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Restaurant LUM

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Avenida 5 de Mayo 38 | Hotel Bo, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
+52 967 678 1515
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't eaten such delicious food in ages. From the cheese soup, via the bass to the Crème Brûlée in particular. A great composition of flavors in great balance. Had a chat with Daniela the chef afterwards. A lovely as much as humble person.

Thank Andreas W
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We cannot recommend Lum highly enough to anyone staying in San Cristobal. The chef is so talented, offering such a varied, faultless array of food. In our opinion Lum is equal to any of Londons top restaurants and is so reasonably priced for the delicious food served. Of particular note was the Passion Ceviche and Mushroom Carpaccio. The Duck Confit... More 

Thank HRawson
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to have supper with friends at this place because we read that this was THE BEST RESTAURANT IN SAN CRISTOBAL. Unfortunately, it is not. The place and the service is magnificent, waiters are attentive, the decoration of the restaurant is gorgeous, however, food isn't tasty, it's plain and simple, eatable yes, but do not expect a great meal. Overpriced... More 

Thank emruve
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything it is billed to be- very good food and funky stylish setting. An oasis on a hot day, and the waiters wear beautiful aprons!

Thank AliceG86
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Virually no words can explain how good this restaurant is. Ate here twice in two days. The beef ribs and creamed corn were magnificent, slow cooked ribs with a rich sauce, creamed corn complimented with popcorn, a cute twist. Desserts are a work of art. Feel like no matter what you ate it would be amazing. Lucky enough to meet... More 

Thank kateycAustralia
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The San Cris restaurant scene shifts rapidly as places open, close, move, change, etc. But there is little doubt that Lum is currently the best out of many excellent places. Surprisingly not overpriced, it has a wonder fusion menu which is great from entradas and salads to main courses and desserts. The best single item is the pulpo a las... More 

Thank PeterWalter23
Basel / New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We did not stay at this hotel, but went there three times for dinner, the place is so good. Very varied menu, excellent seafood, great service. The place is also fantastic at night, has beautiful gardens. The bar is also very good, even though the service can be a little bit slow there.

Thank aliasJupiter
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

After many visits this is still the best. The food is absolutely superior, the chefs are gourmet and Internationally trained. We know them now and they are sooo nice! The owner is sweet, the service is great and Jessie Newling often entertains with her guitar and lovely voice. We always go for dinner but, we hear the breakfast is excellent.... More 

Thank jugodevegetales
Ajijic, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I don't think there could be a better restaurant in San Cristobal than Restaurant Lum, which I would describe as a "Michelin Star-worthy experience". To say the food was over the top, sophisticated, delicious and beautifully presented would be an understatement. At the end of our most-excellent three course meal (which w/ 1 drink each ran about $25USD p/p), we... More 

Thank msalexg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We found this place by accident, it's not in the center, but not far either. We saw the design and decided to give it a try. I think I ate there the best fillet steak I've ever ate! Amazing food I highly recommend!!!

Thank Moti D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 5 de Mayo 38 | Hotel Bo, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Phone Number: +52 967 678 1515
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Bo
LUM, which in Tzotzil means earth, is an inviting place that reflects the colors of San Cristóbal de las Casas while paying homage to the three other classical elements that are essential to life: air, water and fire. At Restaurante Lum, we love to offer top quality and seasonal products that Mother Earth provides. Our restaurant is inspired by Mexican and global flavors. We look for products that are harvested in its prime. In our kitchen, we respect the intrinsic value of each ingredient and create original dishes that reference classic international flavors, aromas and textures while preserving and celebrating the distinct Mexican culinary culture. Our team brings to your table freshly made dishes and personalized service, reflecting our love and passion for food. Our objective is to create a memorable culinary experience and we hope that every dish tells you an enchanting story that delights each of your senses.

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