Christmas and New Year’s Eve Feast in Mérida in 2021
Mérida is a foodie city. I think we can all agree that this is true. You can believe me when I tell you that Christmas time is no exception. If you’re visiting at this time of year or even if you live here and just don’t feel like cooking for yourself (like me, for instance), Yucatán Today has you covered. Your options, just like every other day of the year, are wide, and varied, just be sure to reserve in advance as you really don’t want to spend Christmas day eating chips and chocolate from Oxxo (unless, of course, you do!).
Three course dinner for Christmas
- Starter: tuna tartare, cucumber, avocado with garlic mayonnaise
- Main course: Herb-crusted turkey breast, potato gratin and demi- glace
- Dessert: Chocolate mousse, truffle chocolate crisp, meringue tile and mint
Three course dinner for New Year
- Starter: scallops in a white wine and sage sauce or roasted tubers with parmesan cream
- Main dishes: steak heart, potato puree with truffle and caramelized onion sauce or seafood risotto with white wine and saffron
- Pear struck in red wine, wine foam and mascarpone cream
Children from 0 to 4 years old: free
Dinner: 8:30 to 11:30 pm
$ 2,399 pesos * per person
* Price includes VAT.
Children from 5 to 11 years old: $ 599 pesos
Children from 0 to 4 years old: free
The reservation requires prepayment of the total including service.
Whether you’re staying in this centrally located hotel or not, the restaurant is open to bookings for a Christmas meal and New Year’s Eve supper. There are both meat-based and vegetarian options. The Christmas meal costs $1,800 pesos per person and includes a four-course meal, a bottle of wine per four people, and live music. The Christmas meal is available from November 24.
Traditional Lunch for Pick-Up: Merci
The delicious cafe, Merci, has a Christmas meal service for pick up. All orders must be placed before December 19 and all food must be collected on December 23 and 24.
The menu looks delicious and includes a 7 kg turkey and gravy, baked brie, trimmings, and a selection of desserts that make me want to run to Merci immediately and gorge out on them (the banoffee pie… buy me banoffee pie).
Calle 23 x 14 y 16 #201
Montes de Amé, Mérida, YUC
Tel. (999) 941 6886
Calle 60 #346 x 35 Centro
Tel. (999) 948 8251
Join us for an unforgettable New Years Dinner in the Heart of Heaven! Includes buffet dinner and uncorking of non-alcoholic beverages, 12 grapes, DJ music, a glass of wine for toasts.
$1,900 pesos per adult
Children from 4 to 12 years old | 50% off
Reservations and additional information
Tel. (999) 942 9000
Avenida Colón # 500 between 60 and 62
Col. Centro, Mérida, Yucatán.
Vegan Pick-Up: Blue Deer
We’re all used to meat-eaters being well-catered to when it comes to Christmas gorging; so what a pleasure it was to find Blue Deer providing vegan Christmas food in Mérida. Try their Carne Vegana de Seitán Rellena (seitan and beans stuffed with seasonal vegetables served with tamarind sauce). It can be ordered via @bluedeerfood on Facebook
Boutique Eating: Rosas & Xocolate Hotel and Rosa Sur 32°
At this iconic hotel on Paseo de Montejo you can enjoy a Christmas Eve (from 7:30 pm) or New Year’s Eve (from 8:30 pm) set menu. Both evenings will be celebrated in style with live music and on New Year’s Eve there will be a projection of Times Square’s countdown, fireworks, and the traditional 12 grapes.
“Sister” restaurant to Rosas & Xocolate, Rosa Sur 32° is also offering both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve festivities. The Christmas Eve meal will be available from 7:30 pm and the New Year’s Eve meal from 8:30 pm.
Editorial by Cassie Pearse and Yucatán Today
Photography from social media of mentioned business
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