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Bajlum, its a place to rejoice with the richness of the flavors of mayan people of Palenque. At Bajlum, our diners will enjoy the exquisite flavors of the exotics meats and the natural vegetables from the mountain. The quality and certificacion of the producst that origins our dishes are fusions with ingredients that enhance its flavors and will make you live a truly culinary experience.
PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$19
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mexican, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed February 10, 2020

The owner talks A LOT about his "project" of "culinary investigation" but we only got dry meat, frozen seafood and basic sauce. Nothing to be proud of, at least for what they charge (350 minimum), nothing original (orange sauce or cacao sauce are found in...any good Mexican restaurant around the world, the rest you can find in the most basic comedores) and nothing especially good. The duck was well cooked and the sauce and cocktails weren't bad, but that's all. Cut it off with the "culinary investigation" Francisco, that's just called overpriced local food. And why would you stop talking only when you see we are disappointed?More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

Visited on Palindrome Day: 02022020. One of the most unique and delicious meals of our lives, and we have traveled to many parts of the world. I had Guajalote (wild turkey) with Hierbas de Selva salsa. This green salsa was a divine combination of fifteen...jungle herbs. My wife had Conejo (rabbit) with Chiles Secos, a savory, not picante, salsa made from a mix of dried chiles. This is a family run place that focuses on pre-Columbian, ancient Mayan food from the jungle. Our waitress was fabulous, and spent a half an hour chatting with us about their cuilinary philosophy and how they had researched and sourced the food that goes into their recipes. Highest recommendation!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 21, 2019

Superb restaurant, inspired by ancient Mayan cuisine. All dishes delicious, prepared and served by the whole family.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2019

The review that says this restaurant serves up endangered species it talking rubbish. They offer quail, wild turkey, venison, boar, duck and fish. You can choose any of these and pair it up with your own choice of sauce, which include wild herbs, local tomatoes,...peanuts and cacao. The venison and boar were both very tasty, The desserts are divine, both the chaya leaf flan and the sweet potato flan are delicious. We were staying at Chan Kah resort, and waked from there. It is a 15 minute walk on a safe pavement, but take a torch, it's worth the walk.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

I am vegetarian and the menu was mostly meat and fish - they were really accommodating and offered me a vegetable plate with 5 or 6 amazing “Mayan fusion “ vegetables . Kit was wonderful - so flavorful and different . Totally recommend- my husband...was happy with a local quail dishMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

We went for dinner (2 couples) to Bajlum, because we were hosted at the hotel next door, and the comments on Trip Advisor seemed interesting. We made a reservation although there was nobody else that night. Walking to the restaurant at night is challenging (no...light and uneven ground). The place is pleasant, a little too dark at night. Take your anti-mosquito spray with you... The project is indeed interesting, and you feel that the hosts have a real passion for what they do. The menu is short, the food is innovative, and rather good, but would I say it was a memorable experience? Probably not. Prices are high, which we knew. What we did not know was that you can only pay in cash, and even worse they did not warn us when we made the reservation. We had to look for all the cash the 4 of us carried that night... In 2019, this is completely inadmissible. Francisco said that there is a bad communication in Palenque... Please...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 22, 2019

And how many other restaurants can you go to where the chef/owner personally comes to the table and explains the historical, cultural and religious significance of the food you're about to eat????? I had the venison tenderloin with a sweet chocolate sauce, and yes,,,topped with...roasted ants - cooked to medium rare perfection and better than any venison I've had in Indiana. Partner had quail in a creamy white sauce, again, cooked perfectly. Sides seem to be selected to balance the meat - mine was a mashed, herded "sweet potato", but was white, slightly sweet & creamy, not the starchy texture of US mashed potatoes or the overwhelmingly sweet orange version. Quail came with tart, slightly acidic greens - perfect pairing. Beautiful setting & atmosphere - every dish is individually prepared, might take a few minutes longer than a usual restaurant, so take the time to enjoy the surroundings,,,,and the drinks were incredibly refreshing and delicious :) I'm not quite sure what a previous reviewer considers "exotic" animals, but (coming from a white girl from the mid western US),,,, quail, rabbit, venison, even wild boar are not exactly exotic (OK, maybe the roasted ants, but they were delicious!).....When traveling - enjoy completely different foods from another part of the country, or the world...Restaurante Bajlum is one of the bestMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

All sorts of exotic animals (Few under threat of extinction) prepared in traditional local recipes. They serve you way to many different things to taste. A real bomb My wife an I got sick since that dinner, bad night, terrible next day.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

A fantsatic evening with the family. The drinks were innovative and very tastefull. Food was excelent. Price reasonable. Host informative. Definitly worth a visit, booking essential

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

The ambiance was so romantic. Also the owner was very excited about the traditional foods and shared how they were made. We highly recommend this restaurant - everything was very tasty.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Response from Tuyet Hong H | Reviewed this property |
Bajlum does serve a vegetarian meal if you ask. I am a meat eater so I didn't inquire about the vegetarian menu.
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