Délice member city
Merida is the capital of the Mexican Yucatan peninsula, home to one the world’s greatest regional cuisines. In addition to the heritage of native Mayan recipes, its isolated peninsular location facilitated the absorption of food & flavors of foreign regions such as Spain, Portugal, France, Holland, Lebanon, Cuba & Africa.
Today, gastronomy is a true trigger to attract Yucatan tourists in Mérida. As the whole of Mexican gastronomy has been recognized in 2010 as “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO, Mérida has made its way to become one of the top 5 Food Regions of the country.
Famous chefs, Food Events, great culinary institutions, markets and other food actors participate in pushing Mérida on the local and international scene as a top food destination. They all work in order to preserve the food heritage of the peninsula and offer local and qualitative food to the people & visitors.