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Nov 8, 2007 06:35 AM

Looking for Recs in Progreso & Merida

We have two families ( all adults) will be traveling to this area for Christmas week. It is our first trip to the Gulf Coast, having been visiting the Tulum area for many years. We understand that there is a major difference between the two "coasts". We have had a chef at the homes we have rented before, but have been unable to find the same type of service in the Chicxulub/Uaymitum, where we will be staying.

In lieu of this, we are looking for recommendations for dining in the area including Merida. I see a few on the board already, but not too many.


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  1. Merida - or just outside Merida has one of the luxury haciendas my husband and I stayed at for our honeymoon 2 years ago, and we had magical meals here:
    The hacienda San Jose is incredible - the scenery is unparralled, and the restaurant is just incredible with very high ceilings, and white sheeting billowing in the archways. A woman nearby (a few feet away is bent over a fire making fresh tortillas). There were a few parties of big-wigs that came in just for dinner while we stayed there, otherwise it was mostly guests. The food is top-notch, but I cannot remember specific dishes I had now.

    We didn't find much of interest in Progresso.
    If you wanted something onthe way from Tulum to Merida, and go by way of Chichen-Itza, I have a good recommendation in Vallidolid - there is a hotel there on the main square of downtown, and the food there is amazing, and incredibly cheap.

    There was a great place in

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    1. re: MoxieMarlo

      dont miss the tacos vera cruz at the bakery in Nuevo Progresso, they are the best!