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Top 10 Restaurants in Mérida

This is our list of all time favorites here in Mérida. Give them a try! ;)
Our favorite restaurant in Merida. Oaxacan food with a twist. Try the flores en Amarillo for a starter!Dine al fresco on Santa Lucía square the best of Oaxacan cuisine. Try the aguachile blanco and the flores en amarillo. You can’t go wrong with the catch of the day with gnocchi for the main course.
129 yerel halk öneriyor
Apoala
129 yerel halk öneriyor
Our favorite restaurant in Merida. Oaxacan food with a twist. Try the flores en Amarillo for a starter!Dine al fresco on Santa Lucía square the best of Oaxacan cuisine. Try the aguachile blanco and the flores en amarillo. You can’t go wrong with the catch of the day with gnocchi for the main course.
While not located in Centro, the food is well worth the drive. While the name “black onion” might not attract you, this is one of our favorite appetizers of any restaurant.
30 yerel halk öneriyor
Néctar
334 Av. Andrés García Lavín
30 yerel halk öneriyor
While not located in Centro, the food is well worth the drive. While the name “black onion” might not attract you, this is one of our favorite appetizers of any restaurant.
For a special night, you simply can’t beat K'u’uk. Housed in an old colonial mansion off of the Paseo de Montejo, the tasting menu is filled with creative and gorgeous dishes made of local ingredients. If Michelin awarded stars to restaurants in México, this one would be a contender.
32 yerel halk öneriyor
Kuuk
488 Av Rómulo Rozo
32 yerel halk öneriyor
For a special night, you simply can’t beat K'u’uk. Housed in an old colonial mansion off of the Paseo de Montejo, the tasting menu is filled with creative and gorgeous dishes made of local ingredients. If Michelin awarded stars to restaurants in México, this one would be a contender.
Excellent steakhouse with HUGE portions. Made for sharing as the steaks are very large and the price would be eye-popping for only one!
43 yerel halk öneriyor
130° SteakHouse
465 Calle 47
43 yerel halk öneriyor
Excellent steakhouse with HUGE portions. Made for sharing as the steaks are very large and the price would be eye-popping for only one!
Simply put, Oliva is the best Italian restaurant and is on our top 5 list of restaurants overall in Mérida. The fresh pasta is fantastic and the burrata appetizer is our favorite.
146 yerel halk öneriyor
Oliva Enoteca
146 yerel halk öneriyor
Simply put, Oliva is the best Italian restaurant and is on our top 5 list of restaurants overall in Mérida. The fresh pasta is fantastic and the burrata appetizer is our favorite.
Yes, we are recommending a "multi-site" restaurant - and with good reason! The dishes are fun, the atmosphere is pretty, and don't miss the pulpo or dessert!
16 yerel halk öneriyor
Porfirio's Mérida | Restaurante de comida mexicana
16 yerel halk öneriyor
Yes, we are recommending a "multi-site" restaurant - and with good reason! The dishes are fun, the atmosphere is pretty, and don't miss the pulpo or dessert!
The guiding principle behind Agua de Mar is to source all of the ingredients fresh from local organic producers. Don't miss the carmeron roca; it is an amazing dish. The service is among the best in Mérida. Reservations are necessary.
AGUA DE MAR RESTAURANTE
The guiding principle behind Agua de Mar is to source all of the ingredients fresh from local organic producers. Don't miss the carmeron roca; it is an amazing dish. The service is among the best in Mérida. Reservations are necessary.
If we are going to recommend a hotel restaurant, then it must be good. First class cocktails, excellent service, and amazing food by Chef Maycoll Calderón. The rooftop patio is lovely. It is also a dog friendly restaurant!
14 yerel halk öneriyor
Cuna Merida
508 Avenida Colón
14 yerel halk öneriyor
If we are going to recommend a hotel restaurant, then it must be good. First class cocktails, excellent service, and amazing food by Chef Maycoll Calderón. The rooftop patio is lovely. It is also a dog friendly restaurant!
Located on “restaurant row” near Santa Ana and Paseo Montejo, Micaela Mar y Leña delivers delicious food and friendly, attentive service. This one is a favorite of expats and locals alike. On the upscale side, but not too fancy.
85 yerel halk öneriyor
Micaela Mar & Leña
458 Calle 47
85 yerel halk öneriyor
Located on “restaurant row” near Santa Ana and Paseo Montejo, Micaela Mar y Leña delivers delicious food and friendly, attentive service. This one is a favorite of expats and locals alike. On the upscale side, but not too fancy.
Reserve a table in their intimate, yet charming patio area and check the chalkboard to see what they are serving for the day. Every dish was sensational, plus they have the best moles I've had in Mérida.
8 yerel halk öneriyor
Ramiro Cocina
386 D Paseo de Montejo
8 yerel halk öneriyor
Reserve a table in their intimate, yet charming patio area and check the chalkboard to see what they are serving for the day. Every dish was sensational, plus they have the best moles I've had in Mérida.

Best BREAKFAST & Brunch Spots!

One of my all time favorites for brunch, ideally located right next to Santa Ana square and Paseo de Montejo. Try their version of an eggs benedict with a xcatic béchamel.
21 yerel halk öneriyor
El barrio
21 yerel halk öneriyor
One of my all time favorites for brunch, ideally located right next to Santa Ana square and Paseo de Montejo. Try their version of an eggs benedict with a xcatic béchamel.
This cozy and quaint Mexican kitchen will surprise you with its local favorites, made from scratch and full of flavor. ONLY open on the weekends!
17 yerel halk öneriyor
Maiz, Canela y Cilantro
464 C. 70
17 yerel halk öneriyor
This cozy and quaint Mexican kitchen will surprise you with its local favorites, made from scratch and full of flavor. ONLY open on the weekends!
Gorgeous brunch spot with modernist aesthetics and a charming patio inside LAGALÁ 56:426.
28 yerel halk öneriyor
Te extraño, extraño.
28 yerel halk öneriyor
Gorgeous brunch spot with modernist aesthetics and a charming patio inside LAGALÁ 56:426.
Pass the time in their relaxing courtyard with an amazing selection of cheese and wine alongside of a freshly baked baguette. It's just the place to go when you have no where to be.
42 yerel halk öneriyor
CAFÉ CRÉME
386-B Calle 41
42 yerel halk öneriyor
Pass the time in their relaxing courtyard with an amazing selection of cheese and wine alongside of a freshly baked baguette. It's just the place to go when you have no where to be.
Surprisingly gourmet breakfasts with excellent quality ingredients. The staff could not be friendlier. It is small - but you will not be disappointed by the flavors.
Rosa Frida - coffee & brunch -
295A Calle 62
Surprisingly gourmet breakfasts with excellent quality ingredients. The staff could not be friendlier. It is small - but you will not be disappointed by the flavors.
Enjoy French inspired breakfast and affordable bistro cuisine in their peaceful outdoor patio. Come Sunday mornings for live jazz. They have another location right on Santiago square.
40 yerel halk öneriyor
Bistro Cultural
40 yerel halk öneriyor
Enjoy French inspired breakfast and affordable bistro cuisine in their peaceful outdoor patio. Come Sunday mornings for live jazz. They have another location right on Santiago square.

Great Coffee & Pastries ☕️

With a calm and relaxed atmosphere, it is a great place to sit and stay a while - whether to get some work done or just unwind and enjoy a cup of satisfying espresso or a sweet cinnamon bun.
31 yerel halk öneriyor
Manifesto: Casa Tostadora Calabrese.
31 yerel halk öneriyor
With a calm and relaxed atmosphere, it is a great place to sit and stay a while - whether to get some work done or just unwind and enjoy a cup of satisfying espresso or a sweet cinnamon bun.
From delicious sourdoughs to buttery, flakey croissants, this breakfast spot has it all. The quality of the food is exceptional and the space is stunning. The service can be slow, but if you are prepared to wait - it's well worth it.
41 yerel halk öneriyor
Pan & Kof.feé
41 yerel halk öneriyor
From delicious sourdoughs to buttery, flakey croissants, this breakfast spot has it all. The quality of the food is exceptional and the space is stunning. The service can be slow, but if you are prepared to wait - it's well worth it.
Enjoy the bright and chic ambiance, giving you the sense of being in a Parisian café. While it's a bit pricier than other options, they do have delicious Italian coffee and an amazing avocado toast. Plus free parking!
27 yerel halk öneriyor
Latte Quatro Sette
#465 Calle 47
27 yerel halk öneriyor
Enjoy the bright and chic ambiance, giving you the sense of being in a Parisian café. While it's a bit pricier than other options, they do have delicious Italian coffee and an amazing avocado toast. Plus free parking!
Our Sunday tradition is to walk to SOCO and pick up pastries for our family and employees. To say we love this place would be an understatement! Try the crème brûlée tarts, they're amazing.
39 yerel halk öneriyor
SOCO Merida
492C C. 51
39 yerel halk öneriyor
Our Sunday tradition is to walk to SOCO and pick up pastries for our family and employees. To say we love this place would be an understatement! Try the crème brûlée tarts, they're amazing.
If you love coffee, you have to visit this hidden gem. Family owned and operated artisanal coffee shop, they roast their own beans from Chiapas to produce some of the best coffee in the area.
Tierra de café
384 Calle 62
If you love coffee, you have to visit this hidden gem. Family owned and operated artisanal coffee shop, they roast their own beans from Chiapas to produce some of the best coffee in the area.
Enjoy the energetic atmosphere of Paseo de Montejo from the shaded seating of this inviting café. Within walking distance to many of Merida's tourist sites, it is the perfect stop to make to break up your busy day. My favorite is pictured here: a gooey grilled cheese on amazing home-made bread.
7 yerel halk öneriyor
JUSTO Bread Studio
433 Paseo de Montejo
7 yerel halk öneriyor
Enjoy the energetic atmosphere of Paseo de Montejo from the shaded seating of this inviting café. Within walking distance to many of Merida's tourist sites, it is the perfect stop to make to break up your busy day. My favorite is pictured here: a gooey grilled cheese on amazing home-made bread.
A coffee lover's paradise, venture out to this second floor café for first class coffee and warm vibes. Choose from a selection of books or board games in their charming library to have a true coffeehouse experience.
Sempere
A coffee lover's paradise, venture out to this second floor café for first class coffee and warm vibes. Choose from a selection of books or board games in their charming library to have a true coffeehouse experience.
I can only describe this place as perfect harmony - relaxed ambiance with simple, yet beautiful décor accompanied by well prepared coffee and sandwiches.
6 yerel halk öneriyor
María & Montejo, Rituales de Café
393 Calle 58
6 yerel halk öneriyor
I can only describe this place as perfect harmony - relaxed ambiance with simple, yet beautiful décor accompanied by well prepared coffee and sandwiches.

Deliciously Cheap Eats

Stop by La Cubanita and find out what Mama is cooking today. Simple, no frills - but delicious Cuban food straight out of the kitchen. They serve super large portions so you better come hungry. Vegetarian options are often available.
24 yerel halk öneriyor
La Cubanita
376a Calle 56
24 yerel halk öneriyor
Stop by La Cubanita and find out what Mama is cooking today. Simple, no frills - but delicious Cuban food straight out of the kitchen. They serve super large portions so you better come hungry. Vegetarian options are often available.
Enjoy the breakfast at this local eatery on Saturday mornings and then shop for goodies at the Slow Food market. Blue corn sopes with chorizo and cotija cheese – yum!
30 yerel halk öneriyor
Los Platos Rotos
30 yerel halk öneriyor
Enjoy the breakfast at this local eatery on Saturday mornings and then shop for goodies at the Slow Food market. Blue corn sopes with chorizo and cotija cheese – yum!
If you ask a local where to get tacos, chances are that they will mention Wayan’e. Located close to Mejorada square and Chembech market, you can fill up on their delicious tacos for pennies. Come early before they run out of your favorites!
30 yerel halk öneriyor
Wayan´e
408 Calle 59
30 yerel halk öneriyor
If you ask a local where to get tacos, chances are that they will mention Wayan’e. Located close to Mejorada square and Chembech market, you can fill up on their delicious tacos for pennies. Come early before they run out of your favorites!
Maybe you recognize the name from "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" on Netflix, La Lupita serves humble, yet delicious Yucatecan food from a food stall in Santiago park. If you're looking for the local experience, be sure to stop by this taqueria for some tasty dishes traditional to the area.
15 yerel halk öneriyor
Taqueria La Lupita
15 yerel halk öneriyor
Maybe you recognize the name from "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" on Netflix, La Lupita serves humble, yet delicious Yucatecan food from a food stall in Santiago park. If you're looking for the local experience, be sure to stop by this taqueria for some tasty dishes traditional to the area.
Located in the Mejorada neighborhood, their menu keeps up with what's in season to produce classic, homemade Mexican dishes. Freshly prepared and reasonably priced, we absolutely love this spot for breakfast & brunch. Check out their small store with local artisanal honey.
12 yerel halk öneriyor
Pancho Maiz
437a Calle 59
12 yerel halk öneriyor
Located in the Mejorada neighborhood, their menu keeps up with what's in season to produce classic, homemade Mexican dishes. Freshly prepared and reasonably priced, we absolutely love this spot for breakfast & brunch. Check out their small store with local artisanal honey.

Around the World 🌎

Owned by an Israeli expat who has made Mérida his home. It's a huge menu but my personal favorite is the shawarma plate with Israeli salad! Fast and friendly service.
22 yerel halk öneriyor
Pita
496 C. 55
22 yerel halk öneriyor
Owned by an Israeli expat who has made Mérida his home. It's a huge menu but my personal favorite is the shawarma plate with Israeli salad! Fast and friendly service.
Hungry for a delicious Thai curry? Look no further! Amazing, authentic Thai cuisine delivered right to your door. There are also plenty of vegan & vegetarian options.
20 yerel halk öneriyor
Ave del Paraíso - Cocina asiática a domicilio
20 yerel halk öneriyor
Hungry for a delicious Thai curry? Look no further! Amazing, authentic Thai cuisine delivered right to your door. There are also plenty of vegan & vegetarian options.
Trendy spot for sushi and sashimi! The restaurant has incredible ambience with a massive tree growing in the middle peaking through the roof, surrounded by a peaceful Japanese garden and waterfall.
26 yerel halk öneriyor
Miyabi
82 Prol. Paseo Montejo
26 yerel halk öneriyor
Trendy spot for sushi and sashimi! The restaurant has incredible ambience with a massive tree growing in the middle peaking through the roof, surrounded by a peaceful Japanese garden and waterfall.
Authentic Korean cooking right on Paseo de Montejo. Run by a Korean family who are always there and happy to answer questions about the food. While the ambience is humble, the flavors pack a punch.
10 yerel halk öneriyor
Korean Grill
466 P.º de Montejo
10 yerel halk öneriyor
Authentic Korean cooking right on Paseo de Montejo. Run by a Korean family who are always there and happy to answer questions about the food. While the ambience is humble, the flavors pack a punch.
We were super excited to hear that Indian cuisine had finally made its way to Merida, and we were not disappointed! Authentic flavors and a beautiful space with an outdoor patio.
Little India
We were super excited to hear that Indian cuisine had finally made its way to Merida, and we were not disappointed! Authentic flavors and a beautiful space with an outdoor patio.
Amazing! Merida isn't exactly known for its Asian cuisine but this place is the exception. Every bao I tried was delicious - especially the peking duck! And don't miss out on the dessert baos. While this place is a little far for those of us in Centro, they do deliver if you message them through WA.
WahBao
254A Calle 36
Amazing! Merida isn't exactly known for its Asian cuisine but this place is the exception. Every bao I tried was delicious - especially the peking duck! And don't miss out on the dessert baos. While this place is a little far for those of us in Centro, they do deliver if you message them through WA.
Best spot in Merida for Lebanese cuisine, hands down! Again, if you want to avoid driving up north then just send them a message via WA and have it delivered.
Fattoush (Comida árabe)
Avenida Andrés García Lavín
Best spot in Merida for Lebanese cuisine, hands down! Again, if you want to avoid driving up north then just send them a message via WA and have it delivered.

¡Yucatecan Specialties!

When famed Chef Rick Bayless came to Mérida for his show on cooking in the Yucatán, he visited Manjar Blanco to try its cochinta pibil. You can try it too at this casual restaurant near Santa Ana. Open only for breakfast and lunch.
54 yerel halk öneriyor
Manjar Blanco
496 Calle 47
54 yerel halk öneriyor
When famed Chef Rick Bayless came to Mérida for his show on cooking in the Yucatán, he visited Manjar Blanco to try its cochinta pibil. You can try it too at this casual restaurant near Santa Ana. Open only for breakfast and lunch.
Our first introduction to Yucatecan food was at the Chaya Maya across from Santa Lucía square. The patio is beautifully peaceful, and you can be amazed as you observe the technique used by the women making fresh tortillas.
94 yerel halk öneriyor
La Chaya Maya Casona
94 yerel halk öneriyor
Our first introduction to Yucatecan food was at the Chaya Maya across from Santa Lucía square. The patio is beautifully peaceful, and you can be amazed as you observe the technique used by the women making fresh tortillas.
Discover authentic Yucatecan food and learn about its origin and preparation in a lovely colonial atmosphere. A unique experience you won't want to miss!
115 yerel halk öneriyor
Yucatecan Gastronomi Müzesi
115 yerel halk öneriyor
Discover authentic Yucatecan food and learn about its origin and preparation in a lovely colonial atmosphere. A unique experience you won't want to miss!
Serving Yucatecan food in Mérida for 50 years, Los Almendros serves authentic food at reasonable prices. The restaurant faces Mejorada square and church.
70 yerel halk öneriyor
Los Almendros
493 C. 50-A
70 yerel halk öneriyor
Serving Yucatecan food in Mérida for 50 years, Los Almendros serves authentic food at reasonable prices. The restaurant faces Mejorada square and church.
If you decide to visit Izamal, don't miss this classic Yucatecan restaurant. Just make sure to call ahead to make reservations because they are always busy!
28 yerel halk öneriyor
Kinich Izamal
28 yerel halk öneriyor
If you decide to visit Izamal, don't miss this classic Yucatecan restaurant. Just make sure to call ahead to make reservations because they are always busy!
Delivering the warmth of Yucatecan cuisine with modern techniques in a breathtaking atmosphere. This new addition to the Hacienda Teya family could not have a better location directly in the heart of Mérida.
Restaurante Hacienda Teya
468 Calle 60
Delivering the warmth of Yucatecan cuisine with modern techniques in a breathtaking atmosphere. This new addition to the Hacienda Teya family could not have a better location directly in the heart of Mérida.

🥑 Amazing Vegetarian🥕Vegan Options! 🌽

Wow! Can't emphasize enough how much I love this place. While they do have meat options, I personally find their vegetable preparations to be the highlight. Beautiful outdoor seating as well as a feminist bookstore. Can be a bit buggy but they provide mosquito repellant on each table.
37 yerel halk öneriyor
El Apapacho
37 yerel halk öneriyor
Wow! Can't emphasize enough how much I love this place. While they do have meat options, I personally find their vegetable preparations to be the highlight. Beautiful outdoor seating as well as a feminist bookstore. Can be a bit buggy but they provide mosquito repellant on each table.
Laided back café with very friendly staff enclosed in a lush, organic garden. The food is humble, yet truly satisfying. I recommend trying the baba ganoush - and don't miss out on their coffee!
10 yerel halk öneriyor
Organico Café
10 yerel halk öneriyor
Laided back café with very friendly staff enclosed in a lush, organic garden. The food is humble, yet truly satisfying. I recommend trying the baba ganoush - and don't miss out on their coffee!
100% vegan restaurant for casual cravings! Perfect location within walking distance of many of Mérida's amazing sights, including Parque Santa Ana and Santa Lucía. As a non-vegan, I can say that I did not miss the meat!
Crush Restaurant Mérida
446 Calle 60
100% vegan restaurant for casual cravings! Perfect location within walking distance of many of Mérida's amazing sights, including Parque Santa Ana and Santa Lucía. As a non-vegan, I can say that I did not miss the meat!
From start to finish, I absolutely love everything about this surprising little vegan joint. With Bohemian vibes, they offer up everything from fresh smoothies, flavorful avocado toasts, to literally the best slice of cake that I've had in Mérida.
7 yerel halk öneriyor
Changomango
278f Calle 9
7 yerel halk öneriyor
From start to finish, I absolutely love everything about this surprising little vegan joint. With Bohemian vibes, they offer up everything from fresh smoothies, flavorful avocado toasts, to literally the best slice of cake that I've had in Mérida.
Cozy and super cute spot for simple vegetarian/vegan dishes along with their house-made kombucha. Attached to a boutique hotel, this café has a fun atmosphere and even has board games for you to play. My favorite is the cauliflower tacos!
La Kombuchería
Cozy and super cute spot for simple vegetarian/vegan dishes along with their house-made kombucha. Attached to a boutique hotel, this café has a fun atmosphere and even has board games for you to play. My favorite is the cauliflower tacos!