Whether you enjoy All Inclusive vacations or booked Room Only, there are many restaurants in Cancun to have a good steak, seafood, Peruvian authentic cuisine or exclusive food and wine pairing.

First of all, a lot of 5* resorts and hotels have restaurants that are open for the public. Apart of that, each shopping plaza has restaurants that are open for lunch and dinner. Ask your concierge to make a reservation for you in one of the best restaurants in Cancun.


Fine Dining in 5* Hotels

Club Grill in Ritz Carlton


Hold AAA Five Diamond Award. Live jazz music in an English club style restaurant. The Ritz Carlton atmosphere is as always sophisticated and elegant.

Open from 6:30 to 11pm. Tasting menu is available.

Tempo by Martin Berasategui  in Paradisus


Tempo Restaurant Cancun

Michelin star chef, famous in Europe, Martin Berasategui opened contemporary Basque cuisine restaurant – Tempo in Cancun. Great for any event to celebrate in Cancun or having a Romantic dinner. Tasting pairing “Food and Wine” menu is available too, along with full lunch or dinner menu. If you choose a tasting one, you will  be guided by sommelier having a glass of good wine for each course. Live piano  music creates vibrant ambience at dinner. Ask the pianist to dedicate a song for your party!

Gustino in JW Marriott

Italian restaurant in Cancun

Hold AAA Diamond Award. Italian first-class restaurant in luxury hotel JW Marriott Cancun might be your place to host events in Cancun or simply enjoy dinner in a beautiful setting. The menu is extensive and priced fairly. From pastas and pizza to lobster and lamb dishes, Gustino’s chefs offers a variety of Italian  courses to choose from. Saxophone music makes this place unique among other Cancun restaurants.

Open from 6:00 to 10pm.

Restaurants in Cancun Hotel Zone

Fred’s House


Seafood and oyster bar

American Seafood and Oyster Bar is just a few steps from the JW Marriott, the CasaMagna by Marriott, the Paradisus or the Fiesta Americana Condesa. Due to Cancun Hotel Zone unique location, you have the Caribbean Sea near your resort and lagoon just across the street. This is a place where Seafood and Oyster Bar offers not only the food, but the lagoon view to enjoy.

Seafood dishes include lobster prepared in different styles, tacos with shrimp, fish or lobster, ceviches and tartars to name a few. However, if someone is not a seafood person, that would not be a problem at Fred’s House. Pastas, pizzas, steak, grilled fish or sushi are also on the menu.



Italian restaurant Cenacolo in Cancun

Italian elegant and sophisticated restaurant is not only having seating area inside the restaurant overlooking the lagoon, but also outside in the patio deck. Interior reflects restaurants in Italy, with mural painting and stone walls. The ambience is enticing to enjoy  whether it is a romantic dinner, friends and family gathering or business talk. If you played golf in Cancun in the morning or late afternoon, Italian meal will restore your energy and add  nutrients to overcome the sun exposure or overheating. Among the courses listed on the menu are: hand-made pasta, pizza, carpaccio, tartars, fish and seafood to name a few.

Restaurants in Cancun Shopping Plazas

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Plaza Kukulcan with Luxury Avenue stores and Liverpool department store also accommodates Ruth’s Chris Steak House that is in the middle of Cancun Hotel Zone. Nice area with easy access by bus or on foot. Seafood is on the menu, but the most favorite among travelers from all over the world – Ruth’s Steaks. Ask staff there which meat part is better for your taste to get the right protein for dinner.

Cambalache Argentinian Big Steak House


Open from 1:00 pm till 1:00 am. Located on Plaza La Isla where you can have good duty free shopping in luxury and premium brands stores. The restaurant specializes in steaks having portions for one or two people. However, if someone is not a meat lover, pastas, cheeses, different appetizers are also on the menu. The bus stop to major hotels and resorts in Hotel Zone is just across the street from the steak house. For this restaurant, you need to make a reservation due to its popularity and convenient location on the busiest shopping plaza. Ask hotel staff to make a booking for you!

If you are looking for a good cup of coffee or tea with real organic Mexican chocolate, see about cafes in Cancun.

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