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La Tradicion

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Calle 60 Norte x 25 | Cerca del Fiesta Americana, Merida, Mexico
+52 999 925 2526
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Boston MA
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I went to La Tradicion on a Monday specifically for Frijol con puerco, a traditional Monday meal in the Yucatan. The food was abundant and delicious and the service was gracious and attentive. It's clear that La Tradicion is one of the best restaurants in Merida and we will definitely go back.

Thank drsampson
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This place came highly recommended. It was hard to find initially (by walking) but when we did it was closed. We tried again another evening, but it was closed again? No answer, anyway.

Thank Karen C
Merida, Mexico
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256 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

OK. Today I tried thievery traditional Yucatan restaurant. The service was excellent, it was clean, wait people were all very friendly, food was "OK" but not what I would call excellent or outstanding. My main problem was that it was over priced for what you get. Not eating meant, I know it would be difficult in a Yucatan traditional restaurant... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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106 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

It just seems that every plate is a speciality in La Tradición. Warm welcome prompt service and the coldest beers ever. We go every time we visit Merida.

Thank MarianaMyT
Springfield, Illinois
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1,063 reviews
674 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This is in my opinion one of the best traditional restaurants that specialize in cusine from the Yucatán peninsula. The service is always very attentive, and it's unusual to find a table so it's important to make reservations ahead of time. We really love coming here and we have had meals several times and are always excellent. Our favorite dishes... More 

Thank Clevlander
Newport Beach, Ca.
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The chef, a local celebrity who has taken local cuisine internationally, has rescued his grandmothers Yucatecan recipes. True, vibrant flavors.

Thank cblabaker
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived to America at 3:30 today and was craving for some real Yucateca cuisine, we were referred by our concierge at Fiesta Americana, we absolutely love everything from ambience, service and most of all, their food. They offered us their local drink which is the Chaya, then next comes the panucho (freshly prepared tostada, layered with refríes black beans,... More 

Thank Dorothy Y
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Beautiful place with delicious food and ambience. The soap the lima its just wonderful. We recommmend it a lot.

Thank William V
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We try to get lunch here but the place was full and the waiter was pretty rude when ask for a table, of course we didn't stay.

Celestun, Yucatan, mexico
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

restaurant was not busy when we were there service was slower than we expected, my wife is from Mexico and liked her meal and mine was well below expectations.

Thank Gary D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 60 Norte x 25 | Cerca del Fiesta Americana, Merida, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: +52 999 925 2526
Here you will find Merida’s best traditional food. Our specialties are made as they used to be using original recipes. Ingredients are carefully selected to achieve the authentic flavor we know you want to experience. Come visit us!, and you will know the true taste of Yucatecan cuisine!

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