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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tortillas” (11 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
“his passion” (2 reviews)
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7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 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 August 4, 2018

We always stop by Restaurant Chac-Mool when in the Uxmal/Puuc region, so we were happy to eat here again during our June visit. The food was as fresh and tasty as ever, and the well-ventilated restaurant made AC unnecessary. Highly recommended, as always!

Thank Tim B
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

It is expensive neither good service nor delicious food. Many mosquitos, dusty tables. Didn’t like itMore

Thank Yolis G
Miguel191090, Owner at Restaurant El Chac-Mool, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

We are sorry you didn't like the place, but our price range is the same of everybody else in the region and even cheaper than others. This is a tropical environment and we cannot erradicate the endemic species of the region, if you felt like...More

Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, made from scratch (!!!), with even better service. Makes you feel at home. Beautiful outdoor and balcony seating. Clean bathrooms. Would 100% return on my next trip to the state

Thank Valerie C
Reviewed May 1, 2018

The colorful village of Santa Elena is just 10-15 minutes from Uxmal and has several places to eat. This restaurant, which is right on the main road from Uxmal to the other archaeological sites in the area, is set up for either large parties (at...More

Thank John U
Reviewed April 27, 2018

We decided to sit outside/backyard in the large canopy with a hammock and nice breeze even with 100F temperature outside . If you are animal conscious then you may be in dilemma to eat chicken as they are kept very close to this sitting area....More

Thank Kaushiks_MA
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Don'e come in a rush. The food is all made fresh and it takes some time but the whole experience is worth it- especially if you sit out the back and get to enjoy the bird patio. Don't sit there if you don't enjoys sqwaks...More

Thank EthicsprofCanada
Reviewed March 3, 2018

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 January 31, 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
Reviewed January 26, 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 January 22, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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