Restaurants

Seafood in Progreso

Crabster

At the current posh spot on the strip, with its blond-wood chairs, pink velvet trim and designer lighting, you could be in an international hotel, not smack on the beachfront. But this fancy spot pulls in the moneye…
Seafood in Tizimín

Cocteleria El Barco de Ana

In a tiny spot in an incongruous part of town, a few blocks from the plaza, this tiny and casual place fills up quickly, especially between 1pm and 3pm when the fish-lovin' folk head in to chomp on fresh mariscos an…
Seafood in Río Lagartos

Restaurant y Posada Macumba

You may feel like you've swum into a mermaid's cave here, such is the owner's creative flair. Beyond the shell-focused crafts that line the walls, and the fanciful light shades, it's a decent eatery with excellent s…
Seafood in Celestún

La Palapa

A cut above the other seaside joints, La Palapa has an expansive dining area looking down to the sea, plus savory seafood dishes. The go-to dish is the coconut-coated shrimp served in a coconut shell.
Seafood in West & North of Mérida

La Picuda

Locals highly recommend this casual eatery with plastic chairs and bright tablecloths, located just off the square and near the pier. The filete al mojo de ajo (fish sautéed with garlic, M$100) is really good, as ar…
Seafood in Progreso

Eladio's

This is a bit of an institution around town with its beachfront setting and action to boot. Though some say the botanas (complimentary sampler plates that come to the table before the main dish arrives) are the real…
Seafood in Progreso

Flamingo's

A longtime local favorite on the boardwalk, Flamingo's fries up a tasty pescado boquinete (whole hogfish). Free snacks are served while you're waiting for the main dish.
Seafood in Río Lagartos

Ría Maya Restaurante

A popular two-story palapa with waterside sunset views, this is a good place to meet other travelers and form groups for boat tours. Lobster, at market price, is a delicious seasonal specialty.
Seafood in El Cuyo

La Conchita

Fish paradise under a palapa at this simple, no-fuss place. Grab a beer, some ceviche and prawns and remember what life was like before technology took over.
Seafood in Celestún

La Playita

Of all the sandy-floored, plastic table-and-chairs beachfront joints here, this one gets the thumbs-up from the locals. Fresh seafood and ceviche are its main draws.