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Amaro

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Pizza, European, Vegetarian, Romanian
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calle 59 numero 507 x 60 y 62 Centro Historico, Merida 97000, Mexico
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 19
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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
Tried and True

One of the drawbacks about many of the restaurants in Merida is their inconsistency but Amaros is an exception to this rule. It is our "go to" restaurant when we can't think of anyplace new to try. The ambiance is lovely, the food is consistently good and it is centrally located. It is set in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Naomi M
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Telchac Puerto, Yucatan, Mexico
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

In a nutshell: We had a decent meal and there was live music in a nice setting. The service was just bad, took away from what could have been a pleasant evening. If the food had been great would have gone back despite the service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Absolutely a delicious cochinita! Accectable arrachera with fine wine (Spanish tempranillo). Yucatencan environment, nice mix of modern pictures and trova music. The yard inside is magic. Kitchen open till 12.30 pm. If you are nearby, just try it.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Ate here twice for lunch, as very central and the food was excellent. Service level was also good, though had to use some basic Spanish to communicate.Would recommend as a place to escape and have a relaxing lunch. They also have fans for moving air around and in August this was needed.

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Telchac Puerto, Yucatan, Mexico
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

One of the drawbacks about many of the restaurants in Merida is their inconsistency but Amaros is an exception to this rule. It is our "go to" restaurant when we can't think of anyplace new to try. The ambiance is lovely, the food is consistently good and it is centrally located. It is set in a charming courtyard under a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I ate here alone and loved the entertainment in the outdoor courtyard during my meal. The food was delicious - the pizza de aguacate was one of the best things I ate during my whole trip and the cochinita pibil was also delicious. Great place to go solo or with a group!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Yea, it's immediately obvious that this place is a touristy spot... so what. The dining is in an open air courtyard with adorable ambiance and live music being played during dinner. Its just perfect. The food is good, not great, but hearty and filling. The service was fine, prompt and not bothersome. I would go here again.

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Izamal, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We cannot say enough about this wonderful restaurant, where we have been coming to eat for twenty years now. As vegetarians, there are so many delicious options to enjoy. The staff is very attentive and friendly, always welcoming us. And the live music at night is great.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It's often hard for vegetarians to find a decent choice in Merida, so as we had a couple in the party we went to the Amaro which has a significant number of veggie dishes as well as some more typical Mexican fare. It's set in a courtyard, with live music some nights - when we were there there was a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were both happy with our meals and the service. The margarita with cilantro and habenaro was an interesting change from the norm. Picturesque inner court with very ambiance.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The food was good, not great. The portions were rather small, at least the dishes we ordered. The place is nice and cozy. They do have a lot of vegetarian choices which I why we decided to give it a try.

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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: Pizza, European, Vegetarian, Romanian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?