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Mérida’s bars and cantinas will be allowed to operate once again, but only at 50% capacity. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der...
Unlike bars, which are all about alcohol, the quality of a Yucatecan cantina is measured by how generous they are with their botanas.
Tostadas Calabacitas. Photo: Flickr Before Merida cantinas became so hip, the future chef/owner of Ku'uk Restaurant whiled away...
Múusench'een dates from the middle-upper Preclassic period, or around 300 BC.
The Alliance of Bartenders of Yucatan have undertaken a new survival strategy to protect the city's cantinas from fading away.
El Grillón had attracted patrons across from Parque Eulogio Rosado since 1912. Now, it's selling Christmas items rather than serving beer and botanas.
For musician Emiliano Buenfil, it is important that the city's cultural cantinas be regulated while continuing their role as an incubation platform for emerging artists.
Joaquin Lopez-Vargas has made his mark on El Pocito, a storied cantina that has been in his family since it was founded by his grandfather in 1921.
Another no-nonsense traditional corner cantina has closed while owners experiment with trendier concepts.