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Kinich El Sabor de Izamal

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Calle 27 No. 299 X28 y 30, Izamal, Mexico
+52 988 954 0489
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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San Miguel de Allende
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting the historically important magic town of Izamal be sure to have a meal at Kinich (three blocks from the main square. The restaurant is delightful and food truly authentic. The serice in outstanding. It is a must!!

Thank neelokb
Oakland, California
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a good find. Nicely done, with palapa-style dining room and authentic furniture. The food was Mayan-focused and very good and the margaritas were excellent. The servers did not speak English, so communication was a bit of a challenge, but this was our problem - not theirs!

Thank trish_d99
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great restsurant serving delicious authentic Mayan/Yucatecan food. The setting is just beautiful with some palapas creating a great atmosphere. Servers are dressed on traditional outfits. Food is prepared right and delicious. Simply a great place to visit that one would want to miss.

Thank luisalinas
Arlington, Texas
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We came on a tour bus, so we got a pre-set meal with a cheese empanada (amazing) and a lot of corn based piece that reminded my of tostadas. I really enjoyed the Yuctacea food, and it was very comforting to know that everything made here is made using purified, safe water, so there's nothing you have to avoid. I... More 

Thank Rambler541
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Can be crowded with people from tour buses. Doesn't have typical Mexican foods. Food is average to good depending on the dish. Liked the chaya empanadas! Most of the food was good, but the queso rellano wasn't my cup of tea (there is no peppers in this dish). The Chaya drink was really good. The service is good - but... More 

Thank Deidre B
Turku, Finland
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206 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We visited this yellow city from Progreso. It was a hot day but inside this restaurant it did feel cool. We had starters which were delicious but after them were unable to eat more cause the portion size was so big. The list had a lot too choose from, local dishes, good list. Nice restaurant.

Thank Tukano
chicxulub puerto
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

A bit of a drive from Merida/Progreso but worth the trip, not only to visit the town of Izamal and have lunch but also a chance to see the installations for the organic horticulture camp of Horso in nearby Hoctun. The restaurant in centro of Izamal is an oasis with quiet service and very tasty food. Efficient service and pleasant... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The place is packed with people from all the state that travel just to eat the traditional dishes. Cooked to perfection, you have to try the panuchos and anything with axchiote (pork, cochinita,etc)

Thank MTorre
Springfield, Illinois
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919 reviews
587 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The restaurant is a good one with excellent cuisine form the Yucatan, however the place is very busy and we waited for almost two hours to get a table and the service was slow since they were so busy. The food was very authentic and well serviced and the staff was friendly and courteous. My advice here is to call... More 

Thank Clevlander
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We weren't sure about visiting Izamal but this restaurant made it worth it. The location is wonderful and the service very nice. The Venado almendrado is unforgettable.

Thank Viviana D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 27 No. 299 X28 y 30, Izamal, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Izamal
  • Phone Number: +52 988 954 0489

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