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