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La Pigua

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Cupules at Calle 62, Merida 97050, Mexico
+52 999 920 1126
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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northern california
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a first rate seafood restaurant. Upscale prices by Mérida standards, but really quite reasonable, especially for international travelers. They have a nice selection of non-alcoholic drinks including fresh fruit beverages made from chaya, tamarind, and lima (not lime!). They serve bread/butter and totopos with a habanero salsa that is not deadly but may be too much for those... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Oh boy, these guys Know How To Cook! English not their forte, but hey, who goes to a restaurant to talk, eh? Verdict: Probably the best shrimps (in mango) I've ever eaten.

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Barcelona, Spain
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted fish and La Pigua offers many forms of Yucatan food including local fish. As always we value prompt and attentive service and good prices.

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Demarest, New Jersey
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our first meal in Mexico here and were very impressed with the food and service. Our family of 4 had a huge, delicious Christmas Eve lunch. We liked the food so much, we ordered a couple of more dishes to take home for dinner. The only negative was that they were out of a few menu items we... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a seafood restaurant which offers traditional Mexican cuisine. The hotel staff suggested La Pigua which offers seafood cooked traditional Mexican, Mayan style. It was only a few blocks from Merida Hyatt where we were staying. It is a medium size restaurant with a simple but pleasant ambience and decor. We ordered seafood with pasta, seafood salad,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed two of the chef’s recommended dishes. I had grilled shrimp with pasta and my husband had the tuna stuffed with goat’s cheese and caviar. The shrimp and pasta was delicious; nicely seasoned and the pasta was perfectly cooked – a surprise in Mexico. My husband wasn’t so thrilled with the tuna, which he thought wasn’t as fresh as... More 

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Cozumel, Mexico
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this restaruant has a great and a lot of different type of seafood, prepared with a mayan style, the prices are very good and this is a must when you are in Merida

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Surrey, Canada
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely restaurant offers seafood specialities that are not found in most Mérida establishments. The service is impecable and the setting very relaxing. We often sit by the little fountain, our special spot. The blue crab or cangrejo azul is wonderful as is the pigua for which the restaurant is named. This is a favourite place for business lunches as... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Great original seafood. All dishes were tasty and original. Guess the ambiance is colored blue to make you feel comfortable and cool to compensate the extreme heat outdoors.

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chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Just had a superb lunch for about 1/3 of the cost if in any big city in U.S. Started with a superb cream of shrimp soup . We shared a special of the day as an appetizer- ceviche of shrimp in 3 exotic fruits- as good as it sounds. For entrees - I had a fresh fillet of whitefish in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cupules at Calle 62, Merida 97050, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: +52 999 920 1126

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?