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Amaro

Certificate of Excellence
Pizza, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charming Local Favorite

Authentic local favorite in colonial center of the city. Open air dining in the center patio of an historic building. Live, quiet music. Feature local artists.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Diane D
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Boulder, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
4 restaurant reviews
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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I do not agree with the other reviewers who give this restaurant a high rating. The place was packed with tourists. Their Mexican food leaves much to be desired. Tough beef and poor service. The screwed up our orders with another table and we were billed for the other table's food. They appeared upset when these deficiencies were brought to... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Authentic local favorite in colonial center of the city. Open air dining in the center patio of an historic building. Live, quiet music. Feature local artists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My husband and I were here last night while on our honeymoon trip around Mexico. I ordered the fettuccine with pesto and it was fantastic! My husband ordered the spaghetti with vegetables and was also impressed. The open ceiling atmosphere is very nice. We would highly recommend this place and may even stop again on our way back through Merida... More 

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Kelleys Island, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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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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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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Address: calle 59 numero 507 x 60 y 62 Centro Historico, Merida 97000, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
Cuisine: Pizza, Vegetarian, Romanian

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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, Vegetarian, Romanian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?