Mezcalería La Fundación
La Fundación was Mérida’s—and the Yucatán’s—first mezcalería
(i.e., mezcal bar). Regulars call it “la Mezca” and you’ll find more than fifty Mexican labels there, as well as Oaxaca
-style bites such as the popular mole tacos. The bar is decorated with drawings of la Catrina (the skeleton often seen in sketches wearing clothes and hats), vintage photos of important characters as Pancho Villa, accessories with vibrant colors, and works of emerging regional artists. There are regularly scheduled DJ nights serving up grooves in genres ranging from world music to progressive to ambient. Wednesdays, however, are all about salsa, with dance classes starting at 9 p.m.; work out your new moves on the dance floor for the rest of the night.