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National leisure magazine nominate Merida, Ku’uk for top honors, again

Governor urges Yucatecans to vote in Food and Travel poll

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  • Ku'uk is one of Merida's top restaurants. Photo: Courtesy

Voting began Friday to pick Mexico’s best gourmet destinations, and Yucatan’s been asked to support the local nominees — including the capital itself.

The city of Merida was nominated as Food and Travel magazine’s best overall gourmet destination, and Chef Pedro Evia and his restaurants, Ku’uk and Pinuela, were also nominated for top honors. Ku’uk was named best restaurant in the interior — the country minus Mexico City — in 2018 and 2017.

Merida was voted best gourmet destination twice before.

This is the sixth Food and Travel poll, bringing recognition to chefs and cities around Mexico.

Also, the bakery Tere Cazola was nominated in the Best Sweet Spot.

The governor of Yucatan, Mauricio Villa, used his official Twitter account to urge citizens to vote local:

Voting concludes Oct. 25. To help keep Merida on the culinary map, vote here.

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