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Food writer pronounces these to be Mérida’s 5 best restaurants

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No surprises here on yet another list of the “five best restaurants in Mérida.”

Food writer Marco Beteta says that Mérida, in addition to being one of the gateways to the fascinating world of Mayan culture, is also undoubtedly among the main gastronomic powers of the country.

His list was published in El Universal, based in Mexico City, and on his Twitter page, which has over 53,000 followers.

Hacienda Teya

A total classic. Typical dishes of the Yucatecan cuisine in a stately henequenera from the 17th century. To enjoy as a family or among friends. Where: Carretera Mérida-Cancún Km 12.5. Tel. (999) 988 0800. On the web.


The use of local products is a priority for chef Pedro Evia, who reinterprets the flavors of his land with an avant-garde accent. Ask for the tasting menu with pairing. Where: Av. Rómulo Rozo 488, between 27 and 27A. Colonia Itzimná. Tel. (999) 944 3377. On the web.

La Tradición

Frijoles con puerco and cochinita pibil are some of the stellar offerings from this serious family place where you can breathe in the love for local cuisine. Where: Calle 60 Norte 293 and Calle 25. Centro. Tel. (999) 925 2526. On the web.


Signature cuisine that continues to surprise and innovate by Roberto Solís, one of the promoters of the new Yucatecan cuisine. Behind each dish there is research using products from the region. Where: Avenida Andrés García Lavín 32, between 43 and 45. Colonia San Antonio Cucul. Tel. (999) 938 0838. On the web.

Roses & Xocolate

Fusion cuisine with presence, in a contemporary bistro with a romantic atmosphere. Where: Paseo de Montejo, 480 and Calle 41. Centro. Tel. (999) 924 2992. On the web.

See more restaurants selected by #ComunidadMB at marcobeteta.com

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