The Top Restaurants with Scenic Views in Cancún

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Eating is one of the greatest pleasures, and discovering new flavors is a gift of traveling – more so when in front of your dish you have an incredible view. Uncover some of the best views in Mexico with our guide to scenic restaurants in Cancún.

1. Harry's Grill

Restaurant, Steakhouse

At Harry’s Grill, a stone wheel representing the ancient Mayan ball game adorns the view of the Nichupté Lagoon at the bottom of the main dining room – and when the light hits, you can see the sun going through the center of the wheel. The restaurant serves a great assortment of dishes of salads, meats and seafood, and they also have arguably one of the best wine cellars in Cancún. To enjoy a special occasion, Harry’s offer private dining with prior reservation.

2. Puerto Madero

Restaurant, Argentina, Seafood

Grilled beef, lamb ribs, a combination of lobster and steak, shrimp ceviche or grilled octopus are just some of Puerto Madero‘s delights that can be tasted at this sophisticated restaurant, while enjoying a spectacular sunset over the terrace.

3. Fred's House

Restaurant, Market, Seafood

This seafood restaurant and oyster bar has indoor and outdoor seating with a scenic water view – don’t miss the calamari and the dessert bar, both highly recommended.

4. Porfirio's

Restaurant, Mexican

This restaurant rescues the best flavors of traditional Mexican food and combines them perfectly with tequila and mezcal. It has affordable prices and good service – as an added bonus, those celebrating their birthday can do so with a group of Mariachi singing the traditional Mañanitas tune at the edge of the lagoon.

5. Navíos

Restaurant, Mexican, Contemporary, Seafood

Located on a dock at the lagoon, Navíos serves Mexican fusion seafood cuisine and offers a rich and wide variety of dishes. The concept of this elegant restaurant is to capture the essence of the food trade through navíos – vessels that travel the world.

6. Lorenzillos

Restaurant, Seafood

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Year-round live lobsters and other seafood dishes served in an extensive dining room under a palapa roof are the main attraction of this restaurant, one of the oldest in the city and much-loved by locals.

7. Elefanta

Located right on the water, at Elefanta you can take in the sunset at the Nichupte Lagoon, while the sound of music and the aroma of dishes on offer showcase the taste of real Indian food.

La Isla Shopping Village, Plaza La Isla, Blvd. Kukulkán Km 12.5, La Isla, Zona Hotelera, Cancún, Q.R. Mexico, +52 998 176 8070

8. La Habichuela Sunset

Restaurant, Mexican

Wall murals representing Mayan legends and carved stone walls with Mayan symbols are the decoration at this restaurant, open since 1977. Seafood, roasted meats and Yucatan specialties are served in a beautiful space with large garden with an incredible view.

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