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“Great solution for a quick bite!”
Review of Cafeteria Pop

Cafeteria Pop
Ranked #38 of 777 Restaurants in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Cafe
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast
Richmond, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Great solution for a quick bite!”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Loved this small cafeteria/restaurante next to its more genteer Portico del Peregrino, which I will review later, same ownership.

I loved going there for breakfast and lunch and ventured a couple of times for dinner. It was close to my B and B and up the street from the Teatro Peon Contreras. The service is excellent and their food for its kind is excellent.

Their breakfasts and lunches are winners. They have "paquetes" for breakfast that offer fresh juice or fruit, coffee, toast, butter, marmalade and eggs done in various ways: a la mexicana, motulenos, divorciados, etc. My favorite was the motulenos, which was a black bean base, topped with tortillas and eggs on top, covered with a sauce and ham, flanked by plantains. I yearned for the divorced eggs, which consists of a plate with one egg sauced in one manner (red) and the other on the other side sauced in a different manner (green). I never go to taste it, but they looked divine. This is the only place in Merida where I got a Cuban Sandwich made correctly except for the diagonal cut at a wrong angle. Mexicans don't seem to be able to get that angle right.
The price is very easy on the pocket book, and the service is excellent. I recommend this throwback to the 70's very highly!

  • Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Merida's Favorite Diner”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

If one were to construct the perfect diner for Merida, it would have to look something like Cafeteria Pop. 30+ year old interior design (aka swoopy Latin American Modernism with orange formica-topped tables) still intact? Check. Good, reliable, Mexican and Yucatecan dishes for both breakfast and lunch? Check. Good, efficient, quick, unflowery service? Check.

We went there for both breakfast and lunch on the same day. Breakfast we had pancakes and huevas motulenos. Lunch chicken taquitos, sopa de lima, and chicken fajitas. All were perfect.

  • Visited October 2012
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Durham, NC
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55 reviews
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“Good food. Great service.”
Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch after having tried to go for breakfast. Website says open at 7 am but they don't open until 8 am. Nice selection. Liked the Chicken Taquitos. An multiple car accident had occurred right in front of the restaurant so got to see that interesting process of insurance and police handle the situation. No one seriously injured just fender benders. We would return. Great little place in the centro.

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34 reviews
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“A great choice for breakfast or lunch”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

We love Pop. The food and service were great- we went back a couple of times in the week. The hueva moltuentes was fantastic and if you fancy American pancakes, they call them hot cakes- and are great too!

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Vienna, Austria
Level 6 Contributor
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“Great place for breakfast”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

The Cafe Pop was near our hotel and so we had breakfast there. It was filled with local people as well as tourists. The prices are really low and breakfast was excellent. It's certainly also a good place to have lunch or dinner. I would definatley eat there again.

  • Visited August 2012
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