This is one of the best restuarants currently available in Merida. As long as you don't visit at Mexican lunch time (2pm-4pm). Unfortunately, as it's a family run business, their a little short on waiting staff, and when it gets busy at lunch you'll find the service struggles a little. My third beer never materialised and the personal chili didn't happen either. If you visit outside of this time though, I can't fault this place.
The first time we went, it was me, my partner and our 2 year daughter. She was fascinated by the lady making tortillas by hand and cooking them over a stone fire (even if it did house a gas burner!). We got salsa made to our specification with the chilis we chose, and a green or red tomato base.
Next time, we took the whole family, 3 kids and two adults. The attention paid to the kids was great. They all felt special and practiced their terrible Spanish with the very patient owners.
I would recommend the pipian for those that don't like it too spicy and the grilled sausage for those that do. The tortillas are piping hot (warm, not spicy) and yuo're just far enough off the beaten track for it to not be full of tourists (three blocks West of Gran Plaza).
Unfortunately, I don't think it will still be there in a year's time. I hope I'm wrong because it is really good, but I think outside of the lunch time slot, it's just not busy enough.
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