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About Kuuk

Yucatan products presented in a modern way for your enjoyment

Av Romulo Rozo # 488
Colonia Centro
97100 Merida
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

Hours of Operation:
Tue–Sun 1:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sun 6:00 pm–12:00 am

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
MXN500 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01 999 944 3377

Website:
http://www.kuukrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Pedro Evia

Additional:
Banquet, Chef's Table, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kuuk Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (39)
Special Occasion (39)
Tasting Menu (35)
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Local Ingredients (34)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Romantic (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for a Date (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Authentic (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Business Meals (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Cozy (8)
Organic (7)
Outstanding Value (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fun (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Seasonal (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Scenic View (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Maravilloso! Altamente recomendable!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

No me gusta dar malas opiniones pero la comida dista mucho de los precios tan altos, pedí un pork belly que le faltó técnica, muy duro , igualmente el pulpo le faltó masaje y así, la presentación del plato es muy buena ahí sacan un 10 pero pues vas a comer bueno no bonito

la música era pura zamba ( estamos en Mérida casa de Manzanero al menos)

el servicio es muy bueno y el edificio está precioso

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had the tasting menu with paired drinks. The pumpkin appetiser and the pumpkin and goats cheese starter were very good. It came with a bottle of dark beer to share with my partner. The prawn in the next course was not cooked and had to be sent back. The French sparkling wine had lost its sparkle as it was the end of the bottle. The next course of maize cake in black bean soup was nice but the French Bordeaux rose was the end of the bottle so not nice. The sea bass cenote dish was fresh tasting and would have gone well with a newly opened bottle of Chenin Blanc/ Chardonnay from Ensenada. The meat dishes were good. The Ensenada red was an interesting mix of Cabernet, Tempranillo and Merlot; again, a newly opened bottle would have tasted better. Is pairing drinks an expensive (to the customer) way of disposing of old wine? The couple at the next table ordered the ‘paired’ drinks with their tasting menu and were served different wines; the only similarity being that they too were served the end of bottles. The waiter was lovely but working beyond his competence; he explained the food well but could not say how the wine would complement it. We would have really enjoyed the food paired with wine from Mexico. The food was tasty and inventive. If we were to visit again we would order a bottle of Mexican wine as the pairing did not work for us. The meal cost over 5000 pesos with a tip.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The tasting menu with accompanying wine was amazing and highly recommended. Every course was exciting and imaginative!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We are staying in Merida for a couple of months and as we searched great restaurants we had to try, Kuuk came at the top of the list. We were absolutely blown away by the creative pairings, the delicious twists on traditional Yucatanean dishes and the superb service. We are going back next week for the full tasting as we stuck to the a la carte menu and I know we missed some outstanding dishes.

If you are anywhere in the Yucatan area, do not miss Kuuk. You won’t regret it!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

If in Merida... a visit to Kuuk is a MUST!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our second time at the restaurant. Our first time, we chose the tasting menu which was terrific. This time, we opted for the À la carte. The appetizers were very good, the mains were so-so (the octopus was chewy which is not acceptable in this level of restaurant). The desserts were very good.

Service is excellent for Merida. If I were to compare it to other restaurants around the world, the service could be improved. The noise level of the music is a little loud, but it seems to please the younger clients.

The wine list is great ! Many choices from Mexico and South-America.

I would still recommend this restaurant. I just hope that this is not a sign of a downward slope (like several good restaurants in Merida), but just a one off.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was disappointing. The service was okay. I expected a lot more given the reviews by others and the prices.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great restaurant! All dishes are prepared with local ingredients. It is a great place for tasting contemporary mexican/yucatan cuisine.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I went to celebrate my weeding anniversary because it was revised as Romantic place. It is not.
The building is beautiful. The meal is outstanding (rare but excellent). The service as average, nothing special. The meal worth the price. I had problems with wine selection (all what I asked for was not in the inventory) The sommelier had to suggest a wine (excellent one) and make me a discount to be in similar price of those I had selected. This was an excellent point any way.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent service.
Excellent food.
Excellent menu.
Excellent ambiance.
But.... if you are asking a special service for a special occasion, please confirm with them as often as possible to avoid a "surprise" like I received. I have to say that They did all the necessary to compensate this mistake. Well done guy!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was very nicely presented. Dishes have very innovative designs but lack flavor. The chocolate covered Jalapeño was our favorite dish. Service was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Tome el menú degustación estuvo excelente, conoces de lo que es capaz de la cocina, recomiendo llevarlo con el maridaje, estupendo todo

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vip
 (México)·Dined on July 22, 2017

A great surpsise. The food is very good and the presentarion is superb. The service could be a little bit friendlier but was ok.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Una delicia y un lugar precioso. Todos los platos nos encantaron en sabor y presentación. Excelente selección de vinos.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food and awesome dishes. Something special in Merida.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (México)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Lo amo! Segunda vez que vengo y quede nuevamente encantada.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The venue is great, an old house on Paseo Montejo (downside, it sits next to Walmart, but the inside of the house is beautiful). The pairing menu is a comprehensive offering of Yucatan inspired dishes delivered through very creative techniques and details. The pairings with wine and beer are good - note: not outstanding. Good. The food is well prepared, with the right combinations of flavors and keeping the traditional touches of yucatecan cuisine (my grandma was from Merida so I know yucatecan food). The only thing I rated below 5 stars was service. Tasting menus should be served at the right pace, so you are not hurrying eating or gulping the accompanying wine or beer. This time, the tempo was too quick for us. Still enjoyable, but a few courses were brought way too fast. It is not cheap. It costs the same as the upscale restaurants in Mexico City, which is unusual for Merida. Was it worth it? Absolutely, but I would have to check if the tasting menu has changed before I book another visit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food is delicious and so unique. Presentation is speechless. Would come back to Merida just for this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on June 7, 2017

A special treat. We had their degustation menu. Each dish inspired by local ingredients elevated to a high art of the latest cooking technique. We loved it. It is very pricey however worth it for a special occasion

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Extremely innovative cuisine. 11 course tasting menu was amazing. The first course served with the outside cold and the inside hot blew me away....a trick to see!

We did not like our first table and were initially told we could not move for no good reason. Fortunately we persisted and moved to a better table.

We do agree with previous reviews that the tables are too austere, and should have some kind of centerpiece besides a candle & add tablecloths.

We do not think it was too expensive as we had 11 courses with a wine and beer pairing plus a 15% gratuity for US$285.

I have posted many photos on Facebook showing the pairings.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Fabulous modern expression of Yucatan & Mexican cuisine in a beautiful, elegant but not stuffy setting. Superb cocktails in an elegant bar, great menu from cocktails through desert. We loved everything about the restaurant and the chance to dress up a bit- I suggest elegant cocktail attire :-) Start at about 8 in the bar, then move to the tasting menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great experience, amazing food! Will repeat.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Kuuk was an elegant and impressive restaurant. The menu boasted items of Yucatan authenticity, presented in a modern format. The flavors were impeccable and precisely balanced. The atmosphere was cool and calm. Service was professional and kind. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Yucatán)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Beautiful the place, however it would have been perfect, yes the waiter's attention would have been good, since we were served as if we owed something

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The presentation of the food was great but the taste lacked punch - there were no flavor highlights, no feast of flavors in your mouth. A bit disappointing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Had the tasting menu. Not all of it was a knockout, but it was varied, intricate, told a story and was beautifully presented. Served by friendly staff in a fantastic villa setting. Not a cheap meal, but was worth spending money on.

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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Highest Quality presented with a great eye for detail! We took the tasting menu and it was all served in an extraordinarily way! Very friendly waiters all topped with a private tour through the kitchen and their own "lab" trying out new ideas. All in all a great night out worth traveling all the way from Frankfurt, Germany

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Yucatán)·Dined on April 18, 2017

The attitude of the girl at the reception was not friendly at all, as if the world does not deserve her. The food is too sophisticated, more than expected or required. When we left nobody was at the door and it was raining. Prices are too high considering service provided. I can't believe that tables do not have table cloths.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Ku'uk is an experience not just a restaurant. We had the tasting menu which was like a vacation within a vacation. Even the plates are designed specifically for each course. Each tasting was artful in presentation and innovative while also delivering tastes that were clearly distinct in each dish. The service was impeccable -- topped with a tour of the kitchen and lab. The dining room is quiet but not stiff -- my 12-year old son was comfortable and enjoyed each course!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The Best restaurant in Merida by far, excellent service, historical building, innovative cuisine, every dish in the tasting menu was exquisite.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Healthy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Fantastic
Amazing beautiful food
Artistic creative flavorful
Courteous and warm
Gorgeous setting
Loved it

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Nice restaurant. Great food from Yucatán, served and cooked in a modern style! Highly recommended. Please follow chef's advice

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Pretensioso, sabores regulares, mal lograda la cocina fusión. La sopa de lima insípida. $5,000 por una comida de tres personas para comer regular no lo vale. Buscábamos comida yucateca especial y nos topamos con un intento de creatividad que deja mucho que desear.
Lo mejor: la sal volcánica en la sangrita del Tequila
Lo peor: una carta complicada, nombres raros y sabores grises

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (México)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Very good options on the menu. You must go 7 days to try every dish. We were 8 people dining and everyone ask for a different plate, and everything was superb.
Very different food.
It is expensive but after the experience it is not that important.
Bon appetite !

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find
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 (Western NC)·Dined on April 12, 2017

This is one of the best restaurants in México chef Pedro Evia does a remarkable work with local ingredients, creative recipes and technology for a great tasting experience

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Food was seasoned very well; however, the seafood was overlooked.

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 (Yucatán)·Dined on March 29, 2017

we had incredibly high hopes but many of the courses were extremely average, lacked flavour, style over substance. a clever meal but it didn't work overall

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 (Guadalajara)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Las entradas (calabazas y pork belly) así como el postre, espectaculares; el plato fuerte me quedó mucho a deber (lengua). Muy buen servicio por parte del mesero, no así de la hostess. Es un lugar que recomiendo definitivamente.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Yucatán)·Dined on March 18, 2017

el ambiente regular, la comida desastrosa, me trajeron un pedazo de cerdo mal cocida, con pedazos de hielo, no lo recomendaria.

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