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Chilam Balam

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Carretera Cancun, Km 120, Chichen Itza, Mexico
+52 999 920 8407
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Toronto, Canada
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120 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were taken here by an organised tour for lunch buffet after visiting Chichen Itza, We had a little expectation, but it turned out to be a surprise and it was more a bigger one with so many vegetarian options. The drinks were not included but were reasonable and totally worth a try. For starters, the corn chowder soup was... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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186 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Chilam Balam was the name of the nearby restaurant where our tour stopped for lunch after visiting Chichen Itza. We were welcomed by the smiling staff who provided hand disinfectant at the entrance. The restaurant is a large hall with large mural paintings on the walls. The meal was a large buffet down both ends of the room with delicious... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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140 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

As part of our guided tour to Chichen Itza we stopped here for lunch. We were welcomed by the smiling staff that provided hand desinfectant at the entrance. The restaurant is a beautiful large hall with large mual paintings on the walls. The menu was a large buffet with delicious Mexican dishes. The service was attentive and friendly. Local dancers... More 

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Thank Lene R
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The food was good and tasty. The ambience was very local and the attraction nice. Buffett style and a nice variety of local food. The personnel was attentive and courteous.

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Altoona
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135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Our bus driver recommended this place to us on our way back from Chichen Itza, and I'm glad we stopped! The buffet food was excellent, not to mention the hand-rolled pork tacos; they were rolled and made right in front of you, and were amazing. The atmosphere was enjoyable overall, and the entertainment was a nice touch. If / when... More 

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Inglewood, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This restaurant was part of our tour to Chichen Itza. It is buffet style and the food is delicious. The waiters are very friendly and you also get to enjoy the dancers. The atmosphere is calm and welcoming.

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Visited this restaurant for lunch with a small group. The food was served buffet style. Pleasant atmosphere with some local traditional dancing on stage while we ate. Hot and cold food served. Enjoyed the fish and salad and the desserts were tasty.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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124 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

We came here as part of the tour to Chichen Itza and their setting is like a convention type tables. The selection of food is okay, the pork dish was delish.

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Bucharest, Romania
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781 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014

A buffet restaurant not very far from the archeological area. Food was good but nothing special. Some Mexican, some pasta, some fruits and salads, breaded fish and mashed potatoes. They also do some hand made pulled up pork tacos. Usually drinks are not included. Very clean and attentive staff.

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Durango, Colorado
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I was starving coming back into town, and this looked like the easiest thing. It's a tourist trap. But if you roll in by yourself (when there are no busses), it's really inexpensive and a super quick stop between places. It's buffet, and it's fast and the AC is nicely cold after a hot day of hiking. All the serving... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Cancun, Km 120, Chichen Itza, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Chichen Itza
  • Phone Number: +52 999 920 8407

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