4 based on 165 reviews
I hate the overused adjective "authentic". "Charming" is about as bad. Nevertheless we fell in love with this simple, but proud, restaurant attached to a hotel on the road to/from the wonderful, underrated ruins. For dinner we were in the mood for seafood so I had fish tacos and my wife had shrimp panuchos. The fish and the shrimp were obviously fresh and not overcooked. Perfect. The other people there on the 2nd floor told us their non seafood meals were excellent as well. The friendly waiter brought more chips to us when we devoured the first batch and our meals arrived in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Chile Picante after your visit to the ruins.
4 based on 38 reviews
This restaurant offers authentic Mayan food and is located near the entrance to the archeological site at Coba
Stopped by here after early visit to ruins followed by visit to the local cenote's (cenotes about 6 km southwest of town; turn left out of parking lot). On our way back to town, this little gem seemed worthy of a stop/look see what with minimal options in town. The simple yet very inviting atmosphere (clean white table cloths, sense of pride in business, smiling mesero ready to greet us) caused us to look at menu which offered classic Mexican fare at very reasonable prices considering it is steps outside the gate at Coba ruins and immediately across the street from the central lake in town. The waiter, super friendly and gracious, had cold beers to our table pronto and gave feedback on the menu both in English to my cohorts and humoured me in Spanish as I stumbled along trying to practise my long ago university Spanish. Outcome from all that was fresh and tasty sopa de limon (meal in itself) x 2, terrific chicken enchiladas in tomato sauce x 1 order, and pork and chicken tacos (4 per order) x 3. Lunch for 4 with a beer each was 535 pesos (before tip). Great local find.
3 based on 91 reviews
Listed in Rough Guide 2011 for Yucatan. We ate here in Nov 2011 on our visit to the Tulum ruins and people deserve to know about it -- a great find right near the ruins.
Had lunch here after the ruins so glad of the sit down, shade, a lovely view and a beer. the food was mediocre but we were hungry and the other places around the ruins looked horrific. It wasn't unpleasant but i wouldn't rush back, though if we did the ruins again i'd still choose this place because of the setting.You sit on lovely shaded terrace which is peaceful, overlooking the croc infested lake : menu has pictures which probably tells you all you need to know about the food. service was attentive and pleasant. Coach parties and minibus trips arrive periodically and are ushered upstairs so it remains quite and peaceful on the down stairs terrace.
Great place to eat just south of parking lot for Coba Ruins
This is a strange restaurant. The Menu is in GERMAN and Spanish, with English subtitles. The food is GREAT. They have some German dishes as well as Mexican food. I LOVE the Chicken Pibil. It's a large hunk of chicken with some kind of Adobo Red sauce wrapped in a banana leaf. Rich and slightly spicy. Everything anyone with me has ever eaten there has received rave reviews so experiment a little. I like to sit outside on the east side, overlooking the large lake at Coba. If youâre lucky, you might see a crocodile swim by.....Don't go swimming in the lake and avoid the small gift shop just to the north, buy the dock. They tie a dead croc up off the dock then try to charge you to walk out and see it!
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