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El Merkadito

Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American
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Rafael Melgar lote 8-B | A unas cuadra del faro, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
(998) 871 0774
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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El Paso, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Resturant is nice, it is located in the back, behind the kitchen and small market off the street. The resturant had great shrimp cocktails, tuna and marlin tacos. But service was slow, disjointed and had bill errors on the check. I would recommend it, but keep track of your bill.

Thank A R
Mexico City, Mexico
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

looking at the beach while eating a good meal is an excellent way of investing your time, for lunch time and with a good weather , you can literraly get from the sea and start eating

Thank Adrian2013
Bastrop, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the Caribbean, Riviera Maya. Delicious food and beverages. I absolutely love their mussels! Enjoy a delicious Mango Margarita or Daquiri, so refeshing. They have bottled water and soft drinks too. The service is good and the staff is fun. The atmosphere is lovely and you cannot help but smile while enjoying the view. With my family and friends,... More 

1 Thank foxmarci
Bowie, Maryland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to Puerto Morelos for years. El Merkadito is our favorite restaurant. Sitting out on the deck overlooking the beautiful beach is a must. The owner is a great guy. It is like visiting friends when we eat there. And not to forget, the best margarita in Mexico. Can't wait to return.

1 Thank tjbarz
Grand Cayman
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

View is nice, food is great, service is friendly, price are according to the quantity. I love the ceviche, the shrimp tostadas, the spicy sauces. Also the lobster pasta is great. By the way they open after 13:00, so do not arrive before that time.

1 Thank opaguioth
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the tuna tostada and tempura shrimp tacos - plus their mojitos were excellent. Definitely worth the trip. Strongly recommend it

1 Thank JohanSara D
Enterprise, Alabama
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to this restaurant by our hotel the day we arrived. I was thrilled to see Tuna Carpaccio on the menu. It didn't disappoint! Delicious! My husband had the shrimp ceviche tostadas, which was also very good. The view is beautiful; right on the beach! Great ambiance with strolling musicians. The margaritas were served in tin cups.

1 Thank garrodgal
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Our family of 5 adults and 3 teenagers had dinner here on our second day in the Riviera Maya. We ordered different foods, from fish fillets in garlic butter to lobster pasta and everything was delicious. I would say that my cousins meal was the best though. He ordered the grilled octopus. It was a whole octopus grilled to perfection.... More 

1 Thank Carmelita36
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was a total surprise. Walking up it was clear it had great beachside ambience, even though it was touristy. The waitstaff was good but they weren't too careful with the order and some of our drinks weren't brought out but still ended up on the bill. Be careful of this. The real stand-out though, was the food. The... More 

1 Thank Nick G
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I walked into the restaurant off the beach and had a margarita and the tuna tartar. Both were amazing!! The margarita actually had alcohol in it - I had spent the day at My Paradise Beach club and this one definitely had kick to it. The tuna tartar came surrounded by a ring of sliced avocado and the diced tuna... More 

1 Thank namell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rafael Melgar lote 8-B | A unas cuadra del faro, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos
  • Phone Number: (998) 871 0774

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