We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent Mexican breakfast buffet in European style cafe atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Gran Cafe

El Gran Cafe
Calle 47, Merida, Mexico
Improve this listing
Ranked #233 of 393 Restaurants in Merida
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Boston
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent Mexican breakfast buffet in European style cafe atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

The breakfast buffet here in Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays is excellent and a very good value at 109 pesos per person. There was a large assortment of fresh fruit, fresh fruit juices, Mexican traditional dishes, Mexican and European pastries, as well as eggs, any style, made to order, plus coffee. The restaurant is very clean and peaceful and the service is friendly and attentive.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

25 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    5
    5
    9
    3
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Playa del Carmen
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

at foot of paseo de montejo, this sister restaurant to La Habana Cafe downtown, very good spot with good menu, good service and great coffee.

Visited July 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Denton, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“El Gran Cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

The Cafe is very pleasant and features meals of local cuisine. We had the 'huevos multolenos,' 'lime supa,' and 'supa aztecca' which were very tasty. The Cafe is clean and there are wait-staff who are fluent in English.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Merida, Mexico
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“A good breakfast buffet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I only go here for breakfast, they have a good buffet of 'local' dishes, although you can order off the menu if the local stuff doesn't thrill you. Fortunately for me it does; fresh fruit, beans, chilaquiles, scrambled eggs, salsas. I think it's a darn good breakfast place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Port Orchard, WA
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Classic old Euro-style cafe' lacking charm and menu interest”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

After eatingg here, we were surprised at the recommendation by our hotel owner. It isn't much closer to walk than any number of competing restaurants in el centro. At mid-day on a Saturday, we were among two or three occupied tables in a place that could hold 100. Maybe that's what gave it a lifeless feel, despite the ambience of a sparely-decorated Spanish cafe. The service was quick but meal preparation for two lunch sandwich orders was way too long. The sandwiches were both fine - nothing remarkably good or bad - and filling. There are just too many more interesting choices in the vicinity to recommend this as a first choice.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed El Gran Cafe also viewed

 

Been to El Gran Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Gran Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.