Though locals say this eatery has lost some of its star power, it's still a dependable place for shish kebab, fried kibbe (meatballs of ground beef, wheat germ, and spices), hummus, tabbouleh, baba ghanoush, and other Lebanese dishes. The strikingly handsome dining spot is full of character, with an eclectic collection of antiques, paintings, and sculptures. The building itself dates to 1727, and is adorned with some of the original stones from the Mayan temple it replaced, as well as mosaic floors from Cuba. Even if you choose to have dinner elsewhere, stop in for almond pie and Turkish coffee in the romantic, candlelit courtyard.
Calle 64 No. 482, at Calle 57, Mérida, Yucatán, 97000, Mexico