankly be improved.

    This restaurant is across the street from the artesan market.

    Favorite Dish: The fried rice is amazing; I prefer it over the noodle dishes. You can't go wrong with the shrimp dishes and beef stir fried either. An entree costs about USD 5-7.

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    Emiliano's moustache: Good food

    by leigh767 Written Jan 15, 2008

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    named after the Revolution hero Emiliano, this restaurant is correspondingly decorated with guns and photos. The food is fantastic and makes it a great option forbreakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Favorite Dish: Tortas and the egg/omelette breakfast for two (large portions!)

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    Mayambe: Delicious thai/indian/vietnamese food!

    by leigh767 Updated Jan 14, 2008

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    recommended by the lonely planet and fodor's guidebook, this Asian restaurant truly lives up to its reputation as having the best Asian food in town. You'll find some traditional favorites such as pad thai, tom yum soup, pratha etc. But the Sikh owner also has some lesser-known dishes on the menu.

    my friends and I enjoyed Mayambe so much that we came back again to have a last meal before we left San Cristobal!

    the restaurant is set in a courtyard decorated with bamboos and Asian figures

    Favorite Dish: Though not like the pad Thai you usually see in restaurants, this restaurant's version is equally good in its own way. The tom yum kong was a fantastic soup to whet your appetite, and the omelettes are a great way to start the day. I wasn't too impressed by the Platillo Vietnamita, however.

    one of the best parts of eating at Mayambe is the delicious bread that they serve before your main course, which comes with three different sauces such as salsa with mango and chutney and chili salsa-- incredibly delicious!!

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    D'Lilis Pasteleria: the best pies and cakes

    by karenita Written Mar 16, 2006
    look at all those fantastic cakes!
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    Hmmm....yummy! D'Lilis has many wonderful pies and cakes for around 15 pesos a slice! My favorites, and I have many, are the lime tart, three chocolate cheesecake, white chocolate layer cake, tiramasu, lemon/almond tart and the fruit pies. I didn't like the strawberry cheesecake as it was the no-bake type...but everything else was amazing!

    Favorite Dish: lime tart...!!!!

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    La Casa del Pan: Indigenous Condiments, Vegetarian, and Lost Grains

    by atufft Written Mar 5, 2006

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    I can't recall whether or not this restaurant was strictly vegetarian, but it definetly emphasizes health food and vegetarian lifestyle. What's really remarkable though is the use of indigenous lost grains and beans that can't be found anywhere else. In fact, this sort of experience is what I look for when traveling abroad, particularly within Latin America which has contributed more than it's share of the world's crops. But, with the scientific reduction of varieties grown, many of the local farmers are losing touch with the wealth of flavors and textures available from the less "succesful" varieties of corn, legumes, squashes, and so on.
    In the front of the restaurant is a store that sells cookbooks, organic coffee beans, raw chocolates, and other interesting things related to saving the indigenous cultures of Chaipas. The restaurant and store raise funds for projects for indigenous women and organic agriculture. Be sure to check out the dessert list, as I recall flans, fruit torts/pies, and other great items on the list. On the night that we visited, the live music either wasn't playing or we didn't want to wait around for it to start, but this place has a reputation for that too.

    Favorite Dish: I had some form of enchilada as I recall, but what makes the meal great are the baked breads, fresh tortillas, and it seems to me that we had a desert desert. The final cup of coffee is outstanding.

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    any food market: Eat in the Street

    by Ophelio Written Jan 21, 2005

    The great things about sitting in the markets is, you get a taste of authentic regional cuisine....(you will more than likely be the only tourist eating there), you get to see it before you buy it, it's cheap, and typically very tasty!

    Favorite Dish: "I'll have what he is having"

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    Elotes

    by Enzyme_X Written Dec 4, 2004

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    Line of corn vendors

    Corn, the plant Mayas got their name from. One of the basics of Mexican cousine. You can buy cooked corn from one of the many vendors that are crousing around the city. And in front of the cathedral there is a whole line of them. Kind of hard to chose where to buy.

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    Yam: Hippie Vegetarian Fare

    by xpythias Written Nov 1, 2003

    this place is brand spankin' new. seems to be run by an interesting group of hippie types, with colorful walls and trippie music. all food is vegetarian, with a good bulk of it vegan. had some amazing lentil soup, salad, and a seitan sandwich on a whole wheat baguette. i think it cost me 3 bucks and i won{t need to eat for at leat another day.

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    Cafetería del Centro: Breakfast!

    by IceBear7 Updated Jun 24, 2003

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    In this place I had one of the best breakfasts of my whole trip. I had arrived at 7 a.m. after spending the night on the bus from Oaxaca. Brought my bag to my hotel room, it was cold and misty and I was hungry. Then I got this huge breakfast in the Cafetería del Centro, with eggs and tortillas and frijoles, with toast and jam, fruit and juice and a lot of coffee. I got bright outside, I watched the streets come alive, a lot of Mexicans having their breakfast here as well, and it didn’t take long for me to love San Cris :-)

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    Salsa Verda: Salsa Verda

    by IceBear7 Written Feb 5, 2003

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    It was here in this restaurant where we started our Christmas Eve Tour of San Cristóbal's restaurants and bars and streets :-)
    With some beers and Tacos, in a plain but nice restaurant with friendly staff. It was still very busy outside in the street, everybody in good spirit, feeling great coz it was Christmas.

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