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La Pigua

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Cupules at Calle 62, Merida 97050, Mexico
(999) 920 11 26
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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great seafood, worth a journey

The menu offers an impressive variety of delicious seafood dishes. The setting is moreover very pleasant. If you are staying in one of the big hotels on Av. Colon, you'll find La Pigua conveniently located in an area that doesn't have many alternatives; but it's worth a journey even from other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Bob4er
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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The menu offers an impressive variety of delicious seafood dishes. The setting is moreover very pleasant. If you are staying in one of the big hotels on Av. Colon, you'll find La Pigua conveniently located in an area that doesn't have many alternatives; but it's worth a journey even from other parts of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy review. If you're crazy about stone crab claws, don't miss this place. Delicious and sized from small to jumbo (small fist size). Reasonable prices compared to Florida. Nice selection of Chilean whites to complement meal.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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220 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant so much, we dined here twice during our stay in Merida, and were fortunate enough to have Israel as our server on both occasions! Nice menu ... Good drinks ... And best of all, a server who really knows how to provide excellent service! Muchas Gracias Israel!!

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San Carlos, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been several years since I ate at La Pigua, and although I visit Merida frequently, I have no plans to return to this restaurant. If you really want to eat piguas (fresh water langustinos -- I think they're procambarus llamassi, a lot bigger than crawdads, smaller than lobsters, maybe 3-5 to a pound), order them at El Danubio in... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time we went to El Pigua we were blown away!! My friend lives in Corona del Mar, Ca and has access to excellent fish. I live in Scottsdale- it's OK. New Yorkers can compare it to the Oyster Bar at Grand Central although the ambiance, while not fancy, is more restaurantish. We like to eat a very late... More 

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Springdale, Arkansas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We return to La Pigua every time we are in Merida. It's not a trendy looking restaurant, but many of its seafood dishes are unique and exquisite. The service is super professional; they are not fazed (or perform not being fazed) when we show up for lunch in shorts while the other local diners are in business casual or nicer.... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Our experience at La Pigua was great. Great service for a 10 people table, everything on time, fresh and really good tasting. We liked it so much that we went back for meal 2 days after. Congratulations.

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Thank liz g
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant, I had a salmon with strawberry sauce, it was exquisite. Unfortunately when I ordered a lemon pie for dessert, they didn't have any, it was out but other than that i recommend this restaurant. My whole family enjoyed their dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Doesn't look like much when you first walk in and it is not cheap, but I would travel back to Merida just for the chance to eat at La Pigua again! We have traveled and visited many countries and restaurants and this was by far the best seafood ever!! They have great variety of dishes, can't even remember which one... More 

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Miami, Florida
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64 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Highly recommended by our driver for a business meal but service was rushed, informal and food was good--not great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cupules at Calle 62, Merida 97050, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: (999) 920 11 26

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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

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