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Food On 47: A Guide to Mérida’s Gastronomic Corridor

Some of Mérida’s best restaurants are concentrated right here. Here is but an amuse-bouche of what the neighborhood offers. 

A new Pizzeria Oliva opens just in time for Gastronomic Corridor

Just days before the Calle 47 Gastronomic Corridor's inauguration, Oliva has opened a new pizzeria within view of the restaurant that started it all.  Pizzeria...

Merida’s new foodie corridor finally gets a firm opening date

Despite the chaos, a handful of new restaurants have already opened on Calle 47 in hopes of getting a jump start on the competition.

Wendy’s breaks into Yucatán’s competitive burger scene

On the highway that connects Mérida and Progreso, in the Súper Aki Xcanatún parking lot, another US-based fast food chain is under construction. Joining the...

Foodie corridor not ready yet, to the frustration of everyone

The Calle 47 Gastronomic Corridor, linking the Remate with Parque La Plancha, is way overdue. A mid-August completion date was blown, and after 11...

The inspiring story of Yerba Santa and its head chef, Nidia...

After completing her culinary studies in Tuxtla Gutierez, Chef Sánchez worked and traveled far afield within México, slowly making a stellar reputation for herself.

An Italian restaurant fit for a Soprano has finally come to...

Anyone like me, whose idea of an Italian restaurant was formed in the tri-state area of New York-New Jersey-Connecticut, will feel at home at...

Progreso’s famous Casa del Pastel transforms into a new restaurant

After being practically abandoned for over a decade, Progreso’s famous Casa del Pastel has now become the port city’s newest restaurant.  The three-story art deco...

The road to Mérida’s ‘foodie corridor’ is a bumpy one

Ultimately, a prime four-block stretch of Calle 47 will be a welcoming “foodie corridor” or “restaurant row,” highlighting some of Mérida’s finest restaurants and...

2 Mérida restaurant owners in the Centro have community spirit

“You need to be creative and resilient to have a business of your own,” says Olga, who owns Restaurante Amaro. Míriam, the owner of Manjar Blanco, laughs and shakes her head. “You bet, and I learned all about that at a young age.” 

The daughter of a formerly enslaved man inspired one of Mérida’s...

Micaela Mar y Leña owes its name to a fascinating, but obscure, woman whose story was nearly lost

Sandunga: A Oaxaqueña chef in Yucatán keeps family close

Oaxaca is known to foodies for its unique flavors, great street food, and mole. A flight of moles instead of beer is not unusual.  Sandunga...

Luciérnagas y Cosmonautas is where calming, simple food awaits

A stone’s throw away from the future La Plancha park to the north is Luciérnagas y Cosmonautas, a small restaurant created by Abril Batún and Natalia Sánchez. 

Nights at Nanishe are filled with pure flavors of Oaxaca

Few people know that from Wednesday to Sunday, from 6 to 10.30 pm, Nanishe takes over the kitchen at firm favorite Maíz Canela y...

What’s open if you get hungry in Mérida on Christmas Day

Mérida's Christmas Day dining options are limited, but there's no need to starve. Here are 11 staff picks for you to explore.

Returning home, a young woman expresses love for Mexico with a...

During the worst of COVID, Alicia worked diligently to transform part of a Mérida mansion into a beautiful restaurant and bar.

El Remate restaurant offers a new view of Mérida (literally)

A defunct café has been put out of its misery and replaced with a place that better deserves such a prominent spot: El Remate...

So much is going on in this tiny Itzimná kitchen

A little restaurant in Itzimná may not have yet caught your eye, but it caught mine. It is tucked away in a little plaza by...

It’s impossible to keep up with all the new places to...

It seems to me lately that I can't eat fast enough to keep up with all the new restaurants in Mérida. Here are four...

Where to have Thanksgiving dinner in Yucatán in 2022

American Thanksgiving is more expensive, but still a good value for money, in Mérida.

Work has begun on Mérida’s new foodie corridor

With a budget of 350 million pesos, Meridá’s Calle 47 in Centro is poised to become the city’s hottest area for eating out.

Hotel Cigno after dark means fine dining under the stars 

The moment I saw Roger Gonzalez Escalante’s latest boutique hotel project on Instagram, I knew we had to visit Hotel Cigno.  Converting an abandoned grand...

The Mystery of Mérida’s Ciudad Maya

Until the early 1980s, the Mayan-themed restaurant and nightclub Ciudad Maya was one of the hottest spots in Mérida.

Come and getcha New York-inspired pizza on the Remate

We were a group of eight, including a child, eager to try a new pizza spot in Mérida. We headed to the Remate, where...
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