There are tons of places to eat around Flores and Santa Elena. Most are simple, serving local and Mexican cuisine and geared toward locals and the backpacking crowd.

Pizzeria Picasso, Calle 15 de Setiembre, across from El Tucán (tel. 502/7867-5198), serves pretty good wood-oven pizza and a variety of pastas, while Café Archeologico Yax-há, Calle 15 de Setiembre, across from El Tucán (tel. 502/5830-2060;, is a relaxed and welcoming new place that serves local fare, including dishes based on pre-Columbian recipes and ingredients, as well as coffee drinks and fresh fruit smoothies. Finally, the restaurant at the Hotel Maya Internacional serves creative international and fusion cuisine in a lovely open-air lakeside setting.

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