Cuban Cuisine in the Yucatan Peninsula

When the craving strikes for Cuban cuisine, you might find yourself with an opportunity to treat yourself. Though not terribly plentiful, you can still find a few places in the Yucatan Peninsula offering meals in this style.

With so much to try, from the fine dining setting of Esencia to the simple cafes whose specialties are worth daydreaming about, there's something for every traveler and every dining expectation.


The list below allows you to get a taste for the limited selection of Cuban restaurants that you may be referred to during your vacation. For each restaurant, you can click its name to see the full article about its location, ambiance, and more.


Holbox | (984) 875-2171

Located 0.3 miles northeast of Downtown Holbox, Esencia is on the same premises as CasaSandra Boutique Hotel, and is a viable option for travelers thinking about spending some time seeing this part of the island. Seafood and Cuban flavors play nicely together at this exceptional formal dining option.

The gourmet international and Cuban cuisine on the menu at Esencia is definitely worth talking about. The lobster fettucine is wel liked as is the fish filet al secreto.

La Bodeguita Del Medio

Playa del Carmen | 984-80339-51

La Bodeguita Del Medio is found in toward the heart of Playa del Carmen. While more generally known for Cuban cuisine, this place eagerly offers their chicken and seafood.

This Cuban Restauran tis perfect for grabbing a minty mojito and relaxing a bit and watching the locals dance and laugh. Of course, you can feel free to join in. Or you can simply munch on some Cuban recipes.

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If your preferences are flexible, you will find similar ingredients and influences at restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
La Veranda -- Caribbean Downtown San Miguel Cozumel
Savio's Bistro By The Sweet Life (998) 885-0150 Caribbean Cancun Mexico
Oxtankah (983) 834-5990 Caribbean 0.1 mi. South West of Central Costa Maya Mexico
La Palapa Restaurant 52 01(998)8 81 14 00 Caribbean 5.5 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico
Caribe Lodge Restaurant (983) 130-5580 Spanish 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Xcalak Mexico
Catch (984) 206-4800 Caribbean Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
C-Grill (984) 206-4800 Caribbean Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
Maya Grill (800) 480-4505 Caribbean 1.7 mi. North of Central Xcalak Mexico
Marisqueria Mi Viejo (983) 833-5342 Caribbean 1.2 mi. Southeast of Central Chetumal Mexico
Ana Y Jose Beach Bar -- Caribbean 3.8 mi. South of Central Tulum Mexico

Sometimes, the most exciting cuisines in the Yucatan Peninsula are those that you run into as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. However, noting the addresses of a few places on your itinerary, means you'll have multiple alternatives, even in a pinch. To read more details regarding the culinary options available to you, check out this page.


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