Los Almendros is one of the most famous traditional Yucatecan food in México where you can try all the region’s best dishes.
Many of the dishes on offer reflect the unique history of the region. One tasty example is queso relleno that shows distinctly Dutch and yucatecan roots. A wedge of Gouda cheese stuffed with pork, nuts and spices, and smothered with a “kol” sauce, a local type of bechamel.
You can also ask for the fill turkey black or “relleno negro” - shredded turkey, meatballs flavored with local herbs, boiled egg and drizzled with a rich black sauce that is made of ground local peppers and other spices.
Depending of the day, they have other specials, like Monday that they offer pork with black beans (that is the traditional Yucatecan food for the beginning of the week), and like wednesdays that they have turkey in capers sauce.
The drinks are also special, none more so than one made from a local leaf called chaya that is a lot like kale. Or try a traditional Mexican horchata, made of ground rice. The dining room can’t be more Yucatecan: the furniture, the music and the staff will make the experience at Los Almendros the local signature of your trip to Merida.
Los Almendros is three blocks away from downtown. You can ask for “Parque La Mejorada” and the restaurant is just in front of the plaza. They have also a branch in Cancun.