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Monte Verde Trattoria Pizzeria Italiana

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Carretera a Las Ruinas Km 1.5 | Desviacion a Mano Izquierda, Palenque 29960, Mexico
+52 916 345 5259
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Closed
Hours:
Sun - Tue 14:00 - 22:30
Thu 14:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 14:00 - 23:45
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Vancouver
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmospheric Italian restaurant in the jungle. Great food and wine in an attractive romantic setting.

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Thank Sarah R
Tequisquiapan, Mexico
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me put it this way: I'm a pizza snob and the pizza here is simply excellent. One of the best I've eaten in Mexico. Probably the only difference with pizza from Napoli are the San Marzano tomatoes which are obviously not easy to find around here. The place doesn't look like much from the outside after an bumpy road,... More 

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Thank PierBover
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99 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

They have a nice choice of Pizzas. Other items are limited and no variety in choices. Has a nice touristy setting with a wide selection of wines. Very close to the Mayan ruins and worth a visit.

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Thank Timothy R
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We wanted a little break from Mexican food and this was just perfect. Pizzas are delicious, wine is good and all the staff is lovely. Plus, the location, in the middle of the jungle, dreamy !

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Thank Eve0506
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Well, This exactly the reason why I like TripAdvisor, there I was starving with a family of 8, four adults, 4 children with no idea of where to go, and a hundred of possibilities to choose from. I started to ask what do all of us would want to eat, that itself is a hard thing to do with such... More 

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Thank DrBerzunza
Mexico
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272 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great service and ambience (although extremely hot though with no fans). Pizza and pasta was mediocre at best (pizza was literally undercooked). I had the meat (like the roast beef), which was one of the only decent dishes. Besides the setting, this restaurant has nothing going for it.

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Thank MexChilanga
Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Hidden off the main road and down a track between Palenque town (1km) and the ruins (5kms), this little gem of an Italian restaurant run by a Swiss Italian is a real treat with a great jungle terrace setting, delicious Italian food, and live music. Fully recommend it. Went there twice during our stay it was so pleasant.

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Thank olivierevans
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful place!! Good service and out of the tourist noise... excellent wood oven pizza. The view is pretty and there is outside dining

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Thank Andrea C
San Francisco, California
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

A short walk up a lovely country road from the main road is this gem: Monte Verde. Fantastic food and incredibly good service in a idyllic location. Even with the power going out and a thunderstorm, the Matriarch and staff did everything right. Definitely worth your time and money one evening. The kitchen area is beautiful as well. I still... More 

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Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We went to Monte Verde after dark by car and had to pay attention to find it. After several days of only Mexican food this restaurant was a welcome surprise. It served true Italian style pizza from the oven. The pizza had a lovely thin crust and the toppings tasted very nice. Together with some non-alco beverages we spent less... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 22:30
Monday
14:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
14:00 - 22:30
Thursday
14:00 - 22:30
Friday
14:00 - 23:45
Saturday
14:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera a Las Ruinas Km 1.5 | Desviacion a Mano Izquierda, Palenque 29960, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  Palenque
  • Phone Number: +52 916 345 5259
Description
This little restaurant, surrounded by jungle (hopefully watc iguanas, macaw squirrels or parrots) offers traditional Italian dishes as well as a session with fusion cuisine creations combining Italian flavors with to the peculiar Chiapas deli. Handmade pasta; pizza, bread and fish in wood oven; cuts of meat; barbecue; seafood. Beautiful view, open terraces and live music. Personalized service, free wifi and a small cellar of Italian wines complete the slogan of the place "just handmade, really unique" . Chef and owner , Alessandra Rustici is Italian, and she is an organic lover.

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