Mérida, Southern Cultural and Culinary Capital City

No. 023 Origin and flavors at the Yucatecan Gastronomy Museum

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It is an inclusive experience:

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Days open to the public:

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Schedules in which you can enjoy the experience:

12:00 - 23:00

Contact number to make reservations:

Important experience activities:

  • Tour around the gastronomic museum.
  • Tour around the Mayan village.
  • Prepare a tortilla with local women.
  • Live the experience of unearthing the traditional cochinita.
  • Enjoy the unparalleled flavors of Yucatecan cuisine.

Approximate price:

$150 per person MXN

Months in which you can enjoy the experience:

All year long

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The Museo de la Gastronomía Yucateca (MUGY) (Yucatecan Gastronomy Museum) is a unique and magical concept in Mérida that shows a part of the Mayan people’s history through the flavors and scents of the famous Yucatecan cuisine. Located in the heart of the city center, it has a wide public parking lot in front, and it is just a few blocks away from Santa Lucía park.

In order to learn about MUGY, the guide will give a historic explanation of the pre-Hispanic, Mestizo, and Creole origin of dishes, showing diverse kitchenware and seeds from the region; after the tour, you will go to a representation of a small Mayan village where, every day, they unearth the mestizo dishes. Tourists will witness ancient techniques and traditions.

An unforgettable experience is complemented with jarana nights, a traditional Yucatecan dance performed at MUGY, an ideal place for special days and events, as well as having diner in Mayan huts adjusted for a unique and exclusive evening. In the rooms, you will enjoy an authentic Yucatecan meal and delicious regional desserts, accompanied by drinks with an ancient touch, like the tea of ramón, which is an experience you cannot miss.

Recommendations for tourists: if you bring pets, make a reservation previously (there are only 3 pet-friendly tables available, medium-sized dogs are the only ones allowed), please call for more information. Make a reservation via phone call or e-mail.

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Distance from Mérida to experience:


Duration of experience:

3 hours approximately

Suggested for:

Families, friends and couples

Distance from Mérida to experience No. 023 Origin and flavors at the Yucatecan Gastronomy Museum

365 days

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