European Cuisine in Yucatan Peninsula

When the craving strikes for European food, you might have a chance to satisfy your hunger. Though not terribly plentiful, you can still find a couple of restaurants in the Yucatan Peninsula serving this style of food.


With lots to try, from the informal atmosphere at El Paladante to the fantastic breakfast and dinner at French Bistro, there's a menu suited for each visitor and all types of budgets.

The following list allows you to scan and read details about the small collection of European restaurants you'll have the chance to check out while vacationing nearby. For each of the options, click to get further details about its ambiance, specialties, and nearby things to do.

Italian Coffee

Downtown Cancun

Italian Coffee is located in downtown Cancun, near the center of Cancun. This enigmatic eatery can show multiple sides, so yes they're offering European cuisine and coffee, but we shouldn't forget they're also quite the favorite for sandwiches.

On the menu at Italian Coffee, you will find your basic hot coffees and espressos, iced coffee drinks, and paninis.

El Paladante

The Riviera Maya | (984) 871-2233

El Paladante, on the premises of Don Diego de la Selva, is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; 0.8 miles to the west of Tulum. Considered an informal dining option, it's great when you don't want to get too fancy.

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.


Downtown Playa del Carmen

Set near the middle of downtown Playa del Carmen, Byblos is a logical selection for you to consider if you're visiting this neighborhood or the surrounding area. Because this is a casual dining option, it's nice when you're not in the mood to get dolled up.

With dishes like risotto, chicken cordon bleu, rabbit, and duck, you are sure to find some quality dish here that you will like. Furthermore, all of the entrees come with fresh bread and olive oil.

French Bistro

Downtown Isla Mujeres

French Bistro is located in Downtown Isla Mujeres, in the northwestern outskirts of Isla Mujeres. As an added bonus to European cuisine, this restaurant serves up French inspired cuisine, so it's a excellent choice for patrons who want to try some unique combinations.

Dinner at French Bistro includes a selection of steaks and fish, as well as European classics like pasta and chicken cordon bleu.

Similar Food

Piedra Escondida

When seeking variety that doesn't stray too far, you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Casa Nostra Restaurant (998) 848-3849 Spanish 0.4 mi. Northwest of Central Holbox Holbox
Fah Bar (984) 803-1507 Spanish Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
Prima (987) 876-1121 Italian Downtown San Miguel Cozumel
Mia Pizza -- Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
Tramonto (984) 206-4000 Italian The Riviera Maya Mexico
OPA! Mediterranean Cuisine (855) 744-8371 Mediterranean 7.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico
Limoncello (998) 883-1455 Italian 5.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico
Pane Pizza Fantasia -- Italian 0.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum Mexico
Buca Di Beppo (998) 881-8130 Italian 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico
Piedra Escondida (984) 100-1443 Italian 2.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexico

Sometimes, the most satisfying places to grab a bite in the Yucatan Peninsula are those you didn't expect to find yourself craving while trekking the town of your choice. However, having the names of a few dining possibilities in your travel plans, will make life easier when no one can decide. To find out even more about the types of food available to you, check out this page.


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