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El Merkadito

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Mexican, Seafood
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Rafael Melgar lote 8-B | A unas cuadra del faro, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
(998) 871 0774
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 333
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  • 135
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Seafood!!

Super fresh seafood with a great selection of really creative ceviches, tostada & tacos. Try the Asia Me fiorceviche with an Asian flair! Probably the best margarita in the beach and the deck right over the beach with its perfect views is an added bonus! Don't miss this spot!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
jtuna2
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key west
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Super fresh seafood with a great selection of really creative ceviches, tostada & tacos. Try the Asia Me fiorceviche with an Asian flair! Probably the best margarita in the beach and the deck right over the beach with its perfect views is an added bonus! Don't miss this spot!

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My family ate here in the recommendation of Lonley Planet and two other travel guides. Wow were they right. Excellent ceviche and seafood tacos. Low cost and a great view. Wonderful choice.

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Smithville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We ate here immediately upon our arrival to PM. We had typical mexican fare and the food was good. We had a little sticker shock upon receiving our bill. The food was typical but the price was essentially double what we paid any where else in PM.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

we arrived after the kitchen was already closed, but the menu looks delicious and the staff was so friendly to still give us a drink. and what a drink!!!! best michelada ever! next time in puerto morelos, we're definitely gonna eat here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Don't be hesitant because you walk thru the kitchen & dishwashing area to be seated!!!! Once you enter, you completely understand the perfect use of space!!! Swaying palmtrees, picturesque fishing boats moored along the beach and the most authentic delicious fresh catch menu w/varying pasta options and of course amazing guacamole all at reasonable prices satisfying every discerning palette!!! That's... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Right on the beach, food is fresh and delicious, staff is friendly and attentive. This place gets busy! Awesome guacamole made to order!

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is right on the beach and looked quite appealing with the location and busyness. However, I think it's mostly a drinks-and-snacks type of place. The "meals" we got weren't filling or that delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great variety of dishes...very diverse menu. Wonderful margaritas and the Nutella crepes were awesome! On the beach with a wonderful atmosphere. A must try!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I loved it in the the aspects of the word the ceviche was great the beers were cold the waiters very pleasant the fish filet we ordered were great. The views and the birds were so awesome and it relaxes you all over!!!

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Cancun, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I just have a good opinion respect of the food and the service. However I have a really bad experience while asking for the legal invoice. I've been asking several times, I have send them several e-mails, I the lack of professionalism in the administration area of the restaurant had just left me a bad taste. If your planning to... More 

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Additional Information about El Merkadito

Address: Rafael Melgar lote 8-B | A unas cuadra del faro, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
Phone Number: (998) 871 0774
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rafael Melgar lote 8-B | A unas cuadra del faro, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos
  • Phone Number: (998) 871 0774

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?