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Restaurants in Cancún + The Riviera Maya

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Cancún + The Riviera Maya restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Cancún + The Riviera Maya restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Cancún + The Riviera Maya to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Cancún + The Riviera Maya restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Cancún + The Riviera Maya.

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  • Alfredo di Roma

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef Sergio Leoni serves Italian classics—seafood risotto, grilled sea bass and fennel—in a stylish setting, with formal service (an especially sol... More
  • Café de la Musique

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A paneled art piece featuring the national flag hangs above the bar in this stylish supper club, where a different Brazilian designer has decorated... More
  • Cafe Mexicano at Ritz-Carlton

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This hotel restaurant offers a relaxed version of the Ritz experience—even the waiters seem more at ease than their European counterparts—with the ... More
  • Cambalache

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This massive Argentinean steak house, located inside a nondescript shopping mall, has an ardent following, and for good reason—its meat dishes, man... More
  • Casa Rolandi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Part of the Hotel Villa Rolandi on Isla Mujeres, this upscale restaurant serves Swiss-Italian fare amid panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. Begin... More
  • El Capi Navegante

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 hu... More
  • El Sol

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located at the Maroma Mayan Riviera Resort, this beachfront restaurant fuses the Mediterranean tapas concept with authentic Maya and Creole flavors... More
  • Grill 14 by John Gray

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef John Gray, who elevated the Ritz-Carlton’s Club Grill to iconic status in the ’90s with his classical approach to Mexican ingredients, recentl... More
  • Kinich: El Sabor de Izamal

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Named for the nearby Mayan pyramid Kinich-Kakmó, this restaurant specializes in traditional Yucatecan cuisine. The dining room is open and airy, wi... More
  • La Choza, Cozumel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Close to San Miguel's central square, the palapa restaurant is justly renowned for traditional Mayan food with complex, rich sauces. Standouts: shr... More
  • La Cocay

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The restaurant's open-air dining room is enhanced by the glimmer of fireflies (cocay in Mayan). The menu blends Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Mexic... More
  • La Cueva del Chango

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Meaning “the monkey cave,” La Cueva del Chango is an immersive dining experience. The restaurant is designed to resemble a cave, complete with smal... More
  • La Habichuela

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
      A local favorite since the city’s infancy and by now a must for visitors, the “Green Bean”—run out of the owner’s family home—is the fancy older ... More
  • La Vida Buena, Akumal

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Wiggle your toes in the sand while taking a bite of Tic Kin Xic, the catch of the day, at this outdoor beach restaurant, or savor grilled seafood w... More
  • Live Aqua Cancún

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This adults-only, all-inclusive resort caters to travelers who prefer quiet relaxation over a lively party atmosphere. Sandwiched between the Carib... More

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