Mexican Cuisine in Cancun

While staying in Cancun, you'll come upon a delicious array of local eateries, vendors, and fine food. If you have a taste for Mexican food in particular, then you won't want to miss the places known for this style of cooking. When it comes to availability, there's an over-abundance of dining options for this cuisine.

With lots to try, from the informal locale of Pearls Restaurant to the fantastic dinner and lunch at Taco Inn, you are sure to find something that tempts your taste buds.

The list below allows you to scan and read details about the numerous places serving Mexican cuisine in Cancun. Click each option to read more about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.

Pearls Restaurant

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 849-4606

Situated 2.9 miles east of downtown Cancun, Pearls Restaurant is on the same premises as Aquamarina Beach Hotel. In case you're wondering, Cancun is four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers) to the west. Don't overlook Cancun Beach Hotel Zone for an unforgettable experience with the special: hamburgers.

Maria de Lourdes Restaurant

Downtown Cancun | (998) 884-4009

Set near the middle of downtown Cancun, Maria de Lourdes Restaurant is a good option that's worth considering if you're going to be visiting this neighborhood. When it comes to their style, the atmosphere this popular spot is about as casual as they come, so, of course, at least your crew can come as they are and simply dig into the scrumptious menu items.

La Habichuela

Downtown Cancun | (998) 884-3158

Set in the heart of downtown Cancun, La Habichuela is a good choice that's worth considering if you're thinking about staying near this neighborhood. For those visitors looking forward to memorable Mexican cuisine that isn't fussy in the slightest, this casual restaurant fits the bill. <p>La Habichuela serves a large menu featuring modern Mexican favorites as well as some mixed cuisines like Tex-Mex. A large portion of their menu is dedicated to sea-food, including several lobster dishes.</p>

La Destileria

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 885-1087

Set 5.7 miles southeast of downtown Cancun, La Destileria is on Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 12.65. It is 7.4 miles southeast of Cancun. If the idea of contemporary food combined with Mexican sounds like perfection, make it a goal to eat at this restaurant when you are on your Cancun getaway. <p>La Destilleria offers contemporary Mexican food that comprises of traditional Mexican favorites served in a fuller and more rich way.</p>

Los Pelicanos

Puerto Morelos | Los Pelicano's

Set near the heart of Puerto Morelos, Los Pelicanos is a viable choice for guests who are going to spend some time exploring this town and the surrounding area. Fabulously fresh fish and Mexican food make a nice pair at this unique eatery. <p>With a large thatched roof, this restaurant is perfect for a quick escape from the ocean to dance, eat, or drink in the shade.</p>

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 5.3 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 848-7600
El Patio 3.9 mi. West-Southwest of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Mexico Mexican --
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, you might like distinctly different, but still related restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Chili's`La Isla -- Tex-Mex 5.5 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
Camblache (998) 883-0485 Argentenian Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Chili's in the Forum -- Tex-Mex 5.8 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun
Armadillo’s (855) 744-8371 Tex-Mex 7.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos
La Capilla Argentina Steakhouse (998) 881-2000 Argentenian 6.3 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
Fonda Argentina (998) 889-9550 Argentenian Cancun
Cambalache (998) 883-0897 Argentenian 5.8 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun
L'Argentina Grill (998) 214-1349 Argentenian 0.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres
Sedona Grill (998) 848-9648 Tex-Mex 6.3 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
Buenos Aires Grill -- Argentenian Downtown Cancun

Also, those interested in something specific should seek out one of the specialties, like the tacos, which is offered both at Peskayitos and La Fuente de Yassi.

Some of the best food and drink options in Cancun are those that you decide upon spontaneously during your exploration of different cities. However, that doesn't mean you can't plan on visiting specific venues. To discover even more about the dining options available to you, check out this page.

 

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