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“Never again”
Review of Casa Benito

Casa Benito
Ranked #133 of 201 Restaurants in Merida
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 27 March 2014

My husband and I held very fond memories of this restaurant from a visit 6 years ago, so upon our return to Mérida we bypassed every other nice looking restaurant and steered back to Casa Benito. What a disappointment! The salad with partidge that we order for a shared starter was served with very little partidge - and what was there had lots of bones in it. Actual salad was OK - so we would have been better off just ordering a plain mixed salad.

For main course we both ordered the Solomillo de Retinto - medium rare. The steak looked good on the plate, but held absolutely no flavour, inside it was actually ice cold and as we got half way through our steaks we realised that one end of the meat was completely inedible - full of sinews and grizzle. We told the waitress that the meat was inedible and to their credit we did get another small piece of meat served ... but even this was cold!

We later realised that all the local diners had the Menu del Dia priced at 10 Euros - we are convinced we would have been better off with that - and a lot richer than our 78 Euro bill which also included a very good bottle of wine (17 Euros) and a bottle of water.

We will never be back again .....

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

We have offering for the waiter juancarlos delicious dishes and we are very enjoy especial whit nabo de toro delicious whit flavour amazing

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Our tour guide recommended this restaurant so we tried it. Had a delicious lunch but very slow service on the terrace. Tables were slow to be cleaned and lots of people smoking. Inside the restaurant was interesting with bull fighting memorabilia. We were told to try ham and were not disappointed.

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We were told about this restaurant by a friend, who owns a factory producing iberico ham, and it didn't disappoint. We had several tapas dishes, including peppers stuffed with morcia (Spanish black pudding), and they were all wonderful.

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Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

I loved the dish recommended by the maitre carlos caused us only impression that only spoke English and even German friend wn dialogue and offered us oxtail and various dishes lovely

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