Top ChoiceBurgers in Mérida

Burger Bar

This recently opened gourmet burger joint serves up a very welcome range of high-quality medium-rare burgers in numerous different styles, has craft beers on tap and also does crispy chicken and paninis. The...

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Super Tostón Mexicano

Que? You wanted Mexican food and Venezuelan mixed together? No hay problema – here, traditional Mexican dishes like chalupas and tamales all get served on top of a mini tostón, the traditional fried banana dish...

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Europa Art Cafe

Indigenous-themed photos line the wall of this German-owned establishment, chock-a-block full of simple fare including German sausage and meatballs, Hungarian goulash and Russian potato salad. Breakfasts of...

Cafe in Mérida

Café Mogambo

With its prominent 1920s-style bar, art deco plasterwork, soft lighting and antique ceiling fans, mood is the name of the game in this trendy bistro, a haven for wine buffs. Breakfast and dinner is served, and on...

South American in Mérida

Casa Andina

Budget eaters, rejoice – with the best, cheapest set meals in town, this historic restaurant-cum-museum is worth the short walk to the edge of town. Tables surround a lovely garden patio, and a few front rooms...

Mexican in Mérida


A friendly and rather charming place with a full Tex-Mex menu stretching from burritos to quesadillas, Guacamole is a colorful multiroom affair that provides a much needed change of culinary pace for those who've...

Venezuelan in Mérida

La Sazón del Llano

A side-by-side bakery and cafeteria always abuzz with happy diners. You could bust a gut polishing off the four-dish criollo and international menú, and the bakery is a good bet when everything's closed tight on...

Market in Mérida

Mercado Principal

Some of the city’s best traditional food is to be found on the 2nd floor. Try dishes such as pechuga rellena a la merideña (chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese, breaded, deep-fried, and slathered in...

Italian in Mérida

La Trattoria da Lino

If you are after a fine Italian lunch (until 4:30pm weekdays), you won’t go wrong coming to this well-appointed restaurant with a delicate Mediterranean touch. Savor the homemade gnocchi with a glass of merlot.

Ice Cream in Mérida

Heladería Coromoto

An ice-cream shop in the Guinness World Records for the largest number of flavors, it scoops out more than 900 types (not all at the same time!), including Polar beer, salmon and black bean.

Seafood in Mérida

La Sevillana

Wine racks line the walls of this classic Spanish seafood restaurant, where the specialty is fish, just about any which way you like it – there’s even German and Chilean dishes on the menu.

International in Mérida

Restaurante La Abadía

This atmospheric colonial mansion serves quality salads, meats and pastas. It has a cocktail bar in a basement catacomb, plus several intimate indoor and alfresco dining nooks.

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Restaurant Vegetariano

This salad-lover’s delight is a welcome refuge from the usual Venezuelan deep-fried yumminess. Wholemeal (baked) empanadas, natural juices, good bread and desserts.

Vegetarian in Mérida

El Vegetariano

This rather run-down place is nonetheless a good option for vegetarians, as it has a daily changing set menu of Venezuelan food. There are also good cakes.