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.

 

Yucatecan & Mexican

K'u'uk Restaurant  gourmet the new Yucatecan cuisine 944 3377 

Taqueria La Lupita  tacos and Yucatecan snack foods 999 924 6591

Pancho Maiz  Mexican food, tortillas, Oaxacan cheese lots of awesome choices 999 392 3687 Rappi

Restaurante Katún Rappi and Uber Eats 999 251 2880

Catrin is back! Deliveries 999 437 8797

Apoala Mexican Cuisine Oaxacan gourmet a town favorite   999 516 0945

Tatemar 999 518 3678  Oaxacan gourmet a town favorite 999 518 36 78

Wayane Chenku a favorite spot for Yucatecans to eat tacos. You can get tacos of all types! 999 317 9981 open 8-1pm Monday to Saturday

Teya -Gastronomia Yucateca Viva  your $ has double  value at Teya. You buy $200 and get $400 and on and on...999 158 5236

Lapa Lapa your $ has double  value at Teya. You buy $200 and get $400 and on and on...999 158 5236

La Vigas  A  Merida Centro favorite is back!  They have Mexican food, burgers, wings, shrimp cocktail, great salads and more. They are open 12-12 daily and are now on Uber Eats or you can pick-up.999 923 3814 

Atipico Tacos These are some great tacos with a twist! They have a variety of awesome types of tacos as well as other specials as well. They are also now offering cookies and baked goods they are on Uber Eats, Rappi or you can call 999 912 6200

Taco Republic  One of our favorite taco places up on the north eastern part of town they have a great  menu with lots of influences from all over Mexico. 999 105 5402 also Rappi y Sin Delantal

 

Lebanese & Sushi 

Siqueff Restaurant  They will be back after May 21st 999 925 5027  Rappi/UberEats excellent Lebanese food 

Sensei Sushi  9440202  Rappi UberEats sushi 

Myabi excellent sushi 481 9724/481 9795/481 9790/481 9796

Sushi Club great options and a popular sushi restaurant 286 0363

 

Seafood

La Cockte awesome seafood! 980 3405

Micaela Mar y Leña  incredible seafood and have some excellent promotions 999 518 1702

Kraken Alta Cocina del Mar  awesome seafood in Caucel 999 988 2300 or WhatsApp 999 393 5229

La Tintorera  One of our favorites for seafood risotto, lobster pizza and more. Excellent food!  They are on Uber Eats, Rappi or you can all at 999 912 6185

 

Breakfast, Lunch & Coffee shop

Estación 72  coffee, teas, frappes and pastries 518 2372  OR 999 251 3050

Basic Foodie Mérida Artisan Bakery & Cafe breakfast, lunch and coffee plus vegan food $ Delivery 999 215 7417

Bistro Cultural  French and Yucatecan breakfast and lunch fresh and super good! 923 2013 or app Sin Delantal

La Libertad some awesome breakfast and lunch 999 104 0567

Merci  San Angelo 9416886 Paseo 60 9488251 Rappi (a través de antojos) 941 6886 or 948 8251

Casa San Angel they are back! Open with a full menu and their awesome pastries. They are using the name HomeFoodsMID in Facebook  999 928-1800  or 999 163 8938  free delivery on orders over $200

Kii'wik Restaurante 9440522  Rappi breakfast, coffee, lunch and bakery 944 0522

Voltacafé coffee, breakfast, sweets and lunch 999 429 9840 OR 999 980 3307

Box Appetit  Excellent French and international breakfasts, crepes, lunch dinner $

 

Steakhouse

130 Grados Steakhouse  Top notch steakhouse 999 429 5398 

Cienfuegos - El fuego perfecto. Top notch steakhouse  WhatsApp 999 159 5236

La Recova Santa Lucía  Argentinian style steakhouse 944 0215

 

Burgers & Gastro Pub

Flamantes Burgers some of the best burgers in town including veggie or vegan Delivery and Rappi

999 490 9191

Hennessey's Irish Pub  Best Irish pub in town great food 999 509 7089 

McDonalds Montejo   you know sometimes you have a big mac craving ;) on Rappi / Uber Eats 948 4200

Querreke  City Center Gastropub $$ 20% off food to go 999 913 8290

Angry Angus Sucursal Centenario  great giant burgers! 9996679935 

Hermana Republica  great international cuisine and microbrews  999 227 2974 OR 999 405 1117

Bryan's   burgers and a full menu excellent food 999 948 2034

Mu Smokehouse 984 157 7550  great burgers!! 

 

Italian Pasta & Pizza

Cosa Nostra excellent pizza and pasta Uber eats under Kiiwiik Restaurant or 944 0522

Oliva is back! Delivery 999 923 3081

Il Piattino Italian food and 2 pastas for $159 pesos order via Rappi 91203090

Eureka Cucina Italiana Excellent Italian food $$ 999 926 2694

Dal Baffo Ristorante Bar Italiano   9994344131  UberEats Authentic Italian food $$

Santi's Pizza pizzas and pastas Rappi 999 993 5726 / 287 7440 CHOLUL

La Trattoria La Pasta 50% off all menu 999 921 3227

Eskondida Pizza  great New York style pizza 999 923 2333

La Tratto a Merida favorite for pizza and pastas 406 0933 or 406 0970

Piccolo Pizza Super good homemade pizzas with a variety of toppings 999 436 8817

Mike Bone Gourmet Pizza delivery or pickup 999 169 9217

 

Vegan or Vegetarian

Distrito Vegano some incredible vegan food in town! 999 331 7333

 

 

Bakeries

Escargot Panaderia Francesa  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...they are open Wed and Saturday for bread orders and they deliver 999 458 2087 OR 999 458 0655

Basic Foodie Mérida Artisan Bakery & Cafe awesome bakery, breakfast, lunch and coffee plus vegan food $ Delivery 999 215 7411 they are taking orders Tuesday and Saturday

Kii'wik Restaurante 9440522  Rappi breakfast, coffee, lunch and bakery $$

Pan & Koffee Pre order your bread or pastries and pick up 999 390 2024

 

 Beer /Wine (Will be back to deliveries after Prohibition May 15th for now)

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 and an assortment of hard alchohol including gin, mezcal, whiskey, tequila for 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

Entre Corchos specialty items and wine 561 171 9648

Cerveza Novel Home delivery without cost after 12 bottles

WhatsApp: 999 2165253

Cerveza Cuerno De Toro Microbrew  Home delivery without cost 12 pack or more

Whatsapp: 999 223 9664

Thodes Ale small local brewery that brews every week...great beer! 999 351 2674

La Posheria they have mezcal and many flavors of Pox which is a special corn based alcohol from Chiapas used in religious ceremonies originally but has become very popular. It's a great treat and they have many flavors 999 255 3250

 

 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

Cafeologia or Proyecto Hermano in Merida Discounts on all coffee some of the best coffee in town from Chiapas 967 155 7644/967 138 7024

Cafe Cafico comes highly recommended 999 924 2700 or 999 150 6111

 

Sweets and Ice Creams for pickup or delivery:

Que Lado MID yummy ice creams and cold desserts like ice cream cakes and super good paletas Rappi and Uber Eats

Shuteln Heladeria Gourmet this is an absolutely fabulous choice for ice cream. They supply some of Merida's top restaurants and if you have had an exotic fab ice cream as a dessert out at a fine dining experience chances are it was made by Shuteln, They also have a variety of regular flavors. ALSO HAVE SUGAR FREE  999 122 3686

Arte Helado   some AWESOME ice cream with a variety of flavors (my personal favorite is the dark chocolate seriously to die for) you can find them on Sin Delantal App

Aroma Canela a small coffee, tea and dessert shop that is now taking orders on Thursday & Friday for Saturday dessert deliveries! Super yummy treats.

 

Meats, Fish & Seafood

Bak cortes finos/fine cuts  Great cuts and selection! They will deliver to your door/great promotions

999 397 9640

Carn & Company awesome cuts and great prices. Deliver to your door with masks and hand sanitizer 9

99 364 5399 or 938 9405

Guigam have had very good reviews and are prompt with service send Whatsapp 999 242 0649

Banpesmar The Market fresh fish and seafood from the Yucatecan sea as well as shrimp from Campeche. They support and promote the local fishing industry and will deliver right to your door.  999 432 6275

 

Slow Foods/Healthy 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 extremely hygienic measures  999 127 2259

Mike Bone Gourmet Pizza delivery or pickup 999 169 9217

Sukra Bar de Cafe organic cheese, coffee, honey and eggs 999 161 1391

Fitorade Daily Meal Plan & Organa Market new organic market with healthy groceries and organic fruits and vegetables 999 386 7011 they do deliveries on Wed and Saturday for the Wed delivery you must email them with your order by Monday 12 noon and for Saturday delivery you must email them by Thursday noon. Email: contacto@fitorade.com

Distrito Vegano some incredible vegan food in town! 999 331 7333

Slow Foods you can check out their Facebook for all the vendors who are delivering! 999 640 0765

 

 

Fruit and Veggie Stands

Fruit and Veg stand in front of Salvador Alvarado Stadium (one of my personal fav spots!)

They are making home deliveries for people ordering over $300 pesos. Call 999 575 8790.

Mayan Fruits  286 7225 or 406 1169 or on Rappi

 

Nutritionist made portions

Zipeat this is an option that has always been online. It is a local company owned by a nutritionist and has exact portions of several healthy options. It is perfect for those who find themselves overeating or feeling like they aren't eating healthy foods. Here you get professional suggestions and can keep healthy during this time!

 

Specialty and Gourmet  Items

Yumbab Xtabentun organic honey and honey anise liqueur excellent!! 999 968 1688

Entre Corchos  Gourmet spices, oils, wines and specialty items 561 171 9648

La Epicure Boutique Gourmet a great source of specialty items for delivery! 999 326 4161

 

Mainstream Grocery Stores and Apps

Cornershop App You can get Walmart, Costco, Superama, Porrua, Petco Krispy Kreme, El Globo, Kota, Sunglass Hut and Compasur

Walmart and Superama Online 

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Let's Continue to Support the Local Economy! --We are all in this together.

**Check the list below for restaurants, coffee shops, fruit and vegetable stands, coffee distributors, beer, wine and spirits, organic and healthy food all 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.  

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