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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“sea bass” (46 reviews)
“ceviche” (78 reviews)
“salmon” (30 reviews)
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Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rafael Melgar lote 8-B | A unas cuadra del faro, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely awful experience. Started out great, owner chatted us up and was friendly. Things looked good. We ordered our meal and then....we waited, and waited, and waited. The appetizer and one of our meals finally showed up together and we waited, and waited. My friend...More

Thank Kristine H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant last year at least 1/2 dozen times and it was our favourite. Went Thursday evening at 8:00 pm with a couple that has just arrived in Puerto Morelos. We had raved about the place but not anymore. We waited at least...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here every year on vacation for the past 5 years, and it is consistently good. Nice views to the beach.

Thank leftyoctober
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were town to come to El Merkadito but of course with so many great places to see and eat, we left it for the last !! Accessing it is kind of funny as you enter though the kitchen when you come from the street,...More

Thank Oscar R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place, with original twists to traditional sea-side food. Excellent beers. Fairly priced. Family friendly. It is REALLY slow, although they are very honest about it in a sign in the premises:”ye who knows how to eat, knows how to wait”... caveat emptor!

Thank Matias C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful welcoming service and a superb menu that is very diverse. Try the Roma-Mia shrimps covered with parmesan cheese, parsley and a touch of spice with pasta. Sit and enjoy the lovely view at lunchtime across the heavenly blue water.

Thank hungryman47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ceviche was good. We ordered Baja tacos and were surprised that they were deep fried and were more like chimichangas so that was disappointing but our other food was good.

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here on two nights of our stay and our party of 7 loved everything we tried-especially the over 1lb lobsters and Tuna carpaccio! The place had locals both nights so we felt like we had found a hidden jewel.

Thank steveandjane88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I expected a bit more of this place given their prices and location. Pulpo was over cooked - had a few bites and couldn’t eat more despite that it’s my favorite thing to eat. Lobster fettuccine portion was enormous but over cooked pasta and sauce...More

Thank Nat S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by locals as the best seafood in Puerto Morelos. Although the food was OK, it was not very tasty. Worse yet was the service, which was just plain awful. We waited almost an hour for appetizers. If you walk past this...More

Thank Spaciba2010
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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
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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