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Oliva Kitchen & Bar

Calle 49-a 56, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 923 2248
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (118 reviews)
“pappardelle” (5 reviews)
“panini” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 49-a 56, Merida 97000, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint eatery serving delicious pasta and other Italian delicacies. Will return to here if I find myself in Merida again.

Thank A321NEO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic, delicious Italian! Very quaint smallish restaurant with a great atmosphere. Home style Italian food- pasta was amazing. Burrata & asparagus to start, and meatballs & gnocci for mains. Can’t fault!

Thank ecd09ep
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Great contemporary food! a mix of traditional Yucatan an Mexican meals with spanish, italian and oriental dishes...

Thank 738gonzaloe
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This place is super tiny but the food and service was great. Highly recommend but you may have to wait for a table

Thank jdwhaskins
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Pastas were overcooked, not seasoned properly. They were nice enough to attempt to make me cacio e pepe but produced spaghetti alfredo, skimping on cheese and pepper. The wine selection was poor with very few wines by the glass. Their take on burrata dish was...More

Thank Trieffort
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This was another place our B&B hosts recommended, and I'm so glad they did. It's really small, and we got to sit at the bar and watch all the action in the kitchen. Creative pasta dishes, simple wine and beer list, a cheap and cheerful...More

Thank megs202018
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Oliva Kitchen is quite close to our home and we have been going there for over 6 years. Last night we returned after several months and ccontinue to find this restaurant consistently exccellent. The food is always fresh, made with excellent ingredients, and with generous...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This Italian restaurant is a cute little corner store with only six tables, so the building is easy to miss. The interior is nice and cozy but nothing fancy. The waiter was friendly and helpful. The prices are (for me as a European) ridiculously low...More

2  Thank Jochem285
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Loved the whole experience here and as expected the food and service lived up to our expectations. It was lovely to meet Stefano who was only too willing to share a few finer points of his cuisine with us. Looking forward to trying his recommendations...More

Thank CloudeBay
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I rented a home in Centro just across the street from Oliva. As a couple who does not normally eat much pasta, we initially had no intention of going to Oliva during our week long stay in Merida. However, on our third...More

1  Thank kdsafford
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Questions & Answers
30 September 2016|
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Response from Josue R | Reviewed this property |
I believe if you let them know your requirements they might be able to comply and make Adjustments. If Stefano the chef/owner is there. Ask for him.
Roberto P
11 September 2015|
Response from Stefano619 | Property representative |
Absolutely. We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard & American Express
23 February 2015|
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Response from Melissa A | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Dear Patron, My apologies for the confusion. Allow me to clarify your questions. WATER: At both of our restaurants, we offer the same choices to our clients as the majority of restaurants in Merida, and around the world... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 49-a 56, Merida 97000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: +52 999 923 2248
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