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El Trapiche

Mexican, International, Vegetarian
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Calle 62 no 491, Merida m1e4t7, Mexico
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cheap and filling

I went to this restaurant a bunch of times while I was in Merida. The best deal in town. Cheap plates, good tacos.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
Gina K
Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I went to this restaurant a bunch of times while I was in Merida. The best deal in town. Cheap plates, good tacos.

Thank Gina K
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Excellent, authentic and delicious. I've eaten here several,times. The PocChuc is delicious as are the tamales. Service sow but good. Staff very gracious.

1 Thank Edward L
Cozumel, Mexico
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have been eating breakfast and lunch here for many years and always a good , economical meal with friendly service. While the building is old and not air conditioned the place is reliable and always clean . No problems with trusting any of the food and drink served here. The same owner has a slightly more upscale, air conditioned... More 

1 Thank RobertSDF
Silver Spring, Maryland
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362 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This restaurant is at the corner a busy dusty street. And cleanliness may not be their strong points, but the food and "cantina" atmosphere is muy Bueno! I would strongly recommend drinking bottled water here and avoid any drinks with ice. The food though is super awesome! I would recommend the Puerco Pibil - which is a Yucatan dish made... More 

Thank Steve Y
Valladolid, Mexico
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

El Trapiche does typical Mexican fare and local specialties at decent prices with great home made taste. You will notice that most tourists and tour groups go to the more expensive place just a block away while most locals will come here.

1 Thank ysuh
Merida, Mexico
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Not the fanciest nor the most modern place to eat in town yet the taste of their food is delicious and the prices are very reasonable!

Thank paulynnita
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is something I would write Guy Fieri from the Food Network to go visit and film a Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. Small quaint local, friendly staff, good food and extremely cheap prices.

1 Thank Henry B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This place offers taste full food, i highly recommend the lime soup, very good and price is very cheap, you get high quality food and service

Thank Parra R
Helsinki, Finland
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had comida del dia for a lunch here during our stay in Merida. It was reasonably priced and good. OK place for a quick lunch.

Thank SuviKlaus
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Really enjoyed our meal here. We had beef fajitas and cochinita pibil. Both delicious. Friendly staff, good price. We'll probably be back to try more of the menu!

Thank Lani_B85

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 62 no 491, Merida m1e4t7, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: 999-9281231

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, International, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget


Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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