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“Great food”
Review of El Merkadito

El Merkadito
Ranked #10 of 137 Restaurants in Puerto Morelos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
kerrville
Level 6 Contributor
500 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

A menu different that most places in Puerto but really good as were the magaritas. All the salsas mixed with mayo...different. Not a spot for lobster though. We paid 700 pesos for 2 lobster tails and the next day paid 600 pesos for the Pelicano Plate at Pelicanos which had 2 tails 2 grouper filets 10 shrimp and a large serving of Octopus.
Will return though other items on the menu good and reasonable...Tuna tostado great and FREE WIFI with excellent signal.

  • Visited October 2013
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Denver, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“I felt like I was in a Kenny Chesney song!”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We sort of stumbled onto this little place while walking on the beach. We decided it was time for a beer. The gentle breeze blowing across our table along with the rustic and charming atmosphere, made us feel like we were in a Kenny Chesney song about Mexico. I couldn't get over how great it was to just sit there and enjoy the view. We did also enjoy our beer. We noticed that people were eating chips with a "sauce" on them. We ordered some and were addicted to it immediately. Wow.....it was hot, good, probably bad for us, but we couldn't stop eating them. You have to try the chips and "mayo habanero sauce". RIDICULOUS!
We went back for dinner twice and a couple more times for a snack of chips. The lobster linguine was to die for. The hamburger was so tasty. The fries, hot and crispy, The fish tacos, excellent. The tuna carpaccio delicious. Our wait staff was fun and attentive. We will always go back when in Puerto Morelos! Don't miss it. It's just north of the town center on the beach as you walk north.

  • Visited October 2013
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Edmonton
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Seafood that defines seafood....”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Wow! We were going to go to another place but they wanted to 'rent' us a table with an ocean view - so we came here and found our new favourite place for seafood! Fish tacos (steamed) that were tasty, pescado peruano that was incredible (and we were in Peru only three months ago and loved this food too!), and the ceviche mixto which was incredible! Give this place a try - especially the seafood - and you'll love it!

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1 Thank CVilcsak
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Montreal, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food !”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Really great food and service ! Fresh and well presented !
Just come early around 20h as they close the cuisine after 21h.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank lionel b
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“We got sick ...never again”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Just few words for this place: good food but serious hygiene issues we got sick and lost 2 days of our vacations, hopefully they can fix that because the spot is gorgeous.

Visited September 2013
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