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The 11 Best Restaurants in Valladolid Mexico

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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 us 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 surrounding 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.

YERBA BUENA DE SISAL

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 vegan to meat eater. The veggie burger is delicious. And so is their special Yerbabuena water.

Read opening hours and reviews on TripAdvisor

PITAGORA CAFE’ DEL PROFESOR

A lovely space in and outside, 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.

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CASA CONATO 1910

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.

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LA VILLE BISTRO’

A beautiful ambiance 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.

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CASA ITALIA

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 did you like it. Needless to say, it’s a completely Italian restaurant.

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EL JARDIN DE LOS FRAILES

I went there on another trip to Valladolid a few years ago when I was traveling with my parents. I remember I was not hungry and I was super hot so I only had an ice-cream which was delicious. My dad tried the ceviche and he loved it. The place is really pleasant in a beautiful garden in the Calzada de los Frailes. Super recommended.

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LA SELVA

I didn’t make it there but it was recommended by my landlord, from the house I rented during my stay. He mentioned it was a very special restaurant for authentic Yucatecan cuisine. So It’s probably worth a try.

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TRESVANBIEN

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 

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Extra tip: Al along the Calzada de los Frailes there are many small coffee shops and restaurants that are worth checking. (see green dots on the map below)

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.

PAPARAZZI VALLADOLID

I know I was emphasizing about trying the Yucatecan cuisine in Valladolid. However, let’s not forget the significant presence of many expatriates that are contributing to maintain an international vibe while conserving and protecting the 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.

Read the reviews on TripAdvisor

GROCERY SHOPPING

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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