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All about La Chaya Maya in Mérida, Mexico

Updated: April 6, 2024

Main Category: Culinary Delights


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Author: Tobias

The well-known La Chaya Maya is quite central with two locations and serves traditional Yucatecan dishes. La Chaya Maya in Mérida, Mexico is about 1.7km away from Casa Loltún. It is located in the city center of Mérida. You walk a bit longer, but you can easily get there on foot.


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La Chaya Maya, Calle 57 x 62, Parque Santa Lucia, Centro, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexiko





+52 999 928 4780


1.7km from Casa Loltún

Travel Time:

Within the city


No entry fee

Price Level:




Google Rating:

average rating is 4.5 out of 5, based on 22791 votes, Ratings

Opening Hours:

• Monday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
• Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
• Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
• Thursday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
• Friday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
• Saturday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
• Sunday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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La Chaya Maya

Hardly any recommendation list would be complete without La Chaya Maya, which is quite centrally located near Parque de Santa Lucia and Plaza Grande and serves traditional Yucatecan food.

Just a block away in the direction of Santa Ana, there is a second branch, La Chaya Maya Casona. The atmosphere in the restaurant is rustic and authentic, with traditional Mayan art and decorations that reflect the culture and history of the region.

In addition to its own website, you can also find La Chaya Maya on Facebook and Instagram.

Authentic Mayan cuisine

La Chaya Maya puts a lot of effort on authentic Mayan cuisine. They use traditional recipes and ingredients to ensure that the dishes reflect the flavor and culture of the region.

For example, the use of limes, habanero chilies, achiote spice and corn flour are characteristic of Mayan cuisine and give the dishes a unique flavor. You can choose a table either indoors or outdoors. It's a great place to experience the flavors and culture of Yucatán.

Food at La Chaya Maya in Mérida

What delicious things do they serve?

For example, Panuchos (handmade corn tortilla stuffed with beans), Pollo Pibil (half a chicken marinated with achiote, sweet chile, tomato, onions, all wrapped with banana leaves and baked), of course Sopa de lima (a lime soup with tortilla strips, onions, tomatoes, sweet chili and shredded turkey).

Not to be missed, of course, Poc Chuc (pork seasoned according to a traditional recipe, with fried onions, chili tomatoes, avocado and beans) or Tikin xic (fish fillet, shrimp, squid and mussels marinated with achiote rampedo, wrapped and cooked in banana leaves).

You will also find a matching selection of Mexican drinks, including Agua de Horchata, Agua de Jamaica, and various margaritas, for example.


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Cooking Classes & Food Tours

If you would like to explore the Yucatan Peninsula and Mérida with a guided tour, there are wonderful experiences from Viator. We have selected the three best tours for you.

You save time and nerves, get all the insider tips you need from an expert tour guide and can join up with others if you wish. And it's also safer to travel in a group.

Taste of the Yucatan: Merida Cooking Class and Market Visit

My Top Recommendation (likely to sell out)

Taste of the Yucatan: Merida Cooking Class and Market Visit

A great tour and you have free cancellation. It starts from US-$89

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Cooking Classes & Food Tours

Another very special experience

Private Yucatecan Cooking Lesson in a Local Merida Home

A clear recommendation. The private character makes it special. From US-$90

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Not either/or, but also!

Merida Street Food Walking Tour

A food tour is part of it! You have free cancellation, it starts from US-$65

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