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What to Eat in Cancun

Cancún has almost as many restaurants as it does hotels, so travelers should have no problem finding some tasty eats. If you booked an all-inclusive, your meals and drinks will most likely be bundled in the room rate, leaving you little motivation to eat off your resort grounds. But if you tire of the endless buffet, you'll find a bevy of restaurants worth sampling. 

If it's seafood you're after, you can't go wrong with a lobster meal at Lorenzillo's or the surf and turf at Puerto Madero – both regarded as excellent spots for a special occasion meal. Diners and critics are equally impressed with the contemporary Basque menu offered at Tempo by Martin Berasategui, an acclaimed Spanish chef with multiple Michelin stars on his resume. For a splurge-worthy meal the whole family will enjoy, locals rave about Bovino's Churrascaria, a Brazilian steakhouse in downtown Cancun. If it's just you and your sweetheart and you're in the mood for a romantic atmosphere, locals and visitors recommend the rustic La Fonda del Zancudo for traditional Mexican or La Habichuela Centro for a menu Mexican-Caribbean fusion plates. 

For a more casual dining experience, make your way to Café Antoinette (for breakfast), Marakamé Café (for brunch) or El Fish Fritanga (for lunch).

Find the Best Restaurants in Cancun

  • #1
    Restaurante Careyes
    #1 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1904 reviewsTripAdvisor (1904)
    $$ | Fusion, Latin, Seafood
    Boulevard Kukulkan Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #2
    Black Hole
    #2 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1063 reviewsTripAdvisor (1063)
    $$ | Fusion
    Avenida Kukulkan Km. 19.5 The Pyramid at Grand Oasis, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #3
    The White Box
    #3 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1774 reviewsTripAdvisor (1774)
    $$ |
    Hotel Grand Oasis Cancun Km. 16. 5, Blvd. Kukulcan, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #4
    Restaurante Benazuza
    #4 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1778 reviewsTripAdvisor (1778)
    $$ |
    Km 16.5 Blvd Kukulcan, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #5
    Restaurante Chianti
    #5 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 948 reviewsTripAdvisor (948)
    $$ | Italian, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    Boulevard Kukulcan Mz 52 Km 11.5 Zona Hotelera, Hotel NYX, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #6
    Tora Mexico
    #6 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1199 reviewsTripAdvisor (1199)
    $$ | Japanese, Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Sushi, Asian
    Boulevard Kukulcan, Km 15 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #7
    Restaurante Umami
    #7 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 223 reviewsTripAdvisor (223)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    Blvd Kukulkan KM 11. 5 Manzana 52 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #8
    Bacoli Tratoria
    #8 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 535 reviewsTripAdvisor (535)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Sicilian, Southern-Italian, Italian
    Boulevard Kukulcan Km 17, Emporio Hotels & Resorts, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #9
    Rosa Negra
    #9 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2330 reviewsTripAdvisor (2330)
    $$ | Mexican
    Blvd Kukulcan Km 15 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #10
    Cenacolo Zona Hotelera
    #10 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1600 reviewsTripAdvisor (1600)
    $$ | Italian, Seafood, European, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    Blvd Kukulcan ZH km 12.6 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #11
    Restaurante Condimento
    #11 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 377 reviewsTripAdvisor (377)
    $ - $$ | International, Mexican
    Retorno Gucumatz Lote 49, Cancun 77504 Mexico
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  • #12
    Maki Taco
    #12 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1470 reviewsTripAdvisor (1470)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    Boulevard Kukulcan Km 4.5 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #13
    Taqueria Coapenitos
    #13 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 686 reviewsTripAdvisor (686)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Bar
    Av Nader No.25 Edificio Tapachula SM 02, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #14
    Deli Barlovento
    #14 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 143 reviewsTripAdvisor (143)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Fast Food, Spanish
    Calle Del Pescador Km 4, Lote 83D, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #15
    Chic Cabaret & Restaurant Costa Mujeres
    #15 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 260 reviewsTripAdvisor (260)
    $$ | International, Fusion
    Boulevard Calle Vialidad Paseo Mujeres TRS Coral Hotel, Cancun 77400 Mexico
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  • #16
    Peter's Restaurante
    #16 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1260 reviewsTripAdvisor (1260)
    $ - $$ | European, International
    Ave. Bonampak Between Sierra & Robalo only 200' from Hotel Zone entrance, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #17
    Les Cepages Restaurant
    #17 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 336 reviewsTripAdvisor (336)
    $$ | European, Contemporary, French, International
    Av. Nichupte Sm 16 Plaza Nichupté Local 15, Cancun 77505 Mexico
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  • #18
    Fantino
    #18 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 327 reviewsTripAdvisor (327)
    $$ |
    Calle Retorno Del Rey # 36 The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #19
    MeroToro Cancun
    #19 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 90 reviewsTripAdvisor (90)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Seafood
    Blvd. Kukulcan Km 1.5, Zona Hotelera, Puerto Cancun Marina Puerto Cancún, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #20
    La Buena Barra Cancun
    #20 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 365 reviewsTripAdvisor (365)
    $$ | Mexican, Steakhouse, Contemporary
    Zona Hotelera Blvd. Kukulcan Km 12. 6, Cancun 77504 Mexico
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