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2509 Navigation Blvd., Houston

Mexican and Mayan Cuisine at Merida Mexican Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

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Highlights

Cuts of pork, beef, and baby goat marinate in specialty blends of spices before being roasted or grilled and plated with beans and rice

Customer Reviews

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alTOP REVIEWER
13 ratings12 reviews
February 16, 2018
great food and service.
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ClayTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
41 ratings34 reviews
February 16, 2018
Good authentic Mexican food. Tamales were excellent. Bit too much cheese on top, but the tamales themselves were good.
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PaulTOP REVIEWER
12 ratings12 reviews
February 14, 2018
Take a bull horn to get the waiter/waitress's attention.
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Sally
4 ratings4 reviews
February 15, 2018
Sometimes the music on the weekends is a little lous for table conversation, even downstairs.
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FrederickTOP REVIEWER
19 ratings16 reviews
February 14, 2018
The entire menu is great. Food is of the same quality as the more expensive restaurants up the street.
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Linda
5 ratings4 reviews
February 14, 2018
delicious breakfasts!
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RebeccaTOP REVIEWER
13 ratings5 reviews
February 15, 2018
Great food!
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CarolTOP REVIEWER
29 ratings8 reviews
February 15, 2018
Superb service and food!
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About This Deal

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.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $10 for $20 worth of Mexican and Mayan cuisine
  • $20 for $40 worth of Mexican and Mayan cuisine

Specialties of the Yucatán pervade the menu, from the cochinita pibil’s marinated and slow-roasted pork ($12.50) to the pollo pibil’s half chicken cooked in special sauce ($11.75). Chefs also whip up traditional Mexican cuisine, such as beef, chicken, or cheese enchiladas ($9.25), as well as jumbo breakfast tacos ($2.75) available all day.

Need To Know

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour specials. Must purchase 1 food item. Not valid for alcohol. 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.