Mexican Cuisine in Cancun

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While exploring Cancun, you'll happen upon a savory selection of places to have a hot meal. Mexican food lovers should pay attention to those restaurants known for this style of cooking. When hunger strikes, you'll find there's dozens of options with this cuisine on the menu.

With many options, from the fine dining favorite named Rolandi House to the amazing dinner service at El Patio, there's something special waiting for each person in your party and any desired budget.

Before your trip begins, you can get more details about the numerous Mexican restaurants available in Cancun. Click on one of the options to see more important info about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.

Hacienda Morelos Restaurant

Puerto Morelos | (998) 871-0448

Hacienda Morelos Restaurant is located toward the center of Puerto Morelos. Looking to enjoy a great plate of food in a breezy and inviting environment? Check out the relaxing atmosphere at Hacienda Morelos Restaurant.

Tok's

Downtown Cancun

Situated in downtown Cancun, Tok's is a viable option for travelers thinking about going to this neighborhood. When your family is hoping to find a memorable Mexican atmosphere in a setting that makes you comfortable, this mellow restaurant is just the thing.

Cantina Habanero

Puerto Morelos

Positioned near the middle of Puerto Morelos, Cantina Habanero is a popular choice for travelers exploring this town and the surrounding area. With a following of food lovers, this destination isn't known simply for its Mexican themed dishes and of course hamburgers, but it's also good at tacos.

The menu at Cantina Habanero stands out, even though it could easily be overshadowed by the rowdy atmosphere. Pizza, Mexican fare, sandwiches, and appetizers seem common, but are so well prepared that you'll make plans to come back for more.

Taco Factory

Downtown Cancun | 8830750

Taco Factory is situated in downtown Cancun, toward the eastern outskirts of Cancun. Don't overlook downtown Cancun when you just can't help your cravings for tacos.

All of the things you'd expect to find on the menu of a Mexican restaurant (tacos, burritos, nachos, fajitas, quesadillas) are present at Taco Factory, but they are prepared fresh and taste that way.

O

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 891-5555 ext. 5030

Located 6.0 miles east of downtown Cancun, O is on the same premises as Hyatt Regency Cancun. It is 6.8 miles south of Isla Mujeres. Ready for much-loved local cuisine in a comforting, convenient location? Then go enjoy the casual ambiance at this restaurant.

O may be a Mexican restaurant, but it's decor is contemporary European, with A-symetrical chairs and striped booths in muted greys and oranges. A view of the sea from the floor to ceiling windows adds just the right touch of Tropicana.

Mexican Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
100% Natural Cancun Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican, Vegetarian (998) 884-0102
Agave 7.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Mexican (855) 744-8371
Ah Carbon 2.1 mi. South West of Central Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 252-4154
Almar Lounge 3.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Asian, Fusion, Mexican --
Altamar Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 282-8299
Bellavista 0.3 mi. North of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Caribbean, Mexican (800) 261-5014
Cafe Andrade Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (984) 873-3035
California Restaurant Benito Juarez Cancun Mexico Continental, Mexican (998) 848-2871
California Restaurant Cancun Cancun Mexico International, Mexican (998) 848-2870
California Restaurant Downtown Cancun Downtown Cancun Mexico International, Mexican --
Calypso's 5.8 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 883-1244
Cancun Distillery 10.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Cancun Mexico Contemporary, Mexican (998) 885-1086
Cantina Habanero 0.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico International, Italian, Mexican --
Carlos 'N Charlie's Cancun Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, Eastern part of Cancun Mexico American, International, Mexican (998) 883-4468
Casa Tequila 5.7 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (984) 875-5000
Chi Chi & Charlies Beach Club 0.3 mi. West of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Mexican ( 998 ) 877 04 91
Chicken Pirate Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 884-8400
Chiles Locos 0.1 mi. South West of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Mexican --
Chuy's Tacos 0.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Mexican --
Coco's Cozumel 2.7 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico American, Mexican (529) 872-0241
Coculcan Downtown Cancun Mexico Italian, Mexican (998) 840-6240
Da Luisa 1.5 mi. Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Italian, Mexican (998) 888-0107
Don Chepo 0.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Mexican --
El Agave Restaurant Downtown Cancun Mexico International, Mexican (998) 887-4455
El Cachirulo Tacos 1.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Mexican --
El Café Mexicano 6.1 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 881-0808
El Fish Fritanga 5.7 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 840-6216
El Mirador 5.9 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico International, Mexican (998) 193-2260
El Paso 3.6 mi. West of Central Villa Morelos Mexico International, Mexican --
El Patio 3.9 mi. West-Southwest of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Mexico Mexican --
El Patio 5.3 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 848-7600
El Pirata Puerto Morelos 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico International, Mexican --
El Timon De Cancun Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 886-9891
El Tio Loncheria 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Mexican --
El Tuch Tlan 0.1 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Mexican --
El Veradero 1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Cuban, Mexican --
Gorditas Dona Tota Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican --
Habaneros 6.1 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 848-7000
Hacienda Los Girasoles 2.7 mi. North of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Mexican (225) 522-0093
Hacienda Morelos Restaurant 0.1 mi. South of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Fusion, Mexican (998) 871-0448
Inizio 9.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Fusion, Mexican (998) 848-7400
La Destileria 5.7 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Contemporary, Mexican (998) 885-1087
La Guadalupana Tacos 0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Mexican --
La Habichuela Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 884-3158
La Habichuela Sunset 5.7 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican, Tex-Mex (998) 884-3158
La Lomita 0.4 mi. Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Mexican --
La Malquerida 0.1 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Mexican --
La Mansion 5.9 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican --
La Panza Es Primero 0.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Mexican --
La Parilla Cancun Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican --
La Pergola Caribeña Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 884-3999
La Placita Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 884-0407
Labna Downtown Cancun Mexico Latin American, Mexican (998) 892-3056
Labna Restaurant Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 892-3056
Las Arrachera 0.1 mi. South West of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Mexican --
Las Brisas Restaurant 0.3 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres International, Mexican (800) 930-6806
Le Metissage 1.9 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres French, Fusion, Mexican (998) 877-0700
Los Bisquet's De Obregon Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 887-6876
Los Caracoles 1.8 mi. West of Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 880-0448
Los Cocodrilo's 0.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Mexican --
Los De Pescado 5.3 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican 998-884-83-86
Los Pelicanos 0.0 mi. East of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Mexican Los Pelicano's
Los Pericos Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 884-3152
Mamma Rosa 0.1 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Italian, Mexican, Spanish (998) 238-8568
Maria de Lourdes Restaurant Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 884-4009
Medina Taco's 2.6 mi. Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Mexican --
Mex X'Treme 5.7 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican --
Mi Casa es su Casa 0.3 mi. North of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Caribbean, Mexican (800) 261-5014
Mr. Papa's 5.5 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 883-3106
O 6.0 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 891-5555 ext. 5030
Paloma Bonita 6.0 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 848-7000
Pearls Restaurant 2.9 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 849-4606
Perico's Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 884-3152
Picus Cockteleria 0.3 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Mexican --
Pinguino's 0.2 mi. South West of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Mexican (998) 877-0044
Posada Amor 0.0 mi. West of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Mexican (998) 871-0033
Rincon Yucateca Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 884-0732
Rolandi House Cancun Mexico Italian, Mexican, Swiss (998) 883-1817
Santos Mariscos 5.7 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 840-6300
Sea & Stones 8.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 848-7423
Seso Loco 0.1 mi. South West of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres International, Mexican (998) 877-1446
Small Gourmet 3.0 mi. South West of Central Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 252-0588
Sunset Grill 0.2 mi. West of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres International, Mexican (998) 877-0785
T@Cos.Com 0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Mexican --
Taco Factory Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican 8830750
Taco Inn Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican --
Taco Inn 5.6 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican --
Tequilla Grill 5.7 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 872-8383
The Yaxchilan Tavern Downtown Cancun Mexico American, Mexican (998) 206-2006
Tok's Downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican --
Tortilleria 1.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Mexican --
Velazquez 0.2 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Mexican --
Vips Downtown Cancun Downtown Cancun Mexico American, Mexican (983) 887-8906
Vips Hotel Zone Cancun 5.9 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico American, Mexican (998) 883-0165
Zazil-Ha 0.2 mi. Northwest of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Mexican (998) 881-4770

Similar Food

If your heart's not set on this cuisine in particular, perhaps you'll want the familiar flavors at local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Meson Del Vecindario (998) 884-8900 Tex-Mex Downtown Cancun
Chili's in the Forum -- Tex-Mex 5.8 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun
Cambalache (998) 883-0897 Argentenian 5.8 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun
Fonda Argentina (998) 889-9550 Argentenian Cancun
La Capilla Argentina Steakhouse (998) 881-2000 Argentenian 6.3 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
Chili's`La Isla -- Tex-Mex 5.5 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
L'Argentina Grill (998) 214-1349 Argentenian 0.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres
Camblache (998) 883-0485 Argentenian Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Puerto Madero Cancun (998) 885-2829 Argentenian 6.0 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
Sedona Grill (998) 848-9648 Tex-Mex 6.3 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun

Or if need even more options for your long visit, consider sampling a signature item like the tacos, which is offered at both La Fuente de Yassi and Peskayitos.

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best cuisines in Cancun are the ones that you find unexpectedly while journeying to and from your hotel. But, including at least a couple viable options on your itinerary, means even your fall-back options are good ones. To read more concerning the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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