European Cuisine in Yucatan Peninsula

If you can't get enough European food, you might find yourself with a chance to treat yourself. You may be a bit limited in your options, but you can still find a couple of restaurants in the Yucatan Peninsula serving this style of food.

With options including everything from the very casual destination known as Italian Coffee to the much anticipated dinner service at El Paladante, it really is possible to find the dish worth sending a postcard about.


Below, browse the limited, though enticing, options for European places that you may hear about as you explore. For each restaurant, you can click its name to discover the details about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.

Italian Coffee

Downtown Cancun

Italian Coffee is found within downtown Cancun, near the center of Cancun. Sure to please everyone, Italian Coffee isn't just European food and of course coffee, but they're also good at sandwiches. <p>On the menu at Italian Coffee, you will find your basic hot coffees and espressos, iced coffee drinks, and paninis.</p>

El Paladante

The Riviera Maya | (984) 871-2233

El Paladante is a good choice for guests thinking about going to this area of Quintana Roo. It's 0.8 miles west of Tulum. Searching for much-loved local cuisine in a breezy and inviting environment? Perhaps you'll like the free-and-easy ambiance and service at this grill. <p>El Paladante believes in using what nature has provided in order to make your meals. All eggs, vegetable, and honey used in the preparation of the food here was grown or produced organically right on property.</p>

French Bistro

Downtown Isla Mujeres

French Bistro is located in Downtown Isla Mujeres, in the northwestern outskirts of Isla Mujeres. If the thought of French food combined with European makes your mouth water, think about dining at this restaurant during your the Yucatan Peninsula trip. <p>Dinner at French Bistro includes a selection of steaks and fish, as well as European classics like pasta and chicken cordon bleu.</p>


Downtown Playa del Carmen

Situated near the center of downtown Playa del Carmen, Byblos is a popular choice worth considering if you're thinking about exploring this neighborhood. Considered by most to be a casual place to dine, it's nice when you're not in the mood to get dolled up. <p>During the day, Byblos serves as a cafeteria for the nearby school, however at night it serves off a daily changing menu. Do not be deterred by the school lunch idea, as the restaurant is rather elegant at night.</p>

Similar Food

Caso del Lago

If your preferences are flexible, you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Locanda Paolo (998) 887-2627 Italian Downtown Cancun Mexico
Agora (984) 873-0626 Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
Pizza Aventuras (984) 802-8888 Italian 0.5 mi. South of Central La Gloria Mexico
Cenacolo Cancun (998) 885-3603 Italian 5.8 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico
Tramonto (984) 206-4000 Italian The Riviera Maya Mexico
Pizza Hut Playa del Carmen (984) 873-1616 Italian Playa del Carmen Mexico
Jade Deli and Crêperie (984) 206-4000 French The Riviera Maya Mexico
Mosquito Blue (984) 873-1245 Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
Ritrato d'Italia (225) 522-0093 Italian 2.7 mi. North of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico
Pizza Edy's -- Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico

Sometimes, the most satisfying restaurants in the Yucatan Peninsula are the ones you find unexpectedly while walking the streets near your hotel. However, including the names of a couple of restaurants in your plans, may prove valuable later when your stomach's grumbling. To read even more about the dining options awaiting you, check out this page.


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