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“Small informal restaurant on the beach, very good quality”
Review of El Merkadito

El Merkadito
Ranked #10 of 139 Restaurants in Puerto Morelos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 24, 2013

A small restaurant where you eat on a veranda on the beach. Funky cutlery and informal service, very laid back. Food is delicious. My main course was a tuna steak, very fresh and well cooked. Good tortillas. Practically no desserts, and the wine list is almost non-existing. Rely on the good Mexican beer.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We went here for dinner because it was recommended to us. This is a sweet little place on the beach. It was quite windy the night we went, but we still had a nice meal. The staff is outgoing and friendly, and the food is delicious! After our meal, the owner bought us 2 shots of tequila as an after dinner drink to aid with digestion. :) It was a wonderful welcome to the town. Great atmosphere, good music, nice people, good food!

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We tried this restaurant solely based on reviews on Tripadvisor and glad that we did. The food was amazing and so delicious. Hubby ordered the Seabass with risotto and I had the shrimp tacos. Check out my pictures!! We shared a 1/2 coconut filled with guacamole with a side of chips and a couple of ice cold Victorias. The view and breeze from our seat were so nice. We entered off the street and walked through the kitchen to the back with nice seating and a great view of the sea. Our server was not having a good day but the food was great , the view was amazing and the beer was cold. Great way to spend a little time in Puerto Morelos. Not a bad price but I noticed that prices are probably a little higher in spots if close to the sea. We would highly recommend eating here.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

My husband and I dined here on a rainy day in January. It was a real treat! Best margaritas anywhere. The shrimp tostada starter was great. Fresh ingredients and lovely presentation. We shared a plate of the shrimp ceviche as a main course. Plenty for sharing. The chips in the bag were fresh and went well with the variety of tasty sauces. Thank you Roy, for being a great server.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Absolutely loved el Merkadito, the seafood is simply mouthwatering delicious (don't leave Puerto Morelos without trying the tostada de aguachile de camaron and carpaccio de atun =))!), and the location - directly set on the beach - is just perfect with a very laid-back atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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