There’s a few streets in the center of Mérida where you can find the majority of the bars are restaurants. They all have good prices and look great, but we chose Meseo Ibérico and I loved it!
First of all, it has a big menu – both for lunch and dinner – that costs about 10 € and is complete. It includes a first dish, second dish, drink and desert. Many of the dishes offered are traditional, like the Extramaduran “migas,’’ which we opted for. We also had the famous seafood paella as a first dish, and it was great, especially for being so far away from Valencia.
For the second dish, we had eggs with ham and hake with a flavorful sauce and salad. Fruit and rice pudding were our choices for desert.
They serve very generous portions, almost too much food for dinner – but it’s all great. The “ migas” were spectacular. The service was good, fast and without any problems.
We ate on the outside terrace. It was more than hot, but there’s also space to eat inside that’s cooler and more peaceful. I’ll definitely go back here next time I’m in Mérida.
The Spanish Square in Merida is in the old city next to the Cathedral of Santa Maria and the city council. You'll almost inevitably end up there after spending a day visiting the many tourist attractions in Merida. It's also a good place to rest because there are a lot of terraces and several benches and trees.
Casa Benito Bar has a restaurant and this highly-recommended tavern is frequented by a lot of tourists. It's the ideal place for having some ham, a few glasses of wine, and having some delicious croutons and cheese del Casar. It's a small place with wooden tables and benches. There are lots of pictures depicting various objects, like bullfighting, and things like that are what make it a place that tourists love to go. I have not read good reviews of the restaurant's annex, but I do recommend this old bar with its wooden tables and stools, and endless walls decorated with old photos, all of which are related to the world of bullfighting. Have a plate of cured ham and "cremosito of Zuécar" toast smeared with wine. It may be super enjoyable for you. Casa Benito Bar is situated in the small market square in the center of Merida.
Pizzeria Wendy is a very welcoming place. My wife and I ordered the goat cheese salad and it was great. For the second dish we got a BBQ pizza, which was also very good, and is artisan made. And for dessert we had the cheesecake with chocolate mousse, which was scrumptious. We were very successful thanks to minube. December 31, 2012.
The number one- pork and cheese, the number two- ham with salmorejo, the number three- salmon with cream cheese, and so on all the way up to 100. There are a hundred sandwiches to choose from here so that everyone finds something that they like. The bread here is crispy and all of the sandwiches come with chips, along with a good beer, will be perfect for a good tapas session. All of their sandwiches are delicious. To try them all, you'd have to eat two sandwiches per day for fifty days. Let's get started.
Often times you get up in the morning really hungry and you run to wherever you can get delicious food. The Jijona Ice Cream Shop is one of those places. They give you a little breakfast-sized coffee and some bread that's really good and they let you choose from different styles of preparation. I really loved the tomato with Burgos cheese!
We stumbled upon Chamorro Restaurant right as we left the theatre. It's been situated next to the box office since April and it offers quality at a very good price. They have marinated salmon skewers with goat cheese, tuna tartare salad with tomato, earth bag porker sauce and the best Iberian ham, as well as foie gras and membrillo. The photos are all between 2.70 and 3.50 tapas. This was a great little discovery.
Me and my husband stayed in Merida, on June 13. We wanted a place for tapas and almost everything was closed. The place "La Dehesa del Castuo" was the only one open, by our hotel. It was ideal. Next to the Roman Theatre and the sausages from Extremadura are delicious! As we were tired from all the walking we sat down at 18:30 pm and ordered 2 beers and some tapas. But the lady who attended us didn´t let us finish talking. She told us that the kitchen was closed. As it was hot it was like we were waiting for it to open the kitchen. We ordered more tapas and 2 drinks. Well ..... the drinks we served. The tapas dish almost flew. But as the meats and cheeses were delicious, the beer was cold, we were thirsty, hungry and had tired feet from walking, and everything around was closed, we had no choice but to stay there. The bad one was when coming back to our hotel, we saw a block of the street restaurants already open. It would be better if we had gone to the hotel to rest and then out to eat. Worth going there to buy products from Extremadura . To eat .......... better go to the lunch box in the corner.
Augusta Tapas bar is in Merida, specifically it's right in front of the museum and near the amphitheater and theater bar where you can get cheap beer for around 1.50 euros. To regain your strength and continue visiting the city it's a great idea.
Coffee and a Neapolitan, for 1.80 euros. It is a true pleasure to start the morning with a smile, it is priceless. I pick up a newspaper, I sit at a table with my coffee, smoke mingling with pop music ... and cast a quick glance at today's headlines. Recently a child of three years told me that if my program went on DTT. I had never imagined such a brat using technicalities as unknown at a time when Spanish television was the only source of cartoons. Anyway, I came to talk Santa Eulalia del Horno. A franchise that has spread like wildfire, this is just icing sugar and tastes like cream and chocolate. "This does not have cream," I say to the waitress, and I change it for another, so my portion this morning turns out to be double. This if perfect. Today I have a bikini operation, today I need a treat before entering work, tell me the next day ... And what the hell!
Vegetarian restaurants usually aren't too cheap, but the two things I tried there were delicious: the quesadillas (four units for € 5) with delicious sauces, and the huge zucchini pancakes (a dish comes with two units). It's very nice, and a great choice if you're headed to the Festival Theatre.
The hotel is in a magnificent building in the center of Mérida that preserves the structure of the old 18th century convent built above a pre-existing temple dedicated to the Concordia de Augusto.
The regional food is great. Migas are a staple but there is other traditional fare like croquettes made from Iberian ham.
The service is professional and excellent, as is the case in all Paradors.
This afternoon, without really expecting anything much to come of it, we stumbled across a great surprise. There was a team of top professionals led by our good friend Juan Manuel. There were some of his own installations in this monumental city and there was food for every taste and every budget. Give yourself the opportunity to go there.