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La Chaya Maya

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Calle 55 x 60 y 62 | Sucursal Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 928 4780
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mexico City, Mexico
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was dissapointed as I the dish I ordered was not available and I ended up with one I didnt like much. Fair to say that the rest of the family had grat selections. Go with the cochinita pibil. Be aware that this restaurant is very popular and it is crowded. Good service but slow,

Thank Paulina_LN
Richmond, VA
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even my landlord recommended it for have good, authentic Yucatecan food. The food was very good, not quite great but the Chia Creme Sopa is exceptional. The atmosphere is lovely. You eat inside around a the garden area of an old house build when houses were large and full of grandeur. The service was excellent. The food, while being a... More 

Thank RVa_Don
Boulder, Colorado
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a couple seated on a Saturday afternoon. The place was not full, but we were given a table in the patio with view and smell of the servicios. Margaritas, don't bother. We tried to order seafood combo to share, same price as 2 smaller orders, but were told we had to order something else as well. Pork tacos,... More 

Thank ellefsc
Estado de Mexico
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In our visit to Merida we simply went several times to La Chaya Maya due to the extensive menu offering several local dishes, the food quality, the great service and accesible prices. Our only recommendation is to plan to go in advance because there is always a waiting list which really moves fast! The wait time is worthy. Do not... More 

Thank Viaja S
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting a little more since this place is always packed. The food is good but I feel something is missing. I will give it another chance soon and I will update my review.

Thank Adela G
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Chaya Maya is one of those restaurants you have to enjoy in order to say you visited a city. In this case, La Chaya Maya is a Meridian thing. We went 3 times during our week vacation because there was always in the menu we wanted to try. Poc-Chuc, Salbutes, Cochinita, Panuchos, hand-made tortilas, horchata. Everything we had we... More 

Thank RiverCoatl
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Forget Almendras, this restaurant downtown will give you a sample of true Yucatecan cuisine at a reasonable price. Some of the waitresses seem overworked and underpaid which is typical Mexican.

Thank alice a
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the food I've had here was good... but the green juice (jugo de chaya) was the most memorable experience. Just look around at all the other tables. EVERYONE is drinking it! If it's not too hot (which it shouldn't be in the shady courtyard), make sure to ask to sit outside. You can oggle at the tortilla ladies making... More 

Thank Sarah S
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not like I thought! I had the famous salbutes, they had no taste! My boyfriend had the the Chaya soup and he liked it! They all seem so stressed I didn't like the feeling! But the price is good! But I wouldn't return

Thank bibirella
Miami, Florida
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best traditional restaurant in Mérida. You can try different places but this one is the real deal. From papdzules to brazo de reina, from poc-chuc to cochinita, everything is great and service is amazing!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 55 x 60 y 62 | Sucursal Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: +52 999 928 4780

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