My favorite place to hang out in San Cristobal de las Casas is a wine bar called La Viña de Bacco. This little bar is just a half block up from the Parque Central on the Andador de Guadalupe. The andador is a walking street blocked off to cars, which makes this bar a perfect place to sit and watch all kinds of people from all over the world walk by.
La Viña de Bacco is owned by two Italian guys who have a real passion for wine. They have a huge selection of wines from all over the world. They are particularly proud of their selection of premium Mexican wines. I had always known that there are some reasonable Mexican table wines, but I had no idea that Mexico could produce complex and full flavored premium wines. Ricci and Carlo have shown me that not only can Mexico produce good wines, it produces some great ones.
This place not only has a great selection of wine, they also carry a full range of liquor and Mexican beers. With every drink you order, you receive a free tapa. The Tapas they serve are sliced baguettes topped with anything from cheeses or sausage and deli meats to pate. If you order a bottle of wine you get a nice big assortment plate of these delicious treats. They also have pastas and really great focaccia bread sandwiches.
If you find yourself missing good wine after traveling through Central America and Mexico, La Vina de Bacco is the place to go.