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El Tucho

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Calle 60 No. 482, Merida, Mexico
(999) 928 28 58
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night

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  • 33
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great locals spot

Big cantina with great service and good for the kids too! Near Santa Lucia park with parking. Order a beer and watch the botanas arrive!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Rmur
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Merida, Mexico
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The food was ok I thought I ordered marinated chicken and what came out was more like soupo limon, it tasted ok but not what I had in mind on a hot night. They had live music and two singers on stage. A bit noisy for me. Service was ok and prices reasonable

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Merida, Mexico
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Big cantina with great service and good for the kids too! Near Santa Lucia park with parking. Order a beer and watch the botanas arrive!!!

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Bay City, MI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Can I just say yes, yes, yes! This is a great local botana, free food with drink purchase, that also provides great entertainment. With each round of drinks you buy you get 5 little plates of local specialties and favorites for your table to eat while you drink. May I suggest the Pina Colada, it was the best I have... More 

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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Enjoyed the happy, vibrant atmosphere while having a refreshing drink. The free snacks they bring out are very tasty. Its amusing to watch the entertainment even if you cannot understand Spanish. Great little spot for the local atmosphere and to people watch.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Really enjoyed the bustle and lively vibe. Enjoyed a few beers with my family whilst watching the comedy acts, which the little ones are too young to get the jokes! Free food included spicy cucumbers, pickled beet root, garlic bread, tortilla chips and dips, crisps. We also ordered a dish off the menu which was enormous!!! Loved it. I was... More 

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LaIncondicional
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

My family is from Merida and they love this place. They brought me here a couple of years ago and now I love it. A local hangout with a fun energetic vibe. A good place to sample traditional Yucatecan food with affordable prices. Will be in Merida in a few weeks and I will definitely be making a stop at... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This place has great service. They bring free food to you as long as you are drinking something. Through out the day there is different live music to enjoy. Some of the food is better than other just try it all. I recommend Montejo beer with ceviche and betabel (beets).

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is a happy, noisy place, were the young crowd meets. With each drink you get free "Botanas", the music is loud, and the price is very affordable. You will not leave hungry from this place.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I walked in after finding this place on tripadvisor. Today is Wednesday, 230pm. Who would have thought there would be a down to earth place for the locals in the middle of the tourist center. Live mexican music with 5 members made you want to get up and start dancing but alas, no dance floor. Go figure. They bring free... More 

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Vancouver Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

You will never guess what's up the stairs and down the hall. I would have never entered except that I heard the fun through a back door in a parking lot. Hokey, campy Ranchero bands playing rock? The audience participates, sings along, hoots and hollers. It's a big open room and on the weekend is full of Mexican families, not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 60 No. 482, Merida, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: (999) 928 28 58

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?