Best Restaurants in Cancun

Cancun is a very well known vacation spot because of its beautiful resorts, lovely beaches and superb diving spots. It’s also very close to Mayan ruins which makes it a good base for day trips.

While the majority of travelers choose an all-inclusive package and hence eat at the resort’s restaurants, we recommend you to a bit more “adventurous” and try some other restaurants as well. There are plenty of interesting places to try: from restaurants which serve only sea food, to those which have a lot of international dishes in the menu. And fear not the prices: you can find great restaurants where you’ll pay just couple of dollars for a meal.

Puerto Madero

The restaurant’s ambience recreates a 20th- century dock warehouse. Although the touch of modern architecture give the impression of a very sophisticated place, don’t worry about your attire as casual is fine. There’s also an outdoor terrace where you can view some spectacular sunsets. The menu comprises a wide variety of seafood dishes, Argentinean-style grilled meats, pasta and salads.

>>Cuisine: Argentinean

>>Price: US$25-$100

>>Web site

Lorenzillo’s Restaurant

Due to being hit by hurricanes plenty of times, the restaurant has been rebuilt three times already but its location – the Nichupte Lagoon – makes it worthwhile. The lovely marine ambience is complimented by the incredible sunsets you can experience here. The dress code is casual and the restaurant is open daily between 1:00 pm to 00:30 am.

>>Cuisine: Seafood

>>Price : not available

>>Web site

>>Tip: check out the website for some incredible seafood recipes.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

If you like a juicy steak this is the place to eat your dinner. Only spiced with salt, black pepper and parsley, the steak is perfect here. The menu also contains enough items for those who prefer vegetables and salads. Its location recommends it for a lovely and romantic night out.

>>Cuisines: Steakhouse, International

>>Price US$1-$100

>>Web site

La Habichuela

This 30 years old restaurant is proud to have been awarded the National Best Restaurant Award and Five Diamonds Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (among other certifications). The garden where the restaurant is set creates the illusion of a Mayan ruins site under starlight. The aromatic plants and trees create a really romantic atmosphere. The menu comprises mostly seafood.

>>Cuisine: Seafood

>>Average price: US$ 1

>>Web site

Rolandi’s Pizzeria

As you might expect this is an Italian restaurant so you’ll find pretty much anything here from seafood and pasta to…pizza, of course. Chicken and beef is also in the menu. Don’t worry about your attire as the place is very casual.

>>Cuisines: Italian / Pizzeria

>>Price: not available

>>Web site

>>Tip: print the discount coupon off the website and get 10% off when you visit the restaurant.