Best Restaurants In Cancun Mayan Mexico

Something great of Cancun is that you can taste two of the most appreciated cuisines in the world: the Mexican and the Mayan food. Cancun & Riviera Maya have developed a great gastronomy culture with excellent restaurants where you will find all kind of cuisines.

Whether you are hosted in an all inclusive hotel or in an european plan one (room only) it worths to try the different options that Cancun offers you for dining.

One might think that these two culinary jewels are very similar, but actually they are quiet different.

It is impossible to choose a dish to recommend, but we can list the “cochinita pibil” (pork cooked underground), mole, tamales, tacos, pozole, frijol con puerco, queso relleno, poc-chuc, puchero, etc.

For beverages, try the “horchata” (rice concentrate).. the “Deliciosa” brand has the best flavor and quality. Also try the Mexican beers and tequilas, there is a large number of brands, all of them very good. For tequilas, just make sure that bottle mentions “100% agave”, otherwise it will contain a portion of not tequila alcohols.

There are also delicious desserts like “dulce de papaya”, “caballeros pobres”

Restaurants In Cancun

La Destileria
Mexican Contemporary

The only Mexican Restaurant with lagoon side view. Live Mariachi band from Monday to Sunday from 8 pm to 9 pm. Contemporary Mexican Cuisine. After coming to “La Destileria”, Tequila will never taste the same.

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8851086
Kukulcan Blvd. Km. 12.65
Cancun, Mexico, 77500

Bandoneon
Argentinean

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8899500
Corner of Bonampak and Nichupte
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Cambalache
Argentinean

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8830902
Kukulcan Blvd., Forum Plaza
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Cenacolo
Italian

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8853603
Kukulcan Blvd., Kukulkan Plaza
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Crab House
Seafood

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 1930350
Kukulcan Blvd. Km. 15
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Hacienda Sisal
Mexican

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8488220
Kukulcan Blvd. Km. 13.5
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Harry’s
Steak House

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8406550
Kukulcan Blvd. Km. 14.2
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Hong Kong
Chinese

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 5001500
Downtown, corner of Labna & Xcaret
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
JC Capitan
Seafood

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8853126
Kukulcan Blvd. Km. 19.5
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
La Destileria
Mexican

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8851086
Kukulcan Blvd. Km. 12.65
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
La Dolce Vita
Italian

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8850161
Kukulcan Blvd. Km. 14.6
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
La Habichuela
Caribbean, Mexican, Seafood

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8843158
Downtown, Margaritas 25
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
La Madonna
Italian

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8832222
Kukulcan Blvd. Km. 12.5, La Isla Plaza
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
La Parrilla
Mexican

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 2878119
Downtown, Yaxchilan Ave. 51
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Labna
Mayan, Mexican

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8843158
Downtown, Margaritas 29
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Las Tentaciones
Mexican

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 2091363
Kukulcan Blvd., Conventions Center
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Limoncello
Italian

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8831433
Kukulcan Blvd. Km. 10.5
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Lorenzillos
Seafood

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8831254
Kukulcan Blvd. Km. 10.5
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Margaritaville
Seafood, International

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8852375
Kukulcan Blvd., Flamingo Plaza
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Mocambo
Seafood

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8830398
Kukulcan Blvd., in front of Caracol Plaza
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Outback
Steak House

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8833350
Kukulcan Blvd., Flamingo Plaza
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Pat O’Brien’s
Mexican, New Orleans

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8830832
Kukulcan Blvd., Flamingo Plaza
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Puerto Madero
Seafood, Steak House

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8852829
Kukulcan Blvd. Km. 14
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Ruth’s Chris
Steak House

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8853301
Kukulcan Blvd., Kukulkan Plaza
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Señor Frogs
Mexican

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8831092
Kukulcan Blvd. Km. 9.5
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Tequila Grill
Mexican

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8406583
Kukulcan Blvd., Kukulkan Plaza
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
Terraneo
Mediterranean

Mon-Sat / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8852746
Kukulcan Blvd. Km. 13.5
Cancun, Mexico, 77500

Bubba Gump
Seafood

Daily / Lunch, Diner / Call: (998) 8853115
Kukulkan Blvd., Flamingo Plaza
Cancun, Mexico, 77500

Memories of restaurants we have visited

Lorenzillos
The perfect place for romance. The restaurant is build onto a wood pier in the lagoon and the atmosphere can not be more cozy and Caribbean. They have service indoor and outdoor, so you can have your dinner just next to the water, feeling the warm breeze of Cancun and enjoying the moonlight over the lagoon. They are experts in lobster and seafood, so the best advise is to ask for lobster or shrimps. It is an expensive place, but in our opinion, is one of the “must visit it” restaurants.

La Dolce Vita
When we go to this restaurant we always ask for the “Boquinete Dolce Vita”. It is a snapper filet stuffed with shrimps, covered with a puff pastry and accompanied with a delicious lobster sauce. We go to this restaurant for this dish only, and we can tell you that it is truly awesome! Somtimes they have baby crabs too, which are delicious as well. The restaurant is fancy and they have an outdoor terrace next to the lagoon. Usually there is a musician playing the violin or some other romantic instrument.

Hacienda Sisal
We have tried this restaurant for Sunday brunches and it is one of our favorites due to the variety of food and beverages, price and specially the hours (they serve the brunch until 2 pm, which is perfect for people who wants to sleep a little bit more on Sunday). The food is excellent, as well as the service, and they have complimentary activities for kids, like drawing balloons and a clown. Something good to know is that you will have the chance to try typical Mexican and Mayan Food, like tacos, pozole, tamales, cochinita pibil, etc. Try the Motuleños Eggs.

Cambalache
A really nice and fancy place, not too big but cozy, with tasty steaks and delicious Argentinian food. For us, this is one of the best places to try Argentinian steaks, and it has the extra advantage of its location, as it is at the Forum Shopping Center, perfect location to go dancing after dinner.

Puerto Madero
One of the finest restaurants in Cancun. Excellent for steak and seafood. Shrimps “al ajillo” are delicious (but a little spicy) and their aged prime steaks are something that are worth to try. Is one of the most expensive restaurants in our list, but is perfect for any special occasion.

Mocambo
We like this restaurant for lunch, as it is next to the beach and is nice to feel the breeze and to look at the ocean while you are enjoying a good seafood in an open big terrace. Prices are affordable and food quality is good, so you will have a nice experience in this restaurant.

Hong Kong
This restaurant is owned by a Chinese family who established in Cancun many years ago. They started in a small place, but the quality of their food and service soon allowed them to open a bigger place. Now is one of the favorite places of Cancun families for lunch and for breakfast. All their food is tasty and cooked in the traditional oriental way. The place is big and comfortable and prices are not high at all.