Tex-Mex Cuisine in Yucatan Peninsula

While staying in the Yucatan Peninsula, you'll have the privilege of deciding between a savory selection of options when it comes to dining. When your preference is Tex-Mex food, you will want to visit those restaurants serving this favorite. Fortunately, there's more than enough dining options that have it on the menu.


Your plate will be full of choices, from the very casual favorite named Chili's in the Forum to the inviting dinner and lunch at Acabar, there's something for every traveler and every mood.

Take time to read more about the rather large selection of restaurants specializing in Tex-Mex food available in the Yucatan Peninsula. On each restaurant's name, click to view the full article about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.

Gary’s at Casa Cenote

The Riviera Maya | (361) 993-2462

Gary’s at Casa Cenote, which is on the premises of Casa Cenote, is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; six miles (nine and a half kilometers) to the northeast of Tulum. Guests that are in the mood for tacos will especially enjoy stopping here during a trip to the Riviera Maya.

The cuisine presented on the menu at Gary's is Mexican made simple, with fresh ingredients and authentic preparation styles really allowing each dish to pop. For those who don't want to go too far out of their comfort zones, TexMex is also available. Don't forget to try the house specialty, the Pink Margarita.

Beach Club

Northern Cozumel

Beach Club, which is part of Playa Azul, is located near downtown San Miguel; it's 3.7 miles to the north of San Miguel. Speaking of delicious, specialty food with Tex-Mex flair, this possible dining pick will recommend their best: seafood and tacos.

The Beach Club serves up Mexican and Tex-Mex flavors along with a variety of beers, cocktails and liquors.

Sedona Grill

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 848-9648

Set 6.3 miles southeast of downtown Cancun, Sedona Grill is on the premises of CasaMagna Marriott Resort Cancun, and is a logical choice for you to consider if you're thinking about spending some time seeing this neighborhood or nearby. In case you're wondering, Cancun is eight miles (13 kilometers) to the northwest. Considering this is an informal dining option, it's often reserved for lazy days outdoors.

La Habichuela Sunset

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 884-3158

Situated 5.7 miles southeast of downtown Cancun, La Habichuela Sunset is a good option that's worth considering if you're thinking about visiting this neighborhood. From the restaurant, Cancun is seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) to the northwest. Fresh fish and Tex-Mex cuisine both share the spotlight at this favorite restaurant.

The main specialty here is the lobster entrees, as well as seafood as a whole. However, La Habichuela Sunset does offer a selection of meats, poultry, and salads.

Chili's in the Forum

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone

Chili's in the Forum, a part of Forum Mall, is located in the vicinity of downtown Cancun; it's approximately seven miles (11 kilometers) to the south of Isla Mujeres. When it comes to their style, the atmosphere this awesome bar and grill is about as casual as they come, and that means travelers will appreciate the laid-back feel as they dig into the scrumptious menu items.

Chile's offers South-West American food, which in itself is a blend of Mexican and American foods into a unique, flavorful, and often times, spicy, cuisine type. Expect the soups, hamburgers, chicken, and especially the appetizers that all make Chile's famous.

Tex-Mex Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Acabar Tulum, Eastern part of Yucatan Peninsula Mexico Middle Eastern, Tex-Mex --
Armadillo’s 7.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Tex-Mex (855) 744-8371
Beach Club 3.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central downtown San Miguel Cozumel Mexican, Tex-Mex --
Big Papa's BBQ 0.1 mi. South West of Central Costa Maya Mexico Tex-Mex (983) 834-5780
Chili's in the Forum 5.8 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico American, Tex-Mex --
Chili's`La Isla 5.5 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico American, Tex-Mex --
Gary’s at Casa Cenote 5.9 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexico Mexican, Tex-Mex (361) 993-2462
La Habichuela Sunset 5.7 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mexican, Tex-Mex (998) 884-3158
Meson Del Vecindario Downtown Cancun Mexico Eclectic, Tex-Mex (998) 884-8900
Rodeo Downtown San Miguel Cozumel Tex-Mex --
Sedona Grill 6.3 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Tex-Mex (998) 848-9648
Senor Frogs Costa Maya 0.1 mi. South West of Central Costa Maya Mexico Tex-Mex (983) 834-5607
Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill 1.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Costa Maya Mexico Tex-Mex (984) 134-7357

Similar Food

Maya Luna Restaurant

For something different in the same ballpark, there are similar flavors to be experienced at restaurants below:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
La Gringa Tacos -- Mexican 0.2 mi. South West of Central Tulum Mexico
Nativo -- Mexican 0.6 mi. West of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico
Johnny Bravo -- Mexican Downtown San Miguel Cozumel
Lina’s Mexican Cantina (303) 578-1301 Mexican 4.6 mi. South of Central Tulum Mexico
Las Brisas Restaurant (800) 930-6806 Mexican 0.3 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Maya Luna Restaurant (983) 836-0905 Mexican 2.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Mahahual Mexico
California Pizza Kitchen (998) 884-3359 American 1.9 mi. South of Central Cancun Mexico
La Habichuela (998) 884-3158 Mexican Downtown Cancun Mexico
Las Arrachera -- Mexican 0.1 mi. South West of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Vips Playa del Carmen (984) 879-4423 American Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico

And for even more fare from this family, try the specialties available at places like those below:

Restaurants with Similar Specialties
Restaurant Name Phone Specialty Location
Peskayitos -- Tacos 0.0 mi. West of Central Puerto Morelos
La Lunita (984) 875 90 70 Tacos 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Akumal
King Kebab -- Tacos 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum
Gringo Dave's (281) 414-5229 Tacos 1.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria
La Fuente de Yassi -- Tacos 2.1 mi. Northwest of Central Isla Mujeres
La Floresta Tacos (998) 891-4110 Tacos 1.1 mi. West of Central Playa del Carmen

Oftentimes, the best restaurants in the Yucatan Peninsula are the ones that you stumble upon while walking the streets near your hotel. But, keeping a handful of reliable-looking restaurants in your daily itinerary, may put everyone's minds at ease. To read more regarding the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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