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Av a Garcia Lavin, Plaza Jardin, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #59 of 404 Restaurants in Merida
Sun 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 1:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I think probably Nectar and Kuul are the only two restaurants in Merida that merit international attention from the gastronomy/michelin crowd. Considering this restaurant is IN Merida, Mexico, and not San Sebastian, Barcelona, New York or San Francisco makes it a must. I went for here for new years- picking it over Apolala and I wasn't disappointed. Even adjusting for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went with a large group and booked in advance. The food and the experience were excellent - the dishes are traditional Mexican food with an unexpected and contemporary twist. Great flavours. The service however was very poor. We had to ask waiters several times for water, they kept forgetting and in some cases never brought it! They got our... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had New Year's dinner at Nectar and it was absolutely superb. The New Years menu was a set menu of seven courses each one truly outstanding. The service was impeccable although the staff did not speak a lot of English. The Chef circulated and while he obviously knew the people next to us and sat with them for a... More 

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Rhinebeck, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We were a little apprehensive after reading the uneven reviews but were delighted in every way. One of the more memorable meals of our (long) lives. My first course was sashimi tacos: both the best tacos, and the bokest sashimi I have every had. My wife had a salad which was creative and delicious. Main courses: mine was venison which... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Ranking Nectar at 83th in the list of best restaurants in Merida, is like placing Paris in Las Vegas ahead of Paris, France. No discussion or argument this being the best restaurant in town. Expensive, yes, but unmatched. Can't imagine a visit to Merida without going to Nectar. The service can be better, but this is the weak point at... More 

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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I went with a group of 6 and we tried everything. The encrusted onions where awesome. The rest of the menu had a hard time competing with this dish. The stuffed calamari and foie gras were very nice. My duck was really nice and all of my friend enjoyed their dinner. I recommend the chef spend more time in the... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Full of flavour, interesting and good bit of Mexican spice. The open kitchen was a great backdrop to an impossibly calm kitchen given the wonderful food that appeared.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I don't know if this is the best restaurant in Merida, but certainly it must be one of the best. It's local food made with a modern approach. Great flavor, appealing presentation, well thought and designed dishes. And, as opposed to most modern gourmet restaurants, portions are normal size. What else could you ask for?

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Baton Rouge, LA, USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

When traveling, hubby and I are always on the lookout for great dining experiences. We heard about Nectar from the chef of the inspired Soma restaurant in Chelem, so decided to drive over and check it out, as we had an errand to run near City Center. What a wonderful dining experience this was, and I truly mean experience. The... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

On recommendation we ate recently in Nectar's new restauarant in Merida. After eating a lot of local food in little retaurants,we decided to go to Nectars. We were the first guests that evening. We asked for a glass of champagne, but they only sell bottles. We got a lot of advice what to order. Food was perfect. Service excellent. We... More 

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Daniel T, Gerente at Nectar, responded to this review

Im really sorry to hear that, i personally take care of you. i would love to receive an email from you to know more about this incident and invite you to visit us again. dtoledo@nectarmerida.mx More 

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Additional Information about Nectar

Address: Av a Garcia Lavin, Plaza Jardin, Merida, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 1:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 1:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 1:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: International

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