Restaurants

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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 …
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…
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…
Mexican in Mérida

Taquería Nuevo San Fernando

Out-of-towners staying in the nearby business-class hotels have been known to buy kilos of this stuff to take home with them. It's a bit of a trek to get here (near the northern end of Paseo Montejo), but the freshl…
Yucatecan in Mérida

La Socorrito

One of many in this strip, these old pros were one of the first; they've been slow-cooking cochito in underground pits for more than six decades. You'll find this delightful hole-in-the-wall on the plaza side of the…
Mexican in Mérida

La Chaya Maya

Branch of the popular Yucatecan restaurant.
Mexican in Mérida

Pórtico del Peregrino

A very old-school restaurant with several traditional-style dining rooms surrounding a small courtyard. It bills itself as upscale eatery and serves Yucatecan dishes such as pollo pibil (chicken flavored with achiot…
Mexican in Mérida

El Trapiche

Close to the city center, El Trapiche has cheap Mexican eats in a casual environment. It bills itself as the best pizza joint in town, but it's actually the Yucatecan dishes that stand out. The menu has a fair share…