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“Delicious Food! Great People” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rescoldos Mediterranean Bistro

Rescoldos Mediterranean Bistro
calle 62 #366 x 41 y 43 Centro Merida | just 3 blocks west of the Museo de Anthropologia e Historia on Paseo Montejo, Merida, Mexico
999-286-1028
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Ranked #19 of 410 Restaurants in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta, Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Delicious Food! Great People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The pizza was best in Mexico! The couple who own it are delightful; he cooks the pizza, and she bakes the pastries. Small place but big taste.

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Beautiful Courtyard and Great Athmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I absolutely loved the setting and ambience of this restaurant, and would love to go back soon. I am a pizza snob having lived in Italy, and the margarita pizza wasn't the best choice as its simplicity only works with Italian ingredients that might be hard to come by (so mostly my own fault as I could have known), but excellent drinks and the beautiful courtyard made up for it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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176 reviews 176 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
“Best meal in Merida, fantastic vegetarian-friendly Mediterranean food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We had dinner on a Wednesday night at Rescoldo's and came away stuffed/happy. The setting was very romantic with a beautiful outdoor courtyard. Service was excellent -- the friendly waiter spoke perfect English and the owners (a British Columbian woman and a Dutch man) came by to check in on each table. Most of all, the food was superb. We had a delicious spinach/artichoke dip, chilled Moroccan tomato-based soup, vegetarian Moussaka, and cheese-filled ravioli with pesto sauce. For dessert, we had the dessert trio sampler, which included a scoop of authentic gelato, tiramisu cheesecake, and two pieces of baklava. Our total bill was under $50 USD, an incredible steal when you consider that a comparable meal in the US would be at least twice as much.

This was our best meal in Merida. It's a fantastic option for vegetarians and anyone wanting something different from Mexican food. I believe the restaurant is only open Tuesday-Saturday - make sure you plan your dinners accordingly so that you can enjoy this great place!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ft Lauderdale
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“An Oasis in el Centro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

A wonderful little spot within walking distance of nearly everything in el Centro. The hands-on chefs/owners and their staff make this place extra special. The food is very tasty and interesting. A simple review--I know, but if you are a nice person---go to this place!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Merida, Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Go....eat....relax...savor every bite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

The title of this review really says everything you need to know. Great setting, great service, excellent food with daily specials and so much more that you'll discover when you visit. Put this restaurant at the top of your list for Merida dining.

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