Culinary Experience

Izel Restaurant of high contemporary cuisine

You will be able to taste incredible dishes made by our signature chefs from Izel Cocina Contemporánea, who with their philosophy, tradition and care, create an unforgettable culinary experience in the tranquility of our hotel in the heart of Mérida.

Signature Cuisine

Izel’s cuisine is defined by the use of fermentation, and by a deep curiosity and investigation around the ingredients, not only locally, but beyond the geographical borders throughout the region.

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Hotel Casa de Las Palomas
Hotel Casa de Las Palomas

Our Chefs

Collectors of flavors and curious about ingredients, chefs Daniela Díaz and Pablo Luque have consolidated a unique culinary proposal in the city of Mérida, by embarking on a path based on the preservation of fruits, vegetables and various elements that, later, are become the protagonists of their dishes. There, on the table, and in each bite, there is a story to tell.

With in-depth experimentation in preservation techniques and methods, the young chefs of Veracruz origin are inspired by Mexican culinary traditions, and protect them in jars and bottles. There is a gastronomic testimony in its dishes, which range from a cured poc chuc tostada, with black garlic, wakame, Creole coriander and edible flowers dressing, to a soft-shell crab taco, creamy enchipotlado of fermented meco dried chili, and Dutch cheese crust with coriander flowers.

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To accompany the proposal, a very special selection of Mexican wine, spontaneously fermented beers, and signature cocktails, become the companions of each bite that, throughout their pairing dinners, are capable of creating a memorable experience for the palate. . At Izel, its chefs have left behind their ties to cooking only with local and seasonal ingredients, and have ventured to ferment everything that intrigues and enchants them.