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El Trapiche

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Mexican, Vegetarian, International
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Calle 62 no 491, Merida m1e4t7, Mexico
999-9281231
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
simple, fun and inexpensive

enjoyed this home cooked meal feeling and the friendly staff. I just had chicken soup due to an upset stomach, but my husband ate a traditional meal and enjoyed it a lot. According to other patrons and travelers. A great place for lunch with a set menu but different choices for only 50 pesos!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
erijoel
,
key west
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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key west
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

enjoyed this home cooked meal feeling and the friendly staff. I just had chicken soup due to an upset stomach, but my husband ate a traditional meal and enjoyed it a lot. According to other patrons and travelers. A great place for lunch with a set menu but different choices for only 50 pesos!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The good was super tasty and good value. The staff were friendly and answered our questions about the Mexican cuisine. Word of warning: try to avoid using the loos!

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Vernon, Canada
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Cheap food if you order the "meal of the day" 55 pesos for soup, snacks, main course and a drink. A series of selections are written on a white board by the street. The menu choices include local specialities. We ate here a couple of times and were pleased with the food. Its a busy place with lots of local... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been eating at Trapiche three times a week for years. I always choose one of four or five lunch specials. It's hearty yucatecan food - Occasionally their food is a little bland, but overall they deliver a good meal at a very reasonable price - $50 pesos for a soup, main course and a drink. So it's good... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

First restaurant in Merida after touring Mexico for 1 week. Ate with my partner & daughter. The food was average, something I would rely upon when hungry but not rave to family and friends about.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My girlfriend and I ate the burritos here yesterday. I had the pork which was delicious, however my girlfriends vegetarian burrito was quite bland and dull. Still, it's a decent atmosphere and the prices were reasonable as was the service so I found it a good place to eat.

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Durham, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My title says it all. We got chicken mole (which was good), quesadillas (good) and rice with platanos (also solid). Overall this place has not much atmosphere but the service and food were very good, while price was great. Don't come here for a romantic dinner, but come if you want a solid, yummy, affordable meal!

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Merida, Mexico
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

el trapiche is a hole in the wall kind of place, budget minded, local food, no real ambiance, waiters aer there to take your order and bring your order, questionable sanitation, DO NOT use the restrooms. Other than that you can get a good solid meal at a very reasonable price, the juices they mix are fabulous. Local tip -... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Very convenient plato del dia for 50 pesos incl. soup, meal, and juice (try agua de chaya). Daily menu ends by 3:30 but you can even pay for it one day in advance so that they keep your meal until 6 or 7 p.m.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I think I must have eaten here 5 times in the past 10 days..It's very comfortable and convenient to where I am staying. I had the fruit salad with yogurt and granola twice and it was delicious. I also had a very good Cesar Salad, and the Poc Chuc was very tender and tasty. They have 4 choices for their... More 

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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, Vegetarian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?