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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Yucatán

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Yucatán? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Huniik restaurant
4.8
4.8 (186)
MXN500 and over
Regional Mexican
Mérida
About the restaurant
We are offering a tasting menu consisting of 12 courses and made with the freshest ingredients from day to day.

Our cuisine is based on the interpretation of the Mayan culture, starting from something real; using modernity and tradition as tools, as well as the unique ingredients that we have in the region.

Giving a sensation of a Yucatan up to date both in flavor, space and land. A kitchen whose main concept is dynamism and interaction without barriers, without rules, where they frequently worked with producers from the peninsula.

Cost per person $2600.00 pesos MX. We do not include TIP

Dress code • Formal
* No shorts
* No open-shoes
* No tennis
* No t-shirts

Top review
GLFoodies
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Huniik was a unique experience, indeed. The thoughtfulness of the decor inside to accent the Mayan theme and the outstanding presentation of every single dish was extraordinary. We just happen to get a reservation on the eve of a Mexico national holiday, and we had the entire restaurant to ourselves. Couple that with the ability to walk to the open kitchen and speak one on one with the chef helped make this truly an amazing evening. Not to mention the welcome cocktail you are presented upon entering! The service was outstanding. We had Curi (pronounced “Surrey”), who was one of the most kind and wonderful servers we’ve encountered in restaurants. She is studying to be a Sommelier, and therefore had wonderful recommendations for our wine pairing. If I could give it 10 stars out of 5, I would!  
A photo of Kinich restaurant
4.8
4.8 (216)
MXN310 to MXN500
Traditional Mexican
Izamal
About the restaurant
Caminar por las calles de Izamal te obliga a llegar al lugar perfecto, la experiencia mágica de los sabores que calman hasta al más hambriento, la frescura de las texturas que calman la sed y la tranquilidad de llegar a un lugar distinto y distante en el tiempo, como si redescubrieras un Izamal ancestral que no esperas, en medio de un pueblo mágico y a las faldas de la pirámide siempre dispuesto a restaurar el corazón del visitante.

El Restaurante Kinich sigue luchando con la bandera de preservar la cultura del sistema alimentario mexicano vivo, sigue construyendo modelos efectivos de rescate gastronómico a través de la promoción y divulgación de los platillos típicos autóctonos de la península de Yucatán pero sobre todo sigue sumando a los cocineros y cocineras tradicionales de México a ser parte de las manos mágicas mexicanas.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 17, 2024
Outstanding service and delicious food. Well worth the trip! To be honest by the looks of the little villages outside of Izamal I was wondering if I wasn’t driving to a horrible tourist trap but I was wrong. It is well worth the trip, Izamal is a very nice town, restaurant itself is beautiful and above all food is really special and delicious. Highly recommend!
A photo of Kuuk restaurant
4.7
4.7 (665)
MXN500 and over
Mexican
Mérida
About the restaurant
Yucatan products presented in a modern way by chef Pedro Evia
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
One of the best meals I had in Mérida, everything was unique but went together and tasted great. Well seasoned and the staff was so nice and attentive
A photo of Hacienda Teya restaurant
4.7
4.7 (147)
MXN310 to MXN500
Mexican
Mérida
About the restaurant
Exquisite Yucatecan food that has earned two national recognitions from CANIRAC, with more than 22 years of experience, located on the ground floor of the Main House of Hacienda Teya, built in 1683. With recognition from Trip Advisor, and various guides. But above all it is the favorite place for visitors and locals. Eating at HACIENDA TEYA is a great experience on your visit to Mérida!!! There are various rooms, all air-conditioned, where you can hold business meetings or private celebrations. The capacity of the Restaurant is for 250 people. It is open almost every day of the year from 12 noon to 6 pm, and with reservation you can serve groups for dinner or breakfast.
Top review
OneOfAustinsOptions
Dined 7 days ago
Best yucateca food in Merida. Ample to choose from, ample parking, hot salsa on the side with bitter orange is great.
A photo of Bryan's Modern Grill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (32)
MXN310 to MXN500
Dining Bar
Mérida
About the restaurant
Bryan’s, perfectly casual! Perfect to enjoy a fresh pasta, unique salads, high quality steaks, different cocktails and wine for every taste. Our hospitality is one of our strengths, all our members will make you feel like home. Make it special, make it Bryan’s!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 26, 2024
The food and service is always amazing. We strayed from our usual selections and tried something new tonight. Very impressed, per usual.
A photo of Vana restaurant
4.7
4.7 (62)
MXN310 to MXN500
Pizza Bar
Mérida
About the restaurant
Tu punto de encuentro preferido de la ciudad. Somos una casona renovada ideal para pasar una noche en pareja o con amigos.
Nuestro nuevo y mejorado menú sorprenderá tus papilas gustativas con sabores indescriptibles. La experiencia gastronómica que vivirás en Vana es inigualable a otra de la ciudad. Podrás probar nuestras cervezas, vinos y coctelería en TAP. Además de contar con vinos clásicos hasta vinos veganos, cerveza artesanal y coctelería de la casa.
Reserva y conoce Vana.
¡Más mejorada que nunca!

*Estamos en el Parque de la Mejorada.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
We had an excellent time Service was super attentive and polite. Beautiful decor and overall Vibe. The manager was also present and attentive. Will definitely go back.
A photo of Arcano restaurant
4.6
4.6 (245)
MXN500 and over
Mexican
Mérida
About the restaurant
Somos un restaurante y garden bar conceptual inspirado en el contacto íntimo con el universo material e inmaterial, terrenal e interestelar, cuidadosamente curado, a través de espacios diversos que se encuentran en experiencias extraordinarias.

Nuestro menú de alimentos y bebidas prioriza la magia, mezclando ingredientes convencionales como proteínas y plantas con ciertas hierbas y especias de todo el mundo, que se cuentan simulando hechizos y pócimas para encantar y disfrutar.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
This was our second time visiting Arcano. We really appreciate the ambiance and the wait staff. However, this time our food wasn’t quite as good. It tasted as though everything that we ordered had been cooked previously and then warmed over for us. My friend had the salmon and it was a very small piece of salmon sitting on a large plate of some sort of very thin sauce. She didn’t care for it, I had the same thing I had the last time, which was the pork belly tacos, and they were not nearly as good as the first time I had them. I wondered if perhaps the regular chef was not there. And, in all fairness to the restaurant, we are currently preparing for the arrival of a hurricane, and it’s entirely possible that they weren’t able to source their usual quality, so we will return and try again in the future.
A photo of Yerba Santa - Merida restaurant
4.6
4.6 (407)
MXN500 and over
Mexican
Mérida
About the restaurant
An unparalleled experience, Yerba Santa is framed in the El Minaret mansion, one of the most beautiful and iconic houses in Mérida, combining Cuisine without Borders with a special touch by Chef Nidia Sánchez. Our mission is to create a new experience based on contemporary Mexican cuisine, which innovates the traditional dishes of our gastronomy and offers new sensations to the palate. Simply remember that our kitchen began on earth.

In this way, we become one of the best gastronomic proposals in Mexico, which rescues tradition and mixes it with the best trends in contemporary Mexican cuisine.

We have free parking.

Top review
Saravip
Dined on Jun 21, 2024
By far, my best experience in Merida. Delicious food, lovely staff incredible space.
A photo of ORIGEN UNION GASTRONOMICA DEL FUEGO restaurant
4.4
4.4 (98)
MXN310 to MXN500
Meat
Mérida
About the restaurant
Fuego, unión y tradición.

Este restaurante es una celebración del fuego, de la buena comida, aquella que más que alimento es tradición.

Platos simples e insuperables, cocinados con talento y pasión.

Es un espacio para reunirnos y compartir aquello que más nos gusta: la amistad, los buenos momentos y la carne bien hecha.

Te invitamos a probar el filete al trapo, un platillo distintivo de nuestros

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
excellent food, some unique combinations like beet with bone narrow, expectacular! also the tamarin beef ribs which was a great surprise i strongly recommend the place
A photo of Picheta restaurant
4.3
4.3 (210)
MXN310 to MXN500
Regional Mexican
Mérida
About the restaurant
COCINA DE AUTORES
El amor por los ingredientes locales y el trabajo de nuestros autores nos ha regalado una experiencia gastronómica de nivel mundial, con la mejor vista de la ciudad. ¡Descubre el mejor restaurante de cocina yucateca contemporánea!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 1, 2024
From the welcome cocktail to dessert everything was delicious. Had the paprika shrimp and they were fantastic. Also, the beef was so tender and tasty. Dulce de leche dessert to die for!! ❤️
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