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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
    The White Box
    #1 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2271 reviewsTripadvisor (2271)
    $$ | Mexican, Seafood, Spanish, Healthy
    Hotel Grand Oasis Cancun Km. 16. 5, Blvd. Kukulcan, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #2
    Restaurante Careyes
    #2 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2432 reviewsTripadvisor (2432)
    $$ | Fusion, Latin, Seafood, Healthy
    Boulevard Kukulkan, Km 4,5 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #3
    Restaurante Benazuza
    #3 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2045 reviewsTripadvisor (2045)
    $$ | Mexican, Contemporary, Fusion
    Km 16.5 Blvd Kukulcan, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #4
    Black Hole
    #4 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1109 reviewsTripadvisor (1109)
    $$ | Fusion
    Avenida Kukulkan Km. 19.5 The Pyramid at Grand Oasis, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #5
    Tora Cancun
    #5 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1948 reviewsTripadvisor (1948)
    $$ | Japanese, Seafood, International, Sushi, Asian
    Blvd. Kukulcan Zona Hotelera Km 15, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #6
    Restaurante Umami
    #6 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 384 reviewsTripadvisor (384)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    Blvd Kukulkan KM 11. 5 Manzana 52 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #7
    Restaurante Chianti
    #7 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1123 reviewsTripadvisor (1123)
    $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    Boulevard Kukulcan Mz 52 Km 11.5 Zona Hotelera, Hotel NYX, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #8
    Restaurante Kaajal
    #8 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 101 reviewsTripadvisor (101)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, International
    Boulevard Kukulcan Km 1.5 Zona Hotelera, Hotel Renaissance Cancun., Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #9
    Bacoli Tratoria
    #9 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 588 reviewsTripadvisor (588)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    Boulevard Kukulcan Km 17, Emporio Hotels & Resorts, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #10
    Maki Taco
    #10 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1711 reviewsTripadvisor (1711)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    Boulevard Kukulcan Km 4.5 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #11
    Rosa Negra
    #11 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3470 reviewsTripadvisor (3470)
    $$ | Mexican, Contemporary
    Blvd. Kukulcan Zona Hotelera Km 15 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #12
    Samura Japanese Cuisine & Bar
    #12 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 430 reviewsTripadvisor (430)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, International
    Av. Xpuhil Sur M2 Lt25 SM19 Cancun Centro a un lado de Restaurante Marakame, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #13
    Harry’s
    #13 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5993 reviewsTripadvisor (5993)
    $$ | Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
    Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 14.2 No. 1 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77504 Mexico
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  • #14
    Deli Barlovento
    #14 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 173 reviewsTripadvisor (173)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Fast Food
    Calle Del Pescador Km 4, Lote 83D, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #15
    Place de Paris
    #15 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 105 reviewsTripadvisor (105)
    $ | French, Cafe
    Avenida Palenque Manzana 2, Lot 2 local 1, Cancun 77508 Mexico
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  • #16
    El Oasis Mariscos
    #16 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 450 reviewsTripadvisor (450)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, International
    Yaxchilan Avenue, Super Manzana 17 Near from Costco, Cancun 77505 Mexico
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  • #17
    Cenacolo Zona Hotelera
    #17 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1678 reviewsTripadvisor (1678)
    $$ | Italian, Seafood, European, Tuscan, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
    Torre La Europea, Blvd. Kukulcan KM 12.6 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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  • #18
    El Timon de Cancun
    #18 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 135 reviewsTripadvisor (135)
    $ | Seafood
    Av. 20 de Noviembre Lote 158 05 Col. Los Heroes. SM 215, Mza 1 At the parking lot of Mi plaza Héroes, Cancun 77518 Mexico
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  • #19
    Restaurante Condimento
    #19 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 389 reviewsTripadvisor (389)
    $ - $$ | International, Mexican
    Retorno Gucumatz Lote 49, Cancun 77504 Mexico
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  • #20
    La Buena Barra Cancun
    #20 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Cancun
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 579 reviewsTripadvisor (579)
    $$ | Mexican, Steakhouse, Healthy, Contemporary
    Zona Hotelera Blvd. Kukulcan Km 12. 6, Cancun 77500 Mexico
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