The Coromoto ice cream shop is in the Guinness Book of Records for being the store that has the most option of ice cream flavors in the world, around 1000, some of them as exotic as ginger and avocado, and some quite strange like octopus, squid , or mushrooms in wine.
The atmosphere is mystic and it has sacred decoration. Music with Gregorian chants that together with waiters dressed as Benedictine monks give a touch of mystery to the place. Very good international dishes. It has several rooms: one with a terrace with views of the Sierra Nevada, Garden, Bar and The Catacombs. Inside the room is the Abadia Tours Travel Agency who offer tours to travel Destinations throughout Venezuela.
Chocolates La Mucuy was born as a small craft project Tabay in a house, half an hour from Merida, but their chocolates have become so popular that they have opened stores in several commercial centers in Merida, specifically in Plaza Mayor and the DC The Tapias . Both the quality and the choice are good, plus they make incredible gift presentations. This place does justice to the best cacao in the world, that of Venezuela.
During our stay in Merida, I decided to enter the commercial center of Av de Portugal that was near our hotel. We opted for the restaurant "Pacomeralgo" because they accepted checks and for the stunning decoration. We found it very original and the menu was not limited to Italian food as we had previously thought it would be. There was homemade pizzas, barbecue pizza, the most popular were the Calzzone (from what I regret not having ordered). The portions are massive and very tasty, just looking at the desserts you can see what they look like. Again. The next day we returned to dinner, I ordered a burger, a change from last night's pizza, it was large and succulent, with all the trimmings. Customer treatment was very friendly they even switched on the TV so we could watch the game.
Locals say it is the best pizzeria in Merida, a city where there are hundreds of pizza shops because it is a college town and everyone knows that pizza is one of the best foods when one doesn´t feel like cooking. I don´t know if they are the best, but the one I had, the special Cheos one, was lovely. They use the grill instead of the oven, and that gives them a special flavor to set them apart from the rest.
Las 20 Truchas is in one of Merida's nightlife areas, where there are many restaurants. It is specialized in different varieties of trout: fried, made into pies, roasted, grilled, with garlic, stuffed, etc. It also has a grill for steaks. The name itself says it all, there are 20 different varieties of prepared trout, which is usually larger than the European. Special Trout comes with a wine mushroom sauce that is delicious, and other varieties which are recommended are trout with garlic or trout with seafood.
The Abbey Group has two restaurants in Merida, The Abbey and the Abbey's Angel, the latter is a house that is more than 50 years of age and was once renovated, adding the dramatic "Frida Kahlo" Indian room, "the balcony of the poets, "the room" of Ochum dream, the "attic portals of colonialness and Diego Rivera, with its huge, colorful mural" The creation of the world. "
Situated inside the Hotel Chama, it is a sushi bar with exquisite decor and reasonable prices for what is usually found in Japanese restaurants. Highlights in the menu are the sushi, the tempura, the Makis, and some Caribbean cuisines with plantain added to some of the dishes.
Arepas richest Merida! They are large and have various combinations that are delicious! The prices are quite affordable! Staff are great! The flavors are out of this world! I ate a meal and left sifrina delighted. The other day I went back for the tray so that you and me could stay in love! I want a Cumanagoto's in Maracaibo!!
One of the best places to breakfast in Merida, offering tamarind juices, strawberries, blackberries and other fruits. The typical Andean soup, la pizca, is highly recommended, made with egg, coriander and other delicious ingredients, apart from the arepas and the Andean cupcakes.
The Rosmarino is one of the cheapest options for dining in the Plaza of Heroines. It is a small, six table restaurant, nicely decorated with Italian colours. The pizzas cost 20 BG and the drinks are cheap.
The road from Merida to Barinas, narrow and with a lot of curves around the mountain, is full of barbecue restaurants with great views of the mountains. The Rancho Paraiso is one of the most recommended, with a wide variety of meats and grilled fish.