In the eclectic San Cristóbal de las Casas there is a wide variety of restaurants to choose from. If you want to get it right, I recommend El Cau restaurant, a place with flavors that will fill your palate.

I think it is the first one in the blog that I write about a place that I love and it coincides that the owner is an intimate friend, maybe it is for this reason that I have taken so long. You will know that my recommendation is not for the love, although I am happy to talk about Jordi and his El Cau restaurant.


I have known Jordi since our paths met in Barcelona in a black and white laboratory a few hundred years ago, where we learned and enjoyed the first steps of our passion-profession, Photography. Fate has wanted us to meet again in this beloved Mexico. He and his beautiful family reside in San Cristóbal de las Casas, One unmissable places of Chiapas. His passion and knowledge of flavors and cuisine inevitably led him to put his restaurant.


Jordi is a type of those generous who enjoy behind the stoves, almost was sung that would end up riding a restaurant, with the illusion that we could all enjoy the flavors of our land. In fact, after having the distributors who supplied you with cheese, sausages, wines and everything you can not imagine getting, the next step was the El Cau restaurant. Now we can all enjoy a kitchen in San Cristóbal de las Casas as if you were in Barcelona.


Salut veí, you are a mestre

The base of El Cau restaurant are the Spanish wines and tapas, accompanied by a cymbal menu That will make you suck your fingers. The wine list is excellent, and they also have very good prices. The drinks are accompanied with a lid, so it's nice to talk quietly in the formidable atmosphere that is breathed in El Cau.

El Cau Restaurant, my choice in Sancris 1
Sirloin with caramelized onions and wine reduction. Photo courtesy of Live for Travel.
Wine + tapa + good company is a perfect formula for a good day 🙂

That's the second best thing about El Cau, its friendly and relaxed atmosphere, something that if it goes together with good food makes you have a perfect place. You will see that most of them are locals who gather here to drink their wine or chela with their tapas while they talk cheerfully. Every day there is live music for an hour and a half from the 20, with soft tones that do not occupy the place and do accompany the talk well. In addition, the space is used to traveling exhibitions of photographers or Sancris artists, there is always some interesting proposal.

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La central location of El Cau in the walker of Real de Guadalupe, one of the busiest streets, makes it a simple place to arrive. The tables on the street are a great viewpoint to see life go by from San Cristóbal de las Casas. If you go at noon, even a Yzaguirre vermouth you can drink, what a pleasure please. Give yourself away El CauI really think you'll like it.

Enjoy your meal,

El Cau Restaurant, my choice in Sancris 3
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Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. I help promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of this blog, recently co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
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LOCATION: Bar restaurant El Cau is located in the walker Real de Guadalupe, number 57. In San Cristóbal de las CasasChiapas
HOURS AND PRICE: from 12 to 24 hours. Open every day. Half price: 200 mxn
SPECIALTY: wines and tapas.
CONTACT: The Facebook page and the web of El Cau

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