Top Choice Seafood in Cancún & Around

Kiosco Verde

The Green Kiosk just might be the most underrated seafood restaurant in all of Cancún. It began in 1974 as a grocery store and now it serves elaborate fresh fish and seafood dishes, such as coconut-encrusted shrimp …
Seafood in Cancún & Around

Carrillo’s Lobster House

Try Carrillo’s Plato Cozumel if you’re looking for something a bit special; the surf & turf is a great option for two people. Just follow the good smells leading to the blue building and you’ll be in the right p…
Mexican in Cancún & Around


Specializes in regional Mexican cuisine, offering great value in its menú del día (fixed three-course meal). If pollo en mole poblano (chicken smothered in a handmade chocolate and chili sauce) is an option, you sho…
Seafood in Cancún & Around

Crab House

Offering a lovely view of the lagoon that complements the seafood, the long menu here includes many shrimp and fish-fillet dishes. Crab and lobster are priced by the pound.
Japanese in Cancún & Around


Enjoy the show as the chef slices and dices the night away at this Japanese-run restaurant serving sushi and many other Japanese favorites in an intimate setting. There’s even a kids menu and playroom if you’ve got …
Mexican in Cancún & Around

La Barbacoa de la Tulum

If you love tacos, head to this 24-hour restaurant/bar, where the specialties are barbacoa (mutton) and cochinita (slow-cooked pork).
Fusion in Cancún & Around

La Habichuela

This elegant restaurant has a lovely courtyard dining area, just off Parque de las Palapas. The specialty is the cocobichuela (shrimp and lobster in curry sauce served inside a coconut with tropical fruit), but almo…
Mexican in Cancún & Around

La Parrilla

Any Cancún eatery founded before the saccharine 1980s gets to call itself venerable. And La Parrilla (founded in 1975) should get a capital ‘V.’ A traditional Mexican restaurant popular with locals and tourists alik…
Seafood in Cancún & Around


Reputed by locals to be Cancún’s best seafood restaurant, Lorenzillo’s gives you 20 separate choices for your lobster presentation, including a taste bud–popping chipotle, plum and tamarind sauce. Facing the lagoon,…
Seafood in Cancún & Around

Los de Pescado

It’s easy to order at a place where you have only four choices: ceviche (seafood marinated in lemon or lime juice, garlic and seasonings), tacos, tostadas (fried tortilla) or burritos. Try the fish and shrimp tacos …