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Top Choice Fusion in Cancun Centro

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, M$545), b…
Top Choice Steak in Zona Hotelera

Harry’s

Stunning, renowned Harry’s serves house-aged steaks, plus super-fresh fish and a famous cotton candy treat. The architecture’s impressive too, with indoor waterfalls, plenty of decking over the lagoon and two bars –…
Top Choice Italian in Cancun Centro

El Tigre y El Toro

Gourmet thin-crust pizza and homemade pastas are served in a pebbly candlelit garden at El Tigre y El Toro ('tiger' and 'bull' are the owners' nicknames). Many locals rank this as Cancún's numero uno pizza joint.
Top Choice Museum in Zona Hotelera

Museo Maya de Cancún

Holding one of the Yucatán's most important collections of Maya artifacts, this modern museum is a welcome sight in a city known more for its party scene than cultural attractions. On display are some 400 pieces fou…
Top Choice Club in Cancun Centro

Mambocafé

The large floor at this happening club is the perfect place to practice those Latin dance steps you've been working on. Live groups play Cuban salsa and other tropical styles.
National Park in Cancún

Parque Nacional Isla Contoy

Spectacular Isla Contoy is a bird-lover’s delight: an uninhabited national park and sanctuary that is an easy day trip from Cancún and from Isla Mujeres. About 800m at its widest point and more than 8.5km long, it h…
Seafood in Zona Hotelera

Crab House

Offering a lovely view of the lagoon that complements the seafood, the long menu here includes many shrimp and fish-fillet dishes. Stone crab is the specialty, which (along with lobster) is priced by the pound. Both…
Basque in Zona Hotelera

Tempo by Martin Berasategui

Dazzling contemporary elegance and impeccable service characterize Tempo, but it’s the nine-course tasting menu of elaborate gourmet Basque cuisine with a molecular touch that have made this restaurant one of the be…
Mexican in Zona Hotelera

Benazuza

Up to 30 courses of surprising molecular cuisine! The dining experience at contemporary restaurant Benazuza incorporates traditional Mexican-inspired dishes like tacos and chilis that have been transformed into new …
Seafood in Zona Hotelera

Fred's House

One of Cancún’s most beautiful restaurants, Fred’s House features warm contemporary style and tropical gardens by Nichupté Lagoon. At this seafood eatery, you can order oysters from the raw bar, or try their popular…