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El Trapiche

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Calle 62 no 491, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 928 1231
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 13:00
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We also ate here twice. The first time was a blind enter off the street! It paid off as we returned again. Fresh juices with fruit and veg = so tasty Banana leaf chicken and beans = yummy Even the simple chicken sopa was delicious ( good for poorly tummies) Good prices ( See the photos of menu) especially as... More 

Thank LoubLou21
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us by various Mexicans who consider this an authentic, go to place. The food was fantastic, very generous portions and the staff were very friendly. We enjoyed the food so much we came back the very next day, definitely strongly recommend this place!

Thank Aaron M
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Favourite restaurant in Merida. Food is local, delicious and portions are huge. We tried the Combinedo Yucateco and couldn't finish half of it because we were already full. The service is great and smiling, which adds up. Definitely recommended!

Thank Ondra S
Wellington, NZ
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with my partner and had the cochinita pibil with beans, onions and tortillas. Absolutely delicious! Great location one block from the main square. Doesn't look like much from the outside but don't let that put you off!

Thank freddanz
Tucson, Arizona
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229 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

For a good and fairly cheap restaurant, this couldn't have a better location: a block or two from the plaza. The food was tasty and the service was friendly... though my friend got her soup maybe ten minutes before my dish arrived; she had finished by the time I started mine.

Thank An0nyMs
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I have been travelling to Mérida for many years and when I am there this place is always my favorite standby. If you are looking for a touristy experience then El Trapiche is NOT it. However, if you are looking for good tacos, panuchos, enchiladas and the like at a reasonable price then this IS your place.

Thank Ronald W
Gatineau, Canada
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79 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We ate twice at the El Trapiche....the food was good and the service excellent. The exterior appearance may appear a bit questionable for a tourist, but we had a good time there. Lots of local eat there, and we did not get sick eating there.

Thank asteca
Ottawa, Canada
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185 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Despite being in the heart of the tourist area of Merida, my friend and I were the only two gringas in the restaurant. The waiter explained the daily special in Spanish and it sounded good, so that’s what we ordered. A delicious soup with a chicken base, pasta and frijoles. The main dish was beef pounded to thinness. It had... More 

Thank Yvette D
Olympia, Washington
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

...that is highly recommended. Not much to look at but the food is really good. It's a cafe and saw a lot of locals there. Always a good sign! No risk here--El Trapiche is great!

Thank W K
Aarhus, Denmark
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This is what you shall look for: good tacos and fruit juices for very fair prices. Had one of the house specials washed with a jugo verde and was very happy!!

Thank Fabio C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Latin, International, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 62 no 491, Merida 97000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: +52 999 928 1231

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?