Caribbean Cuisine in Cancun

Classic Caribbean fare is favored by tourists and locals, particularly for including local spice blends, produce from the land, and gorgeous seafood. Across Cancun, visitors will find quite a broad selection of restaurants within this culinary category.

With lots to tempt your palate, from the informal atmosphere at Restaurante La Palapa to the unmistakable brunch, dinner and lunch at Captain's Cove, there's something in store for each visitor and all types of budgets.

The list below allows you to browse the selection of restaurants in Cancun that satisfy cravings for Caribbean cuisine. See one that catches your eye? Click its name to read the full article about its location, ambiance, and more.

Restaurante Natura

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 883-0585

Restaurante Natura

Restaurante Natura is situated close to downtown Cancun; it's 7.2 miles to the south of Isla Mujeres. Pleasantly surprising, this dining destination is not just Caribbean themed dishes and of course health food, but it's also fawned-over for another favorite, salads. <p>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</p> <p>(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</p> <p>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.</p>

El Caribeño

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 872-8300

Located 5.3 miles east of downtown Cancun, El Caribeño is on the premises of InterContinental Hotels Presidente Cancun. If you're curious, Isla Mujeres is approximately seven miles (11 kilometers) to the north. Salty, fresh seafood and Caribbean panache are an outstanding combo at this relaxed favorite. <p>Seafood and local specialty items are available here off the a la carte menu.</p>

Restaurante La Palapa

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 849-4606

Located 2.9 miles east of downtown Cancun, Restaurante La Palapa is located at Aquamarina Beach Hotel, and is a logical selection worth considering if you are going to spend time visiting this neighborhood. In case you're wondering, Cancun is four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers) to the west. Seeking much-loved local cuisine in a refreshingly casual and classy location? Check out the free-and-easy backdrop at this buffet.


Downtown Isla Mujeres | (800) 261-5014

Bellavista, part of Avalon Reef Club, can be found in Downtown Isla Mujeres, toward the northern outskirts of Isla Mujeres. Lovely, mild seafood and Caribbean flavors both share the spotlight at this well-liked restaurant.

La Palapa Restaurant

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

La Palapa Restaurant, which is on the premises of Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun, is located near downtown Cancun; it's 6.6 miles to the south of Isla Mujeres. Craving much-loved local cuisine in a comforting, convenient environment? Don't miss the low-key set-up and menu at restaurants like La Palapa Restaurant. <p>Comfortable beachside seating abounds at La Palapa Restaurant, where every meal is a laid back affair.</p>

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 you're willing to step just outside the box, you might like distinctly different, but still related restaurants like El Veradero, which serves Cuban specialties and Poc-Na Restaurant, where they tempt diners with wonderful Creole dishes.

Some of the most unique Caribbean food joints in Cancun are those that you wind up near unexpectedly while journeying to and from your hotel. At the same time, you can't go wrong when you plan on visiting specific venues. To read more details about the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.


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