The cantinas in Merida are very fun and traditional establishments where Meridans go to have some drinks while have some "botanas" (snacks) and listen to popular music, but in a very friendly enviorment, where everybody is friends with everybody!
What to Expect
The concept of the Cantinas is very well known around the world. There are other names for “cantinas”, such as tavern, pubs, canteens, saloons, etc. But all of these are locations that serve food when you are consuming alcohol in several forms, like beer, wine or stronger liquors.
These cantinas could be the equivalent to the old western saloons! Some of the oldest cantinas in Merida even have the swinging saloon-doors! Since cantinas are social gathering places for locals, this tour is a great opportunity for you to get to know Merida and its people.
Cantinas in Merida are fun and traditional. Locals go there to have some drinks while eating some "botanas" (snacks), listening to Mexican music in a very friendly environment. The botanas are regional snacks that are cooked in the cantina. Each cantina has its own distinctive snack and flavors that make it special and well known in the city.
In this tour you will visit three completely different cantinas. Each cantina is close from each other so you get there by foot and admire downtown Merida's attractions. On the way your guide will explain how cantinas operate and different stories and anecdotes of them. In each cantina you will have one beer and some snacks, while you share stories and have a blast. There are different stories and anecdotes for each one, since the very owners attend most of the cantinas you even may have a brief interview with them if they are around!
Some of the snacks we may try are panuchos, salbutes, tacos, papadzules, among other stews and typical dishes. Since you don’t want to be the party pooper in the last cantina you have the option to leave with the guide and head back to Downtown, or you can stay and keep the party going.
- English-speaking guide
- Beverages and snacks
What's Not Included
- Items of personal nature
- Tips to the guide