42 Nice restaurants in Cancun where to eat deliciously

42 Nice restaurants in Cancun where to eat deliciously

Are you a foodie? Me too. I love delicious food. And I always like to try new things. For those with a passion for food, Cancun in Mexico is just the place to be. From street food to gourmet, here you will find everything your heart desires.

Actually, there are hundreds of restaurants in Cancun. If not thousands. And many of them are very tasty, or very nice, or both. It’s really easy to lose track. Therefore, we have prepared a small selection of restaurants according to different criteria to make it easier for you to get started in the culinary delights of Cancun.

Gourmet $$$$

The White Box | Gastrobar

Beautiful location with excellent and creative cuisine with Mediterranean elements. Pleasant ambience and great service. Also suitable for vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free diets.

Address: Hotel Grand Sens Cancún, Boulevard Kukulkan km 4,5 – Hotel zone

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 881 7000

Website: https://oasishoteles.com/es/restaurantes/the-white-box

Tora Cancún | Japanese cuisine

Japanese cuisine and seafood at its finest in an incredibly beautiful setting overlooking the lagoon. There are also special cocktails and mixed drinks, as well as a wide selection of Japanese whiskey and sake.

Address: Boulevard Kukulkan km 15 – Hotel zone

Opening hours: Daily 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Phone: +52 998 313 4128

Website: https://torarestaurant.com.mx/es

Rosa Negra | Latin American cuisine

Mexican and Latin American cuisine, fish and seafood. There are also great creative cocktails and mixed drinks. Reservation is recommended. In Cancun there is also a delivery service.

Address: Boulevard Kukulkan km 15 – Hotel zone

Opening hours: Daily 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Phone: +52 998 313 4132

Website: https://rosanegra.com.mx/es

Black Hole | Fusion

Fusion kitchen with a unique experience concept. Dark Dinner in a Dark Room. An unforgettable experience for the taste buds. Because of the lighting, it is recommended to wear dark clothing. Only for adults over 18. Reservation absolutely necessary.

Address: Pyramid at Gran Oasis Cancún, Boulevard Kukulkan km 19,5 – Hotel zone

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 881 7008

Website: https://oasishoteles.com/en

Du Mexique by Sonya Grimond | French cuisine

Excellent French cuisine with small but exquisite menu. Very nice service by the owners Sonja & Benjamin. Unique ambience with a lot of background knowledge about fresh food and the ideal processing.

Address: Avenida Bonampak 109, Corner of Calle Pargo, SM 3, Cancún Downtown

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 884 5919

Medium price range $$ – $$$

Peter’s Restaurante | European cuisine

Cozy ambience and culinary delights at the highest level can be found in the restaurant of Peter from Maastricht and his wife. A reservation is strongly recommended.

Address: Avenida Bonampak between Sierra & Robalo, Cancún downtown

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 251 9310

Website: https://www.facebook.com/peterscancun/

CAO de Tierra y de Mar | Mexican cuisine

Nice location with beautiful terrace close to the water, friendly service and excellent cuisine. There is also pleasant music. Perfect setting for a romantic evening for two.

Address: Marina Puerto Cancún

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 2:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 313 2268

Website: https://caorestaurante.com.mx/

Mero Toro Cancún | Mexican cuisine

Ideal place for sunset at the marina of Cancun. Very nice service and delicious food. Not easy to find, but the search is worth it. The restaurant is located to the left of the reception in the hotel.

Address: Renaissance Resort, Marina Puerto Cancun

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 868 5116

Website: https://merotorocancun.com/

Samura Japanese Cuisine Bar | Japanese cuisine

First-class Japanese restaurant with very good service. Also awarded for connoisseurs of Japanese cuisine. And the drinks are so beautiful that you have a bad conscience to drink them.

Address: Avenida Xpuhil Sur M2 Lt25 SM19 Cancun City, next to Restaurant Marakame

Opening hours: Daily 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 254 5555

Website: https://www.samura.mx/

Bambai | Mongolian cuisine

Charming small restaurant with exquisite and healthy cuisine. Very nice service and good value for money. Definitely an insider tip when it comes to restaurants in Cancun.

Address: Sm 51 Mz 51 Lt 1-14 Loc 1 Avenida Nichupte, Cancun

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 206 1367

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Bambai-108773260853296

Budget Restaurants in Cancun  $

El Granero Grill & Drinks | Mexican cuisine

Very tasty Mexican cuisine at fair prices. Super nice service and good music. An excellent choice between the restaurants in Cancun when itcimes to have a good time and tasty food.

Address: Plaza Dady’O, Boulevard Kukulkan Km 9.5 Hotel Zone, Cancun

Opening hours: Daily 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 133 8821

Website: https://granerogrillanddri.wixsite.com/cancun

K-Seoul | Korean cuisine

Lived Korean food culture in the middle of Mexico. Very nice service and the food just incredibly good. Little known insider tip between the restaurants of Cancun, they are also offering a delivery service.

Address: Malecon Americas, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 892 0458

Website: https://www.facebook.com/kseoulcancun/

Deli Barlovento | Mexican cuisine

An Eldorado for cheap food in Cancun. From the outside rather unimpressive, but really delicious food at unbelievably reasonable prices. In addition, very friendly service. Sometimes there’s not everything on the menu available, but it doesn’t matter – everything is just unbelievably good.

Address: Calle Del Pescador Km 4, Lote 83D, Cancun

Opening hours: Daily 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 377 0381

Website: http://delibarlovento.com/

Taquería Coapenitos | Mexican cuisine

Really delicious taco bar with super nice service. If you’re hungry and close, don’t miss it. Absolutely fair prices even for the small travel budget.

Address: Avenida Nader No.25 Edificio Tapachula SM 02, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Daily 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 200 9021

Website: http://www.coapenitos.com/

Temakita Cancún | Japanese cuisine

Especially delicious Poke Bowls with super nice service and very fair prices. A real insider tip when it comes to restaurants in Cancun, especially for all those who love of healthy food.

Address: Avenida Bonampak 3 Plaza Oasis, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Daily 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 217 9651

Website: https://itstemakita.com/pages/menu-nuevo

Steakhouses

Aza Grill Steakhouse Cancún | $$ – $$$

Nice family restaurant off the beaten track. Very tasty steaks, hamburgers and grilled octopus. In addition, there is friendly service and a relaxed ambience.

Address: Avenida Acanceh sm 15 A MZ 3 lt 3 local D Edif. La Troje Local D, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 884 5822

Website: https://www.facebook.com/aza.grill/

Cambalache Steakhouse Cancún | $$$$

Great location with a long tradition when it comes to restaurants in Cancun. Excellent beef from Argentina, along with Argentinian wines and great service. Surprisingly pleasant place in the turbulent hotel zone.

Address: Boulevard Kukulcan Km. 12.5 La Isla Shopping Mall, Cancun Hotel Zone

Opening hours: Daily 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Phone: +52 998 883 0902

Website: http://www.cambalacherestaurantes.com/#inicio

Maximo’s – Cocina & Brasa | $$ – $$$

Insider tip among the locals when it comes to restaurants in Cancun. Friendly service, excellent food, beautiful ambience, pleasant music. Simply a place to feel good.

Address: Av. del Sol y Crepésculo SM 44, M I 3, LT 4, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Daily 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 921 178 0939

Website: https://www.facebook.com/MaximosBrasa/

Bovino’s Churrascaría | $$$$

Great restaurant with exquisite meat, huge salad bar and friendly service. The “buffet” is recommended – not quite cheap, but you can eat as much meat as you want.

Address: Avenida Yaxchilan Sm 17 Mza.2 Lt.4, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Daily noon – midnight

Phone: +52 998 898 0857

Website: https://bovinoschurrascaria.com/

Costelão Churrascaria | $$ – $$$

Excellent restaurant with Brazilian cuisine at its finest and great service. Super nice ambience, a place to come back. You should definitely try the grilled pineapple.

Address: Avenida Cancun Manzana 9 Lote 01-02, 510, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Daily 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 214 0069

MrPampas Kukulcan | $$ – $$$

Really nice location in the hotel zone for Brazilian and Argentinian cuisine. Pleasant ambience, along with a nice sports bar, and great service even with queues at the entrance. An insider’s tip between the restaurants in Cancun.

Address: Boulevard Kukulkan km 13 col. Benito Juárez, Cancun Hotel Zone

Opening hours: Daily noon – midnight

Phone: +52 998 840 7360

Website: https://mrpampas.com/

Seafood

Lorenzillo’s | $$$$

Beautiful restaurant right at the lagoon and for many years an institution in Cancun when it comes to lobster or shrimps. Great service and pleasant ambience. Ideal for a dinner for two. Not quite cheap, but it’s worth it.

Address: Boulevard Kukulkan km 10.5, Cancun Hotel Zone

Opening hours: Daily 1:00 p.m. – midnight

Phone: +52 998 883 1254

Website: http://www.lorenzillos.com.mx/

El Timón de Cancún | $

Great family restaurant in Cancun with very tasty food and fair prices. Slightly off of the beaten tourist paths, rather an absolute insider tip.

Address: Av. 20 de Noviembre Lote 158 05 Col. Los Héroes. SM 215, Mz 1 Cancun City

Opening hours: Daily 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 252 6878

Website: http://eltimondecancun.com/home/

La Doce Raw Bar & Grill | $$ – $$$

Insider tip for all those who love seafood. Delicious seafood and very nice service. In addition, very fair prices.

Address: Avenida Kabah SM13 MZ1 LT1, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Daily noon – 8:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 802 1376

Website: https://www.facebook.com/restaurantedemariscos/

Restaurante Careyes | $$$$

Seafood and luxury paired to an irresistible combination. The Careyes restaurant at the Gran Oasis Hotel Cancun is a must-see experience. Of course, this also has its price. One of the first choices when we talk about restaurants in Cancun.

Address: Hotel Grand Sens Cancun, Boulevard Kukulkan km 4.5 – Hotel zone

Opening hours: Daily noon – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 881 7000

Website: https://oasishoteles.com/es/restaurantes/careyes 

Capitán Ceviche | $

Traditional Mexican “Marisquería” – a place to enjoy seafood. Rather oriented towards local customers, but extremely tasty and also very cheap. Nice restaurant with potential for insider tip.

Address: Avenida 135 Corner Avenida la Rioja at the roundabout, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday noon – 8:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 403 2818

Website: https://www.capitanceviche.com/

Italian Restaurants in Cancun

Locanda Paolo | $$$$

Beautiful Italian restaurant in Cancun downtown with a cozy ambience, great service and excellent Mediterranean cuisine. Perfect for a special evening.

Address: Avenida Bonampak 145. Corner Calle Jurel, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Daily 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sundays until 9:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 887 2627

Website: https://locandapaolo.com/

Limoncello | $$ – $$$

Beautiful restaurant in the hotel zone of Cancun overlooking the lagoon. Excellent cuisine and very nice service. Very pleasant ambience with live music at the piano.

Address: Boulevard Kukulkan Km 10.5, Cancun Hotel Zone

Opening hours: Daily 1:00 p.m. – midnight

Phone: +52 998 883 1455

Website: https://www.limoncellotrattoria.com/

Vegan Restaurants in Cancun

Vegan Planet | $$ – $$$

Extremely tasty and very healthy. The cuisine at the Vegan Planet restaurant is not just a feast for the eyes. Meat eaters also like to come back here. Very pleasant restaurant with a relaxed ambience.

Address: Avenida Andres Quintana Roo Mza 1via Las Plazas Outlet, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Daily 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 206 2192

Website: https://veganplanet.com.mx/

International Restaurants in Cancun

Woking Dead | Thai Fusion $

Hidden gem in Cancun downtown. Very tasty cuisine and friendly service. Great wok dishes and baos, handmade noodles, lots of fresh vegetables and delicious sauces. All this is available at very fair prices.

Address: Calle Mero Sm 3 Mz 4, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Daily 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 559 2042

Website: https://www.facebook.com/wokingdeadcancun/

Onigiri Casa Poke | Hawaiian cuisine $

Very tasty and also very healthy cuisine from Japan and Hawaii. Not only delicious, but also a feast for the eyes. Simple restaurant with nice service in the center of Cancun.

Address: Av. Carlos Nader 46 SM 2A, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Daily 1:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sunday until 7:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 256 2523

Website: https://www.facebook.com/OnigiriCasaPokeCancun

Casa Sativa | Colombian cuisine $ – $$

Pleasant restaurant in the center of Cancun, nice location, friendly service and very tasty food. Live music accompanies you through a relaxed evening.

Address: Avenida Carlos J. Nader 58, Corner Rubia, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 4:00 p.m. – midnight

Phone: +52 998 252 4909

Website: https://www.facebook.com/CasaSativaCancun/

Thai | Thai cuisine $$$

Beautiful restaurant right at the lagoon, perfect for a romantic evening. The tables in their own small huts directly at the water provide great privacy. Very tasty Thai cuisine. Beware of “Spicy” dishes – they are really hot.

Address: La Isla Shopping Village, Cancun Hotel Zone

Opening hours: Daily 5:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., Friday starting 1:30 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 176 8070

Website: http://thai.com.mx/menu-elefanta/

Kosher Restaurants in Cancun

Red Heifer Grill | $$ – $$$

Delicious Kosher food in Mexico. Nice service and great wine list. The desserts are also very tasty. The restaurant is part of the “Kosher Luxury” program.

Address: Boulevard Paseo Kukulkan Km 9 Lotes 9 Y 9A, Cancun Hotel Zone

Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Friday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 1 998 292 0542

Website: http://redheifergrill.com/

Dag Dag | $$ – $$$

Small, family-run Kosher restaurant in the hotel zone of Cancun. The owners Ysroel and Esther take care of their guests. Especially known for fish & chips, pizza and pasta. Not easy to find, but it’s worth it.

Address: Boulevard Kukulkan km. 8.5, Loc. 02B Plaza Lagunas, next to Maya Fair Hotel, Cancun Hotel Zone

Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Saturday 9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Phone: +52 998 890 6680

Website: https://cancunkosherdagdag.com/

The Ember Kosher | $$$$

Beautiful restaurant with pleasant ambience and very nice service. Great steaks and a great 4-course menu on Shabbat. There is also a well-equipped bar.

Address: Boulevard Kukulkan Km 9, Cancun Hotel Zone

Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 2:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Friday 2:00 p.m. – 9: 00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 217 6216

Website: http://www.emberkosher.com/

Kosher Cancún | $$ – $$$

Delicious Kosher food in Cancun, very friendly service. Especially known for delicious salmon dishes and chicken with apricots or fresh herbage. The restaurant also offers a delivery service to the hotel.

Address: Plaza Caracol Km 8.5 Boulevard KukulKan, above Starbucks left hand, Cancun Hotel Zone

Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 – 19:00

Phone: +52 1 998 167 4526

Website: http://www.koshercancun.com/

Halal Food in Cancun

Sahara Cocina Libanesa | Lebanese cuisine $$ – $$$

Family restaurant with simple décor but excellent Lebanese halal cuisine. Very nice service. As a little extra there are very good shishas.

Address: Calle Gladiolas next to Parque de Palapas, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 891 9191

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Sahara-restaurant-lebanese-food-359551417460325/ 

Breakfast – Cafeterias

Cafe Antoinette | $$ – $$$

Nice little cafeteria with very tasty food and great freshly squeezed juices. Ideal for a refreshing start into the day or just to relax with sweet delicacies.

Address: Calle Xpuhil – Corner Avenida Nichupte, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Daily 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 884 6128

Website: http://www.cafe-antoinette.com/

Belgian Waffle Boutique | $$ – $$$

Charming cafeteria with great waffles on offer. Just perfect for those who love sweet treats. Especially recommended: the peanut waffle with Nutella banana and the pancakes with banana, caramel and nuts.

Address: Avenida  Bonampak Mz1 Lt1 Sm 6 Local Malecón Américas, Cancun  Downtown

Opening hours: Daily 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 884 0793

Website: https://waffleboutique.com/

Pepe Piraña Café | $$ – $$$

Nice café in Cancun downtown with relaxed ambience and very fair prices. Good coffee from Mexican to Turkish style, sweet delicacies and refreshing snacks. Just right for a break from the holiday hustle and bustle.

Address: Hotel Ibis, Avenida Acanceh, SM 11, M 2, L 03, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Daily 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 802 1662

Website: https://www.facebook.com/PepePiranaCafe/

Café, por favor | $$ – $$$

Very nice café with a refined ambience and delicious offers from coffee to smoothies. In addition, friendly service and delicious snacks. Definitely worth a visit.

Address: Avenida Labna SM 20, MZ 10 LT 60, Cancun Downtown

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 998 313 2926

Website: https://www.facebook.com/cafe.porfavorr/?rf=1332068523541797

Our selection is not enough for you? On TripAdvisor,  you can find more restaurants in Cancun and check customer reviews. You will find addresses and phone numbers of the locations. Some restaurants have also uploaded their menu.

Attention!

In special times (COVID-19) you should check whether your desired restaurant is open at all before heading there. Also ask about the current safety regulations. And don’t forget to bring your face mask.

What to watch out for in Cancun’s restaurants

  • In upscale gastronomy, you should reserve a table in advance and check if there is a dress code.
  • Especially in smaller restaurants it can happen very easily that there is only a menu in Spanish. In this case, you can simply ask the waiter to explain the offers to you.
  • If you are in Mexico for the first time, you shouldn’t get a price shock when checking the menu. In Mexico, the prices are quoted with the $ sign. But these are not American dollars, it is Mexican pesos.
  • You don’t want to give up alcoholic beverages? In Mexico, not all restaurants have a license to sell alcohol. Ask in advance, especially in small restaurants.
  • Would you like to pay with credit cards? This should not be a problem in upscale gastronomy. But you should carry your passport in the original (not a copy), as some restaurants want to check it when paying with a credit card. In smaller restaurants ask in advance about credit cards, or better take Mexican pesos with you.
  • Tipping: In Mexico, 10-20% are common in restaurants. Sometimes the tip is included in the bill. Anyway, staff is grateful for a few pesos extra left back on the table. If a bar tender mixes you great drinks, leave about 20 pesos per drink.

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