Discover surprising Yucatecan flavors at La Casona de Valladolid
What you need to know
- In downtown Valladolid, La Casona is a mansion located only a couple of blocks from the main square and San Gervasio Church.
- It was carefully restored by Grupo Xcaret. The mansion features gorgeous French tile floors and a central arch big enough to allow the access of two-horse drawn carriages.
- The backyard has a fountain with a magnificent altarpiece made with Talavera tiles.
- General José Iturralde y Traconis, a former governor of Yucatan, was the owner of this mansion during the 18th century. Later, the Alcocer-Arceo family bought it and made of La Casona the perfect venue for elegant events of that time.
La Casona de Valladolid today
La Casona de Valladolid is a renowned restaurant where several pre-Hispanic ingredients such as corn, axiote, pumpkin seeds, and habanero peppers blend with flavors from the other side of the world, like garlic, pork, chicken, and almonds.
The restaurant has a buffet or à la carte options with more than 70 Yucatecan culinary options, carefully prepared with local ingredients. Also, you can find vegetarian dishes.
Do you want to try some lime soup? Or what about the traditional poc chuc?, which is grilled pork marinated in sour oranges. Remember to eat some cochinita pibil, a splendid dish of this land.
After lunch, visit El Corazón de Zoila Rosa, a shop where you will find handicrafts, traditional colorful needlework blouses, and even Mexican pieces to decorate your home.
Visit La Casona de Valladolid and enjoy a delicious lunch during the Xichén Deluxe Tour. It’s located on 41 Street, corner with 44 No. 214, Downtown Valladolid, Yucatan. It opens from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with special discounts for Quintana Roo and Valladolid residents.