Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Cancún

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 …
Mexican in Cancún

Chuchito Perez

The palapa-covered terrace of this trendy restaurant is wrapped in panoramic views, overlooking the nightclub strip, Nichupté Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea. The menu features a blend of Mexican cuisine (innovative ta…
Belgian in Cancún

La Palapa Belga

One of Cancún’s tastiest and most peaceful fine dining restaurants – if you can find it. Tucked away within the Imperial Laguna Hotel's garden, this palapa-roofed eatery sits on a deck by Bojorquez Lagoon. Feast on …
Steak in Cancún

Harry’s

Stunning, renowned Harry’s serves imported, in-house-dry-aged steaks, plus super fresh fish and a famous cotton candy dessert. The architecture’s as much of a draw as anything, with indoor waterfalls, plenty of deck…
Seafood in Cancún

El Galeón del Caribe

Famed for its pescadillas (fried tortillas stuffed with fish, from M$15), this low-key seafood palapa has an outdoor kitchen and lagoonside setting. It’s near the southern end of the Hotel Zone and easy for in-the-k…
Mexican in Cancún

Taco Factory

This casual open-air eatery boasts the best authentic Mexican tacos in the Cancún Hotel Zone, and its convenient location in the central alley right by the nightclub strip makes it perfect for late-night cravings. F…
Caribbean in Cancún

La Playita

Try tangy, lime-soaked Caribbean ceviche and Yucatecan tikin xic fish along with Mexican beers. The covered terrace at this bar and restaurant affords views of the nearby bullring and the towering malecon buildings.…
Fusion in Cancún

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

La Destilería

Serious Mexican food can be hard to come by in the Zona Hotelera, but this place gets the thumbs-up from locals and visitors alike. It’s all good, but the chicken dishes – with goat cheese sauce (M$214), or mole pob…
Seafood in Cancún

El Fish Fritanga

With plastic tables set under little palapa huts (shelter with a thatched, palm-leaf roof and open sides) on a sandy floor, this is one of the Zona Hotelera's back-to-basics places. Good-value seafood, killer one-li…