Where to Eat in Merida: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 19, 2017 Marlin Saiz

In this university town in western Venezuela, it's possible to relax in a park honoring Beethoven, sample more than 800 flavors of ice cream in a Guinness-record-holding shop and ascend into the surrounding snow-capped Andes mountains via the world's longest and highest cable car. The historic downtown, centered on Plaza Bolivar, contains an impressive church inspired by Spain's Toledo Cathedral. Adventure tour companies run paragliding, mountain biking and trekking excursions outside the city.
Things to do in Merida

1. Buona Pizza

Maldonado 46, Merida 5101, Venezuela Takeout Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +58 274-2527639
Excellent
45%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 48 reviews

Buona Pizza

Reviewed By kareny13 - Tempe, Arizona

Have an express for take out and across the street sit down restaurant. Lots of topping options, great service, room to be comfortable. Well priced and oven baked pizza is very good!

2. Heladeria Coromoto

Independencia 3, Merida 5101, Venezuela Drinks +58 274-2523525
Excellent
49%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 447 reviews

Heladeria Coromoto

Reviewed By MariInJapan - Auckland Central, New Zealand

This is one of those places you MUST go when you visit Merida, but do not expect that they will have all those 1,000 flavours of ice cream... They only have few of them...
I will probably recommend to try a "normal" flavour one, because I am not sure how long those weird ones have been sitting there for...
Anyways... I think anybody who is in Merida for the first time, should go...

3. Restaurante La Abadia

3 Independencia Entre Calles 17 Y 18 | between Calles 17 and 18, Merida 5101, Venezuela Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Bar, Pub, International, Venezuelan Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$39 - HK$78 +58 274-2510933
Excellent
52%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Restaurante La Abadia

Reviewed By kareny13 - Tempe, Arizona

Nice building but becomes kitschy with the waiters in monk robes. Geared to tourists but with the same menu selection at a higher price. Downstairs bar area is nice though

4. La Nota

Calle 25 | Av 8 Parades, Merida 5101, Venezuela Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +58 274-2529697
Excellent
26%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
7%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 231 reviews

La Nota

Reviewed By PerMouritzen - Aalborg, Denmark

The service was a bit confused we cot our drinks when we were almost finished with our burger. The food is good and the burgers are big, the restaurant can be a bit noisy since it is next to a big road.

5. Pastelitos La Parroquia

La Parroquia, Merida 5101, Venezuela Takeout Venezuelan, South American Breakfast, Brunch
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Pastelitos La Parroquia

Reviewed By Maria M

It is a tradition in Merida to eat pastelitos in la Parroquia. They are considered by the local people like the best pastelitos in Merida. Pastelitos and Empanadas have a great taste and you will love it. 100% recommended.

6. Pizzeria Da Enzo

Av. Andres Bello, C.C. San Cristobal, P.B., Locales 1 y 2., Merida 5101, Venezuela Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$78 +58 274-2662881
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Pizzeria Da Enzo

Reviewed By wanderlustMBA - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Went with a large group of colleagues from work. Very accommodating Waitstaff. Made a special dish for gluten-free member of our group. Casual and clean. Good individual size pizzas.

7. Tia Nicota

C.C. Cantaclaro | C.C Cantaclaro Local 1-2, Merida 5101, Venezuela Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$78 +58 274-2441685
Excellent
40%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Tia Nicota

Reviewed By BlackyVen - Merida, Venezuela

Service and food are good, but I found it a little expensive. The place is well located and it's nice to be sitting outside.

8. De La Capellania Cafe

Avenida Los Proceres, C.C. Alto Prado, Nivel 1, Local 29 | C.C. Alto Prado, Nivel 1, Local 29, Merida 5101, Venezuela Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Gastropub Late Night, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner +58 274-2444149
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

De La Capellania Cafe

Reviewed By MoniqueYGus - New York City, New York

A great small cafe to go with a date, friends or with your family. They have delicious salads, sandwiches and home-made desserts with a nice variety of wines too. They often have special events with live musicians and special menus.
The food is beautifully presented and the staff is very attentive. The whole atmosphere is great.

9. La Chistorra

La Hechicera, Merida 5101, Venezuela Reservations Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$157 +58 274-2440021
Excellent
52%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 67 reviews

La Chistorra

Reviewed By Moraira - UK

It is very difficult to pronounce on cost in Venezuela these days. With 70% inflation and a variable black market rate, it really depends on what exchange rate you got. So I will judge this restaurant by its food and atmosphere.
We ate here on two nights. It seemed to be a little way from the city centre, but I have no real idea if it was walkable as we were dropped of by car.
I liked the atmosphere, I liked the food and I liked the staff, so that added up to a good evening.
In particular I enjoyed the large prawns. As with most food in Venezuela, the portions were large. We shared a number of dishes amongst ourselves, and that worked well.
I would recommend this restaurant, and would certainly eat here again if I was back in Merida

10. Delicias Mexicanas

Calle 25 Number 7-45 | 7-48, Merida 5101, Venezuela Mexican Lunch, Dinner +58 274-2528677
Excellent
47%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Delicias Mexicanas

Reviewed By char-n-rob - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

We accidently got tricked into drinking one to many solera green and then couldnt find anywhere to eat out of desperation we went here and even through the beery haze it was poor at best....

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