the cultural capital of the Yucatan, Merida is a gourmet's delight. It mixes
native Mayan cuisine with continental dining.
With a strong influence from the Mayan
Culture, as ancient as contemporary, and the contributions from the many
european immigrations, the originality of the Yucatecan food is also due to
the isolation this region has experienced throughout Mexican history.
It is interesting to note that a significant
migration of Lebanese and Syrian people around the turn of the century has
left its mark on the city's dining scene.
The result is an eclectic and surprising mixture of smells, flavors and
colors; explosive when it comes to one of its basic ingredients: the
habanero pepper, and complex when it comes to dishes like the Stuffed
Given the variety of sources and elements, it is not strange that in Merida,
the state capital, you can find any kind of restaurants with unbeatable
from Italian food at La Tratto to Cantonese food at Hong Kong.
been for centuries the social, cultural and political center to the vast
A stroll by one of its streets, cultural centers and plazas offers you an
unforgettable and fulfilling experience that will not be complete without
the flavors of the Yucatecan tradition.
For the crave hour you can try out the deliciously famous Papadzules
(tortillas stuffed with boiled eggs in a pumpkin seed sauce) or an endless
list of regional snacks such as salbutes and panuchos.
For lunch or dinner you can not miss the opportunity to take a seat in the
classic Lo Almendros restaurant or delight in the sipping of an excellent
local beer at popular Eladio’s eatery.
In both cases
you’ll find strongly recommended menu selections such as Cochinita Pibil
(suckling pig baked in banana leaves with a rich annatto sauce), Sopa de
Lima and one of the latest creations of this versatile kitchen: Poc-Chuc.
Here are a few favorites:
Alberto's Continental: lovely 18th century mansion setting; Mayan, Lebanese,
and Mexican dishes. AAA Rating
» Los Almendros: wide range of traditional
Yucatecan dishes. AAA Rating
» El Guacamayo Food Type Regional Yucatecan
favorite among the locals for its excellent cuisine and service.
» Hacienda Teya Address Km 12½ Carretera
Merida - Chichen-Itza Food Type Regional Yucatecan, Beautiful setting in a
restored Colonial plantation.
» La Pigua Food Type Campeche Style Seafood,
Excellent seafood restaurant with recipes "imported" from the
original restaurant in Campeche.
» La Prosperidad Food Type Yucatan Regional,
favorite with locals and travelers from all over Mexico.
» Cafe Peón Contreras Food Type Sandwiches
Dress Casual Comment Snacks and light meals.
» El Borrego Acurrucado: simple setting with
delicious food and good service.
» La Cantina: fun atmosphere, delicious tacos,
and live music.
» Cedro del Libano: authentic Lebanese cuisine.
» El Due Torre: delicious Italian dishes (a
» Kon Tiki: Cantonese food in a comfortable
» La Bella Epoca: elegant setting with
international and vegetarian cuisine.
» Cafe Habana: popular Cuban-style coffee
» Casa del Pasco: new Paseo de Montejo
restaurant with international menu and upscale dining.
» Maria del Carmen: spotlights Yucatecan dishes
in an international menu.
» Muelle 8: local favorite for seafood and
» El Mural: fine Mexican and Yucatecan food.
Fiesta Americana hotel.
» Pancho's: fun, party atmosphere featuring
» La Parilla: steak, seafood, and delicious
tacos. A local favorite.
» Peregrina Bistro: nouvelle cuisine with a
Mexican flair. Hyatt Regency hotel.
» Planta Alta Cafe: international menu and
yuppie crowd. On Paseo de Montejo.
» Portico del Peregrino: chapel-like setting
featuring seafood, meat and Yucatecan dishes.
» Siqueff: international menu served in Moorish
» La Trattoria: Italian cuisine in an
attractive setting, along Paseo de Montejo.
» Virrey de Mendoza: international cuisine in
elegant colonial setting.
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