Our favorite place for lunch is La Carreta Cubana II cantina. This is a cantina where entire families go for a delicious lunch at reasonable prices. It is a tradition in Merida that when a cold beer is served, it is accompanied by several plates of botanas (snacks). Typical dishes include refried bean, tortilla chips, cubed beets, quibis, hummus (garbanzo dip) macaroni in tomato sauce, pickled potato salad, tacos of cochinita pibil and the list goes on.
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La Carreta Cubana II Calle 27 entre 18 y 20, Col. Mexico Oriente, Mérida, Yucatán
Four years later and we are still enjoying La Carreta Cubana II, Nov. 2008. For photos, check out our recent visit with bikers Rourke. Click here to view the blog.