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Fonda El Itacate

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Juan Soto #4, Xalapa 91000, Mexico
08:00 - 17:30
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Xalapa, Mexico
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

When you're in Xalapa's downtown there are a lot to places to eat, this is a good option with a variety of meals.

Thank AgustinNahum
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is an awesome restaurant to have breakfast or lunch, they shoul open late. Food is great, you can have a healthy breakfast for less than $5 US. Hand made tortillas made right on the spot. Great value deals that include fresh pressed orange juice and coffee. Over all its just an excellent place to eat.

1 Thank Ruben S
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Highly overrated. Service was terrible; I was denied part of the menu because it was 30 minutes to noon. Food was okay but tasted like it was prepared ahead of time. Oh, and I forgot my headphones and they didn't give them back.

Thank Jonathan M
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The place looks nice but the food was less than average. I had better authentic Mexican food in other restaurants. The chilaquiles tasted fade and you could tell they were prepared in advance.

1 Thank CaptainJY
Xalapa, Veracruz
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This Fonda is really great if you want delicious food at a very good price. The restaurant is in downtow Xalapa and decorated with mexican movie celebrites from Mexico's "Golden Era" from 1940'o '60's. They usually have the "comida corrida" at a good price. Enjoy!

Thank Jalaparoy
San Ignacio, Belize
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2011

If you've spent more than a few days in Xalapa and were eating out, it's hard to imagine not hearing about this very enjoyable restaurant. The menu appears to be fairly standard fare, but the management must encourage creativity because the chefs occasionally vary from tradition. The results have left us pleasantly surprised. Itacate is house in an old colonial... More 

3 Thank Chucumite

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Juan Soto #4, Xalapa 91000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Veracruz  >  Xalapa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?