Wonderful Cancun dining is Mexico's gift to the world, and Mexicans take cooking very seriously. Cancun restaurants include various gourmet cuisines, such as French, Italian, American, Argentinean, and Japanese, among others.
You can find just about any dish you want here in the atmosphere you prefer. Many of Cancun's restaurants have live music and a decor that, when combined with their cuisine and excellent service, make for a memorable dining experience.
It only takes an afternoon stroll along Boulevard Kukulkan to whet your appetite. You will be seduced by the architecture and settings: breathtaking sunsets on the lagoon's piers, candlelit Mayan gardens, avant-garde verandas in teak and frosted glass, and elegant and fresh interiors with thematic decor. All that, accompanied by a genuine smile from the people who serve you, will make it impossible to resist treating yourself.
And dining in Cancun really is a treat. There is so much variety among the elegant dining rooms, with cuisines ranging from Italian, Japanese and, of course, authentic Mexican. In a rush? Don't worry. There are fast-food restaurants here, too.
100% Natural is located just off the always-lively Yaxchilan Avenue, in downtown Cancun. This reputable restaurant chain serves a great selection of healthy options made with natural, wholesome ingredients perfectly balanced to provide all the nutrients the body needs.
At Alfredo Di Roma every dish is cooked to order by the expert chef, following, step-by-step, authentic Italian recipes. Here you can savor a range of Italian specialty dishes for lunch and dinner, made using only the freshest ingredients.
This restaurant and bar offers ceviches, seafood, fish tacos and much more at attractive prices. La Almeja Borracha's menu has become famous for its extensive list of drinks, including the house specialty "Almejazo", which is a shot of tequila with oysters or clams. This is the best spot in downtown Cancun for seafood and a fun time!
Located at Plaza Peninsula, Axiote offers a variety of contemporary Mexican cuisine in an exclusive ambiance with a charming terrace area. Situated just five minutes from the entrance to the Cancun Hotel Zone, this downtown restaurant is perfect for foodies in search of a delicious breakfast and other flavorful Mexican favorites.
At Bandoneon you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Buenos Aires and enjoy the sounds of tango music. This restaurant is the perfect place to dine on excellent Argentinean cuisine in an upscale setting. It's located just a few yards from the City Express Cancun
This excellent waffle restaurant is one of the places that you shouldn't miss on your next shopping trip to Malecon Americas. Located just below the Fiesta Inn Cancun Las Americas, Belgian Waffle Boutique will surprise you with its varied menu. Bon appetit!
Get ready to be seduced by the tempting flavors of the molecular cuisine that Benazuza serves for lovers of good food. Marvel at the originality of the creations, which are a spectacular fusion of flavors, textures and sensations, resulting in a delicious combination that will surprise even the most discerning diner. Located at the Oasis Sens, in the Cancun Hotel Zone, this restaurant's tasting menu, whether for breakfast or dinner, is an extraordinary adventure from start to finish. Take the opportunity to sample this innovative cuisine that also features some traditional Mexican flavors, making it a delight for all your senses.
With an extensive salad bar, traditional Brazilian home-style dishes and the finest grilled steaks, Bovino's Churrascaria promises to indulge your taste buds with the best cuisine from the mountains of Brazil. Find this restaurant in downtown Cancun.
This lively restaurant is located in the heart of the Hotel Zone, in Flamingo Plaza. It is well known for its distinctive decor, based around the movie Forrest Gump, and the fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Diners keep coming back for the delectable specialties made with the freshest lobster and shrimp, however, if you're not in the mood for seafood, then they also serve succulent steaks and a great selection of zesty pastas. Enjoy the restaurant's stunning vista of Nichupte Lagoon from the comfortable terrace while you savor a delicious lunch or dinner.
Enjoy dining at this Argentinian Steakhouse, while listening to the sensual rhythms of the tango. Accompany your meal with a glass or two of wine from their fabulous selection of Argentinean reds and whites. The service, just like the cuisine, is absolutely outstanding.
"Enjoy, eat and drink because life is short" is the philosophy at La Cantinita restaurant and bar, offering a fiesta-style atmosphere with colorful Mexican design, costumed waiters, live music and free snacks. You'll love this place at Plaza Solare, across the street from the downtown Bullring.
Located on the shores of the beautiful Nichupte Lagoon and a vantage point for the most stunning sunsets, Capt. Charlie's offers an extensive menu of original seafood specialties guaranteed to please everyone's palate, including juicy steaks, fresh seafood entrees, and all-you-can eat shrimp and fish. Pair your meal with a refreshing cocktail or select a fine wine from their well-stocked cellar.
If you enjoy dining on fish and seafood, you won't find a more sophisticated place than Captain's Cove. This fine restaurant is located in the Cancun Hotel Zone, on the shores of the Nichupte Lagoon.
Located in Plaza Forum in the Hotel Zone, Carlos n' Charlie's is one of the best choices for dining with friends, or family. It is part of a reputable Mexican restaurant chain, well-known for its excellent food, attentive service and lively atmosphere. The extensive menu includes from Mexican specialties and American favorites to fresh seafood, pastas and delicious desserts.
Visit La Casa de las Margaritas and excite your taste buds with their delicious Mexican dishes. This fantastic restaurant is located in the La Isla Shopping Village, and offers an authentic Mexican atmosphere, along with the chance to try excellent local cuisine.
Casa Rolandi, proud recipient of the prestigious Five-Star Diamond Award, is located in Plaza Caracol. Specializing in Italian cuisine, their menu includes delicious pastas and delectable seafood and steaks cooked in a wood fired oven. Tropical plants, vines, and soft lighting perfectly complement the restaurants Mediterranean decor, creating a delightfully romantic ambiance.
The exquisite presentations and quality ingredients, used in the preparation of each and every dish served at this fantastic restaurant, are sure to please even the most demanding diner. The menu of Casa Rubi features an array of tempting dishes, prepared by internationally renowned chefs, guaranteeing a real treat for all the senses. You can find this modern restaurant located very close to Plaza Las Americas Mall, in an avant-garde neighborhood that's becoming known as the gastronomic Mecca of downtown Cancun.
With a beautiful terrace, this restaurant is an amazing place to enjoy the best in Italian cuisine. With locations at Plaza Kukulcan (Hotel Zone) and Plaza Peninsula (downtown), Cenacolo offers its guests an exquisite variety of fresh ingredients in every dish.
It will be difficult to choose from among a wide variety of delicious dishes that the menu of the restaurant offers, prepared with fresh seafood and with such enticing presentation that will leave your mouth watering. Jumbo shrimp, fish fillets and large crab legs are what have made the Crab House famous. Each platter is accompanied by different types of sauces or nutritious salads, making your meal a phenomenal gastronomical experience.
Treat yourself to the fabulous selection of incredible Mexican specialties, predominantly from the state of Jalisco, and accompany your meal with premium tequila from the restaurant's extensive beverage menu. One of the most popular dishes is the very traditional tortas ahogadas, (dunked Mexican subs), which are then dipped into a hot sauce. Other great choices that have captivated tourists from all over the world, include ceviche from Nayarit, birria, (goat in a broth), menudo (spicy tripe soup) and an assortment of moles from all over Mexico. Dine at La Destileria and discover the real flavors of Mexico.
This locally and internationally acclaimed Italian restaurant, is renowned for its excellent service and enticing dishes made using only the finest ingredients. Run by the owners, who supervise the quality and service themselves, La Dolce Vita has a vibrant atmosphere and is a great choice for a romantic meal or dinner with friends and family.
Avenida Bonampak isn't just one of the most attractive areas of downtown Cancun; it has been reinvented and it's now home to the wonderful creations of Chef Alain Grimmond. Du Mexique is a renowned restaurant serving haute French cuisine with a special Mexican touch. Enjoy distinct spaces including a cozy sitting area for savoring exotic appetizers, a contemporary dining area, and a beautiful terrace.
Every dish at Elefanta is filled with the magic and tradition of India. With a renowned chef and a cooking team from India, this restaurant, at La Isla Shopping Village, offers the best tribute to Indian cuisine in Cancun. Elefanta is an excellent choice for enjoying a casual yet elegant ambiance next to the Nichupte Lagoon.
This Argentinean restaurant is located in the heart of the city of Cancun, along Avenida Yaxchilan. With a classic steakhouse ambiance, it is the ideal place to dine on succulent cuts of grilled meat, empanadas, salads, pizzas and more.
The elegant restaurant, Grill 14, is located beside the Nichupte Lagoon in the Hotel Zone. It has a concept that balances the rustic elements of the decor with upscale gastronomy. At this sophisticated spot you can enjoy a myriad of culinary creations made by our experienced chef. The setting is outstanding, complemented by the moonlight dancing on the calm waters of the lagoon, as you savor the gourmet dishes that Grill 14 has to offer.
Start your meal with one of their exquisite appetizers that include such dishes as fried shrimp with garlic and red chili or roasted scallops on a truffle and edamame puree. After which, enjoy a warm spinach salad with parmesan cheese or a portion of chambray lettuce with a sherry vinaigrette. Then choose from their great variety of wood-fired entrees, such as BBQ shrimps with avocado sauce, or grilled dishes that include fresh sword fish or rack of New Zealand lamb. For a truly wonderful dining experience, Grill 14 should definitely be on your list of restaurants to visit during your stay in Cancun.
This churrascaria in Cancun is so much more than just another Brazilian steakhouse. Grill 2000 is a very popular restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Cancun, where clients are treated to friendly service and a whole host of traditional Brazilian flavors. The fantastic salad bar, great selection of juicy beef cuts, and the best caipirinhas in town, ensures that customers always leave this casual restaurant more than happy!
Gustino offers a delicious selection of Italian specialties, all beautifully presented. Some of the most popular dishes are the marinated mixed veggies, the cold cuts and the cheese platter. Just like the food, their service is also outstanding.
Enjoy a romantic dinner at this famous restaurant in Cancun amidst a beautiful Mayan garden. Try their 'cocobichuela', chunks of lobster and shrimp cooked in a curry sauce and served with rice and tropical fruit, just one of their many delectable dishes.
Built in the style of an old Mexican estate, Hacienda El Mortero takes you on a culinary journey of the finest Mexican cuisines. Accompany the exquisite dishes with premium tequila from their extensive selection. From beef and poultry to fish and seafood, all served with a variety if tasty salsas, when it comes to authentic Mexican food Hacienda El Mortero really does have it all.
Enjoy a festive atmosphere while you admire arches, fountains and balconies that are reminiscent of the haciendas of colonial Mexico. With a menu that features some of the country’s most traditional recipes, Hacienda Sisal promises to surprise you with exquisite Mexican dishes. This restaurant is located in the Cancun Hotel Zone.
Hard Rock Cafe is one dining option not to be missed out on during your next vacation in Cancun. This fantastic restaurant is located by the beach in Plaza Forum and offers magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea. With an admirable collection of Rock n' Roll memorabilia and a lively atmosphere, this popular place is ideal for enjoying lunch or dinner.
Watch the latest sporting events as you enjoy delicious hot wings or a variety of sandwiches and burgers, all washed down with a few icy cold beers served by the infamous Hooters girls! Just like any of their other 400 restaurants around the world, Hooters Cancun also has an incredible party atmosphere.
Have fun while enjoying the best Caribbean food in Cancun! When it comes to serving up delicious cuisine, Margaritaville is a great choice, combining the atmosphere of a fiesta, excellent service and amazing decor to guarantee you have a great time. After eating here, you'll realize that Margaritaville is not just a restaurant but a state of mind. With the music of Jimmy Buffett playing in the background and decorated in a tropical style, Margaritaville is a Mecca for fans of Jimmy Buffett and anyone who loves good food and entertainment. Make sure you try at least one of their signature Margaritas!
Lorenzillos's is a tradition in Cancun, and has been acclaimed on both a local and international level. They serve the best lobsters in town, harvested at their own farm that has a surplus of 10,000 lobsters. They are carefully fed and raised until they reach maturity, so you can always expect the highest standards of quality. Located on the Hotel Zone, this delightful restaurant offers a stunning view of the Nichupte Lagoon.
La Madonna, one of the best choices for dining in Cancun, serves the most extraordinary Italian and Swiss cuisines. The mezzanine level is perfect for a romantic dinner or to enjoy a few martinis and a fine Cuban cigar with friends. La Madonna has an air of sophistication and elegance backed up by the delectable cuisine and the extremely professional service.
You'll love the variety of gourmet dishes at Marakame Cafe. This charming restaurant also has an outdoor area, perfect for enjoying a coffee or a glass of wine. It serves an excellent breakfast and lunch buffet Monday through Saturday, while Sundays are known for the popular brunch. For live music, stop by Wednesday through Saturday close to 10:00 p.m. Find it in downtown Cancun!
Mocambo is an excellent option if you're planning to be in the Cancun Hotel Zone and want to enjoy delicious seafood from the Caribbean Sea. This restaurant is located next to the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort and Spa, opposite Plaza Caracol.
Enjoy succulent prime beef at Outback Steakhouse. Featuring decor that brings to mind the faraway Australian outback, this restaurant offers classic American specialties and a whole lot of Aussie-inspired dishes. The tenderness of the meat and the exquisite taste is due to an exclusive blend of seventeen spices used to marinate and season every steak. Also try the BBQ ribs or the fish and shrimp specialties, and their desserts are simply amazing!
Try, taste and savor the most authentic Mexican cuisine! With a lively atmosphere full of color, music, and tradition, the Paloma Bonita restaurant is divided into the Salon Michoacan, Cantina Jalisco, and Patio Oaxaca. You can enjoy exquisite Mexican specialties, along with wonderful tequilas and cocktails in any of them. This restaurant only opens for dinner, and is located at the entrance of Dreams Cancun Resort and Spa, in Cancun's popular Hotel Zone.
Known for its tradition, folklore, mariachi music and the mouthwatering flavor of its Mexican dishes, La Parrilla restaurant offers you an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a 100% Mexican atmosphere at this restaurant, located on Avenida Yaxchilan in the heart of downtown Cancun.
Mexican traditions thrive at Pericos, an authentic Mexican restaurant located right in the center of Cancun. Enjoy the vibrant Mexican party atmosphere during a unique dining experience, as you watch live shows and relish in the buzz you get from the friendly service provided by the waiters.
The cuisine at La Piola is simply wonderful. Classic Italian specialties, attentive yet non-intrusive service, and a great location on the ground floor of the Ibis Cancun Centro hotel, create an intimate and relaxed atmosphere where great cooking and an excellent wine list complement the dining experience. La Piola is located across the street from Plaza Las Americas and Dubai Palace Casino in downtown.
Located at the Barracuda Marina and reminiscent of the famous Puerto Madero, an uptown neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this restaurant serves delicious prime beef, fish and seafood, all prepared using authentic Argentinean recipes. There is always a warm, cozy atmosphere, as diners savor the incredible flavors of the cuisine and the full-bodied wines begin to flow. Dine inside and enjoy the air-conditioning, or al fresco on their beautiful terrace with a stunning view of the Nichupte Lagoon.
A visit to Ruth's Chris Steak House offers the perfect touch to your Cancun vacation, thanks to its impeccable service and mouthwatering menu options. Try generous portions of lobster or giant shrimp, delicious salads and sides, or the house classics, featuring its signature steaks and exquisite Cajun specialties that have made this restaurant chain famous for the past 50 years.
Here, the burritos are the star! This cozy outdoor restaurant and bar offers a laid-back vibe and reggae music. With truly affordable prices and open 24 hours a day. The Surfin Burrito is located a quick walk from Chac Mool Beach and Plaza Forum.
This sophisticated place, located in La Isla shopping mall, has become one of Cancun's favorite restaurants in recent years, for both locals and tourists alike. Contemporary decor and magnificent sunsets behind the lagoon are the perfect garnish to the exquisite Thai dishes served here. Try the bar's cocktails and choose a dish from an extensive menu. The mixture of exotic flavors and a unique Thai-village ambiance promise an unforgettable time.
For a different dining experience, stop by Tinto. What's so interesting about it? This restaurant has a glass bottle ceiling, a rustic wine cellar and innovative details, along with a deck-style terrace, an interactive play area for kids, and a wood oven that gives the steaks an unbeatable flavor. You can find Tinto at Pabellon Cumbres, just south of downtown Cancun.
You'll love the wide variety of dishes at Trattoria Limoncello, serving the most traditional recipes from beautiful Italy. Not only is this restaurant a small gem on the Nichupte Lagoon, it's also one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in the Cancun Hotel Zone.
This restaurant is a favorite with locals and tourists alike and will definitely please even the most demanding palate. The menu includes, thin crispy pizzas, deli sandwiches and delicious entrees, however many people go for the very creative salads, served with cold cuts, fruits, cheese, nuts, and seafood, all topped with zesty dressings that have made this restaurant a legend in Cancun. La Troje is personally run by the owners, so expect warm, friendly service.