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El Gran Cafe

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Calle 47, Merida, Mexico
11:00 - 21:00
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Olympia, Washington
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

The restaurant is just at the foot of Paseo Montejo. What is great about that on Sunday is that the Paseo is open to Bici, the bikathon that takes over one side of the avenue and several side streets where families, couples and singles rent bikes of all types for a couple of hours . Twice we did an hour... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Service was excellent. The ambience was very old Mexican style. Menu very assorted. Taco dorados - yummy and not greasy. Fried platanos a bit greasy but good with the rich Mexican cream. Highly recommend a stop and bit to eat. Oh... Bathrooms very clean

Thank Shibs_12
Moscow, Russia
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We don't know what we had offered because there was no menu in english. But we got something ugly-looking. Though the taste was a little better than appearance, we couldn't finish eating. After this dinner I visited WC and was totally discouraged. I don't want to discribe that smell and that dirt as much as I don't want to remember... More 

Thank Дмитрий Ш
Mexico City, Mexico
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276 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Small place in the corner of montejo. Very nice stop while walking in Paseo montejo. Bit old but good place anyway.

Thank lforest
Texarkana, Arkansas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Very good breakfast. I tried "green juice" for the first time because I noticed most of the locals drink it with breakfast. I was pleasantly surprised. Our meals were not large portions but plenty for a light breakfast. The location is perfect.

Thank tgc8699
new york
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

This place is a great value for a weekend buffet breakfast Friday-Sunday. It's 109 pesos for all you can eat with fresh fruit, juice, an omelet station, dessert, and a variety of different dishes. It's not the best restaurant in town but if you are on a budget its an absolute gift. The service is also very good and it's... More 

Thank framemaker
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99 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Weather was scorching hot outside and as we walked from the park to the Paseo de Montejo we stumbled across what we had hoped would have been a nice air-conditioned cafe. We were wrong. Hotter than the outside, this cafe had a very nice man attending (who doesn't deserve this 1-star review) but in the end was a strange and... More 

Thank VisitHonduras
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

Meh meh meh. Such a great location and building. This should be a total social center, but it insists on being mediocre in every way.

Thank Steeroyo
Arvada Colorado
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

The location here makes it a great place to stop after meandering the Paseo De Montejo and still view the goings on as you enjoy your meal. The food is rather expensive, but not out of line with others right on the Paseo. The buffet was nothing exceptional but nor was there anything to complain about. The place was packed... More 

Thank AidanSineadsMom
San Francisco
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Maybe it was because they were only two waiters, but the service was slow and when the food did come out we were kind of tired of waiting. Another table walked out after waiting a while. The food was OK with the chicken with rajas tasting good, but the cream in the sauce had broken so it did not look... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 47, Merida, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida

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