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La Reina Itzalana - Restaurant Merida - Mexico

Food at this popular outdoor market, or comedor, (on the corner of Parque Santiago) is both a riot of color on the plate and flavor on the palate. La Reina Itzalana serves traditional Yucatecan fare to an evidently loyal local clientele (as the comedor tends to be full) until 10 p.m. every night. Specialities such as sopa de lima (chicken broth with lime and tortilla chips), salbutes (corn tortillas piled high with shredded turkey, pickled onion, radish and avocado) and panuchos (salbutes with the addition of beans), are all excellent. A wide range of tortas, tamales and more substantial, marinated meat dishes (representative of the region) are also available at very reasonable prices.

As is generally the case with such simple street-side restaurants, alcohol isn’t available. However, with delicious, freshly blended fruit jugos and licuados (made with either water or milk) on offer, you are unlikely to miss the alcohol. Service is friendly and swift; council-funded concerts and dances often take place in the pleasant adjacent plaza, making this an excellent place to enjoy an inexpensive evening in Merida.

Location:
C 59 between C70 and C 72
Merida, Mexico

Restaurant Types:
Traditional, Mexican (yucatecan)

Currencies accepted
Mexican peso

Price Description: sopa de lima ($2.30), salbutes especiales ($0.90), jugos & licuados ($1-1.40)

prices include tax.

Regulations: Yes

Dress Code: Casual

Reservation: Not necessary

Park Options: No



Other Restaurants in Merida that may be of interest: Pancho’s , Restaurant D'Al, La Habana , El Trapiche, Pane e Vino , Café Chocolate, Cafeteria Pop, Co’oten Hana, Amaro Restaurante-Bar and Marlin Azul.








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26 Dec 2008







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