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El Cangrijito

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Calle 57, X64 Y 66, Merida, Mexico
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Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no printed or posted menu. The first time we went in I thought we were overcharged but I wasn't sure. The second time we went in I hung back and listed as the server told a local couple the prices. Then I ordered and asked how much it was. I was told about 20% more than the local... More 

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cleveland, ohio, u.s.a.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

... but since I don't like fish I can't comment. Four of us went for lunch. The menu is very limited: fish, shrimp, lobster, or pork tacos. That's it. I had pork, the others had shrimp or lobster. Lettuce and tomato were fresh and the tortillas were good. Everyone was happy with the food but no one raved about it.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2012 via mobile

This tiny "restaurant" with maybe 6 or 7 tables is a good place to go for fresh, no nonsense fish tacos. It's not flashy, definitely not touristy and the owner/staff almost certainly don't speak Spanish. But when we went, and half the tables were already taken by locals, we were welcomed in by the guy making the tacos (they are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 57, X64 Y 66, Merida, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
Description
This place is a tiny insignificant looking restaurant with a terriffic reputation for probably the best Yucatecan food you will ever taste. One of the Presidents of Mexico used to send a jet to collect food from here and fly it to Mexico City, it is that good. The most superb tacos you have ever tasted, at a cost of under £5 per person with beers. Typical Yucatecan ambience, friendly waiter, magnificent food. Ask any Meridan. :-)

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