Cancún Restaurants

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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. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. La Habichuela

    $$$ | El Centro | Caribbean

    Open since 1977, the much-loved "Green Bean" has an elegant yet cozy indoor dining room plus an outdoor area full of Mayan sculptures and local...Read More

  • 10. La Parrilla

    $$$ | El Centro | Mexican

    With its flamboyant live mariachi music and energetic waiters, this place is a Cancún classic. The menu isn't fancy, but it offers good, basic...Read More

  • 11. La Pasteleteria

    $ | El Centro | Café

    This cheery café and bakery has comfortable equipales (rustic Mexican chairs) to plop into as you sample terrific soups, salads, and fish...Read More

  • 12. La Troje

    $$$ | El Centro | Eclectic

    From the moment you enter the garden patio, you'll feel as if you've stumbled onto a local hideaway. A brick staircase leads into the main dining...Read More

  • 13. Locanda Paolo

    $$$ | El Centro | Italian

    Flowers and artwork lend warmth to this sophisticated Italian restaurant, where the cuisine includes linguine with lobster, angel hair pasta...Read More

  • 14. Perico's

    $$$ | El Centro | Mexican

    Okay—it's a tourist trap. But it's a really fun, albeit dated, one. Bar stools are topped with saddles, and waiters dressed as revolutionaries...Read More

  • 15. Rolandi's Pizzeria

    $$ | El Centro | Pizza

    A Cancún landmark for more than 35 years—with outposts in nearby Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, and Playa del Carmen—Rolandi's continues to draw crowds...Read More

  • 16. Ty-Coz

    $ | El Centro | Café

    Tucked behind the Comercial Mexicana grocery store and across from the bus station on Avenida Tulum, this inexpensive restaurant serves croissants...Read More

  • 17. Yamamoto

    $$$ | El Centro | Japanese

    As the oldest Japanese restaurant in Cancún, Yamamoto has some of the best sushi in El Centro. In addition to sashimi, there's a menu of traditional...Read More

  • 18. Downtown

    $$ | El Centro | Eclectic

    This urban bistro brings a touch of New York into the heart of El Centro. Warehouse meets Zen in the informal yet sophisticated dining room...Read More

  • 19. El Tacolote

    $ | El Centro | Mexican

    A great place to stop for lunch or after a night on the town, this popular taquería (taco stand) sells delicious fajitas, grilled kebabs,...Read More

  • 20. Roots Jazz Club

    $$ | El Centro | Eclectic

    Locals and tourists mingle here to enjoy contemporary jazz and flamenco music (piped in during the afternoon but live at night). The performances...Read More

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