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Amaro

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Calle 59 | Por 60 y 62 Centro Historico, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 928 2451
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11:00 am - 1:00 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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San Pedro, Belize
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Thank GussieH1996
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Thank John W
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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Thank xPolloHermano
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Lisa N
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Elena L
Tbilisi, Georgia
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank MarkHinCabinJohn
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Serena B
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Marianne B
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Great vegetarian selection. Coming to Mérida I knew it may be challenging to find vegetarian cuisine but Amaro is no disappointment. The menu is a great selection for everyone vegetarian and non-vegetarian and kids too. The restaurant is beautiful They have a stage to have live music in the evening. One of my favorite place to eat this far on... More 

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Thank Becky R
Progreso, Mexico
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We had the cream of vegetable soup and it was excellent. The chaya crepes were good, chaya stuffing could have used a little more flavor. The fish with almonds was very plain and was served with salad which had no dressing. The avocado and shrimp salad was excellent. Atmosphere is excellent. We were over served - too many waiters looked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $16
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:15 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?