The Best Mexican Restaurants In Cancún, Mexico

Pratyusha Prakash

Cancún has a lot to offer: blindingly blue seas, exciting nightlife, and delicious Mexican food, especially in the downtown area, El Centro, as well as the hip Zona Hotelera. Read our guide to some of the best dining spots for authentic Mexican meals.

Hacienda Sisal

Hacienda Sisal

An intimate restaurant styled as a hacienda, Hacienda Sisal is sure to hook you not just for its lovely food but also its atmosphere. You can choose to sit and eat at the restaurant’s tall chairs indoors, or eat al fresco in their patio, which occasionally hosts live music and dances from various parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. Some of the in-house specialities are Caribbean lobster and angus beef fillet, the fish tikinxic, and the el patrón fajitas.
Blvd. Kukulcán KM 13.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancún, Q.R., Mexico, +52 998 848 8220

La Destileria

A tequila distillery and powerhouse, La Distileria is sure to raise your spirits with its 100 varieties of tequila. Be entertained by the in-house mariachi band who will serenade you with your favorite songs. The food is deliciously traditional, with a focus on seafood and steaks, and dishes such as arrachera steak molcajete and chiles rellenos.
Kukulkán Kilómetro 12.65, Zona Hotelera, Cancún, Q.R., Mexico, +52 998 885 1086

Julia Mia

Located in downtown Cancún, this lovely, sleek restaurant serves up gourmet Mexican food with stylish contemporary touches. The neo-Mexican décor combines with the lively Mariachi music to create a unique charm. There are time-honoured family recipes, such as the fideo tradicional alongside interesting and unusual dishes such as salmón al pastor.
Avenida Yaxchilán SM 21, Lote 2, Mz 252, Benito Juárez, Cancún, Q.R., Mexico +52 998 884 1086

La Destileria

Vegan Planet

A welcoming vegan restaurant in Cancún, Vegan Planet offers an extensive menu of heathy superfoods that you simply can’t refuse. From the delicious enmoladas to the hummus burritos, the wide range of dishes will entice even the most dedicated of meat eaters.
Andrés Quintana Roo, 45, Cancún, Q.R., Mexico, +52 998 251 7531

Va q’ Va

With a generous focus on seafood, Va q’ Va is a local favorite. Away from the bustling hubbub of the Zona Hotelera, it’s located deep in Cancún and is well worth the trip. The seafood is varied and interesting: from garlic fish fillets to shrimp aguachiles.
Region 220 Mz. 38 Lt. 18-19, Cancún, Q.R., Mexico, +52 998 255 74 35

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