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Av a Garcia Lavin, Plaza Jardin, Merida, Mexico
+52 999 938 0838
13:30 - 00:00
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Sun 14:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 13:30 - 00:00
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Pembroke, Canada
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were the first customers to arrive last night and chose to sit out on the breezy patio. Our server was perfectly bilingual, and above all could describe every offering on the menu and the manner it was prepared. I was curious about the vinaigrette my guest was served and sipped it from a small beaker. To my surprise, chlorophyll,... More 

Thank Ottawariver49
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a chef tasting menu for lunch, and it was fabulous. I intend to nominate Roberto Solis, the owner and head chef, for a Michelin star. The black onion appetizer was awesome, and I have never seen such a preparation anywhere. We had 6 courses, and for me the highlight was the Suckling Pig. Roberto chose a wine for... More 

Thank Dan W
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nectar is a delight for the mouth and the eyes. The Yucatecan menu is taken to a new level as the recipes have been updated to deliver subtle and sublime tastes in addition to the traditional underpinnings of the dishes. We had the Black Onions, Short Rib Tacos, Deer Panuchos and Pork Belly. Each dish melted in your mouth leaving... More 

Thank Victor K
New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This restaurant came highly rated and we had good expectations going in. It was a Thursday night and yet the place was virtually empty when we walked in, with one singleton and one other table of two. Yet swarming with staff. We opted to sit outside to avoid this odd dynamic. The food was surprisingly poor. We stared with the... More 

2 Thank alissabellina
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We live in Mexico and eat in Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende and NYC and had a good meal here in Merida at Apoala and looked forward. Virtually every bite was awful. Their famous black onions were cold, hard flavorless with scant sauce inside on bed of cold charcoal. Caesar salad was maybe three tablespoons of wilted greens... More 

1 Thank 760lsl
Duncan, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Overall a great experience although quite sedate environment and in the North of Merida. Great wine list with very helpful server suggestions. Mexican wine that is worth the trip. Food is well executed and creative with locally sourced ingredients form Yucatan. Would go back again. Have not had this level of food except at Kuuk which is its only real... More 

Thank MexCan999
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best restaurant of the country the mix of fusion and local food is exquisite the place is very comfortable and the service is ok . You must try the rossted onions as an entry and the Norte 32 wine you wont regret it !

Thank Andrea P
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141 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I recommend this restaurant. We visited on New Year's Eve, and with the meal selection fixed, we were able to sample many different foods. Some excellent; some I would not choose -- but they made for an interesting dining experience. Service was excellent and attentive. Everyone enjoyed themselves. The celebration at midnight was warmly shared by everyone. I would return... More 

Thank cooncat123
Level Contributor
138 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We really wanted to love this restaurant. I was looking for a place to have my birthday party for twenty and thought this might be it. The service was wonderful and the restaurant is so beautiful and comfortable. The drinks were fabulous. The food, however missed the mark and it really was too bad. We started with the grilled octopus.... More 

Thank AMBChicago
Lakeland, Florida
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Without doubt some of the best food we've had anywhere. Everything was awesome, food, service (brilliant service), prices. The black onions are an absolute must!! My wife and I are still talking about what a great experience we had.

1 Thank AndyW2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
14:00 - 18:00
13:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av a Garcia Lavin, Plaza Jardin, Merida, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: +52 999 938 0838

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?