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El Chile Habanero Restaurante

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Calle 60 # 483B | 55 y 57, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 930 9507
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The service here was only soso. The food, while plenty, was not so good, the decor was cheap and uninteresting.

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Quebec City, Canada
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We visited after seeing the good reviews on trip advisor. We chose a few beers from the 15+ on the menu and were informed they only had 2 beer options. We ordered our food and worryingly heard the microwave turning on and off a lot. I could see the microwave from my seat and its safe to say the majority... More 

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Granada, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

After going to various restaurants in Merida in search of great Mexican food, what I found for the most part was Mayan food which is different from Mexican food. It's good but not what I really enjoy the most: Mexican rice, frijoles and sauces over enchiladas and tamales is what I craved. I found what I was looking for at... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Authentic and very high quality restaurant in Merida. Friendly service, not. too touristic and reasonably priced. Habanero serves mostly traditional Yacatan dishes. The Yucatas Especial platter is great, and the fresh made quacamole is definately the best we have had so far in Mexico!

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Thank Eva0031
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

We've had dinner here on previous trips to Mérida and always enjoyed it. See our earlier review. On this occasion, Tawie ordered the Fajita de Pollo but was soon told they had no chicken. She went with the Fajita de Res which was flavorful but tough. I went with the (forgot the actual name but it was) the Yucatecan sampler.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

TA listed them moderately high with a lot of favorable reviews so we gave it a shot. Interesting layout with open view of the busy kitchen. Waiter was prompt and efficient. Food left a little to be desired, acceptable but not outstanding. In Mexico you should never be served stale tortillas, fresh or fried however. Biggest concern was with slightly... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

We were walking through downtown Merida when we came across this place. We hadn't had lunch yet and it was almost 4pm. Kids (10 & 8) and the 2 adults were starving. Looked up Tripadvisor as we passed each restaurant and this had good reviews. We decided to give it a try. We don't speak Spanish, so the waiter was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We decided to eat at this restaurant after waiting for another restaurant that was packed. We are glad we did. The food was delicious and the margaritas were poured with a heavy hand. Prices were good, around $20 for two with 2 plates and 2 good margaritas. The salsa with the chips was spicy and good!!!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

We had dinner here twice on our recent trip to Playa del Carmen. The happy hour is a good deal with 2x1 beers and margaritas (along with some other cocktails). Try the tamarindo margs! Food-wise, the Pollo Afrodite, their signature dish, is incredible, but an unexpected treat was the vegetarian pizza. Available in four sizes, it consisted of a variety... More 

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Thank emilys7
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

First they brought out tortilla chips but they were very stale, incredibly greasy and had no flavor...then I ordered panuchos de cochinita, and the tortillas they served them on were also incredibly stale and just covered in grease, again with no flavor but grease! Just overall the food was far from fresh and just tasted bad. The prices are not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 60 # 483B | 55 y 57, Merida 97000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: +52 999 930 9507

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