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El Gran Cafe

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Calle 47, Merida, Mexico
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 7
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old Fashion Mexican Cafe

Service was excellent. The ambience was very old Mexican style. Menu very assorted. Taco dorados - yummy and not greasy. Fried platanos a bit greasy but good with the rich Mexican cream. Highly recommend a stop and bit to eat. Oh... Bathrooms very clean

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Service was excellent. The ambience was very old Mexican style. Menu very assorted. Taco dorados - yummy and not greasy. Fried platanos a bit greasy but good with the rich Mexican cream. Highly recommend a stop and bit to eat. Oh... Bathrooms very clean

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We don't know what we had offered because there was no menu in english. But we got something ugly-looking. Though the taste was a little better than appearance, we couldn't finish eating. After this dinner I visited WC and was totally discouraged. I don't want to discribe that smell and that dirt as much as I don't want to remember... More 

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Thank Дмитрий Ш
Mexico City, Mexico
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184 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Small place in the corner of montejo. Very nice stop while walking in Paseo montejo. Bit old but good place anyway.

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Thank lforest
Texarkana, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very good breakfast. I tried "green juice" for the first time because I noticed most of the locals drink it with breakfast. I was pleasantly surprised. Our meals were not large portions but plenty for a light breakfast. The location is perfect.

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Thank tgc8699
new york
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This place is a great value for a weekend buffet breakfast Friday-Sunday. It's 109 pesos for all you can eat with fresh fruit, juice, an omelet station, dessert, and a variety of different dishes. It's not the best restaurant in town but if you are on a budget its an absolute gift. The service is also very good and it's... More 

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Honduras
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84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Weather was scorching hot outside and as we walked from the park to the Paseo de Montejo we stumbled across what we had hoped would have been a nice air-conditioned cafe. We were wrong. Hotter than the outside, this cafe had a very nice man attending (who doesn't deserve this 1-star review) but in the end was a strange and... More 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Meh meh meh. Such a great location and building. This should be a total social center, but it insists on being mediocre in every way.

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Thank Steeroyo
Arvada Colorado
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The location here makes it a great place to stop after meandering the Paseo De Montejo and still view the goings on as you enjoy your meal. The food is rather expensive, but not out of line with others right on the Paseo. The buffet was nothing exceptional but nor was there anything to complain about. The place was packed... More 

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San Francisco
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Maybe it was because they were only two waiters, but the service was slow and when the food did come out we were kind of tired of waiting. Another table walked out after waiting a while. The food was OK with the chicken with rajas tasting good, but the cream in the sauce had broken so it did not look... More 

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Charlottesville, VA
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We ate here several times during our two months in Merida, partly due to its close proximity to our vacation rental. It is a huge dining room that reminds us of Europe. Service was good but food delivery seemed to be a bit slow. Not too many tourists here. Food was quite good. We did not try their breakfast buffet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 47, Merida, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?