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Molino de los Reyes
Ranked #3 of 83 Restaurants in Tlaxcala
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$32
Description: Inspirational Mexican cousine. Flavors that awaken your memories
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Description: Inspirational Mexican cousine. Flavors that awaken your memories
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We read about this place and heard some recommendations, but it was not until we tried it that we knew this was a special and out of the ordinary place to eat.
The menu is very innovative, with traditional mexican dishes that are not the usual spicy ones that everybody knows. Instead, these are family recipes that you will have difficulty finding anywhere else, and if so, difficult to match in taste and execution.
The service is very professional, it immediately shows that they are not trying to sell you the expensive items on the menu, and you never have to look for a waiter to ask for something. Service and cleanliness are spot-on.
The building was a four (five?) century old mill, and it is being conditioned as a boutique hotel also, so in a few months the complete package will be available, and if the hotel service resembles the restaurant service, it will be a complete winner.
This restaurant is worth the highest recommendation if you are in the area, you will not regret your visit.

Thank Diego A
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

It's restaurant with a beautiful view of a waterfall and natural landscape. When you're there, it feels like you escaped from the city and into the 18th century with architecture there's very pleasing and for those history lovers, it's a must go place.

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Thank ioserg
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Juan Manuel V, Gerente at Molino de los Reyes, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you very much for your visit, we appreciate your opinion and we would love to have you back soon. We are proud of the place that we have, "Molino de los Reyes" is a beautiful place, full of history and magic. We would like to share with you that the building was a mill in the XVIII century, was named "Mill of the Defense".

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Three of us visited this restaurant based on TripAdvisor recommendations and can only say WOW! The location is a bit off the main roads but is worth the drive. We went after a visit to see the historic murals at Cacaxtla site. The restaurant is in a 200 year old restored mill by a waterfall and stream. The outdoor covered patio where we were seated overlooked the waterfall. The proprietress, Erika Cisneros, was very gracious and also spoke perfect English. Menu was very creative Mexican and there was almost nothing that we didn't want to try. We started with tacos with hibiscus and pork belly served with three different salsas. Next we had three different entrees. Shrimp in an orange/achote sauce, ox tail in a fabulous family recipe of rich dark chili peppers and lasagna with pork rinds. Of the three, the only dish that wasn't outstanding was the lasagna. It was suggested that we have a glass of port to pair with the ox tail sauce. It was a great recommendation. For dessert, there were a number of mouthwatering options but we selected the homemade ice creams (two orders) so we could taste four different flavors. All were unique and tasty. Presentation was lovely and plates were appropriately warmed. Service was also very well handled and our server was always available but never on top of us. The interior of the old home includes a lovely bar, sitting rooms, additional dining room and more. Ask about the interesting history. Clearly, with the quality of food, service and ambiance this place is worth a visit. It's a hidden gem set off from typical small Mexican houses and shops. We would definitely go back!

Thank sailor31
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Juan Manuel V, Gerente at Molino de los Reyes, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments. We will continue to strive to better our dishes so as your return will be 100% awesome. We look forward to your next visit

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This place is away from any hustle and bustle. Nestled on the banks of a river, this site belonged formerly to a textile factory that was dedicated to dyeing fabrics. They have recently opened it to the public, making it a restaurant and providing an intimate and very romantic atmosphere.
Me and a group of friends went to this place to celebrate Valentine's day and we were not disappointed.

Pros:
They have gourmet dishes, a fusion of ingredients between traditional and modern.
The food is fresh and has great seasoning.
Service is friendly and attentive.
They have outdoor heaters for an evening on the terrace.
The place and the view of the river provide an intimate and romantic atmosphere.

Cons:
Although the waiters are friendly, the food takes a while.
They need a bit more outside heaters, because on a busy night in autumn and winter, it seems they are going to run out of them.
It is a bit tricky to get to the place, it isn't very well signposted on the road and the GPS loses signal in certain areas.

Suggestions:
Jamaica (hibiscus) tacos are delicious!
There is a beef stew (which I can't remember the name) and the meat melts in your mouth!

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Thank Alejandro R
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Juan Manuel V, Gerente at Molino de los Reyes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you very much for your kind opinion. "Molino de los Reyes" is a beautiful place, full of history and magic. We are proud to have it. The building was a mill in the XVIII century, was named "Mill of the Defense". During the Mexican Revolution, the mill was abandoned, and serve as strategic hiding quarters for those men that fought for the social rights of the all.
For some years now we have worked in order to share with new generations this magical place surrounded by this incredible natural beauty in the state of Tlaxcala. We would love to see you soon.

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Calm and beautiful place, its a 200 year old building surrounded by greenery and waterfalls, that will take your breath away. Don't miss the tacos de suadero and the tacos de jamaica. They are amazing!

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