Restaurants in Cancún + The Riviera Maya

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Chef Sergio Leoni serves Italian classics—seafood risotto, grilled sea bass and fennel—in a stylish setting, with formal service (an... Read More

One of the best-loved taco places in downtown Tulum, Antojitos de Chiapaneca is only open for dinner and always full of locals. The menu is simple: pick... Read More

A paneled art piece featuring the national flag hangs above the bar in this stylish supper club, where a different Brazilian designer has decorated each... Read More

This hotel restaurant offers a relaxed version of the Ritz experience—even the waiters seem more at ease than their European counterparts&mdash... Read More

This massive Argentinean steak house, located inside a nondescript shopping mall, has an ardent following, and for good reason—its meat dishes,... Read More

Part of the Hotel Villa Rolandi on Isla Mujeres, this upscale restaurant serves Swiss-Italian fare amid panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. Beginning... Read More

Casa Rolandi has the best lagoon views in Cancun, especially at sunset when the sky turns amazing shades of orange, and at lunchtime when the water... Read More

The incredible location sets this restaurant among the best Mexican restaurants in town. Casa Tequila is surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the... Read More

My first dinner at Casitas was an unforgettable Cancun culinary experience. In my opinion, it’s the most romantic beach restaurant in the city. Book one... Read More

Casitas is the best restaurant for a romantic evening in Cancun, with private cabanas situated right on the beach at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. The upscale... Read More

Specializing in a wide variety of Italian cuisine, Cheester has become so popular with the locals that they now offer several locations throughout the... Read More

While this American chain restaurant may not sound too exotic, it has one of the best oceanfront views in Cancun. Visit their Plaza Forum location (in... Read More

Chuchito Perez is a newcomer to the Cancun scene, but an incredible location looking out over the Party Center makes this Mexican-style bar and... Read More

Choose a table under the palapa or sink your toes right into the sand. This restaurant and beach club draws patrons in with their authentic dishes and... Read More

Rumored to have the best ceviche in town, Cocos and Grill is a restaurant and beach club in the northern part of the Hotel Zone. In addition to some... Read More

This upscale seafood restaurant has a breathtaking location on Nichupte Lagoon in the Cancun Hotel Zone, offering amazing views of the water from its... Read More

This Italian restaurant is a hidden gem tucked away on a small side street in the Hotel Zone. Here, you’ll find classic Italian cuisine and friendly... Read More

Locals and visitors flock to this open-air restaurant for the ceviche. The marinated seafood options include shrimp, fish, octopus, and snail, and comes... Read More

This nautically themed seafood spot is just a few blocks from San Miguel's oceanfront. Capi specializes in tangy but smooth ceviche, and a spicy... Read More

This nautical-theme bar and restaurant is a favorite spot for younger locals to hang out with friends and watch whatever big game is on TV. El... Read More

Located at the Maroma Mayan Riviera Resort, this beachfront restaurant fuses the Mediterranean tapas concept with authentic Maya and Creole flavors. The... Read More

Set right on the lagoon at La Isla Shopping Village, this elegant restaurant serves mouthwatering Indian cuisine in an open-air setting. A great place... Read More

Fish Fritanga is not only my personal favorite, the restaurant gets top billing in my book for two reasons. First, it serves the most authentic Mexican... Read More

This café sells coffee, fresh juices, ice cream, and more, but what people come here for are the paletas. Stored in a cold case, they have every flavor... Read More

Chef John Gray, who elevated the Ritz-Carlton’s Club Grill to iconic status in the ’90s with his classical approach to Mexican ingredients,... Read More

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