South of Mérida restaurants

Top Choice Yucatecan in Ticul

El Mirador

El Mirador means lookout in Spanish and, yes, you get an awesome view of Ticul and beyond from this large palapa restaurant. But it's the tasty Yucatecan comfort food that makes this place truly special. Try the rel…
Mexican in South of Mérida

Codornejas Restaurante

Located 6km southeast of Oxkutzcab, and 21km northwest of Tekax, this is a great stopover lunch spot. It's definitely for carnivores and here's why: it specializes in conejo (rabbit) and codorniz (quail) that have b…
Market in Ticul


Ticul’s lively Mercado provides all the ingredients for picnics and snacks, and offers nice photo ops, too. It also has lots of those wonderful eateries where the food is good, the portions generous and the prices l…
Yucatecan in Tekax

El Huinic de la Ermita

Arguably the best eats in town, this dark place doubles as a karaoke bar at night for wannabe crooners. It overlooks a pretty plaza and has Yucatecan classics such as papadzules (diced-egg enchiladas bathed in pumpk…
Mexican in Santa Elena

Restaurant El Chac-Mool

Off Hwy 261 at the southern entrance to Santa Elena, Restaurant El Chac-Mool is a friendly, if basic, place but service can be slow. It serves tasty, homemade Yucatecan food that includes a hearty vegetarian plate o…
Pizza in Ticul

Pizzería La Gondola

Open late, this clean place has sandwiches and pizzas with the usual toppings. ‘Order by number’ options make it easy for non-Spanish speakers to get exactly what they want.
Mexican in Ticul

Bazar de Comidas

The friendly stalls here serve inexpensive regional food such as poc-chuc (grilled pork) and queso relleno (stuffed cheese).
Mexican in Santa Elena

Pickled Onion

Situated under a large veranda, this spot provides pleasant relief from the sun. Dishes include the usual Yucatecan specialties, as well as a few options (such as gazpacho) that come as a surprise. Service is friend…
Mexican in Oxkutzcab

El Príncipe Tutul-Xiu

Known for its poc-chuc (grilled pork, M$100), the massive, two-story El Principe Tutul-Xiu has several other classic Yucatecan dishes and desserts. The menu is in indirect proportion to the number of tables, however…
Supermarket in Ticul

Super Willy’s

Near the plaza, Super Willy’s is a small supermarket with a big variety of groceries and household items.