French Cuisine in the Yucatan Peninsula

While staying in the Yucatan Peninsula, you'll happen upon a tempting spread of places to sit down to a meal. Fans of French cuisine will want to visit the various establishments specializing in this cuisine. Fortunately, there's more than enough dining options that have it on the menu.

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From the pleasant, informal locale of La Palapa Belga to the unmistakable breakfast, dinner and lunch at La Petite Crepe, you may very well stumble upon something with just the right elements.

The list below allows you to get a taste for the wide selection of restaurants specializing in French food in the Yucatan Peninsula. On each restaurant's name, click to view more information about its hours, location, and other offerings.

La Palapa Belga

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 883-5454

Positioned 5.2 miles east of downtown Cancun, La Palapa Belga is a smart choice for travelers who are going to be spending time seeing this neighborhood. It's 7.0 miles south of Isla Mujeres. When the boisterous crew is anticipating delicious French food that isn't fussy in the slightest, this casual restaurant fits the bill.

Start your meal with a house pate, then select amongst a number of well- known French favorites from duck confit to escargo.

Azur

The Riviera Maya | (984) 206-4000

This local establishment isn't merely French food and of course juices & smoothies, but it's also quite the favorite for salads.

The flavors and authentic French cuisine served at Azur makes it a truly unique restaurant only available to the guests of Riviera Maya. From its wonderful array of fresh oysters and escargots to the decadent dessert crêpes, Azur is an intimate dining experience you won't find anywhere else at the hotel.

Jade Deli and Crêperie

The Riviera Maya | (984) 206-4000

You certainly don't want to pass up the Riviera Maya if you're a fan of French cuisine, but particularly crepes.

The deli is connected to Jade Boutique offering a wide variety of small yet satisfying snack or light meal options. They also make specialty Crêpes for the interested foodie and is a great place to take a break before continuing on to your next adventure.

Du Mexique

Downtown Cancun | (998) 884-5919

Du Mexique is located in downtown Cancun, in the eastern outskirts of Cancun. Salty, fresh seafood and French panache both share the spotlight at this enjoyable dining option.

Chef Alain Grimond heads up the kitchen, creating a unique fusion of French and Mayan dishes that not only taste fantastic, but are artistically plated as well.

Le Jardin

Holbox | (984) 875-2331

Positioned in the vicinity of Downtown Holbox, Le Jardin is a logical selection for people who are going to be visiting this part of the island. Though one might say the overall focus is food with French flair, this potential favorite will recommend their best: coffee and sandwiches.

French Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Azur The Riviera Maya Mexico French, Mexican (984) 206-4000
Bordeaux 0.2 mi. South of Central Akumal Mexico French (984) 875-7600
Bordeaux 3.9 mi. West-Southwest of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Mexico French --
Cafe De La Ile Downtown San Miguel Cozumel French --
Cafe Paris Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico French --
Du Mexique Downtown Cancun Mexico French (998) 884-5919
El Encuentro Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico French, Fusion, Vietnamese --
French Bistro 0.1 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres European, French --
Jade Deli and Crêperie The Riviera Maya Mexico French, Mediterranean, Mexican (984) 206-4000
La Bastille 6.1 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico French (998) 848-7000
La Palapa Belga 5.2 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Belgian, French (998) 883-5454
La Petite Crepe 1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Chetumal Mexico French, Mexican (983) 103-3227
Le Bistro 0.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexico French, Mediterranean (998) 891-4100
Le Jardin 0.2 mi. South West of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox French (984) 875-2331
Le Metissage 1.9 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres French, Fusion, Mexican (998) 877-0700
Le Petit Cochon 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria Mexico French (984) 875-1130
Marlin Bleu 0.0 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico French --

Similar Food

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You may crave something slightly different, in which case there are similar flavors to be experienced at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Il Giardino -- Italian 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexico
Da Bruno -- Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
La Marea (984) 877-3000 Mediterranean 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico
Aqui Estoy Pizza -- Italian 0.1 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Portofino (984) 875-7600 Italian 0.2 mi. South of Central Akumal Mexico
La Diez (984) 803-5418 Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
Spaghettino -- Italian 0.1 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico
Pizza Edy's -- Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
Mamma Rosa (998) 238-8568 Spanish 0.1 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Fah Bar (984) 803-1507 Spanish Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico

Or let your appetite persuade you to find a local specialty like the crepes, which is offered at both Paris De Noche and Crepes Cafe.

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best dining destinations in the Yucatan Peninsula are those you decide upon spontaneously as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. At the same time, you can't go wrong when you make a list of specific places to try. To find out more information regarding the dining options awaiting you, check out this page.

 

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