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c/san francisco 3, Merida, Spain
924330769
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 45
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  • 22
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  • 46
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
bullring ambiance is not enough

The location of this restaurant in a main thoroughfare on the way to the Roman Museum is great. The bullfighters posters, bull heads, etc. were interesting but the overall seedy atmosphere of the rooms is not appealing to enjoy the food. The cod carpaccio was good but the accompanying... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2014
martinezcm
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Kansas City, Missouri
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Penang
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98 reviews 98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Delicious food - typically Spanish - with posters of bull fights decorating the walls. Attentive service and reasonable prices.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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114 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The location of this restaurant in a main thoroughfare on the way to the Roman Museum is great. The bullfighters posters, bull heads, etc. were interesting but the overall seedy atmosphere of the rooms is not appealing to enjoy the food. The cod carpaccio was good but the accompanying spicy/garlicky shrimp overwhelmed the subtlety of the fish. We were the... More 

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Nerja, España
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My husband and I held very fond memories of this restaurant from a visit 6 years ago, so upon our return to Mérida we bypassed every other nice looking restaurant and steered back to Casa Benito. What a disappointment! The salad with partidge that we order for a shared starter was served with very little partidge - and what was... More 

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hull
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We have offering for the waiter juancarlos delicious dishes and we are very enjoy especial whit nabo de toro delicious whit flavour amazing

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North, South Carolina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Our tour guide recommended this restaurant so we tried it. Had a delicious lunch but very slow service on the terrace. Tables were slow to be cleaned and lots of people smoking. Inside the restaurant was interesting with bull fighting memorabilia. We were told to try ham and were not disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were told about this restaurant by a friend, who owns a factory producing iberico ham, and it didn't disappoint. We had several tapas dishes, including peppers stuffed with morcia (Spanish black pudding), and they were all wonderful.

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hull
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I loved the dish recommended by the maitre carlos caused us only impression that only spoke English and even German friend wn dialogue and offered us oxtail and various dishes lovely

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was truly awful food in the heart of a busy Spanish town. Don't be fooled by people eating there - avoid !

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Malaga, Spain
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158 reviews 158 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This used to be an emblematic place in Mérida for tapas and beer with friends. With a taurine atmosphere, the walls inside are plenty of photos framed with the personalities of the bull fighting world, I can say it has an atmosphere. I have been here in many ocassions, and probably the worst of all is their service. They are... More 

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Paris, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Tapas : a dry piece of very white bread on the top of wich they put very poor elements and they call it tapas. Meet had a weird taste, and everything was approximate. It is like it was a nice place 20 years ago and since then, they never change anything. Prices are quite expensive compared to the other restaurant.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: c/san francisco 3, Merida, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Extremadura  >  Province of Badajoz  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: 924330769

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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