Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Mérida

Apoala

With influences of dishes from Oaxaca, which like the Yucatán is known for its extraordinary regional cuisine, Apoala reinvents popular dishes such as enmoladas (stuffed tortillas in a rich mole sauce) and tlayudas …
Top Choice International in Mérida

Ku'uk

The stunning historic home, at the end of Paseo Montejo, sets the scene for what's to come: a high-end, alto-gourmet meal that will end up setting a very high benchmark for Mexican cuisine. You can dine in a number …
Top Choice Italian in Mérida

Oliva Enoteca

This contemporary restaurant with black-and-white tiled floors, Edison light bulbs, designer chairs and a viewable kitchen is a magnet for the local cool cats who descend on this smart place for excellent Italian cu…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Mérida

Pola

You'd head to this place even if were you in the Arctic, it's that good. Get your tongue around full-cream, 100% natural (no additives) gelati with some of the quirkiest flavours in ice-cream land. Mondays is tradit…
Top Choice Tacos in Mérida

Wayan'e

Popular for its castakan (crispy pork belly), Wayan'e (meaning 'here it is' in Maya) is one of Mérida's premier breakfast spots. Vegetarians will find options here, such as the huevo con xkatic (egg with chili) taco…
French in Mérida

Bistro Cultural

It's worth the hike a few blocks from the tourist hubbub to enjoy this cute little French-run cafe. After viewing some local artworks in a little salon, you can enjoy a snack or meal in its lovely garden. While the …
Yucatecan in Mérida

Nectar

Inventive but delicious takes on traditional Yucatecan cuisine, a setting that would win design awards, and superfriendly and helpful staff make for a winning combination at this north Mérida (take a taxi) destinati…
Market in Mérida

Mercado Municipal Lucas de Gálvez

Mérida’s least expensive eateries are here. Upstairs are tables and chairs and diverse menus offering main courses of beef, fish or chicken. Look for recados (spice pastes). Downstairs at the north end are cheap taq…
Mexican in Mérida

Manjar Blanco

This modern little spot with plastic chairs and Edison light globes puts a slight gourmet twist on regional favorites and makes a good lunch spot if you're tackling the Paseo Montejo. The tortillitas tropicales (fri…
Mexican in Mérida

La Chaya Maya

Popular with locals and tourists alike, this restaurant opened a new location in a lovely downtown colonial building. Consider La Chaya your introduction to classic Yucatecan fare (and it's a good one): relleno negr…