Caribbean Cuisine in Cancun

Classic Caribbean fare is favored by all types of travelers, particularly for using local spice blends, fresh produce, and fresh caught fare. Lucky for hungry guests, there's a pretty good variety of restaurants serving this style.

With plenty of variety, from the informal favorite named Captain's Cove to the fantastic dinner and lunch at The Beach Club Grill, there's something special waiting for each person in your party and all types of budgets.

Below, pursue the selection of restaurants in Cancun where guests can grab Caribbean food. For each option that interests you, click the name to view more information about its location, style, and more.

Restaurante La Palapa

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 849-4606

Restaurante La Palapa, part of Aquamarina Beach Hotel, is situated in the vicinity of downtown Cancun; it is 4.7 miles to the east of Cancun. When you're looking out for memorable Caribbean cuisine in a fairly relaxed and welcoming dining area, this mellow restaurant fits the bill.

El Caribeño

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 872-8300

El Caribeño, on the premises of InterContinental Hotels Presidente Cancun, is located close to downtown Cancun; it's 6.8 miles to the south of Isla Mujeres. Salty, fresh seafood and Caribbean food are a great pair at this colorful restaurant atmosphere.

Seafood and local specialty items are available here off the a la carte menu.

Captain's Cove

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | 885-0016

Situated 6.6 miles southeast of downtown Cancun, Captain's Cove is on Blvd. Kukulcán km 16.5. From the restaurant, Cancun is eight miles (13 kilometers) to the northwest. Seafood (of course) and Caribbean style eats 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.

La Palapa Restaurant

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

La Palapa Restaurant, on the premises of Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun, is located near downtown Cancun; it's approximately six and a half miles (approximately ten and a half kilometers) to the south of Isla Mujeres. Are you in the mood for quality Caribbean cooking in a beautiful yet informal setting? Check out the casual bites and backdrop at this restaurant.

Comfortable beachside seating abounds at La Palapa Restaurant, where every meal is a laid back affair.


Downtown Isla Mujeres | (800) 261-5014

Located in the heart of Downtown Isla Mujeres, Bellavista is on the premises of Avalon Reef Club, and is a viable option worth considering if you're going to spend some time exploring this neighborhood. Salty, fresh seafood and Caribbean food both share the spotlight at this unique place.

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

Similar Food

If your preferences are flexible, you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at restaurants like El Veradero, which serves Cuban treats and Poc-Na Restaurant, where it's all about another related style, Creole cuisine.

Sometimes, the most satisfying options for Caribbean food in Cancun are the ones you decide upon spontaneously while trekking the town of your choice. But, including a few dining possibilities in your agenda, allows you to stay flexible. To read more information about the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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