Villahermosa Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Villahermosa

July 16, 2017 Jana Sager

Villahermosa (Spanish pronunciation: [ˌbiʝa.eɾˈmosa], Beautiful Village) is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Tabasco, and the municipal seat of the Centro municipality. Villahermosa reported a population of 658,524 in the 2005 census, whereas its Centro municipality had 558,524 inhabitants. The municipality covers an area of 1,612 km (622.4 sq mi). The city is 863 kilometres (536 mi) from Mexico City.
Things to do in Villahermosa

1. La Lupita

Buenavista 202 | Colonia Atasta, Villahermosa 86100, Mexico Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood Lunch HK$63 - HK$141 +52 993 354 3255
Excellent
43%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 227 reviews

La Lupita

Reviewed By alfaetrin - Bishopbriggs, Scotland

The food and service at this restaurant are of the highest quality, and represent good value for money too. Between five of us, we must have selected around twenty dishes, and without exception all were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for the waiting staff, and the seafood served up was exquisite. We noted that on the way to find this eatery we passed several empty restaurants and, upon arriving here, the contrast was noticeable, with a bustling and busy atmosphere in the room, and a large number of locals dining.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we did not suffer any stomach ailments after visiting this restaurant. One bad meal can ruin a holiday, so it is important to note that the hygiene of this restaurant proved itself to be first class.

2. Rodizio Do Brasil

Paseo La Choca No. 126, Villahermosa, Mexico Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet Brazilian, Latin, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$118 - HK$157 +52 1 993 310 8130
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 547 reviews

Rodizio Do Brasil

Reviewed By SparkH4 - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

It's one of the best Brazilian steak houses I've visited in my life and it's right at Villahermosa.
Service is excellent and room decor and ambience is so charming you don't want to leave the place.
They have a great salad and complements bar and whatever steak you try is just delicious, juicy and prime quality.
It's also located in a very popular area close to a beautiful natural area called La Choca. Definitely a must...

3. El Eden

Paseo de la Choca #126, Villahermosa, Mexico Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +52 993 316 8148
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 273 reviews

El Eden

Reviewed By dieeilige - Duisburg, Germany

We arrived an early Thursday evening and were surprised that they were about to close already. We had free buffet and some tacos which were prepared à la minute at our table side. Food was typical Mexican and service was friendly and efficient. Not really a gourmet restaurant but correct dishes and savory tastes. Only recommendable during daytimes.

4. Asador Castellano

Paseo de la Choca, 120, Villahermosa, Mexico Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +52 993 316 9909
Excellent
53%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

Asador Castellano

Reviewed By TonyCardenas - Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

It's a very impressing and even quite luxurious place in Villahermosa
But the management has lost control and personnel is not trained to serve properly and advice guest during their visit to this elegant restaurant
Music is not properly program and some times they start playing laud songs that are not suitable
And waiters are not trained about wine
Finally out Fillet was just a piece of meat not tender and completely tasteless
Our meal took a long time and it all came out at same time so we had first and second plate and side orders all at the same time about an hour after sitting down
I believe the wanted us to keep ordering drinks because there were no other guest ordering. At that time
Air conditioning was not running at the area where we were seat but at mid meal they wanted to move us to a cooler area out side temp was near 100F
I think such a great place should be run by a professional and experienced team

5. Jangada

Paseo de la Choca 126A, Villahermosa, Mexico Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +52 993 310 8146
Excellent
53%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 194 reviews

Jangada

Jangada inició el 28 de agosto de 2003. Su nombre se inspiró en las embarcaciones que se usan para la pesca en Brasil y representa la inmensa variedad de frutos del mar que nuestros comensales pueden degustar. Somos el único restaurante que mantiene una barra de Buffet y un exclusivo Rodizio de mariscos Premium en el Estado. Además, poseemos una carta con calidad internacional y platillos de distintas bahías del mundo.

Reviewed By nathan l - Zichron Yaakov, Israel

we came after 8 p.m restaurant was closed, so we enjoyed the bar and tapas outside, it was very crowded, very noisy outside , but the atmosphere was great, the seafood plates we ordered were great, the service perfect, friendly and efficient, fantastic experience, and now we will have to come again earlier to enjoy the restaurant too, although it was an unforgettable evening.

6. Gourmet MX

Calle Cardenas Local 45F | Col. Atasta, Villahermosa 86100, Mexico Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Latin, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$173 - HK$283 +52 993 316 3939
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 368 reviews

Gourmet MX

Reviewed By Guillermo T

Do not miss. Everything on the menu is great, we had a large group so were able to try 5-6 of the appetizers and main courses. Presentation is very good, very creative combination of local flavors/ingredients with all of the dishes. We were there for two days and had dinner there twice.

7. El Teapaneco

Cerrada Quintin Arauz 214 | Colonia Primero de Mayo, Villahermosa 86190, Mexico Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$63 - HK$118 +52 993 315 1395
Excellent
49%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 282 reviews

El Teapaneco

Our specialty is the cuisine of southern Mexico, especially the dishes of Tabasco.

Reviewed By Adriangamez - Hermosillo, Mexico

Food was ok, nothing special, don't waste time probably can find a better restaurant in town. Had a chipilin soup, honestly didn't liked it, the flavour was plain, merged with cream just to give a little sweetened flavor and a desperate touch of corn. Also got a salted meat, needed to put a little bit more salt, tortillas weren't hand made and the guayaba flavored water wasn't a hit.

8. EL Reyna

Plaza Hahra's, AV. Paseo Tabasco, Esq. Prol. 27 de Febrero, Tabasco 2000, Villahermosa 86035, Mexico Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Latin, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +52 993 316 5252
Excellent
43%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 209 reviews

EL Reyna

Reviewed By alejandrolo - Mexico City, Mexico

If you're looking for something different in Villahermosa, this is for you, god environment, (quite 80's), good food, mainly tacos, fish, octopus, shrimp. Also they have food for not food sea lovers. Its good in overall, nothing spectacular, but still recommendable. Just a little bit expensive just for tacos.

9. La Cevicheria Tabasco

Calle Cerrada de Chico Che # 114 | Colonia Gaviotas Norte, Villahermosa 86067, Mexico Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion Lunch, Brunch +52 993 345 0035
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 212 reviews

La Cevicheria Tabasco

Reviewed By Daniel R - Mexico, Mexico

The place is a bit far away for Villahermosa and is also located in a “not so great” neighborhood but the food is worth the drive and location. Everything has a beautiful presentation and tastes amazing. We tried octopus, tuna, the “tortilla gratinada” and some artisanal beer and loved everything. I really recommend you take the short trip to try this joint.

10. Tierra Criolla

Andador Cardenas Local F42 Plaza City Center Atasta de Serra, Villahermosa 86139, Mexico Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Latin, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$63 - HK$196 +52 993 316 5970
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 237 reviews

Tierra Criolla

Reviewed By Luxury1Georgia - Georgia

As a fan of great food, I look for the best restaurants in each city. Prior to arriving in Villahermosa, I selected Tierra Criolla and was very happy with my choice.
The restaurant is beautiful. The restaurant is located in the “City Center” development in Villahermosa – which is a neat and vibrant development. The restaurant itself was beautiful with inside and outside Seating. We chose to dine in the inside portion of the restaurant and found the décor to be beautiful, classy, and understated.
The drink menu was inventive and had a local twist as well. I chose a Hendricks Gin cocktail which was one of the best cocktails I have ever tried. Great job!
The food was excellent – inventive, delicious, and beautifully presented. I would return for the tuna starter alone.
Roberto provided excellent service during our dinner – professional, friendly, and efficient. Roberto spoke perfect English and was able to provide great recommendations regarding drinks, wine, and food.
As an added bonus, Tierra Criolla is on OpenTable which adds to the ease of making a reservation.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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