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Welcome to the Cancun Dining Guide. This guide is a result of the cumulative judgements of many owners, exchangers and guests at the Royal Resorts of Cancun. You will find here the name, location, rating, type of food and some menus for many of Cancun's finest restaurants. Any feedback from visitors on Cancun restaurants is welcome. This site was set up in July of 2002 and is just in its infancy. I hope to soon add more narrative reviews and menus for some of the restaurants listed. Please send any comments, reviews or subjective opinions of restaurants to:

Visitors to Cancun's non all-inclusive resorts and hotels should check out the Entertainment Plus 2X1 card. I have used the card myself and highly recommend it. Information is at: and includes discounted trips, hotel reservations and airport transportation.

For more information and a great rental site for the world class Royal Resorts of Cancun please visit Mexicondo!

This guide is divided into three sections. Navigate using the links below, or scroll to view them all.

(No symbol means restaurant is unrated.)
5 Golden Palms
4 Golden Palms
Very Good
3 Golden Palms
2 Golden Palms
1 Golden Palm
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HOTEL ZONE- Ocean Side
Restaurant Location Cost* Description/comments Rating**
100% Natural Plaza Kukulican et al M Variety of natural foods 3 Golden Palms
Arrecife's Westin Regina E International-Italian-fine dining 3 Golden Palms
Blue Bayou   Entertainment Plus Participant Hyatt Cancun Caribe E Cajun-live jazz music    
Bogart's   Entertainment Plus Participant In Krystal Hotel E International - Casablanca atmosphere    
Cambalache Forum by the Sea Mall E Argentine Steak House  
Campay   Entertainment Plus Participant Near Convention Center M Sushi bar and restaurant-lots of cooked items  
Captains Cove Across from Royals M Caribbean seafood and steaks 3 Golden Palms
Casa Rolandi Plaza Caracol M Italian 5 Golden Palms
Celebrity Casa Turquesa-KM12      
Cennacola Plaza Kukulcan   Italian  
Chocko's & Tere   Entertainment Plus Participant South of Caracol Mall   Seafood, steak and Mexican    
Come'n Eat   Entertainment Plus Participant La Isla Plaza   Food court    
Correo Español Playa Linda area M Open for breakfast,lunch and dinner  
El Arca   Entertainment Plus Participant La Isla Plaza E Fine dining menu   4 Golden Palms
El Conquistador At the Royal Mayan E Fine dining,entertainment-closed Mondays 5 Golden Palms
El Mexicano Next to Plaza Caracol M Mexican 2 Golden Palms
El Mortero   Entertainment Plus Punta Cancun E Mexican   3 Golden Palms
Faro's Next to Mango Tango E    
Hard Rock Café Forum by the Sea Mall M Rock and Roll restaurant 2 Golden Palms
Houlihan's Plaza Kukulcan M American bar chain  
Iguana Grill Marina del Rey-km15.6 M Waterfront Lobster-strolling magicians  
Iguana Wana Plaza Caracol M Contemporary Mexican-live music See Review 3 Golden Palms
Italianni's Punta Cancun M Italian 3 Golden Palms
La Destileria Across from Pl.Kukulcan E Authentic Mexican-tequilla 5 Golden Palms
La Dolce Vita Hotel zone E Italian specialties & fresh seafood-soft live music 5 Golden Palms
La Fisheria Plaza Caracol M featuring seafood and wood oven pizza 5 Golden Palms
Lorenzillo's Hotel Zone-km10.5 E Seafood-lobster-on the dock, lagoon side 3 Golden Palms
Lorito Joe's   Entertainment Plus Next to La Dolce Vita   Seafood and steaks- seafood buffets    
Mamá Roma   Entertainment Plus Participant Forum by the Sea Mall M Anderson's chain-Italian   3 Golden Palms
Mango Tango Hotel Zone-km 14 E Seafood-Caribbean-live music and show 3 Golden Palms
Mikado at the Marriott Hotel E Japanese/Thai cuisine 5 Golden Palms
Mirage FiestaAmericana Cond.      
Ok Maguey   Entertainment Plus Participant Plaza Kukulcan M Mexican w/live Marimba & Mariachi show.   2 Golden Palms
Outback Steakhouse Plaza Flamingo M Steaks,best ribs in Cancun, salads 3 Golden Palms
Pat O'Brien's Plaza Flamingo M Seafood, steaks--try a hurricane drink
Plantation House lagoon KM 10.5 E    
Rainforest Café Forum by the Sea Mall M Variety-excellent exotic mixed drinks 2 Golden Palms
Rio Nizuc KM 22      
Rosato Ristorante FiestaAmericana Cond.   Traditional Italian-homemade pasta  
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse next to Kukulican Mall E "The Home of Serious Steaks" 5 Golden Palms
Savio's Plaza Caracol M Northern Italian cuisine-live music 5 Golden Palms
Seafood Market   Entertainment Plus Hyatt Regency Hotel   Seafood and Thai    
Señor Frogs   Entertainment Plus Participant Hotel Zone-km 9.5 M Anderson's chain-Mexican-ribs-party place at night   See Menu    
Splash   Entertainment Plus Plaza Kukulcan M Seafood,Lobster specials-pasta-tropical drinks 3 Golden Palms
Sushi Itto Forum by the Sea M Sushi-Japanese  
Tony Roma's KM 10.5 M Rib chain 3 Golden Palms
U'Mediterraneo Forum by the Sea Mall      
Restaurant Location Cost* Description/comments Rating
Carlos & Charlies   Entertainment-Plus Participant Hotel Zone (near VCI) M International and Mexican-BBQ ribs See Menu 2 Golden Palms
The Cove   Entertainment-Plus Participant   Playa Langosto dock M Seafood & other-view of beach & Isla Mujeres   5 Golden Palms
Dolce Mente-Pompeii Near Casa Maya M Italian- down street with sign Pez Volador 3 Golden Palms
La Palapa Hotel Imperial Laguna M Gourmet-international-reservations 883-54-54 3 Golden Palms
Maria Bonita near Camino Real Hotel M Mexican nice décor and live entertainment 3 Golden Palms
Mucho Gusto   Entertainment-Plus Participant El Embarkadero   seafood & Mexican in a Colorful setting  
Shrimp Bucket Hotel zone km 5.5 M Anderson's chain-shrimp and more shrimp  
Trattoria da Arturo Plaza Nautilus M Italian cuisine 3 Golden Palms
Restaurant Location Cost* Description/comments Rating
Carrillo's Entertainment Plus   Downtown M 1st Lobster house in Cancun   5 Golden Palms
El Cejas Downtown(and Mkt 28) M Seafood 3 Golden Palms
El Pescador Downtown      
Hong Kong   Entertainment-Plus Participant Downtown-near Walmart L Chinese-best at downtown location vs plazas See Review 3 Golden Palms
Locanda Paolo Downtown M Italian (best in town ?) 5 Golden Palms
La Habichuela Downtown E Mexican-outdoor garden dining 3 Golden Palms
La Parrilla Downtown M Mexican-super weekend buffet 4 Golden Palms
La Patagonia Downtown L Argentine Steak house 3 Golden Palms
La Placita Downtown L Local hangout-good place for a taco 3 Golden Palms
Los Almendros Downtown L Authentic Yucatan Cuisine 3 Golden Palms
Los Balcones Howard Johnson Hotel   Argentine steaks & classic Mexican  
Pericos Downtown M Mexican with a party atmosphere 3 Golden Palms
Pizza Rolandi various locations M plus other dishes including fish 5 Golden Palms
Rosa Mexicano   Entertainment Plus Downtown M Mexican ambiance and live entertainment   3 Golden Palms
Sasha's Bistro Downtown   Fine dining-international menu  
Santa Maria Downtown L Yucatan Mexican cuisine 3 Golden Palms
Stefano's   Entertainment Plus Downtown M Quiet place for pasta, pizza, steaks, etc.    
* L- low, M-moderate, E-expensive

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Last Updated 11/20/02
Sara Graziosa