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Restaurant El Chac-Mool

Highway 261 South of entrance to Santa Elena | Carretera Uxmal-Kabah num 211B Santa Elena Yucatan, Santa Elena 97890, Mexico
+52 997 978 5117
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“tortillas” (10 reviews)
“pollo pibil” (3 reviews)
“local food” (5 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Highway 261 South of entrance to Santa Elena | Carretera Uxmal-Kabah num 211B Santa Elena Yucatan, Santa Elena 97890, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped there on our way from Uxmal ruins to Labná ruins. We were not sure because there was no other client in the restaurant but we decided to try it. And what a good idea! The food was amazing! They have a little garden...More

Thank Voyageuse4691
Reviewed 31 January 2018

The owners were as hospitable as could be. They allowed us to explore their home and even taught us about local cooking techniques. The food was always outstanding! Only some of the family members spoke English so for the full experience make sure that you...More

Thank Jonah H
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

I love the people there. The owner and the staff provide excellent service. The food are amazing and all freshly made. The room is clean and nice, especially with the hammock hooks on the wall. It's close to Uxmal and the Chocolate Museum.

Thank Ting B
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The people at El Chac-Mool are genuinely concerned about making your visit to the Yucatán an incredible experience. The food is amazing to boot - farm to table right there.

Thank Max D
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We have been going to the Chac-Mool for years and we love it! Estela, the owner, most be the most gifted cook in Yucatan: anything she makes is delicious. She uses wood and a traditional stove: the flavour that the dishes acquire is unsurpassable. Many...More

Thank disfrutandoYucatan
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Just starting our trip from Uxmal to kalakmul we decided to stop for a simple lunch on the road. We stopped at this restaurant. The owner was really simpatico and the food very good and fresh with a cheaper price. Further more we tested a...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

The very friendly familie in Santa Elena has a nice, comfortable and very clean Hotel. We stayed there for one night before we stared our trip in the south of yucatan. The highlight of this place is the Restaurant because here you get authentic mexican/yucatan...More

Thank Jennie J
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I'd read about this restaurant on TripAdvisor prior to our trip, so after our visit to Uxmal, we drove and found this place. It's unassuming and took us a minute to find it, but we were greeted very kindly when we arrived. No one else...More

Thank Breanna P
Miguel191090, Propietario at Restaurant El Chac-Mool, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you so much for posting about us, we always enjoy in making our customers happy!

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Late evening dinner after Uxmal lightshow. Delicious home made food and super friendly service. A real recommendation.

Thank VDBerghe
Reviewed 16 June 2017

After trying another restaurant in Santa Elena and being disappointed, we stopped here. First for lemonada and aqua de coco which were excellent. Then dinner which was prepared fresh, even to the tortillas. They had a comal for cooking outside which you could see from...More

Thank Bruce C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 261 South of entrance to Santa Elena | Carretera Uxmal-Kabah num 211B Santa Elena Yucatan, Santa Elena 97890, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +52 997 978 5117
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This is a nice place to come and eat, fresh and healty, you can get all kinds of yocatecan style food, hand made tortillas, vegetarian food, and a lot of more options. hope to see you around.
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