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El Trapiche

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Calle 62 no 491, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 928 1231
08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 13:00
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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner, had a great meal, locals and tourists mixed. Good atmosphere. Went for breakfast, wow, the prompt service and portion size amazing. We sent one portion of chilaqiles to be boxed up straight away and ate the other, and still needed no lunch! Don't often write restaurant reviews as its so subjective, but feel strongly enough to give... More 

Thank Jackie C
ITF78, General Manager at El Trapiche, responded to this review

Jackie, we're so happy to read this. We hope to serve you again very soon! More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Few words to describe this place, very nice located. Very gentle staff and excellent service. The mexican food is very good, suggested: tortas de cochinita! If you are hungry at any time, just go here!

Thank Marco C
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The perfect place to go when you're really hungry! They'll take your order and deliver quickly, the food is tasty and plentiful. They offer a good variety of beers too. Excellent value for money.

Thank Nicolas C
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Tonight I have been there with two friends. The location is good, it is close to the city center, the restaurant is cozy and nice. They have good options for vegetarian (very unsual for mexican restaurant). For meat eater the food is amazing too! The waiter was very kind too, he suggested us different dishes. We are very satisfied about... More 

Thank Katia S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The sopa de lima was good, but not the best I have ever had. What turned me off was that they were doing renovation or construction on the front of the building outside when I entered, and there was a layer of construction dust from the old Mayan pyramid stones or whatever they were grinding or drilling into, on the... More 

Thank packerg2016
Brigham City, Utah
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156 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Not a high end, high priced "ambiance" type of place. But the food was great and the service superb. And the price was very good. Their panuchos brought me back 40 years to the last time I experienced Panuchos Yucatecos. All of our party of 4 enjoyed their meals and there were no complaints. Had it not been for the... More 

Thank NedGrimley
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Open, off the main square, traditional Yucatec cuisine....hasn't let me down for ten years now. This restaurant is not the most "done up" in the area and is more of your hole in the wall establishment. The food is consistently good and fresh. I am addicted to their Sopa de Lima and they have great mole sauce. I have tried... More 

Thank Theoshnfloor
Plymouth England
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Using trip adviser contributes advice we have now been twice and can confirm good value for money. Very generous breakfast didn't need lunch. Coffee not so good but that's not unusual here. Went again this morning but shut at 7.30!! Perhaps they had a busy night so went to the Habana which is in spitting distance on the corner. See... More 

Thank worthydog
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The food is fine and the piece is ok too. If you are in town for a couple of days, it's a good restaurant to sit down for a bit and have something to eat.

Thank Alicia R
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Ended up eating here about 5 times during our 5 day stay in Merida! For breakfast, lunch or dinner, great food all day. They offer traditional Mexican and Yucatan food, as well as pasta and pizza. There is a great local feel here with lots of locals popping in to eat. Staff are really sweet and want to chat and... More 

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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?