Valladolid’s relaxed and unassuming restaurants are a great place to try a plethora of regional dishes without too much fuss or ‘fusion.’
La Casona de Valladolid
A firm favourite among locals and tourists, dinners can eat in the inner courtyard where tables are set around a central fountain. The food is traditional, plentiful and served on beautiful Mexican dining ware.
Taberna de los Frailes
This pretty restaurant is set both inside and outside. Outside is a tranquil garden that has a covered area under a thatched roof. The menu offers an extensive collection of regional dishes and a number of Mexican wines. On a balmy evening it is a great place to enjoy dining alfresco.
Just outside of the centre, Naino is worth the cost of the taxi ride to reach it. The restaurant is part of the Zentik Project Hotel and boasts the same unique concept. A relaxed and hip atmosphere, the restaurant serves regional cuisines as well as Mediterranean and European-style dishes and the bar staff serves perfectly blended cocktails. Take a short trip out of town for a special experience.
Yerbabuena de sisal
For deliciously fresh and well-prepared vegetarian food, head straight to Yerbabuena de Sisal. From fresh juices to large salads, veggie burgers and curries, the options are plentiful. Enjoy your meal in the colourful restaurant or in the lush plant-filled garden.
Go hungry to Doña Hermelinda, a great local spot for breakfast and lunch. Apparently home to the original Pibihua, crispy bread roles filled with White beans and cochinita pibil, this very relaxed comedor is a great place to eat with the locals.