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“A mandatory pleasure when in Merida” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rosas & Xocolate Hotel Restaurant

Rosas & Xocolate Hotel Restaurant
Paseo de Montejo 480 x 41 | Rosas y Xocolate Hotel, Merida 97000, Mexico
52 999 924 29 92
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Ranked #13 of 394 Restaurants in Merida
Price range: $14 - $50
Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Rees, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A mandatory pleasure when in Merida”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

We found thisrestaurant while strolling on Paseo Montejo and made a reservation for the following evening at 8 pm. we came one hour earlier and asked if we could be served. the answer was "for you and your husband we will always be willing and ready to serve you" I was already in love with the place!. The food is simply perfect it is a great blend of Mayan cuisine with Mexican modern influence. Don't forget the Dessert!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milan, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Average food, poor management, expensive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We came here without a reservation at 9pm on January 1st (group of 6). Upon arriving, the manager/ owner (as the restaurant is part of the hotel) told us it would be difficult to seat us, but if we wanted, we could wait in a dedicated area. He took us there (the hotel lounge) and we sat down on some comfortable sofas. The place itself was very nice, smart and quite arty.

Come 9.20 pm, no sign of anyone, we found a waiter and asked for some beers, which arrived quite promptly. Come 9.50 pm, or 30 minutes later, the manager comes and tells us it will be difficult to seat us, and do we still want to stay. After having spent close to an hour, we said yes. We waited an additional 30 minutes, and were seated at 10.20 pm. This is clearly a sign of poor management - he should have told us we would have to wait 1hr +, and we simply would have found another restaurant.

The food was ok and nothing special (mexican - mediterranean style food). There were many items on the menu which were not available and it was expensive. My shrimp main course with lemon foam was small. Many wines were unavailable, and sommelier was not well versed on French wines.

On the whole, just very very average. I understand it was the 1st of January, and sometimes there can be items on the menu which are not available, but you should be warned ahead of time. There are many other better places in Merida (try Trotters if you want a similar type of food).

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mexicali
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is a very good restaurant. The food is fusion and very good, we had to start the beef carpaccio, and octopus that was delicious. The trout was exceptionally good.
But the service was outstanding even though it was new years day and the restaurant was full. There wasn't any table empty. I had to congratulate the owner.
By the way the spa there is great . One of the best services I have been to.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Food, Small Portions!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

A very nice fusion restaurant with great food, however portions were small. Very interesting dishes! If warm, you will be better off staying inside, as the terrace may be uncomfortable. If fresh, terrace can be very nice.

Visited December 2013
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Caye Caulker, Belize
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“YUM! YUM! YUM!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

My fiance and I decided to try Rosas y Xocolate beacause of the great reviews on TA and boy were we impressed! We walked into a beautiful 1st class colonial style resturant with a dim and romantic ambiance. The staff were both attentive and helpful in choosing the right meal to your liking. We ordered a bottel of Red Wine, the Arugula Salad, Fillet, Kobe Burger, and Steamed Veggies with every bite melting your mouth. My fiance said it was his favorite meal while in Merida. A+ all the way!

The only thing I would suggest is making your reservation after 8pm so that your not the only one in the resturant and dressing to impress in what seemed to be a trendy upscale enviroment.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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