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El Cangrejito

NEW LOCATION: Calle 21 Colonia Mexico, Merida, Mexico
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
14 Jun 2015
“Wonderful!!! Try several types - its so worth it.”
10 Jan 2015
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Mexican, Seafood
NEW LOCATION: Calle 21 Colonia Mexico, Merida, Mexico
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

The door was open and we wandered in. Inside there were four or five white plastic tables, each surrounded by four red Coca Cola chairs. One table in the corner was covered in dulces, sweets, for sale. We later noticed that there was a much...More

Thank TravelingMartinezes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Really good simple fish tacos (not Baja style). At first you wonder how this cold fish taco is going to be good and how the very small and thin tortilla will hold up, then you eat it and it's kinda magic. Also had a carnitas...More

Thank dave c
Reviewed 19 December 2013

Make the effort to find this place - you won't be sorry. It is a very modest interior, but very clean and the service is friendly and fast. The menu changes all the time, but the basics are shrimp, lobster, and breaded fish and shark,...More

Thank Mojo616
Reviewed 26 May 2013

They have a red Coca-Cola awning. That's how you'll spot the place. It's a hole in the wall, with maybe five tables. You see what fillings they offer that day, pick the ones you want and say how many, and that's it. They have Coke...More

Thank Sarahthebold
Reviewed 12 January 2013

Yucatan Living advertised El Cangrejito as one of the best hole-in-the-wall taco places in Merida, so we were excited to try it out. There was no one at 1 pm when we went for lunch. The waiter was friendly and we were able to communicate...More

Thank traveldoc42
Reviewed 22 December 2012

We were told about this place or we would have never found it. It is tiny, with poor signage but the tacos were great! Lunch only. Not fancy is an understatement but we will definitely be back soon!

1  Thank TXace49
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Love this little place. One of the few cocinas in Merida that serves fish tacos. And they're great!

1  Thank merrywench
Reviewed 20 February 2012

WE discovered this little hole-in-the-wall, non-descript cocina economica 11 years ago and have been rturning to eat tacos de camarones there ever since.  By far the best seafood tacos in Merida.

4  Thank ReadyandHandy
Reviewed 9 February 2012

This little dive looking hole in the wall serves the most unique seafood tacos in town. This ain't your regular fried fish tacos with pickled onion. They have a rotating variety of fish, shrimp, octopus, cod and some others I don't even know their names....More

Thank karenjalan
Reviewed 24 August 2011

The story goes that many years ago the Mexican President used to send out for Cangrejito tacos from Mexico City by fighter plane, and I would not doubt it! OK, if you want linen tablecloths and international food, go to the Hyatt or somewhere, this...More

3  Thank Motovun
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8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Address: NEW LOCATION: Calle 21 Colonia Mexico, Merida, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
This is named in a number of guide books, such as Lonely Planet and the Rough Guide, tacos and beer, but SUPERB. It is said that the President of Mexico used to send a plane to collect food from here in the 60s. May not be true, but SHOULD BE!
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