A serene dining experience thanks to its beige-on-gold color scheme and the generously spaced tables, Numitor is Merida’s special-occasion restaurant. That’s partially because the plates of food are as pretty as the decor, with swoops of sauce here and an architectural stack of proteins and vegetables there. But they don’t only look good, they taste superb. The menu changes frequently, but some recent standouts have included the crispy sweetbreads in a truffle-mushroom sauce, a cherry gazpacho, and magret of duck sided by pimento ice cream. Along with the restaurant, the owners operate very pretty, short-term vacation apartments next door, complete with concierge service. Their decor is colorful (think peaches and greens), the beds are good quality, and each has a separate living area with a kitchen. Breakfast is included in the nightly cost, as is daily maid service.
- Frommer's Staff