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In García Ginerés, generations of women made Flores Café a success...

On a residential street in picturesque García Ginerés, the singular Flores Café is a story of family and love over several generations. For its...

A shortlist of Mérida’s most modern places for brunch with friends

I only occasionally go out for breakfast or brunch. So when I do go, I want the place to be fun and unique. My...

Mérida’s new wave of creative Asian cuisine

Small family businesses make the world go round. And in Mérida, a new wave of family-run, Asian cuisine spots are on the rise. These...

A Mérida restaurant makes a big move, to Phoenix

A colorful Mérida restaurant is Phoenix, Arizona's latest import. Arianna Pared Villegas opened Cocina La Negra in March. It's hard to miss the pink,...

Vegetarians and vegan restaurants are sprouting up across Mérida

We sampled reasonably price restaurants all around the city for good plant-based options.

British ambassador gets food poisoning and gives Yucatán a headache

Officials scramble to save face after diplomat tweets from hospital bed

Mérida residents complain about downtown businesses hogging public spaces

Mérida's City Hall says it has removed metallic structures and potted plants designed to close off public spaces for private businesses.

5 foodie places that deliver flavor in Mérida

Let's get back out there and try Mérida’s fabulous foodie spots, especially ones that deliver. Here is where we were recently.

Expats asked to weigh in on a Calle 47 culinary corridor

Several members of Mérida’s international community participated in a focus group to discuss the potential for a project described as a “culinary corridor” along Calle 47 east of the Remate. 

Canada’s favorite indulgence makes its way to the land of the...

Cue the poutine! As much as everyone in Mérida loves tacos, panuchos, and salbutes, the amount of international options for snacking and dining in the city continues to grow. 

Live music is back at Yucatán’s restaurants and bars

e measure was put in place over a year and a half ago along with a series of other restrictions to help against the spread of COVID-19.

Remembering the gregarious host behind Alberto’s Continental for 51 years

Mérida lost one of its most colorful and beloved raconteurs when Alberto Salum, co-owner of the once-famous Alberto's Continental, passed away on Oct. 1. For...

New permit allows restaurants in Yucatán to stay open longer

Yucatán's state government has announced that restaurants will now be allowed to remain for one hour longer, until 11 pm.

Restaurant association says it will defy new COVID-19 rules

Mexico's restaurant association (Canirac) and its 550 members say that they will defy the order issued by Yucatán’s state government to reduce their operating capacity from 75% to 50%.

Bars in Mérida’s Centro at risk of closing down for good

Centro bars are at risk of permanent closure after the introduction of new rules and the reinstatement of mobility restrictions.  Several bars had been granted...

Will Valentine’s day bring respite to the restaurant industry?

Restaurateurs and shop owners in Yucatán are hoping for more customers on Valentine's Day. Mexico’s national restaurant association has expressed hopes that the annual festivity...

48 hours of Thai cuisine at hacienda pop-up

This weekend, Merida's Hacienda Xcanatun is featuring a Thai cuisine pop-up hosted by Saffron, an award-winning restaurant in Mayakoba, on the shores of the...

Limits on gatherings, restaurants and driving to be loosened

Yucatan's economic reopening turns another corner Monday, Nov. 2, when beaches and parks reopen and social gatherings can resume under health protocols. The beaches...

Rules eased for booze and restaurants, fair canceled, under imminent pact

An Economic Reactivation Pact, reportedly close to being signed, would alter the course Yucatan has taken to navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Local media reported...

Bing Bang Kitchen returns with a brand new business model

Merida, Yucatan — A recent report published online stated that upwards to 4,000 businesses in the Yucatan were affected by the current pandemic situation and...

Restaurants see little gain from opening doors over the weekend

After getting what they wanted — the right to open their doors on weekends — the head of the local restaurant guild said it...

Las Garzas feeds neighborhood in the face of crisis

A Chelem restaurant, whose business has slowed during the coronavirus contingency, has started giving away meals to hungry neighbors. Las Garzas Hotel & Restaurant prepares...

Restaurants plead with landlords to forgive rent during crisis

Local restaurants joined with Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila asking for a little mercy when rent time comes along. At least 60% of Yucatan's restaurants will...

Piñuela closes suddenly, leaving a gap on Calle 60

Merida, Yucatan — After just a little over two years, the Piñuela restaurant has shuttered, and a prominent Centro corner is now vacant. Despite a 2018...