The bars and cantinas in Mérida are true witnesses to the heritage and a tradition that never dies. For generations, they have been part of the daily agenda of hundreds of people who look for refreshing new experiences, spending time with friends, and even closing important business deals.
In Mérida, there are more than 100 cantinas distributed in the different neighborhoods of the city, although they are mostly located downtown.
It is known that they are mainly places to drink, but in Yucatán, the cantinas are also a reference for good Yucatecan snacks, such as sikilpak, papadzules, kibis, and tacos of different varieties. In many cantinas, you will hear unique entertaining stories of famous people that have visited their bars, or even historical events that they have witnessed.
There are classic, traditional cantinas, and bars located in old buildings that have been open to the public for decades. There are also more contemporary options with high-quality service and live music.
The best way to get to know Yucatán's gastronomy is by pairing it with your favorite drinks.
Tour de Cantinas
You are welcome to join us in an experience where we will stroll through the streets of the historical downtown of the city of Mérida. While we tell you the history of the houses in Mérida, you will visit different traditional cantinas in town. We will have fun activities during the tour; we will talk about the food and the history of each cantina. Don't miss this unique experience in our state.
The tour includes a local guide, transportation from departure point, 1 complimentary drink per canteen, and fun games during the visits.
Monday to Friday, schedule: 18:00
Saturdays, schedule: 14:00 or 18:00
Tour de Cantinas
18:00 Departure from the meeting point.
18:30 Visit to the first establishment, activities, and history.
19:15 Transfer and visit to the second establishment, activities, and history.
20:00 Transfer and visit to the third establishment, activities, and history.
20:45 Transfer and visit to the fourth establishment, activities, and history.
21:15 Transfer and visit to the fifth establishment, activities, and history.