Fodor's Expert Review El Atrio
Valladolid's newest entry in the restaurant sweepstakes occupies an elegant colonial house on the south side of the main square and specializes in hearty Yucatecan cuisine. Pollo X'catik (chicken baked in butter cream) and the city's eponymous dish, lomitos de Valladolid (cubed pork loin in a tomato-chile sauce), are menu highlights. If you're not feeling quite so adventurous, you can opt for an entry on the mar y tierra page, loosely translated as "surf and turf." The small front dining room is stylish, but try snagging a table in the leafy back courtyard—it's perfect for lunch on a hot afternoon. El Atrio keeps long hours, opening at 7 am and going strong until 1 am.
Calle 41 No. 204A
Valladolid, Yucatán 97780, Mexico