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El Merkadito

Rafael Melgar lote 8-B | A unas cuadra del faro, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
(998) 871 0774
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The Best places for Sea Food in Puerto Morelos. Went there twice in one week and the Sea Bass. Best Sea Bass I have ever had. The Dining on the beach with a cool breeze was great.

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London
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The view is definitely what makes this place special. It's beautiful. Right on the beach, looking out across the ocean. The food on the other hand is fine, but does not match the view unfortunately. We had an ok meal there, fish was well cooked, if a little tasteless. Perhaps there are better things on the menu than what we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We found this place about 4 years ago when we first went to Puerto Morelos. We luckily came in from the beach otherwise we probably would not have entered. This place never disappoints. The food is always excellent. I highly recommend the calamari and nachos. Definitely, need to have a margarita in the tin cup. They stay nice and cold.... More

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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119 reviews 119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Nothing better then seafood on the beach, and we have great service and food all around, across 9 people.... Lobster was a little pricey at $45 USD, but we were on vacation and were in the mood for it. Great breeze out there along the water and a break from the mosquitoes.... def worth a visit!

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is not the best food you will eat, but it is good and the location can't be beat. Great view of the water and nicely located just far enough off the main square to be easy to find but not over-crowded. On the pricier side, but you are paying for that view!

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We walked down here from our resort one day. We loved it. It's an excellent view and the food was good too. Loved the drinks and the staff was great and more than willing to accommodate requests we had. Right below the restaurant was a little massage business. It was so cheap and great quality. We would definitely revisit this... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This restaurant has an excellent view, as it is on the beach, but the food was not good enough for the outstanding level in Puerto Morelos. My bodriend fish was completely dry (overcooked), my ceviche was bland. The guacamole was OK. The price is double of what you would pay in Al chile or Tacos.com. Go for a drink if... More

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Victor
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The shrimp tacos were great and you cannot beat the scenery. You have to get beyond entering through the kitchen from the street but what a gem.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We ate here last year, and loved it then, also. Wonderful food, right on the sand. The small tacos are great if you want just a small amount. The French fries are wonderful, so is the burger. Great music, not loud, very romantic.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

One of my three favorites in Puerto Morelos, which has an increasingly competitive food scene. On my last trip, I had dinner here twice, lunch twice, and one visit for drinks. Intimate yet informal. Beautiful view with a cooling sea breeze. Service is always friendly and attentive though you may have to raise a hand, which I prefer. Food is... More

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