Caribbean Cuisine in Cancun

Caribbean culinary preparations are a delight to travelers of all kinds, especially for their use of explosive spices, native produce, and the freshest seafood fare. Expect to encounter a pretty good variety of restaurants that offer this favorite.

With choices such as the informal backdrop at La Palapa Restaurant to the lovely breakfast, dinner and lunch at Restaurante Natura, you may very well stumble upon something that suits your taste - and budget.

Use the list below to preview the many places that specialize in food of the Caribbean variety. Find one that whets your appetite and click its name to read more about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.


Downtown Isla Mujeres | (800) 261-5014

Positioned near the center of Downtown Isla Mujeres, Bellavista is a part of Avalon Reef Club. Seafood (of course) and Caribbean panache share the same plate at this enjoyable place.

La Palapa Restaurant

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | 52 01(998)8 81 14 00

La Palapa Restaurant, a part of Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun, is found close to downtown Cancun; it's approximately six and a half miles (approximately ten and a half kilometers) to the south of Isla Mujeres. Craving quality Caribbean cooking in an easy-going location? Then definitely don't miss the relaxing surroundings at this establishment. Comfortable beachside seating abounds at La Palapa Restaurant, where every meal is a laid back affair.

Captain's Cove

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | 885-0016

Located 6.6 miles southeast of downtown Cancun, Captain's Cove is a good option worth considering if you are visiting this neighborhood. It's 8.2 miles southeast of Cancun. Fresh catches from and Caribbean panache come together for some great dishes at this enjoyable place. The only way you'll get away from dining on seafood at Captain's Cove is by ordering steak -- even the soups are filled with offerings from the sea.

Restaurante La Palapa

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 849-4606

Restaurante La Palapa, on the premises of Aquamarina Beach Hotel, can be found close to downtown Cancun; it's 4.7 miles to the east of Cancun. Are you in the mood for tempting Caribbean eats in a fun and convenient environment? You'll quite like the laid-back bites and backdrop at this buffet.

Restaurante Natura

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 883-0585

Located 5.7 miles east-southeast of downtown Cancun, Restaurante Natura is at 9.5 Kukulcan Boulevard. If you're curious, Isla Mujeres is approximately seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) to the north. As part of a menu decked with Caribbean culinary creations, this place likes to suggest its health food and salads. The cuisine style is Mexican, with a focus on all-natural, healthy food. A full vegan menu is available, which is a rarity in the area. Their most popularly sold items are fresh fruit and combined juices (strawberry, pineapple and orange juice for example) as well as items from the vegetarian menu (like Tacos Vegetarianos). They also have non vegetarian dishes which are very popular like the Camarones Caribeos which are grilled fresh shrimp served over wild rice sauteed in white wine, pineapple, onion, sweet pepper, broccoli, swiss chard, zucchini and garlic, all served inside a pineapple.

Caribbean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Bellavista 0.3 mi. North of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Caribbean, Mexican (800) 261-5014
Captain's Cove 6.6 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Caribbean 885-0016
El Caribeño 5.3 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Caribbean (998) 872-8300
La Palapa Restaurant 5.5 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Caribbean, International 52 01(998)8 81 14 00
Mi Casa es su Casa 0.3 mi. North of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Caribbean, Mexican (800) 261-5014
Restaurante La Palapa 2.9 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Caribbean (998) 849-4606
Restaurante Natura 5.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Caribbean, Vegetarian (998) 883-0585
Savio's Bistro By The Sweet Life Cancun Mexico Caribbean, Italian (998) 885-0150
The Beach Club Grill 7.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Caribbean (855) 744-8371

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If your heart's not set on this cuisine in particular, you'll find commonality between the restaurants above and restaurants like Poc-Na Restaurant, which offers Creole treats and El Veradero, where they tempt diners with another related style, Cuban dishes.

Some of the most unique options for Caribbean food in Cancun are the ones that you wind up near unexpectedly while walking the streets near your hotel. However, noting the important details of a few interesting-sounding restaurants on your itinerary, means even your fall-back options are good ones. To read even more concerning the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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