Cancún Restaurants

Large breakfast and brunch buffets are among the most popular meals in the Zona Hotelera, with prices ranging from MX$165 to MX$338 per person. Most local restaurants open for lunch around 2 pm and generally stay open until midnight. When choosing one, be aware that those lining avenidas Tulum and Yaxchilán are often noisy and c
Large breakfast and brunch buffets are among the most popular meals in the Zona Hotelera, with prices ranging from MX$165 to MX$338 per person. Most local restaurants open for lunch around 2 pm and generally stay open until midnight. When choosing one, be aware that tho
Large breakfast and brunch buffets are among the most popular meals in the Zona Hotelera, with prices ranging from MX$16

Large breakfast and brunch buffets are among the most popular meals in the Zona Hotelera, with prices ranging from MX$165 to MX$338 per person. Most local restaurants open for lunch around 2 pm and generally stay open until midnight. When choosing one, be aware that those lining avenidas Tulum and Yaxchilán are often noisy and crowded, and gas fumes make it hard to enjoy meals alfresco. Many of the finer options are on Avenida Bonampak. Eateries in the Parque de las Palapas, just off Avenida Tulum, serve expertly prepared Mexican food. Deeper into the city center, you can find fresh seafood and traditional fare at Mercado Veintiocho (Market 28). Dress is casual in Cancún, but many restaurants do not allow bare feet, short shorts, or bathing suits. Even at the fanciest places, suggested attire is "resort elegant," meaning long pants, collared shirts, and closed shoes for gentlemen. For women, a dress or skirt and blouse with chichi sandals or heels will suffice. Upscale resorts in the Zona Hotelera typically purify their tap water; however, ask in advance whether it's safe to drink.

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  • 1. duMexique

    $$$$ | El Centro | French

    Discreetly located on bustling Avenida Bonampak, this hidden gem created by Chef Alain Grimond and his wife, Sonya, has an intimate dinner-party...Read More

  • 2. Hanaichi

    $$ | Japanese

    It might look like a hole-in-the-wall, but this small Japanese restaurant has some of Cancún's best sushi and is frequented by some of Mexico...Read More

  • 3. La Dolce Vita

    $$$$ | El Centro | Italian

    The grande dame of Cancún restaurants delivers on the promise of its name (which means "the sweet life" in Italian). In business since 1983...Read More

  • 4. Labná

    $$ | El Centro | Mexican

    Yucatecan cuisine reaches new and exotic heights at this Mayan-themed restaurant, with fabulous dishes prepared by Chef Elviro Pol. The papadzules...Read More

  • 5. Le Basilic

    $$$$ | Zona Hotelera | Mediterranean

    If heaven had a restaurant, this would be it. Arched bay windows, checkered marble floors, live jazz, and exquisite garden views create a stunning...Read More

  • 6. Mare

    $$$$ | Zona Hotelera | Italian

    This Italian restaurant from the creators of Cenacolo takes great pride in its handmade pasta—that's evident as you pass the chef rolling out...Read More

  • 7. Peter's Restaurant

    $$$ | El Centro | International

    Conveniently located at the gateway to El Centro, this family-run fine dining establishment is one of the best deals in Cancún. Although it...Read More

  • 8. Puerto Madero

    $$$$ | Zona Hotelera | Steakhouse

    Modeled after the dock warehouses that have been converted into modern eateries in Argentina's Puerto Madero, this steak-and-seafood house gets...Read More

  • 9. Tempo by Martin Berasategui

    $$$$ | Zona Hotelera | Eclectic

    This elegant restaurant in the Paradisus Cancún is the latest Caribbean offering from acclaimed Spanish chef Martin Berasategui. Its stylish...Read More

  • 10. The Club Grill

    $$$$ | Zona Hotelera | International

    Details like a martini lounge, tuxedoed waiters, and live jazz help recreate a swank 1960s ambience at the Club Grill. The romantic dining room...Read More

  • 11. 100% Natural

    $$ | El Centro | Vegetarian

    You'll be surrounded by plants and modern Mayan sculptures when you eat at this open-air restaurant. Start the day with one of the signature...Read More

  • 12. Bandoneon

    $$$$ | El Centro | Argentine

    Entering Bandoneon you might think you've taken a right turn and ended up in Buenos Aires. Every detail replicates the streets of Argentina...Read More

  • 13. Cambalache

    $$$ | Argentine

    This Argentinean steak house is rustic yet elegant, with dark wooden tables and arched brick ceilings. The house cocktail, clericot, made...Read More

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    14. Casa Rolandi

    $$$$ | Zona Hotelera | European

    The secret to this restaurant's success is its creative handling of Italian and Swiss cuisine—which explains why both carpaccio de pulpo ...Read More

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  • 15. Casitas

    $$$$ | Zona Hotelera | Seafood

    Sink your toes into the sand at Cancún's only on-the-beach restaurant where impeccable service matches an incredible setting. The romantic ambience...Read More

  • 16. Cenacolo

    $$$$ | Zona Hotelera | Italian

    Brick oven pizza and pasta, handmade in full view, have made this fine Italian restaurant a favorite. Appetizers include beef or octopus carpaccio...Read More

  • 17. El Cejas

    $ | El Centro | Seafood

    The seafood is fresh at this open-air eatery, and the clientele is lively—often joining in song with the musicians who stroll among the tables...Read More

  • 18. El Oasis

    $$ | El Centro | Seafood

    This aptly-named eatery is a welcome respite from El Centro's busy streets. A small wooden bridge leads into a palapa, which is colorfully decorated...Read More

  • 19. Fantino

    $$$$ | Zona Hotelera | Mediterranean

    Reflecting Mexico's rich Spanish heritage, this Mediterranean restaurant lives up to its reputation. Grandeur hits a peak in a ballroom setting...Read More

  • 20. Gustino

    $$$$ | Zona Hotelera | Italian

    As soon as you walk down the dramatic entrance staircase, you know you're in for a memorable experience. The circular dining room has artistic...Read More

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