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Amaro

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calle 59 numero 507 x 60 y 62 Centro Historico, Merida 97000, Mexico
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 160
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  • 144
    Very good
  • 46
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  • 18
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Having read reviews we went to Amaro for our last night in Merida. Ambience was lovely, food very good, with unobtrusive service. Pizzas and Mexican food were both enjoyed by our group of five. I saw some good salads too. Mixed clientele of Mexicans and internationals. It wasn't very busy but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Kelleys Island, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Searched out this beautiful little spot just North of la Plaza Grande and spent a memorable evening under the stars. Nicely prepared fish dishes- stuffed

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Having read reviews we went to Amaro for our last night in Merida. Ambience was lovely, food very good, with unobtrusive service. Pizzas and Mexican food were both enjoyed by our group of five. I saw some good salads too. Mixed clientele of Mexicans and internationals. It wasn't very busy but others were arriving as we left around 9. The... More 

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Cozumel, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

One of the best dinners we've had in Merida - and we travel there often! It was so good that we brought our daughter there the next night. Service was excellent. Menu was varied and everything that was ordered was perfect.

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Norwich
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Amaro is something of an institution in Merida, and is obviously very popular with tourists and with locals. Immediately on entering you can see why - it is very attractively set out, and it bustles with welcoming activity. The menu is comprehensive (very strong on vegetarian options), the food quality excellent, and the prices reasonable. All of this would have... More 

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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Although we have been to Merida several times, this was our first experience at Amaro. It will not be the last! I can't remember when I enjoyed a meal more. The chicken in x-catic sauce was incredible. Staff, ambiance, food taste and presentation were all wonderful. We shared a dessert of crepes with freshly made caramel sauce which topped off... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Good food, though I found the cochinata pibil a little dry the other meals at our table were very good. The dessert was excellent, the service attentive And our server had a great sense of humour. Best of all was the beautiful guitar and singing that accompanied our meal- very romantic!

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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A very lovely Restaurant and setting in a Colonial style Hacienda. They have a wonderful guitar singer Tony Martin at dinner hour on Fridays. Check to see if he is there and/or if he is playing on any other night. The food was good and the drinks very tipico. The service was the down fall because they didn't speak or... More 

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Rhinebeck, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very nice menu - outside dining in the square was lovely. Very good margaritas! Excellent service and ambiance.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We just happened upon this restaurant walking around the first evening we arrived. Wonderful ambience and great food. Reasonable prices and loved the service.

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Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The menu at this restaurant looked delicious, so we thought we would try. The service was OK and once we ordered our food seemed to take a quite long.. when it did arrive it wasn't cooked, and very cold... From the other reviews this place gets a very good rating so we likely picked an off night..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: calle 59 numero 507 x 60 y 62 Centro Historico, Merida 97000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?