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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
Today
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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
The must authentic Maya cuisine in a friendly ambience

When you arrive in Merida..you aré ansious to eat the traditional local food.they open since 7.00 am and the place is packed all they long. Quality / Price is well balance and you find an array of typical traditional dishes.two ladies are making fresh and real "tortillas" mostly all the time. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
MannuVilla
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Emiliano Zapata, Mexico
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

When you arrive in Merida..you aré ansious to eat the traditional local food.they open since 7.00 am and the place is packed all they long. Quality / Price is well balance and you find an array of typical traditional dishes.two ladies are making fresh and real "tortillas" mostly all the time. A very enjoyable place.

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Texarkana, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food was great. Lime soup grew to be y favorite over the time we spent in Merida. Simplicity at its finest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is a unique place for its treatment and delicious food ; the concern of staff for treatment and feeding satisfy customers ; the best of regional food and a delightfully welcoming atmosphere , worth a visit ... welcome local and international tourists.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We liked this place. Went back for breakfast and dinner. There are two locations, one is really small corner and the other one is in a big old house, really nice. Both were equally tasty. Service wasgreat and we never had to wait for a table in any of the two, maybe it was luck.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This restaurant is near downtown Merida and part of it has an open courtyard concept, with a huge tree in the courtyard, which can be very pleasant on a nice night The food is very good and the menu is in both Spanish and English, which is very helpful for their tourist guests. They have a large selection of excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The food is delicious, highly recommend! We went to the location at Santa Lucia Park and sat in the courtyard, was perfect for our first meal in Merida. Order a few dishes and place in centre for everyone to share, that way you taste many plates. Will return on each trip to Merida.

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Oxford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This restaurant is reviewed as one of the 10 best restaurants in Yucatan and we were not disappointed as it was quite reasonable compared to the restaurants in St. Lucia park, for instance, and the food was good. We especially appreciated the fact that other Mexicons were dining there. Unlike other reviewers, our service was fine and the food arrived... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The waiter was grumpy and unfriendly. The whole staff looked like they hated life. The food was average at best - meat was dry. We were kicking ourselves for missing delicious, authentic food with a fun, friendly local staff that were glad you were there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Down home cooking, not expensive, very eager to please! Staff was very helpful in explaining the various dishes that were not familiar to us. We went bck the next day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

La Chaya is a typical local restaurant where locals have been visiting since their early years in life. Very traditional all the way to the beautiful traditional dresses worn by the local women. The seafood is extremely delicious and the price is just right.

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Additional Information about La Chaya

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

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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