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elNicho

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Avenida Tulum & Rojo Gomez | On the main square across from the playground, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
529982025006
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07:30 - 13:30
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Fri - Wed 07:30 - 13:30
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited El Nicho on this trip for our first time. We were in Puerto Morelos for two weeks and probably ate here at least three or four times because the food was soooo good! Breakfasts are delicious, the coffee and cappuccino hot and fresh, and they even started a Tapas y Sushi dinner menu with night hours as of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a morning trip to Puerto Morelos - years ago I attended "The Little Mexican Cooking School" here and then chef Pablo started this restaurant, gourmet at reasonable prices. Every year I am in the area I take the ADO bus and a taxi from Playa del Carmen for 40 minutes just to have lunch. He is open 0700 -... More 

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canada
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I made a point of stopping in for breakfast during our first few days here. The reviews are accurate -- it was pretty great. I had the eggs Benny and my wife had the French toast. We also had mimosas made with freshly squeezed OJ. This place has limited seating - inside and out- so go early.

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1 Thank Allan W
Vancouver Island, Canada
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95 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to order the eggs benny because there were so many excellent reviews, decided instead to stay with what was local..so I had the huevos rancheros. No complaints here, portions MORE than adequate, tasty and authentic. Super friendly staff and wonderful funky atmosphere.

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1 Thank Heather L
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cute little breakfast spot right on the main square in Puerto Morelos. Eggs Benedict is what they are known for and what my wife ordered. I ordered an omelet and it was pretty good.I especially liked the seeded bread used for my toast. My wife's eggs benedict was really good.

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1 Thank Fred T
Nanaimo, Canada
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

everything was amazing, huge portions , hot, fresh, staff was very nice, coffee was hot and tasty, free refills this deserves its #1 rating

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1 Thank lippyis
Escanaba, Michigan
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped to use the restroom (nice clean restroom) and have a drink as a short rain shower passed by. Very relaxed and friendly.

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San Diego, California
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I see why this restaurant is rated #1 in Puerto Morelos. Delicious food, friendly service, live music (guitar player) and it has wifi. All at a reasonable price. We had the scramble with chorizo, divorced eggs, small fruit plate, French toast, the bun (with egg whites and bacon) and spicy chicken. Everything was good but my favorite was the bun.... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first came in here just for tea ( cold hybiscus ) the next morning I had breakfast here . Everyone in our group had something different and they all looked good . I had the scramble Mexicano it was very good and came with toast or tortillas . They were out of waffles both days I went there but... More 

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love it 3 years ago and it is still oh so good. My favorite is eggs ben. Pouched eggs cooked to perfection and wonderful hollandaise .Others had huevos rancheros and 3 egg omelet. Outstanding on both of them. The server staff so pleasant and fast. The chia lemonade we love. Great selection of coffee type drinks. Highly recommend for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Cuisine
Mexican, Cafe, International, Healthy, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 13:30
Monday
07:30 - 13:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 13:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 13:30
Friday
07:30 - 13:30
Saturday
07:30 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Tulum & Rojo Gomez | On the main square across from the playground, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos
  • Phone Number: 529982025006
Description
el Nicho is a beautiful place to spend a leasurely brunch. It is across from the park and has a peak-a-boo view of the ocean. The room is full of lovely sites and sounds from beautifully presented food, to great music. The walls feature artwork from local artists and the service is top notch.

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