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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...

We’re combing the streets of Mérida, looking for a quick bite

Cornbread on your frappe? Our food scout gets adventurous while searching for a new place to snack

Pancho Maiz: Authentic masterpieces in a rustic Mejorada restaurant

According to the Popul Vuh, the sacred book that recounts the Maya creation myth, the gods formed the first humans from yellow and white...

Marky Mark’s Wahlburgers chain looks south of the border

Wahlburgers, the restaurant and bar chain founded by actor and producer Mark Wahlberg along with his brothers Donnie and Paul, is bringing the franchise...

Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards gala moves to Mérida

Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 returns in November with a new home — Mérida. The awards gala, the first full gathering of Latin America’s gastronomic...

Favorite places in Mérida for a quick bite

I have been back out on the road, hunting for my next bite of something new. In Mérida, here are some of my latest...

A taste of Italy, and of romance, in García Ginerés

Tucked away on a quiet side street in Garcia Ginerés is a charming restaurant with an authentic taste and atmosphere of Italy. Casa de...

New rule would force restaurants to pay ‘rent’ for public spaces

It is time that Mérida’s businesses operating in public spaces pay for the privilege, says Mayor Renán Barrera Concha. The mayor's comments came after a...

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...

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...
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