Yucatán and Campeche States Restaurants



Hacienda Teya

Hacienda Teya Review

Once a henequen-producing site dating back to 1683, this beautiful hacienda just outside the city serves some of the best regional food around. It has attracted some big names, like Vicente Fox (back when he was president, and would order the queso relleno to go) and even Hillary Clinton. Most patrons are well-to-do Méridians enjoying a leisurely lunch, so you don't want to wear your beach clothes. In fact, men wearing tank tops will be asked to change. It's open from noon to 6 daily, and a guitarist serenades the tables between 2 and 5 on weekends. Start with the sopa de lima; it's perhaps the most flavorful in the region. After a fabulous lunch of poc-chuc or cochinita pibil (both served with homemade tortillas), take a stroll through the gardens where peacocks roam. This restaurant has the largest wine selection in the Yucatan, and their desserts, like the award-winning flan, come with a complimentary digestif of rum, orange, and spices. If you find yourself wanting to spend the night, you can. The hacienda has six handsome suites ($$), which are often available on short notice, although they need to be reserved in advance over long weekends and holidays.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera 180, 12.5 km (8 mi) east of Mérida Kanasín, Yucatán 97370
  • Phone: 999/988–0800
  • Website:
  • Location: Mérida

    Restaurant Details

  • No dinner. Closed Dec. 25–Jan 1.
Updated: 03-08-2013

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