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El Chile Habanero Restaurante

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Calle 60 # 483B | 55 y 57, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 930 9507
12:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The service here was only soso. The food, while plenty, was not so good, the decor was cheap and uninteresting.

Thank John W
Quebec City, Canada
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114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We visited after seeing the good reviews on trip advisor. We chose a few beers from the 15+ on the menu and were informed they only had 2 beer options. We ordered our food and worryingly heard the microwave turning on and off a lot. I could see the microwave from my seat and its safe to say the majority... More 

Thank Andy B
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Authentic and very high quality restaurant in Merida. Friendly service, not. too touristic and reasonably priced. Habanero serves mostly traditional Yacatan dishes. The Yucatas Especial platter is great, and the fresh made quacamole is definately the best we have had so far in Mexico!

Thank Eva0031
Merida, Mexico
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We've had dinner here on previous trips to Mérida and always enjoyed it. See our earlier review. On this occasion, Tawie ordered the Fajita de Pollo but was soon told they had no chicken. She went with the Fajita de Res which was flavorful but tough. I went with the (forgot the actual name but it was) the Yucatecan sampler.... More 

Thank rumblentawie
Ottawa, Canada
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

TA listed them moderately high with a lot of favorable reviews so we gave it a shot. Interesting layout with open view of the busy kitchen. Waiter was prompt and efficient. Food left a little to be desired, acceptable but not outstanding. In Mexico you should never be served stale tortillas, fresh or fried however. Biggest concern was with slightly... More 

Thank AlejandroNorte
Vienna, Virginia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We were walking through downtown Merida when we came across this place. We hadn't had lunch yet and it was almost 4pm. Kids (10 & 8) and the 2 adults were starving. Looked up Tripadvisor as we passed each restaurant and this had good reviews. We decided to give it a try. We don't speak Spanish, so the waiter was... More 

Thank Preetipenati
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We decided to eat at this restaurant after waiting for another restaurant that was packed. We are glad we did. The food was delicious and the margaritas were poured with a heavy hand. Prices were good, around $20 for two with 2 plates and 2 good margaritas. The salsa with the chips was spicy and good!!!

Thank elmarkos
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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168 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

We had dinner here twice on our recent trip to Playa del Carmen. The happy hour is a good deal with 2x1 beers and margaritas (along with some other cocktails). Try the tamarindo margs! Food-wise, the Pollo Afrodite, their signature dish, is incredible, but an unexpected treat was the vegetarian pizza. Available in four sizes, it consisted of a variety... More 

Thank emilys7
Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 8 December 2015

First they brought out tortilla chips but they were very stale, incredibly greasy and had no flavor...then I ordered panuchos de cochinita, and the tortillas they served them on were also incredibly stale and just covered in grease, again with no flavor but grease! Just overall the food was far from fresh and just tasted bad. The prices are not... More 

Thank Lulu1436
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71 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

An unbelievably great place for snacks or lunch or dinner. Everything is authentic, delicately spiced, fresh, local and mouth watering. I can't think of one thing I would change.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 60 # 483B | 55 y 57, Merida 97000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: +52 999 930 9507

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