Hidden, yet in plain sight, Meroma opened in late 2017 in a restored traditional residence on the popular Colima Avenue in Roma North. As you walk past the entrance to this modern establishment you may not even recognize it. The primary seating area for the restaurant is up a set of stairs tucked away behind their lovely bar. Reservations are highly recommended and be sure to ask to be seated on the patio.
The menu at Meroma is comprised of contemporary, sustainable cuisine from local producers served in an elevated setting. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you are likely to find it here as the menu is concise, yet diverse. The complexity of each dish was what truly stood out for us. It was exceptional to taste each element within a dish individually before digging in and experiencing the exquisite fusion of the complete dish. Meroma is a great date spot; though I would recommend coming with a group, as this presents the opportunity to share multiple dishes without feeling too guilty.
I can’t say I have a favorite dish, as they were all thoroughly enjoyed. However, I can certainly recommend the foie gras terrine, orecchiette, and grilled quail. Save room for dessert if you can, as the condensed goat milk tart and cacao biscuit are both marvelous to finish off a great afternoon, or evening.
The afternoon began with a few delicious cocktails, though once the food arrived we opted for wine to pair with the incredible culinary delights presented before us. Lunch concluded with a round of carajillos before we made our way around the corner to Licorería Limantour for more cocktails.