Restaurants

Top Choice Contemporary Spanish in Mérida

El Trasiego

Relatively fresh on Mérida's culinary scene, popular El Trasiego mixes rustic-chic decor with a fun contemporary atmosphere and exquisite creative dishes infused with local ingredients. Waiters deliver bread in meta…
Top Choice Tapas in Mérida

Mercado Gastronómico San Albín

The halls of Mérida's red-washed 20th-century bullring have been transformed into a busy tapas-style hangout. In each alcove, individual stalls deliver their own specialities, with everything from jamón and croquett…
Top Choice Spanish in Mérida

Tábula Calda

This inviting yellow-washed space, filled with tilework and greenery, serves well-priced, quality meals encompassing Spain's favourite staples. Everything either comes from its garden or is sourced from within 100km…
Contemporary Spanish in Mérida

La Carbonería

Blue-and-white mosaic floors open the show at this modern and elegant grilled-meats specialist. Fresh giant salads (with serving tongs!) and enormous jamón or cheese platters are designed for sharing, while the star…
Vegetarian in Mérida

Shangri-La El Vegetariano

Starving vegetarians in meat-mad Extremadura will find respite in this sweet, colourful place with bold muralled walls on a quiet street corner. All-veg raciones, given a Spanish touch, fill the simple but tasty men…
Tapas in Mérida

Fusiona Gastrobar

Most of the places along Calle de José Ramón Mélida are tourist traps, but this place rises above the rest for its creatively conceived tapas that have proved a hit with locals. Try the meatballs of calamari and pra…
Spanish in Mérida

A de Arco

In the shadow of Mérida's prettiest monumental Roman arch, this appealing place serves up a range of extremeño and wider Spanish dishes in a lovely setting – try the queso con trufa (cheese with truffles). It's the …
Extremaduran in Mérida

Casa Nano

Tucked behind the Plaza de España, friendly Casa Nano serves hearty traditional extremeño dishes such as cordero a la ciruela (lamb with plums), cochinillo al horno (roast suckling pig) and tasty patatas al rebujón …
Spanish in Mérida

Casa Benito

Squeeze onto a tiny stool in the wood-panelled dining room, prop up at the bar or relax on the sunny terrace for tasty, original tapas at this bullfighting enthusiasts' hangout, where walls are plastered with photos…
Spanish in Mérida

Las 7 Sillas de Emilio Muñoz

One of Mérida's most popular chefs, Emilio Muñoz, has taken up residence next to the entrance to the Teatro Romano. There's a cafeteria-feel but also some extremeño and wider specialities (grilled meats, creative sa…