Spanish Cuisine in Yucatan Peninsula

While exploring the Yucatan Peninsula, expect to be impressed by the delicious array of local eateries, vendors, and fine food. But guests who seek Spanish cuisine in particular should take note of those restaurants serving this favorite. Across the Yucatan Peninsula, visitors will find a good bunch of places where you can order dishes prepped in this style.

With many options, from the very casual locale of La Tortillería de Holbox to the wonderful dinner service at Casitas, you're sure to locate a menu item worth fighting over.


The list below allows you to get a taste for the large collection of Spanish establishments to be enjoyed. For each option that interests you, click the name to see the full article about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.

Casa Nostra Restaurant

Holbox | (998) 848-3849

Casa Nostra Restaurant is a part of La Palapa Holbox, and is a popular choice for travelers thinking about staying near this part of the island. Although some delight in the general selection of Spanish food, the kitchen at Casa Nostra Restaurant likes to suggest its appetizers and seafood.

Casa Nostra serves breakfast and dinner, as well as snacks throughout the day. Local fisherman provide the seafood that makes up the bulk of the dinner menu, and the kitchen staff plays around with local herbs and spices to present you with something flavorful and unique every time. Don't discount the extensive bar menu, which will please with everything from a knock-you-off-your-feet shot to a fruity mixed beverage.

El Meson Spanish

Downtown Cancun | 52 (998) 193-31-70

El Meson Spanish, a part of Hotel Plaza Kokai, is found in downtown Cancun, in the eastern outskirts of Cancun. Considered by most to be an informal place to eat, it's convenient, plus great for quicker, quality meals.

Reminiscent of a cozy family kitchen in Spain, El Meson Spanish features the type of dining table one might have in their own home, and country-style floral decor. Meanwhile, the wine rack lets you know for sure that you are dining in a class restaurant.


Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 881-0808

Casitas, a part of Ritz-Carlton Cancun, is located in the vicinity of downtown Cancun; it is eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) to the southeast of Cancun. Fresh seafood and Spanish cuisine are a great pair at this informal dining option.

At Casitas, each casita is an open air, thatch-roofed cabana draped in light linens and filled with candles. Guests also have the option of dining on the terrace.

Fah Bar

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 803-1507

Positioned near the middle of downtown Playa del Carmen, Fah Bar is at 5Ta Avenida. If the option of Mexican food combined with Spanish has your mouth watering, think about this restaurant when you are on your vacation in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Fah Bar is known for their tasty mexican dishes such as their tuna carnitas and carpaccios. Even longer than their food list though, is their drink list, filled with fun cocktails prepared to make you feel good. Starting at 6:00 p.m. every night, Fah Bar also has live music and Dj's.

Just recently, they have also started serving full breakfasts including hand-crafted aromatic coffees.

La Tortillería de Holbox

Holbox | (984) 875-2443

La Tortillería de Holbox is located near Downtown Holbox. Determined not to be a "stale" choice, not only does this place offer Spanish food and coffee, but wouldn't you know they're also fawned-over for another favorite, sandwiches.

The menu often changes depending on what produce is available fresh. They specialize in all natural healthy cuisine and the menu consists of items like fruit salads, omelettes, fresh breads, homemade ice cream, and more.

Spanish Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Caribe Lodge Restaurant 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Xcalak Mexico Mexican, Spanish (983) 130-5580
Casa Nostra Restaurant 0.4 mi. Northwest of Central Holbox Holbox Spanish (998) 848-3849
Casitas 6.1 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Fusion, Spanish (998) 881-0808
Cava Roja 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria Mexico Spanish (984) 875-1130
Chiringuito The Riviera Maya Mexico Spanish (984) 206-4000
El Meson Spanish Downtown Cancun Mexico Spanish 52 (998) 193-31-70
El Rincon Del Vino Downtown Cancun Mexico Spanish (998) 100-3000
Fah Bar Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Mexican, Spanish (984) 803-1507
La Tortillería de Holbox 0.3 mi. South of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox Spanish, Vegetarian (984) 875-2443
Mamma Rosa 0.1 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Italian, Mexican, Spanish (998) 238-8568
Villas Latinas Restaurant 0.3 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Spanish (998) 871-0118

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If seeking variety within the same genre, you will find similarly satisfying flavors at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Fellini's Pizza -- Italian 0.6 mi. East of Central downtown San Miguel Cozumel
Casa Mediterranea -- Mediterranean Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
Live The Pasta (998) 884-0461 Italian Cancun Mexico
Italiani's -- Italian Downtown Cancun Mexico
Pizza Bonita -- Italian Downtown Cancun Mexico
La Cueva del Pirata (998) 832-7485 Italian 0.0 mi. South West of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox
Almaplena Restaurant (983) 137-5070 Mediterranean 7.3 mi. South of Central Mahahual Mexico
Habana Cafe (984) 802-5412 Cuban 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum Mexico
El Paladante (984) 871-2233 European 0.8 mi. West of Central Tulum Mexico
Piola (+52) 998 802 11 48 Italian Downtown Cancun Mexico

Plus, don't forget to check out the signature menu items at restaurants like those below:

Restaurants with Similar Specialties
Restaurant Name Phone Specialty Location
Ceviche Tapas Bar (984) 206-4100 Tapas 5.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Travel In' Restaurant (983) 110-9496 Tapas 4.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Costa Maya
Tapas Bar -- Tapas 0.1 mi. South West of Central Costa Maya
Zayzu Restaurante (983) 144-0104 Tapas 0.9 mi. South West of Central Chetumal

Oftentimes, the best places to dine in the Yucatan Peninsula are those you find suddenly during your daytime travels. That being said, it's still smart to make a list of specific places to try. To find out more regarding the dining options awaiting you, check out this page.


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