At MID CityBeat we promote all things cool and worth promoting in Yucatan. We pride ourselves in showcasing local talent, cuisine, art, and culture. It is hard to see so many of those we work with and promote go from normalcy one week to the brink of closure or total bankruptcy the next, Literally, within 3-4 days things have been turned upside down and it's hard to imagine what a month of this will bring (not to mention the very serious health concerns)! This whole ordeal is a mess and we just have to brace ourselves and accept the situation and do our part to uplift those around us and stay safe and healthy.
We at MID CityBeat want to make sure that in the crisis we are all healthy and that we continue to support the local economy. One of the wonderful things about living in Merida is that the majority of businesses are locally owned—some are huge million dollars outfits employing hundreds or thousands of people, others are mom & pop shops just working daily to bring ya great service and pay their bills. All of them put their heart and soul into their business (believe me when I go to promote them they sit me down and tell me the whole story...it’s beautiful to be a part of). So let’s be sure to continue supporting them as times get tough and we are mostly staying home.
We will be informing you about all the places that are taking extra precautions and extremely hygienic and sanitary measures as well as offering takeout, pick up or delivery.
Here is the message from The Collective of Gastronomic and Tourism Industry Professionals of Yucatán:
In Mérida, the members of the Colectivo de Profesionales Gastronómicos y Turístico de Yucatan AC are ready to assist you during this crisis, with our restaurants operating with extreme hygiene measures and serving takeaway orders, here is the list of our members.
Support the local restaurant industry, do not let it be another victim of Covid19, look for local restaurants where we are taking hygienic measures to ensure you have a safe meal.
Here is a list of MID CityBeat Recommended Restaurants click the name and it will take you to their Facebook. Be sure to check their Facebook for special promotions.
Estación 72 coffee, breakfast, and lunch $
Basic Foodie Mérida Artisan Bakery & Cafe breakfast, lunch and coffee plus vegan food $ Delivery
Flamantes Burgers some of the best burgers in town including veggie or vegan Delivery and Rappi
Sukra Bar de Cafe Mexican and healthy breakfast or lunch $
Bistro Cultural French and Yucatecan breakfast and lunch fresh and super good! $
Escargot Rustico French and Mexican bakery and breakfast or lunch cafe $
Box Appetit Excellent French and internationl breakfasts, crepes, lunch dinner $
La Libertad some awesome breakfast and lunch $$
Moniques Bakery wholesome and natural breakfast, lunch, and breads $
Hennessey's Irish Pub Best Irish pub in town great food $$
Santi's Pizza pizzas and pastas Rappi 999 993 5726 / 287 7440 CHOLUL
La Tradicion traditional Yucatecan food to pick up and soon inorder via Rappi 20% discount
Il Piattino Italian food and 2 pastas for $159 pesos order via Rappi
Pancho Maiz Mexican food, tortillas, oaxacan cheese lots of awesome choices 999 392 3687 Rappi
McDonalds all branches you know sometimes you have a big mac craving ;) on Rappi / Uber Eats
Escargot Rustico Delivery service including bread packages check their FB for promotions 999 331 5135
Moniques Bakery wholesome and natural breakfast, lunch, and breads $
Euforia Cafe Italiana incredible Italian breads and pastries Pickup you can ask it to be brought to your car 999 423 1996
Soco Bakery THE BEST SOURDOUGH in town! Order ONLY...order bread by Thursday 9pm and pick it up on Saturday between 10am-1pm 999 458 2087 OR 999 458 0655
Amado By The Beer Box lots of great microbrews 999 275 4343 $$ delivery
Nación Brava Uber Eats best craft brewhouse delivery of $$ 999 899 34 86
Mezcal Divino Maguey Mezcal to your door! 999 638-4407 OR 999 297 54 30 DELIVERY
La Castellana with Sommelier Toledo wine for delivery (2 bottles minimum for free delivery)! A large list of excellent wines 998 147 3781 DELIVERY
Hermana Republica Beer for delivery $25 per beer 999 944 0580 or 999 186 4660
Beer Planet free delivery of 6 pack or more 999 217 4794
For Coffee grounds delivery:
Marago Cafe closed for food but call for coffee grounds by the kilo for delivery 290 7289 or 999 960 0551
Tierra de Cafe they accept credit cards and electronic transfers and will delivery coffee beans to your door 999 955 1496
Tribu Cafe coffee from Oaxaca 777 438 1148 (she's also baking vegan banana, oats and cranberry muffins and brownies
Sweets and Ice Creams for pickup or delivery:
Papillon pastry shop at the Hyatt incredible pastry shop $ AREA: CENTRO
Que Lado MID yummy ice creams and cold desserts like ice cream cakes and super good paletas AREA: NORTH Rappi and Uber Eats
Butcher shop and meat cuts
Bak cortes finos/fine cuts they will deliver to your door and have some great promotions
Slow Foods Options:
Eterno Gourmet for delivery only freezer meals, desserts and many delicious items gluten-free, sugar-free and keto friendly Message them via their Facebook
Rancho Haltun Xiki organic lamb and pork. All lamb and pork is raised and process on their small farm, they are taking extrememly hygienic measures 999 127 2259
Mike Bone Gourmet Pizza delivery or pickup 999 169 9217
Yumbab Xtabentun organic honey and honey anise liquear excellent!! 999 968 1688
If you have any special slow food products that you want to buy you an also send a WhatsApp to 999 640 0765 to request he item. Minimum purchase of $150 and delivery charge $50 inside periferico.
Members Colectivo de Profesionales Gastronómicos y Turístico de Yucatan AC
Restaurante Katún Rappi and Uber Eats $$
Apoala Mexican Cuisine Oaxacan gourmet a town favorite $$$
Tatemar 999 518 3678 Oaxacan gourmet a town favorite $$$
Voltacafé coffee, breakfast, sweets and lunch $$
130 Grados Steakhouse Top notch steakhouse 999 429 5398 $$$
Cienfuegos - El fuego perfecto. Top notch steakhouse $$$
Museo de la gastronomía yucateca Yucatecan food at its best $$
Querreke Gastropub $$
Siqueff Restaurant Tuesday to Sunday 999 925 5027 Rappi/UberEats excellent Lebanese food $$
Eureka Cucina Italiana Excellent Italian food $$
Dal Baffo Ristorante Bar Italiano 9994344131 UberEats Authentic Italian food $$
La Recova Santa Lucía Argentinian style steakhouse $$$
Almadía Mx Seafood at Progreso $$$ PROGRESO
Moliére Mérida great international food $$
Taqueria La Lupita 9999 246591 tacos and Yucatecan snack foods $
Micaela Mar y Leña 9995181702 incredible seafood $$$
Merci San Angelo 9416886 Paseo 60 9488251 Rappi (a través de antojos) $$
Hermana Republica great international cuisine and microbrews $$
K'u'uk Restaurant 9443377 gourmet the new Yucatecan cuisine $$$
Sensei Sushi 9440202 Rappi UberEats sushi $$
Kii'wik Restaurante 9440522 Rappi breakfast, coffee, lunch and bakery $$
La Recova Mérida - Steak House & Seafood Argentinian style steakhouse $$$
Cerveza Cuerno De Toro Microbrew Home delivery without cost 12 pack or more
Whatsapp: 999 223 9664
Cerveza Novel Home delivery without cost after 12 bottles
WhatsApp: 999 2165253
Kraken 9882300 awesome seafood in Caucel $$
Angry Angus Sucursal Centenario 9996679935 burgers! $$
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Let's Continue to Support the Local Economy! --We are all in this together.
**Check the list below for all restaurants taking extreme precautions and making home deliveries.
As they say in Spanish "una mano lava la otra y las dos lavan la cara"-- very fitting in these times "One hand washes the other and they both wash the face" meaning...if we work together we can all survive this with the least amount of damage.
We have found ourselves in quite a dilemma with this virus that has basically taken over the world and told us that it is in charge until further notice. We are all trying to understand the severity, be smart and rational at the same time.
Like Thomas Zimmer said in his twitter account: "The weirdest part about living through the #Covid19 pandemic is this strange mixture of normalcy and emergency that we are all experiencing. I constantly feel that I am either over or underreacting, or really both at the exact same times, it's surreal."
He totally nailed it.