Cancun restaurants offer a marvelous choice of dining and entertainment. In Cancun
many of the chef’s are of international renown, preparing your favorite gastronomical
delights. Dining in Cancun offers something for every palette, from Mexican (many
styles), Italian, Chinese, Sea Food, Yucatan, American, French, German, Canadian,
British, Arabian, Mediterranean and other styles of cuisine. Flavors can vary from
extremely hot and full flavored to mild and somewhat less flavorful. Due to the nature
of Cancun’s Latin, Mexican and Mayan heritage, Mexican food is predominate and comes
in many varieties unique to the area.
and Places to Eat in Cancun
Cancun Restaurant Guide
Cancun, Tequila and Margaritas
Cancun Entertainment Information
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Other types of dining in the Cancun Hotel Zone
American: Most of the big chains are represented in Cancún, including T.G.I. Friday’s,
Hard Rock Café, Planet Hollywood, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Burger King, Kentucky Fried
Chicken, Dominos’, Papa John’s, and Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Other ‘hot spots’ include
the Outback Steak House, Pat O’Brien’s and the Rainforest Café.
a culinary adventure, recommend Blue Bayou, the first Cajun restaurant in Mexico
or Mango Tango, which offers a multi-ethnic selection and lagoon-side dining. For
sushi, choose from Yamamoto downtown, Campay in the Hotel Zone, or Mikado; now offering
a selection of Thai dishes.
Seafood: It doesn’t get any fresher than Cancun. Consider
La Fishería, one of Cancún’s foremost seafood establishments, or Faro’s, which has
one of the most extensive seafood menus.
Italian: La Dolce Vita is the reigning favorite
in this category. For more casual Italian dining, Cancún visitors can try Casa Rolandi
in the hotel zone and also in downtown Cancun. Locanda Paolo and Mama Roma are additional
Fine Cuts: There are many fine options for those that appreciate
a perfectly cooked steak, beginning with the Argentinean restaurants Cambalache in
the hotel zone and Patagonia and Grillo’s downtown. American style steak houses include
the Porterhouse Grill in the hotel zone’s Avalon Grand hotel while the “Rio” offers
up Brazilian ‘brochettes’.
Dinner cruises: Romantic and alluring, a sunset cruise
with dinner aboard one of these floating restaurants can be unforgettable. The Columbus
Lobster Dinner Cruise sets sail from the Royal Mayan Marina Dock daily. On the Pirate’s
Night Adventure and the Caribbean Carnival Night Cruise, diners sail to Isla Mujeres
for a lavish buffet dinner. The Cancun Queen, the only paddlewheel boat on the lagoon,
is another seaward dining option.
Located inside the Cancun JW Marriott Hotel, Cafe Salsa features a sophisticated
interior design with spectacular views. Café Salsa offers an exclusive Prime Rib
and lobster buffet, as well as the Seafood Extravaganza Buffet for dinner.
offer a great variety of specialties featuring the best flavors found in Mexican
Haute Cuisine for lunch.
Open: Daily, 06:30 to 11:00 pm
Marriott hotel, Blvd. Kukulcán km 14.5, Hotel Zone. Tel.: 848-9600 ext. 6649 & 6849
Credit Cards Accepted Visa • MasterCard • American Express
La Dolce Vita, Ristorante Italiano
Freshly made pastas and seafood, a favorite of Cancun locals since 1983. Downtown
Cancun Italian at its finest!!!
La Habichuela Restaurant Cancun
Superb Caribbean seafood and traditional cuisine have made Cancun's La Habichuela
a legend of Cancun and Mexico gastronomy since 1977 in an exquisite Mayan setting.
Pat O'Brien's Cancun
Famous HURRICANE drink, Live Music, most important sporting events from the NBA to
the NFL via satellite
Hilton Cancun Beach & Golf Resort
Italian, Mexican, Steak House, Japanese and seafood are part of our fine restaurants
The Plantation House - closed - now Lorenzillo’s
Closed, after hurricane Wilma, now French - Caribbean restaurant located in the Hotel
Zone on the Lagoon side. This great Cancun restaurant was always part of the Lorenzillos’
family of restaurants
Cancun resturtants with Mexican cuisine in the Hotel Zone
Paloma Bonita, is a lively selection for authentic Mexican fare in a space filled
with colorful handcrafted furniture and strolling musicians. In El Embarcadero, Mucho
Gusto offers buffet and a la carte service with an exotic and traditional flair.
La Casa de las Margaritas, in La Isla Shopping Village, is also popular.
chains: The Anderson Groups’ chain of restaurants is well-represented in Cancún,
including Carlos ‘N Charlie’s, Señor Frogs and El Shrimp Bucket. Carlos ‘N Charlie’s
is known as much for their on-going party as their hearty pre-and post-party dining.
For something out of the ordinary and truly unique, try dining at Los Almendros,
with tradition Yucatecan fare. Excellent Mexican cooking can also be found at El
Mexicano, in a stunning reproduction of a 19th-century hacienda, and Perico’s, which
has live Mariachi music. Casa Angelus offers up-scale Mexican dining, and nearby
in the Plaza de Toros, a series of cantina restaurants provide hearty fare along
with their powerful beverages. Other places to check out downtown include La Dolce
Vita, Los Andadores, and the small streets leading off of Avenida Tulúm that have
a variety of restaurants, as does Parque de las Palapas, and Mercado 28, also nearby.
Fine dining at La Habichuela is one of downtown’s favorites, now in operation for
Enjoy the Cancun sunset as the sky is colorful lighted and you relax to the sounds
of live entertainment. Then it is back to beach for a candlelit dinner of lobster
or steak or a combination of both and interesting mexican side dishes.