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All about Museo de la Gastronomía in Mérida, Mexico

Updated: April 6, 2024

Main Category: Culinary Delights


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Author: Tobias

The Museum of Yucatecan gastronomy is a restaurant and museum that promotes Yucatecan cuisine. Museo de la Gastronomía in Mérida, Mexico is about 1.6km 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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Museo de la Gastronomía Yucateca, Calle 62, Parque Santa Lucia, Centro, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexiko



Restaurants, Museum


+52 999 518 1645


1.6km from Casa Loltún

Travel Time:

Within the city


No entry fee

Price Level:




Google Rating:

average rating is 4.6 out of 5, based on 8272 votes, Ratings

Opening Hours:

• Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
• Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
• Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
• Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
• Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
• Saturday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
• Sunday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

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Casa Loltún Vacation Rentals

Rent a wonderful restored 19th-century colonial house or a new apartment in the historic city center of Mérida. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone looking for a unique and beautiful place to stay!

Get ready to be blown away by a unique blend of colonial heritage and modern architecture and dive straight into the vibrant life of the city!

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Museo de la Gastronomía

Museo de la Gastronomía Yucateca (Museum of Yucatecan Gastronomy) - or simply MUGY for short - is both, a museum and a restaurant. It has has an exhibition area and a collection of more than 3,000 pieces.

You will find cooking utensils, books about cooking and food production, recipes, photographs and more related to the history of Mexican cuisine.

But the first thing that stands out is the beautiful architecture. A circumferential veranda with the typical column arches encloses an inner courtyard with tall trees and - especially in the evening - very atmospheric lighting.

However, most visitors probably come for the food. The food is typically Yucatán (as the name suggests) and there is only Yucatan food to choose from. If you like it or would like to try it, you are in the right place in the heart of the historic city.

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Reservations and seating

Since the restaurant is often very busy, we recommend a table reservation. You can call or also book online through the website. The opening hours are quite different depending on the day.

As always, it is advisable to briefly check the current times on the restaurant's website (respectively in the social media channels accessible via it, as the website is otherwise only used for reservations).

In MUGY are three seating areas: If the weather permits, it is most beautiful in the courtyard under the trees. This is followed by a place on the surrounding terrace, which has the advantage of being covered. The interiors of the building, on the other hand, are somewhat less attractively designed.


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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

average rating is 5 out of 5
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

average rating is 5 out of 5
Cooking Classes & Food Tours

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

average rating is 5 out of 5
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Viator Travel Promotions

Our partner and market leader, Viator, offers a wide range of exciting Thing to do in Mérida and on the Yucatán Peninsula.


Take advantage of special offers, save up to 20% and enjoy maximum flexibility with free cancelations. The most popular tours are booked up quickly, so don't miss out.

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