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Amaro

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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 46
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  • 19
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  • 7
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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:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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