Merida is considered the birthplace of the famous "Cocido madrileño", which is now widespread in many regions of Spain. This is how they call a thick stew prepared from various types of meat with the addition of chickpeas and smoked meats. The hearty hot stew is especially popular among locals in the cold season. Every local chef has their own secrets for cooking the popular dish. When it comes to sweets, it is worth paying special attention to desserts made from fresh fruits and berries. They are used to prepare wonderful ice cream, added to pastries and even cold soups.
A popular gourmet spot is La Tahona Bar that offers a casual atmosphere and an impressive menu. Here you can try not only signature cocktails and the best Spanish wines but also fine dishes of fresh seafood. Here they serve amazing stuffed squid with asparagus, seafood platters, as well as hearty meat dishes. The menu includes both Spanish and classic European dishes.
La Milanesa Restaurant is a great place for a family holiday, as it serves simple and very popular home-style food. You can always order fried potatoes with jamon and fried eggs, fresh vegetable salads, traditional soups, and fragrant homemade cakes. Despite their simplicity, all the dishes are presented in a very beautiful way. Guests are offered to complement the meals with Spanish wines brought from different regions of the country.