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Manjar blanco

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Calle 47 # 496 por 58 y 60 | Centro, Merida, Yucatan. Enfrente del parque y mercado de Santa Ana, Merida, Mexico
+52 999 923 0003
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place. The people are caring and helpful and take time to explain the dishes if you ask. There is no rush. The portions are generous and can be easily shared. And if you want more you can order more. One appetizer, one main course, both shared and two craft beers were more than enough for the two... More 

Thank Chris H
Toronto, Canada
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126 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really liked this place. Got the package meal with juice and fruit and bottomless coffee and their delicious local shredded meat with eggs . Great price . Great service .

Thank orangelollypops
Richmond, Canada
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105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed two lovely lunches at Manjar Blanco during our recent visit to Merida. Manja Blanco is conveniently located between Paseo de Montego and Santa Ana Square. Restaurant is in a nicely restored section of a traditional home Well-prepared, tasty Yucutecan choices, tastefully presented. Prices are very reasonable, and the service is excellent. Strong recommendation!

Thank Steveston_tours
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No less than Rick Bayless, the famed restaurateur and Mexican cuisine maven from Chicago, singled out Manjar Blanco as one of the best restaurants in Mérida. He was right, although without his recommendation we probably would have walked right past it, so self-effacing is this storefront establishment. It closes at 6 p.m. For starters we were served thin slices of... More 

Thank alcuban
Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a real find for us. Located along Calle 47 at Santa Ana, it serves traditionalYucatecan dishes done very well. The service is very good. The food is really outstanding. I love the Poc Chuc. Really large servings and the presentation is far more sophisticated than you would expect. The setting is a nicely finished old home, but... More 

Thank Rex N
Quebec City, Canada
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96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Definetly swing by when in Merida for a proper experience of local food. Service was very good, but I'd say more expensive than we expected. The tortillas and salsas are excellent.

1 Thank Andy B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We came here last year for breakfast and enjoyed it so much we came back for lunch this year!!! We ordered the sampler of Yucatecan food Plato Manjar Blanco and it was so good! We loved the Temozon smoked sausage, panuchos, puc chuc, and empanadas! Everything was so good!!! We will be back again in the future!

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I went here after reading other reviews and decided I would try it. It is authentic Mayan food the hand made tortillas were delicious I ordered the queso relleno they describe it with all these spices (which I'm a Chef back in the States) so I was expecting a great experience for flavors on my pallet, however that was not... More 

Thank Becky R
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The Manjar Blanco proposes traditional yucateco recipes made with high quality products and prepared with care and expertise. I guess, here, the cochinita pibil (whose recipe include to long bake the pork into a hole digged in the ground) is really prepared according the tradition, since the flesh is tender, juicy and super soft. We have also tried an awesome... More 

Thank Alessiopost
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

A good example of high quality Merida food! We arrived for a late lunch; the food was the in the highly regarded Yucatan style, with very hot sauce available if you choose. We loved it and would send friends there without hesitation.

Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 10
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 47 # 496 por 58 y 60 | Centro, Merida, Yucatan. Enfrente del parque y mercado de Santa Ana, Merida, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: +52 999 923 0003

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