Continental Cuisine in Yucatan Peninsula

Throughout the Yucatan Peninsula, expect to encounter a savory selection of places to have a hot meal. If you're admittedly obsessed with Continental food, you should take note of the restaurants specializing in this cuisine. In this destination overall, there's several options that feature this cuisine.


With options including everything from the very casual attitude at Maya Grill to the fantastic dinner service at Celebrity, you're bound to find something worthy of multiple plates-full.

Below, you can preview the selection of restaurants in the Yucatan Peninsula where guests can grab Continental food. Find one that whets your appetite and click its name to see the full article about its location, style, and more.

The Club Grill

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 881-0808

Positioned 6.1 miles southeast of downtown Cancun, The Club Grill is on the same premises as Ritz-Carlton Cancun, and is a viable choice worth considering if you're thinking about spending some time seeing this neighborhood or nearby. In case you're wondering, Cancun is eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) to the northwest. When you walk in, expect beautiful dishes served in a setting that sticks out in a destination normally ripe with so-called beach eats. The Club Grill serves a menu of contemporary cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. Some of the more unique offerings include truffled sweet corn soup and chipotle sweet potato puree. For dessert try try the coconut souffle.

Maya Grill

The vicinity of Xcalak | (800) 480-4505

Maya Grill

Maya Grill, on the premises of Hotel Tierra Maya, is located in the vicinity of Xcalak, in Quintana Roo; 1.7 miles to the north of Xcalak. When you're up for simply grabbing some delightful Continental cuisine, stop by this restaurant which is a very casual establishment. Chef Arely and two helpers, Clara and Rosario are on-site to prepare fresh Caribbean fare, complimented by coffee and fruit juices.


Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 193-2260

Set 5.9 miles southeast of downtown Cancun, Celebrity is on the same premises as Casa Turquesa Boutique Hotel. It's 7.6 miles southeast of Cancun. Be prepared for a beautiful, formal menu that sticks out in a destination normally ripe with the fare from street vendors and snack bars. Celebrity is open daily for dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Cozumel | (987) 872-0730

Situated 1.8 miles south west of downtown San Miguel, Nemos is located at Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel, and is a logical choice for guests thinking about going to this part of the island. If you're curious, San Miguel is a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the east-northeast. The fresh taste of fish and Continental flavors make for an exciting meal at this informal place. Nemos is a cozy spot with comfortable seating, friendly service, and a view of the dazzling pool through the wall length window.

California Restaurant Benito Juarez

Cancun | (998) 848-2871

When it comes to specialty Continental culinary creations, the kitchen at California Restaurant Benito Juarez likes to suggest its hamburgers and tacos. When you dine at California you are given the opportunity to select from a menu or a buffet of continental and Mexican fare. Think hamburgers and fries, enchiladas, soups, salads, and more.

Continental Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
California Restaurant Benito Juarez Cancun Mexico Continental, Mexican (998) 848-2871
Celebrity 5.9 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Continental (998) 193-2260
La Riviera Italiano Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Continental, Mexican (800) 505-2195
Maya Grill 1.7 mi. North of Central Xcalak Mexico Caribbean, Continental (800) 480-4505
Nemos 1.8 mi. South West of Central downtown San Miguel Cozumel Continental (987) 872-0730
Ruth's Chris Kukulcan Plaza 5.8 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Continental (998) 885-3301
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 kitchens, cafes, and dining rooms in the Yucatan Peninsula are the ones that you didn't think you'd ever wander into during your exploration of different cities. But of course, it's still a good idea to have a handful of favorites in mind. To learn more regarding the types of food available to you, check out this page.


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