Yucatán and Campeche States Restaurants

Expect a superb variety of cuisines—primarily Yucatecan, of course, but also Lebanese, Italian, French, Chinese, vegetarian, and Mexican—at very reasonable prices. Reservations are advised for the pricier restaurants on weekends and in high season. Beach towns, such as Progreso, Río Lagartos, and Celestún, tend to serve fresh, simply prepared seafood. The regional cuisine of Campeche is renowned throughout Mexico. Specialties include fish and shellfish stews, cream soups, shrimp cocktail, squid and octopus, and panuchos (chubby rounds of fried cornmeal covered with refried beans and topped with onion and shredded turkey or chicken).

Mexicans generally eat lunch in the afternoon—certainly not before 2. If you want to eat at noon, call ahead to verify hours. In Mérida the locals make a real event of late dinners, especially in summer. Casual (but neat) dress is acceptable at all restaurants. Avoid wearing shorts or casual sandals in the more expensive places, and anywhere at all—especially in the evening—if you don't want to look like a tourist. Although food servers at most local restaurants are kind and hospitable, they don’t always show it like they do in the States. Be patient and realize that, for many, the language barrier may cause them to be more reserved but not necessarily unfriendly. It's common practice for restaurants to include gratuity and tax in the total bill, so double-check your bill before adding a tip.

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  • 1. Amaro

    $$ | Centro | Mexican

    The romantic patio of this historic home glows with candlelight in the evening; during the day things look a lot more casual. Meat, fish, and...Read More

  • 2. Cuna

    $$$ | Col. García Ginerés

    This contemporary restaurant at the Wayam Mundo Imperial hotel in the García Ginerés neighborhood has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a lush, plant-filled terrace as well as...Read More

  • 3. Hacienda Teya

    $$ | Mexican

    A former henequen-producing site dating back to 1683, this beautiful hacienda just outside Mérida serves some of the best regional food around...Read More

  • 4. Salón Gallos

    $$ | Centro

    This innovative cultural complex, bar, and restaurant has brought energy to a part of Mérida that wasn't previously on the map for most visitors and...Read More

  • 5. Apoala

    $$ | Centro

    Apoala is one of the best choices for Mexican food on Parque Santa Lucia, Mérida's lively, restaurant-lined plaza. The menu includes both Oaxacan and Yucatecan...Read More

  • 6. Café Alameda

    $ | Centro | Middle Eastern

    The waiters are brusque, the building is old, and the decor couldn't be plainer. But you'll find good, hearty, and cheap fare at this always...Read More

  • 7. Café Lucía

    $$ | Centro | Italian

    Music floats above black-and-white tile floors in the dining room of this century-old restaurant in the Hotel Casa Lucía near the main plaza...Read More

  • 8. Casa Chica

    $ | Centro

    The food is not the primary draw at this restaurant, though it does a good enough rendition of basic pastas, salads, and burgers as well...Read More

  • 9. Dante's

    $ | Paseo Montejo | Café

    Couples, groups of students, and lots of families crowd this bustling coffeehouse at the Centro Cultural Dante, just above Mérida's largest...Read More

  • 10. Eladio's

    $ | Col. Itzimná | Mexican

    Part bar, part restaurant, and part theater, this lively venue is often crammed with locals. There's an ample dance floor and a free, supervised...Read More

  • 11. Kuuk

    $$$ | San Ramon Norte | Mexican

    Kuuk, meaning "sprout" in Mayan, offers Mérida's most unique dining experience. The cutting-edge menu features eight courses, each prepared...Read More

  • 12. La Casa de Frida

    $$ | Centro | Mexican

    Chef-owner Gabriela Praget puts a healthful, cosmopolitan spin on Mexican fare. Traditional dishes like chiles en nogada (stuffed pepper in...Read More

  • 13. La Negrita

    $ | Centro

    This cantina at the corner of Calles 62 and 49 is popular with locals, expats, and visitors to Mérida with its large courtyard as well...Read More

  • 14. La Poderosa

    $ | Centro

    Residents of Mérida have strong opinions on who makes the best salbutes and panuchos, two signature Yucatecan dishes, and La Poderosa is at the top...Read More

  • 15. La Tradición

    $ | Col. Alcalá Martin | Mexican

    This family restaurant is a top choice among locals—in fact, many say it's their favorite restaurant in town. It's also one of the most formal...Read More

  • 16. La Tratto

    $$$ | Paseo Montejo | Italian

    Although the open design of this popular family-owned Italian eatery does make it a nice place to enjoy the cool evening weather, the food isn...Read More

  • 17. Latte Quattro Sette

    $ | Centro

    This bright and sunny café is on Calle 47, which has emerged as a bit of a restaurant row for Mérida (other popular favorites on...Read More

  • 18. Los Almendros

    $$ | Centro | Mexican

    A vintage Yucatecan restaurant with high colonial ceilings and an elegant atmosphere, Los Almendros is a longtime local favorite. The combinado...Read More

  • 19. Pan & Koffee

    $ | Centro

    This bakery just a few blocks north of Parque Santa Ana is a perfect choice when you want to start your day with a light...Read More

  • 20. Pancho's

    $$$ | Centro | Mexican

    In the evening this patio restaurant is bathed in candlelight and the glow from tiny white lights decorating the tropical shrubs. Much of the...Read More

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