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El Merkadito

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Rafael Melgar lote 8-B | A unas cuadra del faro, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
+52 998 871 0774
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11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Edmonton
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We thought this would be a nice place on the beach to enjoy our evening meal. What a mistake. We are seasoned travellers and I rarely ever write a negative review but this place stands out. We decided to eat a little early to beat the evening rush and were treated as though we weren't even there. There was a... More 

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Thank Daniel B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Puerto Morelos is a quiet little town with a great vibe and atmosphere. Unfortunately, there are a few areas, like this restaurant, that PM could live without. I know of so many locals (including myself) who have gotten ill from eating at this place that I felt the need to warn others. Do yourself a favor and go elsewhere!!!

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Passed by this place! Smells like raw sewage. Saw dirty water/sewage outside. Would avoid this place. Asked people across the street about the smell and they commented that this place dumps sewage on the side of the restaurant. So we went around the corner to another place.

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San Diego, California, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our second time to El Merkadito and it did not disappoint. The seafood is fresh and the restaurant provides great views of Puerto Morelos. I recommend the Aquachile, Tostadas de Ceviche and Pulpo Tacos. The drinks are good, well priced and the servers friendly. There is free Wifi and the restaurant is well situated on the beach. Make sure to... More 

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Thank Brian H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love the location ..... and the food and drink are excellent, too. At times it can be crowded, resulting in a bit of a wait....

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is good and has been consistent. The octopus is my favorite here. My calamari appetizer was nothing to write about this year; excellent last year. As more good places open, I don't think it has kept up. Is not disappointing, but there are better and more exciting alternatives. Also, the music was very loud this year.

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Boise, Idaho
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We entered from the street, walked through the kitchen on our way to the back deck overlooking the beach. Great, friendly service even though all the tables filled up while we were there celebrating a birthday of a friend. We were a party of 5 and all enjoyed the items from the menu-the catch of the day was grouper and... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were walking along the beach and noticed this restaurant was filled with people having lots of fun. The restaurant beside it was definitely better looking but it was empty!! We took a chance and ordered the tacos and a margarita. Both were excellent! And very reasonably priced. No shortage on the size of the margarita either. Good service with... More 

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Silicon Valley, California, United States
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sea bass, grouper were fresh and delicious. Guacamole was yummy and chips crispy. Deck overlooks the beach. Pleasant breezes and shade umbrellas make it a great place to hang out. Friendly service. Waiters are bilingual. We would go again.

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Pittsburgh
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for this place on the beach, the entrance is a small set of stairs with a small sign which is easy to overlook which my wife and I did. The larger sign and entrance is on the street running parallel to the beach and is where you enter through the kitchen as other reviewers have posted.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rafael Melgar lote 8-B | A unas cuadra del faro, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos
  • Phone Number: +52 998 871 0774

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