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La Chaya

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Calle 62 X 57 local 2 | Centro Historico, Merida 97000, Mexico
:+52 999 928 4780
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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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
    4 of 5 stars
Great experience

Lunch here was the perfect way to begin my 48 hr Merida vacation stop. Authentic yucatan food. The hostess was gorgeous.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
maine331
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Brooksville, Maine
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Brooksville, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Lunch here was the perfect way to begin my 48 hr Merida vacation stop. Authentic yucatan food. The hostess was gorgeous.

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We ate here a couple times during our stay in Merida as it was right down the street from us. The food was really good - we had the Yucatan specials and the salads, but the best thing was this dessert of bread pudding, with ice cream and the local honey liqueur poured over it. The wait staff were very... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I ate breakfast here every day for the two weeks I spent on Isla Holbox. The food and drinks were excellent and plentiful. I look forward to returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

awesome food, we got "Desayuno Maya" exquisite cuisine. Fresh fruit,(incredible detail: not frozen, perfect temperature). Highly recomended

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Ludlow, Shropshire
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This restaurant was of a high standard with excellent, friendly staff and a good range of local specialities.We had dinner here once and breakfast twice and all was good.

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Portland, oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What's not to like? Chaya Maya begins with some of the nicest, sweetest greeters in any restaurant anywhere. Add that to the attentive wait staff, convivial atmosphere, great food, great drink selection, and prices consistent with the quality presented, there are no negatives to Chaya Maya. I ate there three times in two weeks, and would return again the next... More 

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Rhinebeck, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Not what we expected, food was just 'average' yucatan, so many other restaurants, ambiance was nice, staff was busy running around covering alot of tables.

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Calgary, Canada
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We ate here twice but didn't have to wait in any lines. The food was very good but I wouldn't stand in line there are to many other fantastic restaurants in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Very helpful, friendly staff. Authentic local cuisine. Good size portions. The Turkey soup is amazing. Lovely fresh juices.

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Santa Rosa, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you want greasy heavy food this place is for you. We didn't finish half of our dinner. Too many tourists, busy, busy, busy. Don't bother; angry snotty waitresses. Go to La Negrita for food and drink. It's gritty but that's the way we like it or Marlin Azul. Real people, real food, and cheap. I wouldn't send my dog... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 62 X 57 local 2 | Centro Historico, Merida 97000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: :+52 999 928 4780

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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