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What You'll Get
Modern Mexican food was influenced by the cooking methods of its historic cultures, who were among the first to grind corn into tortillas and the first to stuff them with more tortillas. Feed on culinary evolution with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Mexican and Mayan Cuisine
Specialties of the Yucatan pervade the menu with cochinita pibil ($12.50) and Yucatecas empanadas ($10.75). Find traditional Mexican cuisine such as enchiladas ($9.25), or begin a day at any hour with a jumbo breakfast taco ($2.75) available all day.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 28, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Merida Mexican Restaurant
Merida Mexican Restaurant founders Olga and Rafael Acosta started their culinary journey in the 1950s after U.S. citizen Olga personally wrote President Eisenhower to request a visa and passport for her new husband. The young couple moved to Houston, where, after some time in the refrigerator repair business, Rafael converted his shop into the family’s new restaurant. The original eatery was just 12 tables, but soon began to grow thanks to the recipes from Rafael’s home, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Today, the restaurant continues to thrive thanks to its fresh, home-cooked dishes and the continuing spirit of the Acosta family.
Merida’s recipes have spanned three generations, with Rafael’s grandson Junior now behind the restaurant and its culinary specialties, such as cochinita pibil. To prepare it, chefs marinate seasoned pork in an adobo paste, top it with pickled onions, and serve it with black beans. A mixture of subtly nuanced Mayan dishes and Tex-Mex style tacos round out the menu. On weekends, live entertainment injects Merida with the lively sounds of contemporary Latin soul, creating a destination for fans of the menu’s unique recipes and authentic spirit.