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El Merkadito

Rafael Melgar lote 8-B | A unas cuadra del faro, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
+52 998 871 0774
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (42 reviews)
“ceviche” (78 reviews)
“salmon” (28 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
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LOCATION
Rafael Melgar lote 8-B | A unas cuadra del faro, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 671 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is your typical beachside restaurant with a great setting, right on the beach and top notch quality food accompanied with great beers or drinks. Don't be put off by the entrance where you basically have to walk through a very hot kitchen..... but paradise...More

Thank Huracan1955
Manager M, Depto. Marketing at El Merkadito, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your visit, your opinion is very valuable and help us to improve. We hope you come back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those places that gets by on its good looks alone (it is beachfront- yay!) I went there with 2 friends for lunch last Friday. After 45 minutes, while tables that arrived after us were already eating, we had yet to receive...More

Thank Art D
Manager M, Depto. Marketing at El Merkadito, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

we are very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience, we are taking action on the matter to get it resolved. We appreciate your feedback and we always take feedback on board as it is the only way to ensure we are delivering...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Merkadito was recommended by the owners of my Casa, my only regret....I didn't have time for second visit. Lovely beach front restaurant, enter through the lane way behind the restaurant (through the kitchen). I went early and enjoyed the last of the late afternoon...More

Thank kts17
Manager M, Depto. Marketing at El Merkadito, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beach location, good service, the raw tuna on tostada was melt in the mouth heaven. Drinks were decently strong however very expensive compared to cocktails at a nearby beach restaurant. Im marking it lower than the food deserves because I was pretty shocked at...More

Thank Sandya W
Manager M, Depto. Marketing at El Merkadito, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your opinion, we appreciate the time you took to post a comment, your opinion is very valuable and help us to improve, we hope you come back soon.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant because it was recommended by a local. It was cozy and charming. The presentation and the food were good. The entrance to the restaurant was a little awkward because you walk thru the kitchen before getting to the dinning area....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Manager M, Depto. Marketing at El Merkadito, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit, your comments help us to improve. We hope you come back soon.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was our third year in a row having lunch at El Merkadito. It is our tradition to stop by Puerto Morelos for a day during our week-long vacation at a resort close by. It is a cool/ refreshing place to eat with a view...More

Thank WebsterFamily7
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Some of the dishes were straight 5 TripAdvisor star dishes, in fact all our starters: octopus carpaccio, sopa de mariscos, Asia-Me ceviche, all sooooo delicious!! The main courses were good, but for the major part too fat, much too fat: pasta with lobster, pasta with...More

Thank Mer21maid
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The owners of our rental suggested we eat at El Merkadito when we asked for some good restaurant options. This was our first time staying in Mexico and we didn't know what to expect. We entered the restaurant through the kitchen (very neat) and grabbed...More

Thank camronp0316
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I have been a few times over there and definitely I enjoyed the good, the service and the location of the place

Thank 459Maria
Manager M, Depto. Marketing at El Merkadito, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you for your comment Maria. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 17 July 2017

We've always had a great experience at El Merkadito. It is directly on the ocean with incredible views. It is a super casual, relaxing atmosphere. Fresh seafood (shrimp tacos, my favorite!) and very good service (when you're ready to leave, you'll need to ask for...More

Thank 1TNtraveler
Manager M, Depto. Marketing at El Merkadito, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you for your support and for your preference. We hope to see you soon again.

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traveljunkigurl
28 January 2017|
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Response from Juan M | Reviewed this property |
We are not 100% sure but we saw people bringing their own catch I see no reason what they wouldn't
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12 October 2016|
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Response from Rather_B_Cycling | Reviewed this property |
I think you need to put out a public question so that someone there can ask for contact info for you. Or try contacting the hotel you'll be at to help you arrange. Sorry I don't have more for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rafael Melgar lote 8-B | A unas cuadra del faro, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos
  • Phone Number: +52 998 871 0774
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