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 …
Top Choice Seafood in Chetumal

Restaurante Xel-Ha

For some of the best fresh fish around, head about 8km north of Chetumal to the fishing village of Calderitas, where you'll find this classic bayside seafood restaurant. The fried whole fish, usually boquinete (hogf…
Top Choice Seafood in Laguna Bacalar

La Playita

A sign outside reads, 'Eat, drink and swim' – and that pretty much sums it up. Fish and seafood dishes are tasty, albeit on the smallish side, but the Alipús mezcal and fine swimming certainly make up for that. A la…
Top Choice Seafood in Mahahual

Nohoch Kay

Nohoch Kay, aka the Big Fish, definitely lives up to its name. Don't miss this beachfront Mexican-owned restaurant, where they prepare succulent whole fish in a garlic and white-wine sauce, or opt for the surf-and-t…
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…
Seafood in Campeche

Parador Gastrónomico de Cocteleros

Parador Gastrónomico de Cocteleros, 4.5km from Plaza Principal at the north end of the malecón (taxis from center around M$35), is a great place to sample the area's bountiful seafood. Over a dozen thatched-roof res…
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…
Seafood in Riviera Maya

Chamicos

At the south end of the Bahías de Punta Solimán road, Chamicos is the budget traveler's friend. The restaurant prepares good fried fish and seafood dishes, the oceanfront campsites (M$100) sit on a palm-shaded beach…
Seafood in Cancún

Va q' Va

The fish and seafood are pretty good here but the real draw is the festive atmosphere, plus you get to enjoy a meal in a working-class neighborhood far removed from the tourist center. It's worth the trip just for t…
Seafood in Puerto Morelos

El Merkadito

You gotta love a place that serves tortilla chips in a 'Hecho en Mexico' (Made in Mexico) paper bag, even more so when you're sitting in a delightful beachside palapa restaurant. The shrimp aguachile ceviche is exce…