Spanish Cuisine in the Yucatan Peninsula

Throughout the Yucatan Peninsula, expect to be able to sample a variety of places to have a hot meal. Can't resist Spanish food during your holiday here? Guests should take note of those restaurants specializing in this cuisine. Expect to encounter a respectable number of dining options that have it on the menu.

From the pleasant, very casual locale of La Tortillería de Holbox to the fantastic dinner service at Casitas, there is a choice for every visitor and even for that special night you're planning.


Take a moment to peek at the selection of restaurants in the Yucatan Peninsula that quench cravings for Spanish food. You can click each restaurant's name to get further details about its hours, location, and other offerings.

El Meson Spanish

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

El Meson Spanish, on the premises of Hotel Plaza Kokai, is found in downtown Cancun, in the eastern outskirts of Cancun. Seeking much-loved local cuisine in an easy-going location? Then go enjoy the free-and-easy surroundings at this restaurant.

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.

Casa Nostra Restaurant

Holbox | (998) 848-3849

Casa Nostra Restaurant, a part of La Palapa Holbox, is on Av. Morelos No. 231. With a following of food lovers, this destination isn't known simply for its Spanish creations and one favorite, appetizers, but wouldn't you know they're also known for 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.


Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 881-0808

Situated 6.1 miles southeast of downtown Cancun, Casitas is on the same premises as Ritz-Carlton Cancun. It's 7.8 miles southeast of Cancun. Fresh fish from the Yucatan Peninsula's coasts and Spanish panache go well together at this enjoyable eatery.

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.


The Riviera Maya | (984) 206-4000

Pleasantly surprising, this dining destination is not just Spanish cooking and their signature staple of seafood, but it's also fawned-over for another favorite, tapas.

The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating available, so waiting for a table is never too long. The friendly wait staff is also recognized by many as being the shining star of the restaurant, as they are always ready and excited to serve the many guests that come in and out of the restaurant daily.

La Tortillería de Holbox

Holbox | (984) 875-2443

Positioned near Downtown Holbox, La Tortillería de Holbox is a viable choice for you to consider if you're thinking about going to this part of the island. Sure to please everyone, La Tortillería de Holbox isn't just Spanish creations and one favorite, coffee, but they're also dubbed a hotspot for 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
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

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For something different in the same ballpark, there are more options from this same flavor palette at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Alfredo Di Roma (987) 872-9500 Italian 5.3 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico
Domino's Valladolid -- Italian 0.2 mi. South of Central Valladolid Mexico
Ristorante Luna de Plata (983) 834-5741 Mediterranean 1.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Costa Maya Mexico
Rolandi House (998) 883-1817 Italian Cancun Mexico
Portofino -- Italian 3.9 mi. West-Southwest of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Mexico
Cantina Habanero -- Italian 0.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico
Aqui Estoy Pizza -- Italian 0.1 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Domino's Cozumel (800) 366-4667 Italian 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown San Miguel Cozumel
Pizzeto (984) 875-1130 Italian 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria Mexico
Alonsos Pizza (987) 872-1107 Italian 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown San Miguel Cozumel

Plus, you may also like the signature menu items available at places like these:

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

Guests often find that the best food and drink options in the Yucatan Peninsula are those that you didn't think you'd ever wander into while trekking the town of your choice. However, jotting down a handful of dining possibilities in your travel plans, means you won't have to settle for something less. To find out more information concerning the types of food available to you, check out this page.


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