Cancún is the city of late nights and extensive brunch buffets – served up with a combination of continental classics and traditional Mexican dishes for good measure. These are some of the best places to go for a late-morning feast in this popular Caribbean destination.
The name of this eatery in downtown Cancun loosely translates as the Garden of Eden. Just like its namesake, it’s full of temptations – the brunch menu alone features seven pages worth of them. European options like croissants filled with strawberries and cream feature alongside Mexican choices, such as sweet concha buns and open sandwich-style molletes. On warm days, you’ll find the best tables in the courtyard, amongst the dream catchers and next to the trickling water feature.
If all the tacos and tortillas are getting a bit heavy for you, head to Sirena Morena near Jardin Rubia for brunch. Find a spot at one of the wooden tables in the courtyard garden and order some fresh juice and a brunch bowl – like the ceilito made with warm oats, coconut milk, banana and cacao nibs. Everything on the menu is vegetarian and there’s a good range of vegan options available, too.
Located inside an elegant room with chandelier ceilings at the Ritz Carlton, El Cafe Mexicano serves a Sunday brunch buffet from 7am to 1pm. There are plenty of continental dishes on offer, but the highlights are the Mexican options like the motuleños eggs, where tortillas are loaded with fried eggs, black beans, cheese and chilies. Wash it all down with a bloody mary or a mimosa from the help-yourself drinks section of the buffet.
This is an updated version of an article originally by Kalpana Satish.
If you can’t get enough of Mexican fare, then don’t miss out on restaurants endorsed by locals or the top markets in Cancún. And if you’re looking for somewhere different to stay while you’re in town, why not try a unique boutique hotel or an all-inclusive resort – all bookable on Culture Trip.