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“Amazingly Perfect...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Merkadito

El Merkadito
Rafael Melgar lote 8-B | A unas cuadra del faro, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
(998) 871 0774
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Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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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
San Francisco, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Amazingly Perfect...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I tried a few things here and everything was absolutely perfect. Fish taco's, shrimp ceviche, and octopus...ohhh the octopus. Here they serve the octopus sliced thin with a beautiful presentation and there's plenty to share. Completely worth the trip to Puerto Morelos.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The best grilled fish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

On our PhotoFly Travel Club trip to Mexico we took the group to Puerto Morelos for an authentic fishing village experience.

We ate at El Merkadito and the food and drinks were excellent! Highly recommend there grilled fish fillet cooked in garlic and butter. The best!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Start with a cold beer with a beautiful waterfront for view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The day was so hot that we started our meal with a very cold mexican beer, if you want a variety you can ask for an "ojo rojo" which is beer prepared with tomato juice and lime. We tried tuna "tostadas" that were amazing and shrimp tacos that are prepared with gouda cheese. Guacamole for appetizers and some delicious crepes for dessert. We enjoyed the view which is just in front of the ocean, you can walk in from the beach, or just sit and watch the waves and enjoy the view.
The whole family enjoyed this restaurant and there was food for every taste.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Terrific Ceviche is excellent beachfront location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Great ceviche and excellent guacamole--really chunky bits of avocado and delightful tacos.

Terrific location on the beach and excellent service.

Good value for money.

Would definitely return.

  • Visited August 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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Carrollton, Tx.
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12 restaurant reviews
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“Yummy beach side dining!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Husband and I had a very nice and quite dinner here last week. First off the margaritas are the best!! They are served in tin cups that keep them nice and cold!! It was a rainy Tuesday early evening so we really like sitting on the deck looking out at the ocean, fishing boats, and people strolling by. I had a seafood filled burrito the waiter recommended and my husband had grilled fish. Food was very fresh and yummy!! Service was very good, they did not rush us and let us hang at the table enjoying the view and drinks after dinner!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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