Fodor's Expert Review Hacienda el Mortero
The main draw at one of Cancún's first restaurants is the setting: a replica of a 17th-century hacienda, complete with courtyard fountain, flowering garden, and strolling mariachi band. Although there's nothing outstanding on the traditional Mexican menu, the tortilla soup is very good and the chicken fajitas and rib-eye steaks are tasty. Fish lovers may also like the pescado Veracruzana (fresh grouper prepared Veracruz-style with olives, garlic, and fresh tomatoes). Sunday brunch is served from 9 to 2. This is a popular restaurant for large groups, so it can get boisterous—especially once guests begin sampling the 110 types of tequila. There's live mariachi music nightly from 7 to 10:30 pm.
Blvd. Kukulcán, Km 9
Cancún, Quintana Roo 77500, Mexico
998-848–9800 Ext. 778