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El Trapiche

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Calle 62 no 491, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 928 1231
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 13:00
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Wellington, NZ
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch with my partner and had the cochinita pibil with beans, onions and tortillas. Absolutely delicious! Great location one block from the main square. Doesn't look like much from the outside but don't let that put you off!

Thank freddanz
Tucson, Arizona
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223 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a good and fairly cheap restaurant, this couldn't have a better location: a block or two from the plaza. The food was tasty and the service was friendly... though my friend got her soup maybe ten minutes before my dish arrived; she had finished by the time I started mine.

Thank An0nyMs
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been travelling to Mérida for many years and when I am there this place is always my favorite standby. If you are looking for a touristy experience then El Trapiche is NOT it. However, if you are looking for good tacos, panuchos, enchiladas and the like at a reasonable price then this IS your place.

Thank Ronald W
Gatineau, Canada
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79 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate twice at the El Trapiche....the food was good and the service excellent. The exterior appearance may appear a bit questionable for a tourist, but we had a good time there. Lots of local eat there, and we did not get sick eating there.

Thank asteca
Ottawa, Canada
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182 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite being in the heart of the tourist area of Merida, my friend and I were the only two gringas in the restaurant. The waiter explained the daily special in Spanish and it sounded good, so that’s what we ordered. A delicious soup with a chicken base, pasta and frijoles. The main dish was beef pounded to thinness. It had... More 

Thank Yvette D
Olympia, Washington
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...that is highly recommended. Not much to look at but the food is really good. It's a cafe and saw a lot of locals there. Always a good sign! No risk here--El Trapiche is great!

Thank W K
Aarhus, Denmark
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is what you shall look for: good tacos and fruit juices for very fair prices. Had one of the house specials washed with a jugo verde and was very happy!!

Thank Fabio C
Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Went for dinner, had a great meal, locals and tourists mixed. Good atmosphere. Went for breakfast, wow, the prompt service and portion size amazing. We sent one portion of chilaqiles to be boxed up straight away and ate the other, and still needed no lunch! Don't often write restaurant reviews as its so subjective, but feel strongly enough to give... More 

Thank Jackie C
ITF78, General Manager at El Trapiche, responded to this review

Jackie, we're so happy to read this. We hope to serve you again very soon! More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Few words to describe this place, very nice located. Very gentle staff and excellent service. The mexican food is very good, suggested: tortas de cochinita! If you are hungry at any time, just go here!

Thank Marco C
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The perfect place to go when you're really hungry! They'll take your order and deliver quickly, the food is tasty and plentiful. They offer a good variety of beers too. Excellent value for money.

Thank Nicolas C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Mexican, Latin, International, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 62 no 491, Merida 97000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: +52 999 928 1231

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