Middle Eastern Cuisine in the Yucatan Peninsula

If you find yourself in the mood for Middle Eastern cuisine, don't miss out on an opportunity to treat yourself. Though not incredibly abundant, there are a couple of places in the Yucatan Peninsula within this category.


From the pleasant, informal favorite named Byblos Tacos to the cafes whose decades-old preparations are worth daydreaming about, you might come across a dish that suits your taste - and budget.

Take a moment to read more about the limited selection of Middle Eastern eateries you'll have the chance to check out during your stay. For each of the options, click to see the full article about its dress code, food, or even nearby attractions.

Byblos Tacos

Downtown Cancun | (998) 887-4041

Byblos Tacos can be found in downtown Cancun, in the heart of Cancun. When the whole group's hoping to find a tasty selection of Middle Eastern eats in a fairly relaxed and welcoming dining area, this breezy restaurant is a great choice.

Pasion Turca

Chetumal | (983) 832-7869

Pasion Turca is located in the southern outskirts of Chetumal. Since this is an informal place to eat, it's perfect for lazy days on the town.

Istanbul Kabob Restaurant


Located near the middle of Downtown Chetumal, Istanbul Kabob Restaurant is on Avenida de los Heroes. After a long day, it's really convenient that this fun favorite is about as casual as they come, and that means diners can come as they are and simply savor the good eats here.

Similar Food


If your heart's not set on this cuisine in particular, perhaps you'll want the familiar flavors at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Quiero Mas Pizzaria -- Italian 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Tulum Mexico
Famous Famiglia Pizza -- Italian Downtown Cancun Mexico
Piola (+52) 998 802 11 48 Italian Downtown Cancun Mexico
Pizza Latina (984) 116-9667 Italian 0.3 mi. South of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox
Mamma Rosa (998) 238-8568 Spanish 0.1 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Casitas (998) 881-0808 Spanish 6.1 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico
Pizzaria Leo -- Italian 4.2 mi. South West of Central Akumal Mexico
Rolandi's Cozumel (987) 872 10 97 Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
Pizzeto (984) 875-1130 Italian 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria Mexico
Gustino (998) 848-9649 Italian 6.3 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico

Visitors often find that the best food and drink options in the Yucatan Peninsula are those you find suddenly as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. However, it doesn't hurt to have a handful of favorites in mind. To find out much more regarding the types of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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