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La Recova, Parrilla Argentina & Contemporanea

Prol. Paseo de Montejo No. 382, Merida, Mexico
+52 9440215
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Ranked #33 of 363 Restaurants in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Argentinean, Steakhouse, Winery
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I've eaten here many times and it always consistantly acceptable. Service is good not great. This last time I ordered a grouper and they served sea bass and insisted it was grouper. Seriously! Having said that the sea bass was ok. If you want a steak or sea bass and you're in Merida this is place.

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South Suburban Chicago
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This restaurant was very upscale and highly sophisticated. Their ambience and atmosphere was plush and they provide their customers with outstanding selection and service. My dinner was delicious and I might say servings were quite ample. The waiters were very attentive to me during the entire meal. I can say that this restaurant was a very nice surprise while I... More

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The setting is nice and the place was packed for lunch, prices are a bit high but not too much. A few dishes are argentine classics and some have a local twist, the waiter that served us was very polite but a bit slow and their colleagues didn't seem to worried to help even having the spare time to do... More

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We had dinner for 4. Very generous portions especially crispy tuna starter. Main courses mostly steaks. Good prime rib. Not so keen on the filet mignon. Unfortunately one of the main courses failed to arrive and had not been ordered. Busy place but table by us was having a powerpoint lecture at the table. Prices reasonable.

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Merida, Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

There are a few restaurant groups operating in Merida with multiple restaurants. The owners of La Recova, also have La Parrilla and their La Recova pop-up restaurant for the holidays in Chicxulub. Each of these groups pride themselves on their food, ambience and service. We had dinner at La Recova on Saturday night. As usual, we arrived around 8 pm... More

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nj
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This steak house is popular, which means crowded and loud. The waiters move frantically from kitchen to tables often making what seems like unnecessary trips which adds to the clatter--- making dining less than relaxing or pleasant. The steaks are pretty good for Mexico. The parking is free (valet). Despite the number of wait staff, it was often difficult to... More

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Cuttingsville, Vermont
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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We wanted to have a special meal for our last night in Merida so we carefully looked through the TripAdvisor reviews and picked this place. Our choices were somewhat limited by the fact it was a Sunday night. It was a big disappointment. First it's far out of the center of the city, in the suburbs. The decor was attractive... More

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Tomkins Cove, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

While househunting, my Realtor was telling me about the wonderful food at La REcova as we drove by...I'm glad I made her turn around! The restaurant is lovely to look at, the service is impeccable and the food is flawless. I had a local fish grilled perfectly with just enough flavoring as to not hide the flavor of the fish... More

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

La Recova is one of my favourite restaurants in Merida and it's somewhere I make a point of visiting at least once during any stay in Merida. I've always eaten really well there, that is until last night! My dining partner and I chose a starter of Esparragos al a Parmesana to share, and then she ordered the Bife Corto... More

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newyork
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We are carnivore and we love steaks. La Recova is one of the best places for steaks. perfectly cooked meat, great service, good wine. You are in Mexico for Mexican food, but you shouldn't miss this place!

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