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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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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank May C
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

My wife and I had lunch at Chilam Balam, which was the designated restaurant of one day tour we did while in Playa del Carmen. The restaurant is a buffet type of place and it is a tourist trap. It was included in the tour package, so it was just food that helped us keep going for the day. However,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
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Lunch, Brunch
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Child-friendly
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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