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“Good recommendation from Nova Roma Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa Benito

Casa Benito
Ranked #121 of 185 Restaurants in Merida
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Penang
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148 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good recommendation from Nova Roma Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Delicious food - typically Spanish - with posters of bull fights decorating the walls. Attentive service and reasonable prices.

Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kansas City, Missouri
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294 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“bullring ambiance is not enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

The location of this restaurant in a main thoroughfare on the way to the Roman Museum is great. The bullfighters posters, bull heads, etc. were interesting but the overall seedy atmosphere of the rooms is not appealing to enjoy the food. The cod carpaccio was good but the accompanying spicy/garlicky shrimp overwhelmed the subtlety of the fish. We were the only customers and the service was reasonable.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Nerja, España
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Never again”
1 of 5 bubbles 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 .....

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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hull
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The finally we comeback very enjoy thanks Jhon carlos”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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North, South Carolina
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180 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Best Ham Ever”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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