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Av a Garcia Lavin, Plaza Jardin, Merida, Mexico
+52 999 938 0838
Sun 14:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 13:30 - 00:00
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Houston, Texas
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164 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for my birthday, as we had heard good things about Nectar and were eager to try it. And we were not disappointed. We tried literally every item on the menu as we each ordered the 5 course tasting and selected different items. Our favorite dish was the black onion...very surprising, with a crispy charred exterior and a... More 

Thank Coralyn G
Merida, Mexico
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Good: The service on my night was exceptional. There was not a moment where I did not feel looked after and valued. The food was inventive, delicious, beautifully plated, and clearly celebrated the main ingredient each time. Each course of the tasting menu was the right size to give you a bite or three of the dish the chef... More 

Thank Michael C
Malmo, Sweden
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is quite good and unique, however the service is not great, poor knowledge on their product. Environment is extremely boring, after eating you just wanna leave since chairs are uncomfortable and during lunch is extremely sunny. It is also not a cheap eat. Not worth it at all.

Thank GonzGranados
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We had dinner for the second time about a month ago. So, I'll write on behalf of the two experiences. We live in Monterrey (lots of upscale restaurants with terrific chefs) and had to visit Merida for a wedding each time. A friend recommended the restaurant as one of Merida's must. She said the chef was a great one kind... More 

Thank Carlos L
Aurora, Ohio
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Very exciting food the was extremely well prepared. Service was fantastic and the ambiance was very delightful.

Thank pcdsld
Pembroke, Canada
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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 3 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank alissabellina
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?