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El Trapiche

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Calle 62 no 491, Merida 97000, Mexico
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is fine and the piece is ok too. If you are in town for a couple of days, it's a good restaurant to sit down for a bit and have something to eat.

Thank Alicia R
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Ended up eating here about 5 times during our 5 day stay in Merida! For breakfast, lunch or dinner, great food all day. They offer traditional Mexican and Yucatan food, as well as pasta and pizza. There is a great local feel here with lots of locals popping in to eat. Staff are really sweet and want to chat and... More 

1 Thank RobandKateTravel
Miami, Florida
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Went there for a late night snack and ended up eating pizza, garlic bread and drinking beer and cuba libres (rum and coke). Service was great, prices were great and the food was wonderful. Small informal place, very clean and good atmosphere. Will recommend to anyone. When in Merida will go there again.

1 Thank gilda
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Good mexican food. Really cheap. The first time the service was kind of oke. The second time it was horrible. The waitress was unkind, uninterested and the only smile I got was when she gave me the check, after I had to ask for it 4 times.

Thank Li Hong G
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

We went for breakfast. Food was delicious. But the OJ....omgosh the best ever. Freshly squeezed. Restaurant was clean. Service was great even with the language barrier. No one spoke any English at all and our Spanish is terrible, but there were no issues. Would definitely go back.

1 Thank luvmykids123
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Nice restaurant near the plaza with good traditional Yucatan and Mayan food. I had the Yucatan chicken with orange sauce and it was very delicious.

Thank Todd W
Barra de Potosi, Mexico
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

First we were in a "recommended" restaurant but to be honest it was too fancy and too expensive. So we started our own search and touched base at "El Trapiche". It is not fancy, just a small place but the people are very friendly and attentive. We selected 4 different specialties of Yucatan and all were just great. Due to... More 

Thank Villas-Tuparaiso
Laconia, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

We shared a piazza last night -- it was fantastic! Going for breakfast tomorrow and will let you know how that went......

1 Thank Meaenh1
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

I went to El Trapiche based on a TA recommendation and it became my go-to place in central Merida. The food is not the best I have ever tasted, but it was darn close along with consistent quality and good service. They even got quite busy at times but there was not much wait for the food. The cochinita pibil... More 

2 Thank Solplayaarena
Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

During my stay in Merida, El Trapiche was the restaurant I kept going back to. The servings were plentiful and tasty, the service was fast and efficient, the waitresses were friendly and engaging many speaking fluent English. They have seating in front next to the street, which I preferred, or they have seating in the back away from the street.... More 

2 Thank Ray T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 62 no 491, Merida 97000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: 999-9281231

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