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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved the wonderful inside patio, which let’s you relax after the busy “city”. The food is good, the service great, prices are fair. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Mérida as it has a great selection of the local food tradition.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food . Original Yucatán cuisine. Good portions and reasonable price . Friendly staff just one block from plaza grande

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 12, 2020

We have been here a few times in the past several years. We drove 3 hours from Cancun to eat here this year and were not disappointed. You must try the Panchito's with cochinita pibil. Awesome! The neopolitan flan is also excellent. Don't forget the...tip for the tortilla lady!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 11, 2020

A couple of weeks ago we order dinner from La Chaya Maya to our AirBnB stay and it was delicious! very well served, nice price and the flavor of the food amazing! I highly recommend this place!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 20, 2020 via mobile

Nice garden to sit in. Lot of taditional food to choose from. Well done without surprises. Its a nice place to visit while in Merida

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 29, 2020

This restaurant was recommended by a number of locals. All options on the menu were local cuisine, so we had to try it. Food was ok, it was Yucatan local food, not what I would call typical Mexican. The service was good. Atmosphere was good....Price was good. Food..... I wasn't blown away.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 21, 2020

We ate in the original and newer restaurant and both were good with many choices for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Many locals frequent the restaurant so you can assume that they must know what is good in Merida and they are correct. Home made tortillas...are made during the day. The older cafeteria style restaurant is loud and usually crowded, with fast service and an open kitchen. The newer place, near Santa Lucia Park is set in a restored colonial mansion, set with many plants in a more open space, thus quieter than the original place.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 20, 2020

On a recent visit, I ate here four or five times, with nothing but great meals. I particularly liked the sopa de lima, papadzules, and fruit salad. Try the fruit juice with chaya ("tree leaf spinach"), which is delightfully refreshing.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 17, 2020

Not sure why this place gets so many good revues. Its distinctly average in just about every respect. You can do a lot better for the price...you could do a hell of a lot worse too to be fair

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020

The atmosphere and servers were great. The food was mediocre. I was disappointed. Waiters are great, they can read the room and serve you quickly if you're in a hurry or you can take your time. Tortillas made on the spot are lovely, and taste...AMAZING.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Response from GigiD0500 | Reviewed this property |
El lugar es súper típico, de hecho, la comida es genuinamente maya al grado que quizá sea un tanto exótica para gustos menos aventureros. En cuanto al precio, nos parecieron razonables, al rededor de $650MN por 5 personas... More
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Response from archibalda | Reviewed this property |
I’m fairly sure that they do. We had Mezcal.
March 11, 2017|
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La Chaya Maya Calle 55 No.510, Centro, 97000 Mérida, YUC 01 999 928 2295 goo.gl/maps/3vYTUKpCazm
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