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La Tradicion

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Calle 60 Norte x 25 | Cerca del Fiesta Americana, Merida, Mexico
9999252526
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Description: Here you will find Merida’s best traditional food. Our specialties are made...
Here you will find Merida’s best traditional food. Our specialties are made as they used to be using original recipes. Ingredients are carefully selected to achieve the authentic flavor we know you want to experience. Come visit us!, and you will know the true taste of Yucatecan cuisine!
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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It was lunchtime on a Sunday and I was the only patron. Food and service were good, but I had to wonder why no one else was there. I got the queso relleno - delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2015
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Mahahual, Mexico
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Mahahual, Mexico
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

It was lunchtime on a Sunday and I was the only patron. Food and service were good, but I had to wonder why no one else was there. I got the queso relleno - delicious.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

A friend of my girlfriend who lives in Merida brought us here, and I can say I'm very happy she did. The place was crowded, we had to wait a little, but that's OK, this place is well worth the wait. The service was good, and the food really shined, I came away quite pleased. If I go through Merida... More 

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Thank RusinChris
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

WOW we were really impressed by this huge restaurant. The place its not nice but the food its AMAZING and really really inexpensive and fast. I think they can fit up to 400 guests there. Try the quest reyeno OMG OMG OMG

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Turkey
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

GREAT YUCATAN place. crowded but the service was really fast. The flavors are strong and spicy, but I think that the way they cook in yucatan. The chef was always near the tables. Very good food for locals and tourists.

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1 Thank Hadid N
Milan, Italy
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93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

good place to taste yucatecan food in a nice enviroment. Food is fresh and tasteful. Service not very fast even though restaurant was not full.

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Stony Brook
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

As the name implies, La Tradicion specializes in traditiona; Yucatecan dishes, in a simple, well-appointed setting specifically reminiscent of a 19th century hacienda. The fare is solid and a good value, featuring local favorites like the ubiquitous salbutes and panuchos on every menu in Merida, fried tortillas (with or without beans, the essential difference between the two) topped with shredded... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Very good local specialties. Chaya (local spinach-type plant) drink delicious and refreshing. Chaya soup delicious. Very friendly people and very reasonable rates.

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Thank K H
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

There's restaurants that are citie's heritage. La tradición is one of them. They give Merida taste, passion, memories and explains Yucatán's culture in a beautiful way. This is a nice restaurant, family ambience and excellent food. It's speciallized on Yucatan's food. I suggest try Combinado Yucateco that is enough for one or two persons, maybe some appetizers more and its... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Nice place, good food. Steps from a little cute plaza. I tried a "rescued" dish: pavo mechado, I think, and it was really good. It was some kind of stewed turkey with spices in a light broth. It was still a regional dish, but different from the more typical ones.

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Thank Dulce L
Coquitlam, Canada
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This lovely restaurant has the BEST ever Chaya cocktails (no alcohol). They say they’re healthy, but mostly they taste amazing. We also had a traditional Yucatan meal, Cochinita Pibil and Poc-Chuc. We really enjoyed eating there. The food was excellent. Prices were reasonable, given that it’s not a fast food restaurant. The ambience is peaceful and the artwork celebrates the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 60 Norte x 25 | Cerca del Fiesta Americana, Merida, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: 9999252526

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children

Description

Here you will find Merida’s best traditional food. Our specialties are made as they used to be using original recipes. Ingredients are carefully selected to achieve the authentic flavor we know you want to experience. Come visit us!, and you will know the true taste of Yucatecan cuisine!

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