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Monte Verde Trattoria Pizzeria Italiana

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Carretera a Las Ruinas Km 1.5 | Desviacion a Mano Izquierda, Palenque 29960, Mexico
14:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Tue 14:00 - 22:30
Thu 14:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 14:00 - 23:45
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Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to Monte Verde after dark by car and had to pay attention to find it. After several days of only Mexican food this restaurant was a welcome surprise. It served true Italian style pizza from the oven. The pizza had a lovely thin crust and the toppings tasted very nice. Together with some non-alco beverages we spent less... More 

Thank mbroek2004
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't expect at all but I had the best shrimps in my life! Try a bit spicy ones as it's the speciality of the restaurant. The sauce they put on shrimps before grilling is to die for. My husband took hamburger and it was home made taste. For desert crepe with Nutella :) really good taste and very friendly German... More 

Thank Lera P
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I got here because the panchan was full and I'm glad we got here, nice place, quiet, althought it had live music which was nice, the pizza I got was really good but I was dissapointed at the garlic bread I got

Thank devianpctek
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went two of the two nights at this beautiful restaurant hidden in the jungle. The atmosphere is amazing. You will have a look over the jungle from up. They had both nights live guitar music! The menu has a lot of choices. The prices are good and especially for the quality you get. The pizza's we had were really... More 

Thank ArijLor
Benicia, California
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This place is deceiving, you would think is going to be a bad experience because it is located in a questionable neighborhood on a dirt road. The place is not very elegant but once you go in you feel like you are in somebody's very clean kitchen and it smells delicious. Most of the tables are situated on the back... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Went 2 times, and both were worth it. The environment is calm, by the forest and with live music. Waiters are nice, and the food is good (not great but well done).

Thank mndtoledo
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the forest and the setting is lovely. The food was ok but not more than that; the salad had no dressing and I still can't figure out what was in my pasta of the day... AND you are in the middle of a tropical forest, on a nice patio overlooking it and they turn on... More 

Thank GilpeMontreal
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great live music in the evenings and kind hospitality. Have been here three times and it never disappoints me. Their outside terrace and small garden also livens up the area, the setting is a real plus. Definitely to be recommended!

Thank Dylan M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely Italian restaurant located amongst beautiful vegetation on the road to the Palenque Ruins. The menus offers wood fire pizza which is excellent and pasta (which we didn't order). Service is great, really nice atmosphere and an excellent meal offering for Palenque which is very limited in good options. It was a brilliant break from Mexican food!!! Food is also... More 

Thank penm80
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The rain was hard. Even harder than from where I come from. It was a surreal emotion , of lightnings, trees, and music from the lonely trovador. The restaurant overlook the jungle, and the peculiar entrance through the guts of the oven, garlic, kitchen was enchanting. There is Daniel a hidden Swiss sommelier, that has all the aura of a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:30
14:00 - 22:30
14:00 - 22:30
14:00 - 22:30
14:00 - 23:45
14:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera a Las Ruinas Km 1.5 | Desviacion a Mano Izquierda, Palenque 29960, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  Palenque
  • Phone Number: 019163455259
This little restaurant, surrounded by jungle (hopefully watc iguanas, macaw squirrels or parrots) offers traditional Italian dishes as well as a session with fusion cuisine creations combining Italian flavors with to the peculiar Chiapas deli. Handmade pasta; pizza, bread and fish in wood oven; cuts of meat; barbecue; seafood. Beautiful view, open terraces and live music. Personalized service, free wifi and a small cellar of Italian wines complete the slogan of the place "just handmade, really unique" . Chef and owner , Alessandra Rustici is Italian, and she is an organic lover.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?