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El Fogon de Jovel

) #36 of 279 Restaurants in San Cristobal de las Casas $$ - $$$ Mexican,
AV. 16 DE SEPTIEMBRE NO. 11 | Downtown, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
+52 967 678 1153
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“tortillas” (18 reviews)
“moles” (5 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
AV. 16 DE SEPTIEMBRE NO. 11 | Downtown, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Situated close to the Cathedral, this well established restaurant gives you the opportunity to sample excellent traditional local Chiapas cuisine and drink (pox) at slightly above average prices. Great atmosphere with marimba music at meal time although being a Monday night there were not many...More

Thank AnthonyIG
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Just a little off the pedestrian streets, El Fogon is worth a visit. It was highly recommended by two independent sources and rightly so! We ate early and benefited from resultant surplus of servers. The tortillas were freshly prepared in front of us, and the...More

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 29 December 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by some Mexican friends. The location is nice, the food is tasty but the service is really bad: slow, not attentive, not smiling, not speaking English. We asked the "pan sopa", which was supposed to be served in a...More

1  Thank emercenier
Reviewed 4 July 2013 via mobile

I am from the north of Mexico so when I heard about this place offering traditional dishes from Chiapas, I did not doubt on getting in. Unfortunately, the restaurant was not was I expected, the decoration is pretty nice, the waiters wear typical clothes from...More

1  Thank yazlechuga
Reviewed 24 June 2013

The food is average and a bit overpriced. The atmosphere is festive - complete it a marimba band. The service is a little inattentive. I doubt I will come back.

Thank mackmost
Reviewed 24 March 2013

We arrived pretty late after a long drive and asked the hotelstaff for a recommendation. We were to exhausted to check tripadvisor, otherwise we would not have ended up here. For mexican standards we were early to have dinner, therefor only a couple of tables...More

Thank b2bb_mamacita
Reviewed 12 March 2013

Loved the ambiance, It is like walking into a "pueblito," where the tortillas are hand made in front of you, and the sounds of marimba music fills the air. It is popular with "Coletos", the people of San Cristobal, and you see large tables filled...More

Thank pedidocTx
Reviewed 12 March 2013

I had read mixed reviews on Trip Advisor so I wasn't sure what to expect. Maybe because we're in the low season and there are not so many tourists we had a really good experience. I really enjoyed their chicken soup with vegetables. All the...More

Thank avrofix
Reviewed 26 August 2012

I think I didn't order the best entree, however, the appetizer was very good and the ambiance was nice with the marimba players.

Thank Maria I
Reviewed 31 May 2012

The dishes are generous although the meat is slightly over done. However, this is how Mexicans like their meat, pork, chicken, and also beef. The atmosphere is wonderful and conducive to large family outings. Service is a touch slow, but then the restaurant is big,...More

1  Thank Starczar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 14
Mexican, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: AV. 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 1153
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