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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Here you will find Merida’s best traditional food. Our specialties are...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Dulce L
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Boca Raton, Florida
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  • Local cuisine
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Boca Raton, Florida
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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Coquitlam, Canada
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Very disappointing in all aspects, especially since they had good reviews from previous guests. It was a large restaurant, and there was only one patron there. We thought that was because of the time of day and asked if they were closing, but they were open for another few hours. The decor was not very traditional or attractive. We ordered... More 

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Chico, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to me by a local. I dining alone for dinner and was given a good table. Once served, I felt ignored. All of the waiters were in the back part of the restaurant loudly talking and ignoring the customers, most of whom were not Mexicanos. A large family of Spanish speakers came in and more than... More 

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Lago Vista, Texas
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

La Tradicion invest in marketing such as billboards, magazines... however their marketing claims fall short of reality. My family and friends decided to visit La Tradicion for the first time, and we were highly disappointed. First and foremost, my son found hair in his food. Also, the service is poor and not attentive. The food is average to good ,... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Upon reading several of the other reviews, after we had gone, I was sure I had been at the wrong place. The restaurant was not tired looking but fresh. We had an early lunch, few people there, and service was wonderful. We tried dishes that were knew to us. Whether or not they were "traditional" I do not know. However,... More 

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Mexico City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Maybe it was the name, I do not know but is not such traditional thing. The place looks a bit battered but not traditional, the food is average with no flavor. I ordered the Friday`s Special (Pig with beans), no taste at all. The real good thing is the ice-cream (specially the cheese flavor), if you go try it.

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Minneapolis
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Loved the Jugo de Chaya - absolutely fantastic and so fresh. Shot of tequila reposado in it was also yummy! Loved the traditional dishes we ordered too - the staff was very kind and attentive. Would definitely return and recommend to others. Also a good price performer amidst some pretty expensive touristy restaurants nearby.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Food is OK. Several waiters bustling around however not to the point. Also talk loudly among themselves, which makes it quite noisy. Very very slow service.

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Kent, England
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

As part of a Yucatan tour we visited this restaurant on the 8th Nov. We were the only customers in at lunch, and no doubt as part of the tour, had a limited choice of menu, fair enough if that's the plan. However, we ordered, and luke warm soup appeared closely followed by cold main course, which could best be... More 

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Additional Information about La Tradicion

Address: Calle 60 Norte x 25 | Cerca del Fiesta Americana, Merida, Mexico
Phone Number: 9999252526
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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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