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San Cristobal de las Casas (and environs) Dining

Several recommendations for your trip. We found the food to be very good and very reasonable, although not as amazing as Puebla and Oaxaca.

Our favoraite meal was at La Trattatoria Italiano. It took several tries to get in and would recommendation you have a reservations because it is tiny and was full everytime we walked by. Wonderful ravioli that changes daily. We sampled potato/gorganzola in sage butter and rabbit in rosemary butter. Sharing an appetizer, several glasses of wine, pasta, dessert, and coffee for $50 US with tip and tax! And no, we don't usualy look for italian food in Mexico!

Another endorsement would be for Normita's on Felipe Flores. Small local restaurant run by a family that made wonderful pozole. It was our first meal when we arrived and was a perfect start to out trip.

Try Tamales Dona Ame for great tamales. We meant to go to El Mercadito which was highly recommended by everyone (Moon Chiapas guide, New York Times Frugal Traveller and several locals), but never made it. The locals wait in line out the door.

One night we tried to go to La Paloma, but we were turned away by the hour long wait. Although many seem to like it we were told that the service is slow and the food uneven.

La Casa de Pan was described by my husband as "any port in a storm." Not great, but good. They were out of the Tamales Chiapanecos which we had come for so that probabaly took away from our experience. We had vegetarian enchiladas mole (it was a vegetarian restuarant).

We were there the week between Christmas and New Years so it was rather crowed and bustling. Couldn't get a table at Na Bolom as recommendaed by "crsitina" below, but visited the museum. Hope you have as good of a trip as we did!

Jan 02, 2010
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San Cristobal de las Casas (and environs) Dining

Na Bolom is definitely on our list. Thanks for your confirmation.

Dec 25, 2009
JCMandJBM in Mexico

San Cristobal de las Casas (and environs) Dining

Will report back after our return!

Dec 25, 2009
JCMandJBM in Mexico

San Cristobal de las Casas (and environs) Dining

We are on are way to Chiapas at the end of December. We will be based in San Cristobal de las Casas. Any new restaurant recommendations (last posts in 2007)?

Dec 12, 2009
JCMandJBM in Mexico

San Miguel de Allende Restaurants

After eating at various restaurants all week we found a true winner: Gallo on Hernandez Macias between Umaran and Pila Seca. We were pleasantly surprised by the excellent gorditas, blue corn quesadillas, and pollo en mole negro. Plus, they had the best homemade corn tortillas we've had in SMA.

Jun 07, 2008
JCMandJBM in Mexico

San Miguel de Allende Restaurants

After trying several restaurant with so-so food in lovely settings here in San Miguel we were disappointed to find that La Posadita was closed for renovations until mid-June. Will have to try on our next trip. The best meal so far has been the pollo and calabacita along with chiles stuffed with corn and Oaxacan cheese my husband made in the lovely kitchen of the house we rented on Umaran.

The best ice cream was found at a cart on on the corner of Hernandez Macias and Canal. Try the rose petal, pistchio, or pinon. I'd put it up against the vendors in Dolores Hildalgo (although it is still worth a trip there anyway).

Jun 06, 2008
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