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El Fogon de Jovel

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican,
Avenida 16 de Septiembre No. 11 | Downtown, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
+52 967 678 2550
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“tortillas” (20 reviews)
“corn soup” (2 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Contemporary
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Avenida 16 de Septiembre No. 11 | Downtown, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
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Reviewed 10 January 2015

I think This is the restaurant located across the street from the Jade Museum. The Jade museum has information in English which is huge since everything else is only in Spanish. The restaurant has all the local indigenous foods. We ate there several nights. The...More

Thank travelors151933
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We had to wait 30 minutes to get a table, so that gives you an idea about how popular this restaurant is. The menu is so extensive that is difficult to choose a dish. The waiter was so busy that it was difficult to get...More

Thank Martha N
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

We had our first dinner in Chiapas at the fogon in san cristobal. Food is delicious with traditional plates from Chiapas. Don't forget to taste the posh! Very nice. Service good

1  Thank Aleescandonm
Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

We went here with great expectations and out of the four main dishes we ordered two were un edible. We had to return them a fact that was ignored by the waiter and the rest of the organization. The cochito and the enchiladas were good....More

Thank AsianTravellina
Reviewed 21 October 2014

This is the place to go, order their specialty dish and you will get more meat then you can eat. Overall quality of the food is average. Waiters are friendly and the local music is not my taste. Not much of fine dining, really very...More

Thank LTGuide
Reviewed 28 July 2014

There's music, huipiles, good food, several beverages. It is a restaurante and a museum, with marimba music, folk singers and nice service, in an old and beautiful building. A must for this city. Across the Street you can visit the Jade Museum, and also shop...More

Thank Una2020
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I asked for a parrillada with a selection of different meats, including arrachera (flank stake or tip stake) the meat was very hard and dry that I couldn't eat it, also I asked for mushrooms with cheese and they were not fresh they were from...More

1  Thank Guadalupe M
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Tender meat cuts, sausages and spring onions are grilled at your table while the marimba group plays. Tasty salads are offered as well as many regional dishes, like the chipilín soup, made with a wild green vegetable, corn and cheese balls. Tortillas.are hand-made.

Thank jollycrone
Reviewed 31 March 2014

This very Chiapan restaurant was a disapointment. In general, the food was good, but we were surprised that a credit card could not be used to pay. Although they claimed this information was printed in the menu, not one of the eleven of us saw...More

Thank Chimayosa
Reviewed 20 March 2014

This is a courtyard restaurant with musicians - but don't be put off they are not intrusive. We really liked this place - the Mexican food was nicely done and quite generous. This was where we tried Pox (the local Mayan drink pronounced Posh) for...More

Thank TimSY2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 12
Mexican, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 16 de Septiembre No. 11 | Downtown, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Phone Number: +52 967 678 2550
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