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Rafael Melgar lote 8-B | A unas cuadra del faro, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
+52 998 871 0774
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Iowa City, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The view is the best, right on the beach. The beer choice is large and the guacamole is our favorite in town, no onions! The service is barely there, little cooperation and lots of loofing around by staff.

2 Thank GailCheryl
Picton, Canada
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had the sea bass Mediterranean, which was wonderful. Others in my party had the Jack Daniels salmon, which was overcooked, and the shrimp and avocado wrap-like taco thing (he can't remember the name!) which was good. The vibe is beach-casual and it's a little loud if you want a quiet place, but it's fun and lively and we enjoyed... More 

1 Thank leftagoodjob
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was absolutely fabulous - I had grouper and my spouse had tuna - both were extraordinarily well prepared, delicious, and beautifully presented. Prices were comparable to other restaurants in Puerto Morelos although I think this restaurant could command a premium. Highly recommended!

1 Thank Lauren T
Pueblo, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location on the water. Laid back and good food and service. Quick rainstorm came through but the rain flaps came down and we were in the perfect place to continue our afternoon stop.

1 Thank Pattymac4419
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had an excellent meal. I ordered the Mediterranean Sea bass and it was out of this world. One of the best preparations of fish I have had in a long time. Great atmosphere on the beach as well.

1 Thank juliefeldprad
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location - right in the beach - with great food. Try the shrimp tacos with Gouda cheese!! People travel to pto Morelos to eat at this place -- it's worth it!!

1 Thank mcrj_11
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Merkadito was recommended by many people as the place to get seafood in Puerto Morelos. What we got was actually pretty typical: strong drinks, overcooked fish, and overcooked lobster. To be clear, my 3 star rating is based on the fact that I don't think any restaurant in Puerto Morelos deserves more than 3 stars, but at least this... More 

Thank WashingtonFan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by the hotel as the best seafood restaurant in Puerto Morelos, it is true! Tasty, healthy food on the beach at a fair price. Even if the place was crowded the team did his best to accommodate everybody (make a reservation is the best way to proceed). Caraïbe ambiance, perfect for a casual dinner.

1 Thank Florence s
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambience, tasty food. Don't have the Octopus- I got horrendous food poisoning. Although my parents were fine with their sea bass

Thank Grace L
Lone Tree, Colorado
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337 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time we went, just for beer. Had to ask our server three times to bring limes. By the time he brought them, we were done.,Because several people recommended this restaurant, we went back for dinner. Considering they have fine dining prices, we thought service was leisurely and portions were on the small side.The location is great, recommend you sit... More 

2 Thank Don_and_Renee_H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?