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Restaurant El Chac-Mool

Highway 261 South of entrance to Santa Elena | Carretera Uxmal-Kabah num 211B Santa Elena Yucatan, Santa Elena 97890, Mexico
+52 997 978 5117
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tortillas” (10 reviews)
“pollo pibil” (3 reviews)
“local food” (5 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Highway 261 South of entrance to Santa Elena | Carretera Uxmal-Kabah num 211B Santa Elena Yucatan, Santa Elena 97890, Mexico
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is less of a restaurant and more like a quick stop cafe. Don't expect too much! The quality of food is rather poor.More

1  Thank Annie C
Miguel191090, Gerente at Restaurant El Chac-Mool, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

I am so sorry that you felt that way, could you at least let us know what did you eat and what was the problem? I realised that you posted for another place the same day here in santa elena, and you said what was...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016

El Chac Mool in Santa Elena is a must stop when exploring the interior of the Yucatan Pennisula. Our primary interest in travel is to experience natural habitat and cultural sites outside of the U.S. This December, our road trip was very much about Maya...More

Thank CBakula
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice people / family with very nice and good local food cocked over a fire place in the garden.

Thank Dom G
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This is the place where you can find the authentic Mayan food! The place is great and the service is awesome! It's a must if you come to visits uxmal !

Thank Ivonne D
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a little local place running a restaurant and bed and breakfast not far from Uxmal. This is not a luxury place, with it's thatched roof, concrete floor, and basic wooden tables. But don't worry, it is clean. This is authentic Mayan cooking. We...More

Thank Twila R
Reviewed 1 March 2016

I've had numerous lunches and dinners at Chac-Mool over several years, and can honestly say that the food has always been tasty and very pleasing. Ambiance is seriously lacking at Chac-Mool, so don't expect a lovely place for a candlelit romantic evening. And service, while...More

1  Thank JosephNP
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Amazing experience with my family. The food was very authentic cultural, a little bit of Mayan souvenirs, great staff very friendly. Clean bathrooms free Internet service provided and works very well. In overall my family and I highly recommend this resturant

1  Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 28 December 2015

I visited Restaurant Chac-Mool for lunch on November 23rd with a friend, after touring the Uxmal Ruins and on my way to the Kabah Ruins. This local restaurant was located along Highway 261 (left hand side if coming from the Uxmal), between Uxmal and Kabah...More

Thank BrittanyAdventures
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Budget hotel but 10 kms from Uxmal. Apart from the hotel there is a dinning room and a gift shop. The gift shop ha an impressive display of carved stone Mayan works done by family members.

1  Thank paulie90
Reviewed 8 November 2015

We had a great day in Uxmal and were looking for a place to get some food. We wanted to get away from the touristy crowds near the ruins. Chac-Mool was recommended by one of the locals working at the Choco-Story so we decided to...More

2  Thank Globe-trotter-too
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 261 South of entrance to Santa Elena | Carretera Uxmal-Kabah num 211B Santa Elena Yucatan, Santa Elena 97890, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +52 997 978 5117
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This is a nice place to come and eat, fresh and healty, you can get all kinds of yocatecan style food, hand made tortillas, vegetarian food, and a lot of more options. hope to see you around.
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