Cuban Cuisine in Yucatan Peninsula

During your visit to the Yucatan Peninsula, you'll be able to sample a delicious array of places to sit down to a meal. When your preference is Cuban food, you will definitely want to check out the various establishments where it's always on the menu. Get an idea of the Cuban cuisine you'll find in the Yucatan Peninsula with these popular restaurants.

With lots to tempt your palate, from the informal setting of Habana Cafe to the lovely dinner service at Esencia, it really is possible to find the dish worth sending a postcard about.


The following list allows you to browse the selection of restaurants in the Yucatan Peninsula where the focus is on Cuban food. Click on one of the options to read the full article about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.

La Bodeguita Del Medio

Playa del Carmen | 984-80339-51

La Bodeguita Del Medio is found outside the center of Playa del Carmen. Although some delight in the general selection of Cuban-inspired cuisine, the kitchen at La Bodeguita Del Medio is especially proud of their chicken and seafood. <p>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.</p>


Holbox | (984) 875-2171

Situated 0.3 miles northeast of Downtown Holbox, Esencia is a part of CasaSandra Boutique Hotel, and is a viable choice for travelers visiting this part of the island. Fresh fish and Cuban food both describe the best dishes at this friendly, fine foods restaurant. <p>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.</p>

El Veradero


Positioned 1.7 miles south-southeast of Downtown Isla Mujeres, El Veradero is a good choice for vacationers thinking about spending some time visiting this neighborhood. Because this is an informal restaurant, it's nice when you're not in the mood to get dolled up. <p>A medley of Cuban and Mexican fare is on the menu here.</p>

Habana Cafe

Tulum | (984) 802-5412

Located just outside the heart of Tulum, Habana Cafe is a good choice for guests thinking about visiting this town and adjacent areas. You certainly don't want to pass up Tulum for a mouth-watering helping of the specialty, coffee. <p>Habana Cafe features several authentic Cuban meals and soups, as well as Cafe con Leche.</p>

El Casino

Downtown San Miguel

Situated near the middle of downtown San Miguel, El Casino is a popular choice that's worth considering if you're going to be spending time seeing this neighborhood or nearby. Newcomers who crave Cuban dishes will like restaurants like El Casino. It's an easy choice in case you're in their neighborhood.

Similar Food

El Puerto Fairmont

If your preferences are flexible, perhaps you'll want the familiar flavors at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Captain's Cove 885-0016 Caribbean 6.6 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico
Catch (984) 206-4800 Caribbean Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
Mediterraneo (984) 873-1300 Caribbean 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria Mexico
Bellavista (800) 261-5014 Caribbean 0.3 mi. North of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Mandarina Restaurant (984) 875-2129 Caribbean 0.3 mi. Northeast of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox
Kimbara Caribbean Cantina (983) 143-9622 Caribbean 0.1 mi. South West of Central Costa Maya Mexico
The Captain’s Galley (984) 877-4000 Caribbean 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico
Restaurante Zarabanda (984) 106-9665 Caribbean 0.1 mi. East of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox
Cava Roja (984) 875-1130 Spanish 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria Mexico
The Little Caribbean Conch (987) 872-5888 Caribbean 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown San Miguel Cozumel

Oftentimes, the best food and drink options in the Yucatan Peninsula are those you casually come across while journeying to and from your hotel. That being said, that doesn't mean you can't have a concrete plan for some meals. To read even more about the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.


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