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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 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1307 reviewsTripAdvisor (1307)
    $$ | Fusion, Seafood
    Boulevard Kukulkan Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #2
    Sakura Sunset
    #2 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 692 reviewsTripAdvisor (692)
    $$ | Japanese, Peruvian, Seafood, Asian, Fusion
    Blvd. Kukulcan Km 19. 5 Lote 50 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #3
    Tora Mexico
    #3 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 794 reviewsTripAdvisor (794)
    $$ | Japanese, Seafood, International, Sushi, Asian
    Boulevard Kukulcan, Km 15 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #4
    Restaurante Benazuza
    #4 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1588 reviewsTripAdvisor (1588)
    $$ |
    Km 16.5 Blvd Kukulcan, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #5
    The White Box
    #5 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1358 reviewsTripAdvisor (1358)
    $$ | Seafood
    Hotel Grand Oasis Cancun Km. 16. 5, Blvd. Kukulcan, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #6
    Restaurante Chianti
    #6 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 744 reviewsTripAdvisor (744)
    $$ | Italian
    Boulevard Kukulcan Mz 52 Km 11.5 Zona Hotelera, Hotel NYX, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #7
    Black Hole
    #7 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 763 reviewsTripAdvisor (763)
    $$ | Fusion
    Avenida Kukulkan Km. 19.5 The Pyramid at Grand Oasis, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #8
    Restaurante Condimento
    #8 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 245 reviewsTripAdvisor (245)
    $ - $$ | International, Mexican, Japanese, Mediterranean
    Retorno Gucumatz Lote 49, Cancun 77504 Mexico
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  • #9
    Deli Barlovento
    #9 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 104 reviewsTripAdvisor (104)
    $ | Mexican, Fast Food
    Calle Del Pescador Km 4, Lote 83D, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #10
    Peter's Restaurante
    #10 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1211 reviewsTripAdvisor (1211)
    $ - $$ | European, International
    Ave. Bonampak Between Sierra & Robalo only 200' from Hotel Zone entrance, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #11
    Samura Japanese Cuisine & Bar
    #11 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 271 reviewsTripAdvisor (271)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, International
    Av. Xpuhil Sur M2 Lt25 SM19 Cancun Centro a un lado de Restaurante Marakame, Cancun 77504 Mexico
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  • #12
    Bacoli Tratoria
    #12 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 238 reviewsTripAdvisor (238)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, European
    Boulevard Kukulcan Km 17, Emporio Hotels & Resorts, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #13
    Rosa Negra
    #13 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1481 reviewsTripAdvisor (1481)
    $$ | Mexican
    Blvd Kukulcan Km 15 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #14
    Maki Taco
    #14 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1086 reviewsTripAdvisor (1086)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    Boulevard Kukulcan Km 4.5 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #15
    Taqueria Coapenitos
    #15 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 451 reviewsTripAdvisor (451)
    $ | Mexican, Fast Food, Latin
    Av Nader No.25 Edificio Tapachula SM 02, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #16
    El Rinconcito de Puebla
    #16 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 108 reviewsTripAdvisor (108)
    $ | Mexican, Brew Pub, Bar
    Andador Tulipanes 32 Sm 32 Av Tulum, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #17
    La Dolce Vita downtown
    #17 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1788 reviewsTripAdvisor (1788)
    $ - $$ | Italian, European
    Avenida Coba 87 SM 3 downtown, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #18
    Les Cepages Restaurant
    #18 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 325 reviewsTripAdvisor (325)
    $$ | French, European, Contemporary, International
    Av. Nichupte Sm 16 Plaza Nichupté Local 15, Cancun 77505 Mexico
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  • #19
    Fantino
    #19 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 308 reviewsTripAdvisor (308)
    $$ | European
    Calle Retorno Del Rey # 36 The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #20
    Flamingos Seafood Kitchen
    #20 of 1,285 Places to Eat in Cancun
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 903 reviewsTripAdvisor (903)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
    Carretera Punta Sam. km. 3.5, Cancun 77520 Mexico
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