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El Merkadito

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Rafael Melgar lote 8-B | A unas cuadra del faro, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
+52 998 871 0774
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6 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We received El Merkadito as a recommendation for authentic local seafood from our resort. Sea bass was yummy, enjoyed grouper as well. Nice local flavor for those that like to get away from the resort food scene. The view of the beach in front of the restaurant was great as well. Great value, we spent $34 for drinks, appetizers and... More 

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We tasted fresh fish here like no other. Thanks for TripAdvisor , we stopped here right away on our way to our resort since it is still early to check in, we all had seafood and it's great. We came back for another day and we lived it . It's a small but on the beach restaurant , price is... More 

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Manager M, Depto. Marketing at El Merkadito, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience and for your preference. We hope you come back soon. More 

Littleton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the seafood tacos to ceviche - all was delicious and freshly prepared. This is a quaint restaurant with a beautiful beachfront view. Service was prompt and efficient and friendly.

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Thank Carol D
Manager M, Depto. Marketing at El Merkadito, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment Carol. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you soon again. More 

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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant had a fun atmosphere with license plates humorous signs about fishing on the walls. To enter, you walk through the kitchen from the street. Our waiter was very pleasant And our meals came out at different times. In spite of that, I would recommend it as the place itself has a very laid-back funky atmosphere.

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Thank LisaB727
Manager M, Depto. Marketing at El Merkadito, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion, we appreciate the time you took to post a comment, your opinion is very valuable and help us to improve, we hope you come back soon. More 

Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's all good...you're on the beach in Puerto Morelos enjoying gorgeous weather, sipping a delicious margarita, with a spectacular view and eating good food...what more can you ask. A friend who lives in PM said this was her favorite place...I can see why. After spending a spectacular day on the beach, we went in for an early dinner. It was... More 

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Manager M, Depto. Marketing at El Merkadito, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you soon again. :) More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to eat lunch or dinner The food is fresh and wholesome. The menu is varied and staff are helpful and attentive.We ate here several times and were not disappointed .Great food. Please visit when you are in Puerto Morales

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Manager M, Depto. Marketing at El Merkadito, responded to this review

Thank you for your preference. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to seeing you soon again. More 

Sun Valley, Idaho
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

DO NOT MISS this place! It is a bit funky, as you have to walk through the kitchen and prep area to get to the tables. You are right on the beach. It has a true Margaritaville atmosphere. GREAT margaritas in a metal cup, and they are big. The prices are down right cheap for what you get. Love the... More 

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Manager M, Depto. Marketing at El Merkadito, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment Vane. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you soon again. More 

Seattle
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a nice restaurant spot, right on the beach. The service was ok and I really like the chipotle sauce but it smells bad and doesn't seem very clean.

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Manager M, Depto. Marketing at El Merkadito, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion, we appreciate the time you took to post a comment, your opinion is very valuable and help us to improve, we hope you come back soon. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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240 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views can't be beat ... deck overlooking the beach, boats, pier. Margaritas are awesome ... you'll taste the tequila! Fish tacos are excellente! Very laid back atmosphere. Really enjoy this place. And reasonable prices. Yes, they take credit cards.

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Thank 1TNtraveler
Manager M, Depto. Marketing at El Merkadito, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope you come back soon. More 

vaemount canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at the El Merkadito and it was great ! My husband had the Tuna and I had the crispy fish tacos and both were superb ! Deco and detail definitely a real plus to this Great little beach restaurant but don't be fooled if your coming to this gem from the street as access is through the kitchen... More 

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Manager L, Depto. Marketing at El Merkadito, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We love to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, we hope to see you soon again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?