A speakeasy-type literary cafe in Centro with a cool vibe. Upstairs close to the new Chaya Maya restaurant in Centro. Ask for Tania or Mika.

Petite Delice
French style bakery located in North Mérida with outstanding bread, pastries & desserts from the French chef & owner. 

A little hidden gem in North Mérida with outstanding local dishes, bread & coffee. 

Cafe Montejo
Step inside this old colonial mansion in Centro & enjoy a traditional Yucatecan breakfast in the courtyard. 

Maiz, Canela y Cilantro
A restored colonial house in Centro, each table has a view of the kitchen where you can see the owner Chef Ana Lilia Machuca Gallegos & her team create dishes with love. 

Marago Coffee
Located on the Paseo de Montejo, you’ll find exceptional coffee, smoothies, frappes, & food as well as high speed internet. 

Located on the Prol. Montejo, step into the cool patio complete with Koi pond under the canopy of an amazingly large tree. 

Located in on Centro’s Restaurant Row, you’ll find Mérida’s version of a tapas bar. Oustanding sauces & light show in the evenings on the patio.

Santa Ana Parque (loncherias)
For authentic traditional local Yucatecan food, you can’t beat the salbutes, panuchos, & tortas here. 

Punto y Coma (Garcia Rejon Market)
Our favorite for relleno negro tacos. Watch the lunch ladies assemble the tacos like pros. A must-have experience!

Avec Amor 
Yucatecan & French fusion in a beautiful atmosphere in Santa Lucia Park in Centro. They have lunch specials & oustanding cocktails. 

Cafe del Sol
Located on Calle 47 across  from Santa Lucia Park, step into a bistro style restaurant featuring local artist Rosy Peraza Rios. Be sure to ask about the Ceiba tree & gorgeous murals on the back patio.

Located in an exquisite boutique hotel, Chooj will surprise & delight you. Go for lunch after 2:00 pm to experience the love & care of Chef Luis.

Micaela Mar y Lena
In our opinion, this is the BEST seafood restaurant in town, without exception. But what we also love is the story behind the Micaela concept which you can read HERE.

One of the most upscale, charming, & intimate restaurants located in the north. Astro takes fine dining to a whole new level.

La Bianca (& dancing)
Another favorite in Centro close to Santa Lucia park. Music nightly, dancing under the stars & a small but exceptional wine list. Ask for the manager Larry & he will take excellent care of you.

Querreke Paseo 60
Gastopub located in Paseo 60 with other restaurants, a hotel & the Armando Manzanero museum. Great outdoor &  indoor dining.

Il Rustico 
We’ve tried almost all of the pizza in Mérida & this is (in our opinion) the BEST. Great atmosphere, menu & wine list. Located in the same plaza as Astro.  

Yakuza (don’t pay attention to the reviews – this is the best sushi in Merida IMO). Presentation, service & food are perfection. If you like cold sake, definitely recommended. There’s also a speakeasy “The Goat” upstairs – you’ll need to make a reservation at Yakuza.

Things to Do



Other Cool Stuff

Slow Food Market Centro – Garcia Gineres neighborhood

Bici Ruta on the Paseo de Montejo

SUMMUS Catering service events in North Mérida.

Serenata in Santa Lucia Park

Video mapping on the Cathedral in Plaza Grande

Noche Mexicana in the remate of Paseo de Montejo

Located on the Paseo de Montejo, we love this place for gifts & to try the Pox & Xtabentun. 

Tejon Rojo
Also on the Paseo de Montejo, this campy shop has a great selection of t-shirts, cards, jewelry & more.

Casa T’HO
Concept house & cafe features local artisans, fashion, jewelry & more. Highly recommend stopping by for a peek!

Taller Maya
On Calle 60 across from Santa Ana park, is an exceptional display of artesanal items from Mexico. A definite stop to peruse the different types of artistry from this beautiful country. 


Full list of services & prices:  Merida Massage Company Menu – English