The 11 Best Restaurants in Valladolid, Mexico That you Must Try

Valladolid is also not short of restaurants. There are so many choices for you to try the local food. Yucatecan cuisine is one of the most popular and if you are an omnivore you will not be disappointed. Vegans may be.

In this post, I am going to share the best restaurants in Valladolid, the ones that I have explored during my recent trip.

Mexican cuisine is quite famous around the world but few people know that it is regional and every state has its own specialties they are proud of.

Yucatecan cuisine is renowned to be among the richest in flavors and in Valladolid you can find many restaurants to try it.

For vegans or vegan sympathizers, I am afraid it’s not exactly our type of food because it’s not animal-free at all.

However, you might be surprised to learn that there are quite a few interesting vegetarian places that I will talk about, and saved my stay.

I was there for a week, exploring all the amazing things to do in Valladolid and its surroundings and although I was in an apartment and cooked a lot, I did manage to try some restaurants while exploring the city and also check out some hotels.

So if you are also deciding where to stay in Valladolid, I’ve got you covered. 😉

For now, without further ado, here are my favorite restaurants and cafes in Valladolid.

The 11 Best Restaurants in Valladolid Mexico


It’s located right in front of the ex-convent of San Bernardino and it’s an amazing space full of good vibes and great service. The food is delicious and it makes everybody happy, from vegans to meat-eaters. The veggie burger is delicious. And so is their special Yerbabuena water.

Elela organic vegan cafe

One of the newest restaurants and cafes in Valladolid, Elela is a cute tiny cafe where you can get excellent vegan dishes, healthy juices, and desserts. The vegan ice cream is to die for! But also the main dishes. I had the Vegan tortilla española and it was so delicious you couldn’t even tell it was vegan!



Another relatively new vegan restaurant, on the Calzada de los Frailes I didn’t manage to try it because it was packed the nights I was trying to get in.

That means that 1) It’s good and 2) you should make your reservation in advance if you want to get in.

It’s very informal and laid back and has a great choice of vegan and vegetarian dishes.


A lovely space in and outdoor, with delicious freshly made desserts and cakes. The coffee’ is superb. They have a very sweet and friendly kitten which was adding value to the place.


This beautiful house is more popular for its history and the abundance in decorations than the food, and it is indeed a very peculiar place. They have a vegetarian menu as well, which quite impressed me. However, I found my veggie burrito a little too heavy, although tasty. I am sure you can ask for the vegan version. I didn’t do it because I didn’t realize it was coming with cheese inside. All good though.


A beautiful ambiance is very French in the decorations and the food, which is a sort of fusion between Yucatecan flavors and French dishes. I enjoyed it and could find a couple of vegan options too. Just remember to ask to take out the cheese and cream and you are just fine. Service is great too.


Unfortunately, I remembered about this place the night before I was leaving Valladolid. Too bad because the place was very well recommended and the pizza looked so inviting. Well, a good excuse to go back to Valladolid, right? If you go please let me know how you liked it. Needless to say, it’s a completely Italian restaurant.


Cozy space with a lush garden in the backyard with wooden tables and chairs. It’s perfect for a healthy juice, delicious Argentinian empanadas, or freshly baked pastry. Super recommended. Vegetarian options but not vegan 

IX CAT IK Mayan Cuisine

For authentic and genuine traditional Yucatecan cuisine. They also have vegetarian options available.

Check out the amazing reviews they have on TripAdvisor.


I know I was emphasizing trying the Yucatecan cuisine in Valladolid.

However, let’s not forget the significant presence of many expatriates that are contributing to maintaining an international vibe while conserving and protecting Mexican traditions.

Paparazzi Valladolid is a great Italian restaurant in an authentic colonial atmosphere that you will love.

Located right in the historical center, the powers have recently opened their doors, after refurbishing an old building and bringing it back to life. You should definitely try it either for a night out or an easy lunch.


Because I had a small kitchen I loved to cook my own meals most of the time.

This is the reason why I didn’t try many restaurants. Especially being vegan I find it much easier to eat healthy dishes if I cook myself.
Besides, I was so lucky because my apartment was just two blocks from the Municipal Market, where I could find all fresh local veggies. A real luxury.

Around the plaza, just one block away you can also find small stalls on the side of the road selling some veggies as well.  A big supermarket is located close to the ADO terminal (see map)

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