Contemporary Cuisine in Yucatan Peninsula

While staying in the Yucatan Peninsula, you'll come upon a tempting spread of local eateries, vendors, and fine food. When your preference is contemporary food, you can't afford to miss the restaurants that do it best. Take a look at the contemporary food at your disposal in the Yucatan Peninsula with these popular restaurants.


With lots to tempt your palate, from the very casual locale of El Chapulim to the inviting dinner service at Arrecifes, you might come across a dish that tempts your taste buds.

Below, you can read up on the selection of restaurants in the Yucatan Peninsula where contemporary food is dished out. For each option that interests you, click the name to view more information about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.

La Destileria

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 885-1087

Located 5.7 miles southeast of downtown Cancun, La Destileria is a viable choice for you to consider if you're visiting this neighborhood or nearby. It's 7.4 miles southeast of Cancun. If the option of Mexican food coupled with contemporary sounds like perfection, think about dining at this restaurant when you are on your the Yucatan Peninsula vacation.

La Destilleria offers contemporary Mexican food that comprises of traditional Mexican favorites served in a fuller and more rich way.

The Club Grill

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 881-0808

Located 6.1 miles southeast of downtown Cancun, The Club Grill is on the same premises as Ritz-Carlton Cancun, and is a good option for vacationers thinking about visiting this neighborhood. From the restaurant, Cancun is eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) to the northwest. At this restaurant standards and expectations are high, so those who aren't opposed to splurging on contemporary culinary creations should learn more.

Sink into the strains of jazz music that plays lightly in the air at the Club Grill as you enjoy the upscale environment. The whole dining room, in fact, gives off the feel of an old English jazz club.


Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 848-7423

Arrecifes, a part of The Westin Regina Resort Cancun, is located near downtown Cancun; it's 10.1 miles to the south-southeast of Cancun. Formal dining is the standard here, which means patrons who favor that type of dining as well as contemporary culinary creations should learn more.

Like the cuisine, the decor at Arecifes is contemporary, with a funky printed carpet, shelved accent walls, and blue plush seating.

El Chapulim

Downtown Holbox | (984) 137-6069

Positioned near the middle of Downtown Holbox, El Chapulim is on Avenida Tiburon Ballena. Beautiful seafood and contemporary flair come together for some great dishes at this completely casual eatery.

There are typically four dishes offered per day, and guests can order that, or if there is a Mexican dish they have been craving ask the chef if he or she has the ingredients to make it.

Rosa Mexicano

Downtown Holbox

Located near the middle of Downtown Holbox, Rosa Mexicano is on Calle Tiburon Ballena. Fabulously fresh fish and contemporary style eats make a nice pair at this unique restaurant.

contemporary Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Arrecifes 8.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Contemporary (998) 848-7423
Cancun Distillery 10.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Cancun Mexico Contemporary, Mexican (998) 885-1086
El Chapulim 0.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox Contemporary, Mexican (984) 137-6069
La Destileria 5.7 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Contemporary, Mexican (998) 885-1087
Rosa Mexicano 0.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox Contemporary, Mexican --
The Club Grill 6.1 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Contemporary, Continental (998) 881-0808

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best dining options in the Yucatan Peninsula are the ones you run into during your daytime travels. But, jotting down a few tasty-sounding cafes and bars in your travel plans, is encouraged even for flexible travelers. To learn more information concerning the culinary options awaiting you, check out this page.


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