The Best Seafood in Cancun, Mexico

Shreyas Kulkarni

Cancun has a great beach party atmosphere, and some amazing seafood. It is the perfect place to feast on a wide variety of flavorful and fresh fish such as ceviche, fried fish, lobster, crab, and octopus. Get your aquatic fix with our pick of the best seafood restaurants in Cancun.

tacos @ el fish fritanga

1. El Fish Fritanga

Restaurant, Seafood

Tacos at El Fish Fritanga
El Fish Fritanga is a casual seafood restaurant and a big favourite among the locals. They serve some of the most authentic Mexican food in the whole of Cancun. It’s super family friendly, with high chairs and an outdoor kid play area. Try the ceviche or fish tacos, the star attraction, best enjoyed overlooking the beach and lagoon.

2. Captain’s Cove

Restaurant, Seafood

Captain’s Cove is popular for the size of its portions, so don’t make the mistake of gorging on salad before the main. Steak and seafood are the top offerings at this lovely, waterfront restaurant. Try the golden-fried calamari for a light start to the meal or the crab cakes. They have some mouth-watering desserts too, and the carrot cake comes particularly recommended.

3. Fred's House Seafood Market & Grill

Restaurant, Market, Seafood

Fred’s House is a fantastic place to enjoy fresh seafood in an elegant waterfront setting. The menu has an extensive selection of dishes given a little Mexican flair with delicate spices full of flavour. Outdoor dining is available, with tables overlooking the lagoon. It’s a top spot to go and enjoy seafood.

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