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“Food cooked underground”
Review of Halach Huinic

Halach Huinic
Ranked #3 of 8 Restaurants in Uxmal
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

We visited here as part of our group tour with Kuoni and had a great meal, though it’s something that I assume has to be pre-ordered. We were shown to an area at the back of the restaurant where there was a hole in the ground with a cover over it. The staff removed the cover, lifted out a box and opened it; took out the leaves covering it and then took out some baked potatoes, then showed us the marinaded chicken and pork that had been cooked in the ground.

It was very interesting to see and tasted delicious. It was served with tortillas and rice, with a chicken and lime soup to start that was very good as well. At the end, we were each given a shot of tequila and Kahlua, and the bartender went to each person in turn, put a sombrero on their head, put his hand over the top of the shot glass and slammed it on the table three times, mixing the two liquids together. We each downed it and then he grabbed our heads and shook them around, some sort of weird drinking tradition to make you feel more dizzy I think!

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Reviewed 26 April 2015

Our tour group stopped here for lunch and it was fabulous. The food was cooked in underground ovens and were ready when we arrived. They dug up the pots and served the succulent pork and chicken after we had a delicious vegetable soup as an appetizer. After we ate, they brought out the tequila and did a routine with the tequila and soda water shots where the host put a sombrero on the volunteer, covered the shot and hit it three times and then gave it to the volunteer. After they shoot it back, the host takes the sombrero and shakes the volunteer's head. It was a hoot!

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Reviewed 19 February 2013

You will miss it if not looking, but definitely worth trying. Open for lunch, with well prepare local food. Great tortillas, and if you're lucky you can see them being made. If you are a group of decent size and let them know beforehand, they will cook chicken pibil, and will pull it out of the underground pit while you watch. Super nice staff. Just enough English spoken that you will get by fine. Cheaper and nicer option than the Lodge hotel restaurant for lunch.

3  Thank JR M
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

Although we were staying next to Uxmal in the Lodge, we tired of their expensive and average food. A local guide recommended Halach Huinic for lunch and what a treat it was. When we arrived, they were preparing chicken and pork pibil in back of the restaurant in the traditional method: in banana leaves and buried in the ground. A woman just outside the kitchen was cooking up hand-made tortillas. They picked a handful of chaya leaves off a bush and blended up a chaya drink for us. The food was delicious, the service great. Directions: turn north out of Uxmal (towards Merida) and go about 7 km, it's the second restaurant on the right.

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