Restaurants in Cancun

The great diversity of dining establishments in Cancun, Mexico means there’s no way a visitor to this tropical beach destination could go hungry. There are literally hundreds of places to eat in Cancun and Nuevo Vallarta, with prices to fit every budget, flavors to suit every palate, and spectacular views whether on the ocean, bay, marina or Malecon.

Die-hard foodies should make a point of attending the annual Festival Gourmet in November, where the best restaurants in Cancun put on a taste extravaganza.

From traditional home cooked Mexican fare to fancy, international cuisine and everything in between, Cancun restaurants offer a cornucopia of options for the everyday gourmand.

Hotel Zone Ocean Side

 Restaurant Location  Description / Comments 
 Arrecife's Westin Regina  International-Italian-fine dining
 Blue Bayou Hyatt Cancun Caribe Cajun-live jazz music 
 Bogart's In Krystal Hotel  International - Casablanca atmosphere 
 Cafe Cocay Hyatt Cancun Caribe   
 Cafe Salsa JW Marriott   
 Cambalache Forum by the Sea Mall  Argentine Steak House 
 Campay Near Convention Center  Sushi bar and restaurant-lots of cooked items 
 Captain's Cove Across from Royals  Caribbean seafood and steaks 
 Carlos & Charlie's Plaza Forum by the Sea  International and Mexican BBQ ribs 
 Casa Rolandi  Plaza Caracol Italian 
 Celebrity Casa Turquesa Km. 12   
 Cennacola Plaza Kukulcan  Italian 
 Champions Casa Magna  American 
 Chocko's & tere Souith of Caracol Mall Seafood, steak and Mexican 
 Come'n Eat La Isla Plaza  Food Court 
 Corona Bar Boutique In front of The City night club   
 Correo Español Playa Linda area  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 
 Crab House Across from J.W. Marriot  Crabs, seafood and more 
 El Conquistador At the Royal Mayan  For Royal's guest only. Fine Dining
 El (Hacienda) Mortero Punta Cancun  Mexican 
 Hacienda Sisal Next to Royal Sands Resort  Mexican Buffet 
 El Shrimp Bucket Hotel Zone Km. 15  Across from the Marriot 
 Hard Rock Café Forum by the Sea Mall  Rock and Roll restaurant 
 Havana Cigar Bar Next to La Destileria   
 Houlihan's Plaza Kukulcan  American bar chain 
 Iguana Grill Marina del Rey Km. 15.6  Waterfront Lobster - strolling magicians 
 Jin Jan Next to Lorito Joe's    
 La Capilla JW Marriot  International 
 La Destileria Across from Plaza Kukulcan  Authentic Mexican-tequila 
 La Dolce Vita Hotel Zone  Italian specialities & fresh seafood-soft live music 
 La Fisheria Plaza Caracol  Featuring seafood and wood oven pizza
 Lorenzillo's Hotel Zone Km. 10.5  Seafood-lobster-on the dock, lagoon side 
 Lorito Joe's Next to La Dolce Vita  Seafood and steaks - seafood buffets 
 Margaritaville Plaza Flamingo   
 Mikado At the Marriot Hotel  Japanese / Thai cuisine 
 Mirage Fiesta Americana Cond.   
 My Place  Next to TGI Friday Relaxed Atmosphere, Karaoke 
 Outback Steakhouse Plaza Flamingo Steaks, best ribs in Cancun, salads 
 Pacal Next to El Mexicano, Plaza Caracol  Seafood, Prime Rib & Mayan 
 Pat O'Brien's Plaza Flamingo  Seafood, steaks. Try a hurrican drink 
 Philadelphia Cheese Steaks Plaza Terramar, behing 100% Natural All meat imported from US owners. 
 Planet Hollywood Plaza Flamingo  Large American Menu 
 Puerto Madero Next to Faros  Seafood 
 Rainforest Café Forum by the Sea Mall  Variety excellent exotic mixed drinks 
 Rio Nizuc Hotel Zone Km. 22  
 Rosato Ristorante Fiesta Americana Cond. Traditional Italian-homemade pasta 
 Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Next to Kukulcan Mall  "The Home of Serious Steaks" 
 Seahorse Cancun  Plaza Terramar Seafood also Mexican and Italian selections 
 Señor Frogs Hotel Zone Km. 9.5  Anderson's chain, Mexican ribs party, place at night 
 Sushi Itto Forum by the Sea  Sushi-Japanese 
 Thai Lounge Plaza La Isla   
 Tony Roma's Hotel Zone Km. 10.5 Rib chain 
 U'Mediterraneo Forum by the Sea Mall  

Hotel Zone Bay Side

Restaurant Location Description
The Cove Playa Langosto dock Seafood & other view of beach & Isla Mujeres
Dolce Mente-Pompeii Near Casa Maya Italian-down street with sign Pez Volador
La Brisa Next to Hotel Camino Real Mesquite Grill Seafood and other
La Palapa Hotel Imperial Laguna Gourmet-international
Maria Bonita Near Camino Real Hotel Mexican nice décor and live entertainment


Restaurant Location Description / Comments
Carrillo's Downtown 1st Lobster house in Cancun
El Cejas Mkt 28 Seafood
El Pescador Downtown  
Hong Kong Downtown near Wal-Mart Chinese-best at downtown location vs. plazas
Locanda Paolo Downtown Italian
La Habichuela Downtown Mexican outdoor garden dining
La Parrilla Downtown Mexican super weekend buffet
La Patagonia Downtown Argenting Steak House
La Placita Downtown Local hangout, good place for taco
Los Almendros Downtown Authentic Yucatan Cuisine
Los Balcones Plaza Kokai Hotel Argentine Steaks & classic Mexican
Pericos Downtown Mexican with a party atmosphere
Pizza Rolandi Various locations Plus other dishes including fish
Sasha's Bistro Downtown Fine dining, international menu