Best places to eat in Mérida according to “Culture Trip”

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The Culture Trip web portal came up with an article about the best places to eat in Yucatán, including a brief description of each one.

This is what the Culture Trip posted: “the capital of the state of Yucatán, a jungle-swathed region of Mexico scattered with pristine beaches, hidden cenotes, or swim-holes, and crumbling Mayan archaeology, Mérida has plenty to offer visitors in search of ancient history and culture. But it’s a food-lover’s city too, with bastions of haute cuisine and a plethora of street stalls, markets and traditional dining rooms using regional produce and age old Yucatecan recipes, to choose from. Here are ten of the best.

  • La Chaya Maya

Ask almost any Mérida resident for a list of their favorite restaurants and La Chaya Maya is certain to be in the mix. Named after the spinach-like leaf used in many of the region’s traditional dishes, the restaurant serves some of the best and most authentic Yucatan cuisine in Mérida. Housed in a colonial house in the city’s historic center, the newest of the restaurant’s two branches is the most atmospheric. It’s the place to try regional classics like cochinita pibil, pork marinated in ground achiote seeds and bitter orange juice, baked in banana leaves until meltingly tender.

La Chaya Maya, Calle 55 x 60 y 62, Centro, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, +52 999 928 4780

  • Restaurante Amaro

This neighborhood restaurant and bar is set in and around a courtyard in the house where, in 1787, Andrés Quintana Roo, the politician responsible for drafting Mexico’s post-war Declaration of Independence, was born. The menu is extensive and includes pastas, pizzas and vegetarian dishes such as curried eggplants, but the traditional Yucatecan cuisine is the highlight. Among Amaro’s signature dishes are cochinita pibil and sopa de lima, a refreshing soup of shredded chicken, tomato, sweet green pepper, onion and lime juice. In the evenings, you can catch trova acts performing beneath the flowering trees in the courtyard, testament to the musical influence of nearby Cuba on the Yucatán peninsula.

Restaurante Amaro, Calle 59 507, Centro, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, +52 999 928 2451”

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