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Calle 59 | Por 60 y 62 Centro Historico, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 928 2451
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 1:15 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Des Moines, Iowa
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service. Good food. If you come to Merida, you definitely have to check this place out. I loved the music and atmosphere. So romantic and peaceful. Thank you Jim for everything.

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In a city blessed with many fine restaurants, this is yet another that is outstanding. Situated in the lovely patio of the house where Andrés Quintana Roo, one of the prominent figures of Mexican Independence, was born, it offers an ample and varied menu, catering to vegetarians, fish and meat lovers alike. No attempt at the exotic or super original...... More 

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Primero que nada, queremos agradecerle sus comentarios y enviarle nuestros más sinceros saludos, de parte de todo el personal y... More 

San Pedro, Belize
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guidebook described this as Mediterranean - it's not. What it is is outstanding food served by a wonderful staff in Quintana Roo's family home (an accidental historic find for us). It is full of good vegetarian options and traditional foods. I enjoyed my pibil very much. The perfect cookery.

Thank GussieH1996
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pizza here was great, but not like American pizza. The service was excellent and an interesting setting, some outdoors. There is live music in the evening.

Thank John W
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in Merida. The staff is really really friendly, the prices are quite good and the food is really delicious, so we went to Amaro also on the next day after our first visit!

Thank xPolloHermano
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant many times and always have the Yucatecan chicken. There is no substitute! A lovely grilled chicken breast with achiote and pickled onions.

Thank Lisa N
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I travel to Merida frequently for work and used to come to Amaro often. Things seem to have gone downhill as of recent (the last time we visited was in 2014). Service is mediocre at best, the food portions are absolutely tiny, and the food itself is lacking flavor. To top it all off, the waitstaff add... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Are in open roof area, beautiful atmosphere, nice food, great vegetarian and meat choices. Had stuffed eggplant and chille relleno (stuffed with cheese and tofu!) both were delicious, as was crepes with dulce de leche for dessert. I would return.

Thank MarkHinCabinJohn
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

I ate here twice. They seem to have their act together so I was disappointed that the tuna was over cooked and the most expensive steak on the menu was over cooked. I tried eggplant, with an orange vegetable that was tasteless. The sauce on the eggplant, I enjoyed a lot, but since it was flavorless too, the overall dish... More 

Thank Serena B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is quite large, but it still manages to feel cozy thanks to the thoughtful decoration and the live music. The service was excellent and the food was authentic and delicious. It offers several typical yucatecan dishes, but I was dying for the enchiladas de pollo mole and I did not regret my choice.

Thank Marianne B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $17
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:15 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 59 | Por 60 y 62 Centro Historico, Merida 97000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: +52 999 928 2451
To the tune of the trova, including guitars and bohemian, become trapped flavors, aromas, colors and breezes to create this unique space. On the map menus Yucatan, this place deserves to be tested. It is definitely one of the magical places that has this beautiful city, located in the heart of Merida. In a VXIII century mansion whose historical value is in it says he was born in 1787 Don Andres Quintana Roo important figure in Mexico insurgent lawyer, ambassador, deputy, journalist, poet and husband of a great revolutionary, Leona Vicario. Quintana Roo was born in Merida in 1787.

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