We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Amaro

calle 59 numero 507 x 60 y 62 Centro Historico, Merida 97000, Mexico
Website
Update restaurant details
Ranked #44 of 320 restaurants in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

258 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
    107
    95
    34
    16
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chelem, Mexico
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a restaurant featuring authentic local Yucatecan cuisine. The food was very good and the atmosphere in the evening is great. It is in the courtyard of Quintana Roo's house so the history as well is great. They often have live music which only adds to the romanticism of the place. I found the waitstaff to be attentive and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The setting at Amaro's was promising, with a cute courtyard but there was no atmosphere the evening that my boyfriend and I went there (maybe this was just bad luck). We wanted a light meal, since we'd been eating out for the past 10 days so we ordered a salad each, expecting a large salad in view of the price.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

it seemed creepy -- weird descriptions of the food, and it was advertised as being vegetarian friendly, but i had trouble finding anything vegetarian that seemed at all appealing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Somerset, PA
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Liked the outdoor courtyard. Very pretty. Good, attentive service by older gentleman. A little pricey for what we got, but ok - we're on vacation. My gazpacho was very different from mine, but it was cold and tasty. Michael had a lasagna that he said was very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
USA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The atmosphere was wonderful - sitting in the courtyard with a folk singer performing and art around the perimeter! The food was excellent and we were not rushed. We are not lovers of spicy food and the food here was perfect. Don't hesitate to dine here!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mississauga, Ontario
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Lovely courtyard, food was excellent. Highly recommended for lunch or dinner. Close to historical centre.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Got here early one night to let our food digest before the music started but the music turned out to be a great low-key singer with acoustic guitar that didn't intrude. The guacamole pizza is great and the berenjenas rellenas were nice and plain if that's your thing. Also had guacamole, but you can't go wrong here. Deserts were also... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Espanola, New Mexico
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Amaro is located in a large colonial home in downtown Merida. The courtyard is a lovely place to spend an evening and with live entertainment too. The food is quite good, I had the marinated, grilled shrimp. Eight very nice sized shrimp, marinated in a light marinade so as to not hide the flavor of the shrimp. Served with a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Espanola, New Mexico
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Strangely enough, it is not easy to find good seafood in Merida. However, restaurant Amaro was a good experience. I ordered the Coconut Crusted Shrimp (7 large shrimp ) sereved with freshly mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. My partner ordered the Marinated Shrimp (also a large serving). Both were delicious and nicely presented. After the appetizer of guacamole and chips... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Merida has some awesome restaurants and food, but this was my favorite for vegetarian choices. We went 2 times and the vegetarian food was delicious, and my husband enjoyed his seafood dishes. I had mixed veg/soy burrittos with mole sauce with corn tortillas, and the next time I had the same dish with a green tomato sauce. Both fabulous. There... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Amaro also viewed

Merida, Municipality of Merida
Merida, Municipality of Merida
 
Merida, Municipality of Merida
Merida, Municipality of Merida
 

Been to Amaro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Amaro, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing