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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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2013

We had a really lovely dinner until the bill arrived. The waiter had carefully crossed out the already included service charge (propina), and he then tried to include service charge again. Basically doubling his tip (200 pesos on 500 peso bill). I strongly suggest that you double check the bill and avoid using credit cards as they would not provide... More 

Thank chris628
Chicago, Illinois
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133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Our plan while in Mérida was to concentrate on traditional Yucatecan dishes and the menu at La Tradicion offers a number of choices. I started by ordering a beer I had never tried: Montejo. We had been handed a card by a street hawker good for one free drink, and while I didn’t intend to use it the waiter saw... More 

Thank DMartin216
Mexico City, Mexico
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54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

This was our first trip to Merida and David the restaurant's owner, made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. We traveled to Merida to visit family and see Uxmal, Celestun and Chichen Itza. My wife's cousin suggested we meet at La Tradicion. We were greeted at the door and welcomed to our table. The service was attentive,... More 

Thank MuseumDesign
Jersey City, New Jersey
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

We came in shortly before closing time, but that staff didn't seem at all put out by it and treated us very warmly. I had been dying to try papadzules, and the ones here did not disappoint. My husband, not usually a big fan of pork, took a chance on the poc chuc and loved it - said it was... More 

Thank parslane
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2013

I love the Yucatecan food they serve, I think is the best in town, because I went to a couple of places and La Tradicion was delicious. I recommend specially the Cochinito Pib

Thank Jacques D
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219 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Being in the Yucatan, it only makes sense that I'd want to continue trying the local food indigenous to this region. I'm still amazed at how prevalent turkey is here! I decided to try a more upscale restaurant than I did the day before to see if the food is served or presented any better or worse. I have to... More 

Thank washwestcc
Sydney, Australia
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250 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2013

A little bit pricey but the food and service is great-the staff are very attentive and helpful. The food was great -i didn't know what to order so the waiters gave me some recommendations which were great. Also met their PR guy who couldn't do enough-great experience

Thank Sue L
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2013

What a wonderful, welcoming place! From the moment you step through the door, you are attended to, advised when necessary, and the whole experience is thoroughly enjoyable. The food is wonderful and the empanadas de queso are absolutely terrific. Their soups are terrific and the sopa de limon is not to be missed. I'd go back in a second!

Thank NellWChicago
HOSTradicion, Manager at La Tradicion, responded to this review

We hope to welcome you back. We are filled with joy to know that you had a good time with us. Have a great day. Viva Yucatan!!! More 

Cancun, Mexico
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142 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Delicious yucatecan food, a little bit over priced i would syt, but the place is nice. Everything we had was very good, from the codzitos to the queso relleno all was authentic and really tasty. The " empanadas de queso de bola" are to die for. They are crispy and fresh and cheese they use is just yummy everyone should... More 

Thank Martini_in_Paris
Asheville NC
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2013

A nice restaurant with helpful wait staff and a delicious green, healthy drink -just add tequila. Food was good and reasonable.

Thank aalexan A

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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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?