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La Pigua

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Cupules at Calle 62, Merida 97050, Mexico
+52 999 920 1126
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Tue 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank jfadds
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I try several house dishes and wouldn't order them again. Not complains about the freshness but the taste and overall dish wasn't anything special. Also didn't like the set up, dark, not comfy chairs

Thank Daniella S
Brigham City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a cab to La Pigua as it seemed a little farther out from the zocalo than we wanted to tackle on foot. Though we did walk from the restaurant to Paseo de Montejo afterward and enjoyed the stroll. It is kind of out of the way, all by itself in a dark area. But we didn't feel uncomfortable... More 

Thank NedGrimley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking distance from the Hyatt, intercontinental. It's a haven for seafood lover. Amazing cold and hot dishes. Had the crepe with seafood, the rice with seafood, mixed seafood salad and the fish with crab meat. All excellent. Great margaritas too- the tamarind was particularly good.

Thank nolanar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for my wife's birthday and it was really, really good. Service was quick, food portions were ok overall. I tried the shrimp with 3 chiles and it was really tasty. Recommended!

Thank Mauricio G
Cancun, Mexico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here many many times when in the city, and we have always liked it, this time was the exception, the food was not quite as good as we were used to, the octopus was so overcooked and salty it was inedible, I had to send it back, they returned the dish to the table in a very... More 

Thank Martini_in_Paris
Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Every time I've eaten here it has been perfect. The grilled Octopus is absolutely amazing. (I forgot to take a photo before digging in, sorry)

Thank IndraRojo
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

While in Campeche la Pigua is a must, in Yucatán it has to compete whit dozens of restaurants same or more qualified. Nevertheless this place has a comparative advantage in respect with its competition: the have the best sea food in Merida. Try de "concha de mariscos", their coconut covered shrimps, and one of their best: octopus or squids Sir... More 

Thank Luis G
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We reserved a room for 20 & the servers went above and beyond to communicate with us and help us have a spectacular meal. They made suggestions with both food and beverages. We mostly had fish dishes and they all were great.

Thank pjmdvm
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The octopus with black rice is a must try! Extremely delicious! My friends and I just can't stop ourselves from re-visiting the restaurant the next day again! And of course, thanks to the suggestion made by the waiter, we were able to try the nice fresh prawns grilled with garlic! Everyone, especially, the lady owner, are very friendly and helpful,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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?