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Big buses for thirsty travelers bring back cantina tours

Food tourism is back, including Turibus' restaurant and cantina tours in Mérida this weekend. To give the program a push, they are starting with three...

Yucatán’s bars and cantinas forge a new lobbying association

The group, which is now known as Asociación de Cantineros, is already made up of over 120 members but is yet to elect its first president. 

Bars, cantinas, and sports centers to re-open in Yucatán

As Yucatán begins to lift more COVID-19 restrictions, life seems to slowly be returning to normal. This week saw the reopening of several of Mérida's...

The top 9 botanas served for ‘free’ in Yucatán cantinas

Unlike bars, which are all about alcohol, the quality of a Yucatecan cantina is measured by how generous they are with their botanas.

Cantinas are closed, so you’ll have to make Tostadas Calabacitas at...

Before Merida cantinas became so hip, the future chef/owner of Ku'uk Restaurant whiled away many a teenage afternoon in the local dives. “When I...

2,300-year-old Mayan ceremonial site found in Yucatan

Múusench'een dates from the middle-upper Preclassic period, or around 300 BC.

Cantina alliance works to up its game, attract tourists

The Alliance of Bartenders of Yucatan have undertaken a new survival strategy to protect the city's cantinas from fading away.

Cantina El Grillón ends 105-year run in the Centro

El Grillón had attracted patrons across from Parque Eulogio Rosado since 1912. Now, it's selling Christmas items rather than serving beer and botanas.

A call to regulate cantinas, and also protect them

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.

La Negrita cantina celebrates its first century

The bohemian cantina La Negrita celebrates its centennial year after a transition from unremarkable watering hole to vibrant and lively gathering place.

Cantina El Pocito reopens, blending past and present

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.

Last call for ‘Chemas’ as more trendy cantinas flourish

Another no-nonsense traditional corner cantina has closed while owners experiment with trendier concepts.

Tour historic Mérida cantina by cantina

A four-cantina tour starts today at 3 p.m. at La Taberna, Calle 47 at the Paseo de Montejo and 56.
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