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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
    Tora Mexico
    #1 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 868 reviewsTripAdvisor (868)
    $$ | Japanese, Seafood, International, Sushi, Asian
    Boulevard Kukulcan, Km 15 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #2
    Restaurante Umami
    #2 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 89 reviewsTripAdvisor (89)
    $ - $$ | Japanese
    Blvd Kukulkan KM 11. 5 Manzana 52 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #3
    Restaurante Careyes
    #3 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1417 reviewsTripAdvisor (1417)
    $$ | Fusion, Seafood
    Boulevard Kukulkan Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #4
    Restaurante Benazuza
    #4 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1621 reviewsTripAdvisor (1621)
    $$ |
    Km 16.5 Blvd Kukulcan, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #5
    The White Box
    #5 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1484 reviewsTripAdvisor (1484)
    $$ | Seafood
    Hotel Grand Oasis Cancun Km. 16. 5, Blvd. Kukulcan, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #6
    Restaurante Chianti
    #6 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 791 reviewsTripAdvisor (791)
    $$ | Italian
    Boulevard Kukulcan Mz 52 Km 11.5 Zona Hotelera, Hotel NYX, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #7
    Black Hole
    #7 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 792 reviewsTripAdvisor (792)
    $$ | Fusion
    Avenida Kukulkan Km. 19.5 The Pyramid at Grand Oasis, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #8
    Bacoli Tratoria
    #8 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 295 reviewsTripAdvisor (295)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, European
    Boulevard Kukulcan Km 17, Emporio Hotels & Resorts, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #9
    Chic Cabaret & Restaurant Costa Mujeres
    #9 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 142 reviewsTripAdvisor (142)
    $$ | International, Fusion
    Boulevard Calle Vialidad Paseo Mujeres TRS Coral Hotel, Cancun 77400 Mexico
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  • #10
    Maki Taco
    #10 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1219 reviewsTripAdvisor (1219)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    Boulevard Kukulcan Km 4.5 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #11
    Taqueria Coapenitos
    #11 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 507 reviewsTripAdvisor (507)
    $ | Mexican, Fast Food, Latin
    Av Nader No.25 Edificio Tapachula SM 02, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #12
    Restaurante Condimento
    #12 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 260 reviewsTripAdvisor (260)
    $ - $$ | International, Mexican, Japanese, Mediterranean
    Retorno Gucumatz Lote 49, Cancun 77504 Mexico
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  • #13
    Peter's Restaurante
    #13 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1219 reviewsTripAdvisor (1219)
    $ - $$ | European, International
    Ave. Bonampak Between Sierra & Robalo only 200' from Hotel Zone entrance, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #14
    El Rinconcito de Puebla
    #14 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 126 reviewsTripAdvisor (126)
    $ | Mexican, Brew Pub, Bar
    Andador Tulipanes 32 Sm 32 Av Tulum, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #15
    Rosa Negra
    #15 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1634 reviewsTripAdvisor (1634)
    $$ | Mexican
    Blvd Kukulcan Km 15 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #16
    Deli Barlovento
    #16 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 115 reviewsTripAdvisor (115)
    $ | Mexican, Fast Food
    Calle Del Pescador Km 4, Lote 83D, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #17
    Les Cepages Restaurant
    #17 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 329 reviewsTripAdvisor (329)
    $$ | French, European, Contemporary, International
    Av. Nichupte Sm 16 Plaza Nichupté Local 15, Cancun 77505 Mexico
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  • #18
    Crab House Cancun
    #18 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2323 reviewsTripAdvisor (2323)
    $$ | Seafood, International, Grill, Soups
    Boulevard Kukulcan Km 14.7 Hotel Zone, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #19
    Fantino
    #19 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 316 reviewsTripAdvisor (316)
    $$ | European
    Calle Retorno Del Rey # 36 The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #20
    Flamingos Seafood Kitchen
    #20 of 1,312 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 919 reviewsTripAdvisor (919)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
    Carretera Punta Sam. km. 3.5, Cancun 77520 Mexico
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