Latin American Cuisine in the Yucatan Peninsula

If, on your travels, you know you're going to want some Latin American cuisine, you might find yourself with an opportunity to satisfy your hunger. Even though you may find your options somewhat limited, you can still find a few restaurants in the Yucatan Peninsula within this category.


With lots to tempt your palate, from the very casual attitude at Machos Bar to the dives where wine and cocktails are as much a part of dinner as the chef-prepared favorites, you're sure to locate a menu item that suits your taste - and budget.

Before your trip begins, you can browse the small set of popular Latin American places you'll encounter during your stay. For each of the options, click to see more important info about its hours, location, and other offerings.


Downtown Cancun | (998) 892-3056

Labna is found in downtown Cancun, just outside the heart of Cancun. On top of Latin American fare, this dining establishment serves Mexican inspired cuisine, making it a excellent choice for vacationers who want variety as well as convenience.

At Labna, you can expect to find a mix of local Mexican and Maya dishes, all with a spicy kick to them.

Machos Bar

Costa Maya | (983) 168-7226

Machos Bar is located in Costa Maya, in Quintana Roo; 33 miles (53 kilometers) to the north of Xcalak. When it comes to their style, the atmosphere this awesome bar and grill is considered casual, which is important because folks can really sit back and enjoy good conversation as they have mouthfuls of Latin American food.

Similar Food

Zamas Que Fresco

When seeking variety that doesn't stray too far, you'll find commonality between the restaurants above and establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Nativo -- Mexican 0.6 mi. West of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico
El Patio (984) 875-7600 Mexican 0.2 mi. South of Central Akumal Mexico
Tok's -- Mexican Downtown Cancun Mexico
Chi Chi & Charlies Beach Club ( 998 ) 877 04 91 Mexican 0.3 mi. West of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill (984) 134-7357 Tex-Mex 1.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Costa Maya Mexico
Zamas Que Fresco (415) 387-9806 Mexican 2.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexico
Paco's Tacos (984) 871-5400 Mexican 0.5 mi. South of Central La Gloria Mexico
Nah Balam Restaurant (983) 835-0400 Mexican 1.2 mi. South of Central Chetumal Mexico
El Sarape Grill -- Mexican Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
Buenos Aires Grill -- Argentenian Downtown Cancun Mexico

Sometimes, the most satisfying food and drink options in the Yucatan Peninsula are those that you catch sight of - or scent of - while walking around during the day. But, including a handful of different restaurants in your travel plans, may prove valuable later when your stomach's grumbling. To discover more information regarding the types of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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