Mexican Cuisine in Cancun

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Throughout Cancun, expect to be overwhelmed by the wide range of places to have a hot meal. Mexican food lovers should take note of the restaurants where it's always on the menu. Luckily, there's an enormous pool of restaurants within this cuisine alone.

With so much to try, from the informal favorite named La Parilla Cancun to the beautiful smells of dinner and lunch at La Pergola Caribeña, there's something special waiting for each traveler and every mood.

Take time to scan and read details about the several Mexican eateries available. You can click each restaurant's name to get further details about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.

El Mirador

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 193-2260

Located 5.9 miles southeast of downtown Cancun, El Mirador is on the premises of Casa Turquesa Boutique Hotel. It is 7.6 miles southeast of Cancun. Fabulously fresh fish and Mexican style eats both describe the best dishes at this crazy tasty eatery.

This fun restaurant offers mexican and international dishes including seafood.

Cantina Habanero

Puerto Morelos

Cantina Habanero is located near the middle of Puerto Morelos. Perhaps you could guess that this place is best known for Mexican cooking and their signature staple of hamburgers, but they're also quite the favorite for 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.

La Pergola Caribeña

Downtown Cancun | (998) 884-3999

La Pergola Caribeña, part of Hotel-Suites Caribe Internacional, is located in downtown Cancun, near the heart of Cancun. For a convenient, fuss-free place to start indulging in great Mexican fare, come to this restaurant which has a really casual setting.

Hacienda Morelos Restaurant

Puerto Morelos | (998) 871-0448

Hacienda Morelos Restaurant is found in the heart of Puerto Morelos. When you're seeking delicious Mexican food that isn't fussy in the slightest, this simple restaurant hits its mark.

Mi Casa es su Casa

Downtown Isla Mujeres | (800) 261-5014

Mi Casa es su Casa, on the premises of Avalon Reef Club, is located in Downtown Isla Mujeres, toward the northern outskirts of Isla Mujeres. When the boisterous crew is banking on finding darn good Mexican food without all the fuss, this easy going restaurant hits the spot.

Mi Casa is an elegant restaurant, so remember to pack something nice to wear.

Mexican Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
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 --
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
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
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 --
Da Luisa 1.5 mi. Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Italian, Mexican (998) 888-0107
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 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 --
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
Labna Downtown Cancun Mexico Latin American, Mexican (998) 892-3056
Labna Restaurant Cancun Mexico Mexican (998) 892-3056
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 De Pescado 5.3 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican 998-884-83-86
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
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
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 --
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 you're willing to step just outside the box, there are similar flavors to be experienced at local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Cambalache (998) 883-0897 Argentenian 5.8 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun
Puerto Madero Cancun (998) 885-2829 Argentenian 6.0 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
Chili's in the Forum -- Tex-Mex 5.8 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun
Buenos Aires Grill -- Argentenian 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
Sedona Grill (998) 848-9648 Tex-Mex 6.3 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
Meson Del Vecindario (998) 884-8900 Tex-Mex Downtown Cancun
Chili's`La Isla -- Tex-Mex 5.5 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun
Camblache (998) 883-0485 Argentenian Cancun Beach Hotel Zone

Also, if you're willing then you should consider sampling a signature item like the tacos, which is offered at both Peskayitos and La Fuente de Yassi.

Guests often find that the best places to try any cuisine in Cancun are the ones you find unexpectedly as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. However, including at least a few dining possibilities on the list, means you'll have multiple alternatives, even in a pinch. To discover more concerning the types of food waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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