Tex-Mex Cuisine in Yucatan Peninsula

Almost everywhere in the Yucatan Peninsula, expect to be able to sample a wide selection of options when it comes to dining. When your preference is Tex-Mex food, you will want to visit the places that dub it their specialty. Fortunately, there's more than enough restaurants serving this style.

With lots to try, from the very casual setting of Big Papa's BBQ to the lingering deliciousness of dinner and lunch at La Habichuela Sunset, there's something special waiting for each guest and for that special evening you're planning too.


Below, you can read up on the several restaurants specializing in Tex-Mex food awaiting the Yucatan Peninsula's guests. For each of the options, click to view the full article about its location, style, and more.

Gary’s at Casa Cenote

The Riviera Maya | (361) 993-2462

Gary’s at Casa Cenote, on the premises of Casa Cenote, is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; 5.9 miles to the northeast of Tulum. Visitors that are in the mood for tacos will wholly love dining here during a visit to the Riviera Maya. <p>The dining room in Gary's is set under a thatch roof palapa, with brightly striped Mexican style table cloths, and a view of the sea. Gary and his wife Silvia often cook and serve guests, giving it a very homey feel.</p>

La Habichuela Sunset

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 884-3158

La Habichuela Sunset can be found in the vicinity of downtown Cancun; it is 7.4 miles to the southeast of Cancun. The fresh taste of fish and Tex-Mex cuisine both describe the best dishes at this informal eatery. <p>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.</p>

Sedona Grill

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 848-9648

Positioned 6.3 miles southeast of downtown Cancun, Sedona Grill is on the premises of CasaMagna Marriott Resort Cancun. In case you're wondering, Cancun is eight miles (13 kilometers) to the northwest. For those visitors thinking about a memorable Tex-Mex atmosphere in a setting that makes you comfortable, this informal restaurant hits its mark.

Beach Club

Northern Cozumel

Set 3.0 miles north-northeast of downtown San Miguel, Beach Club is a part of Playa Azul. If you're wondering, San Miguel is three and a half miles (six kilometers) to the south. Though one might say the overall focus is Tex-Mex cuisine, the kitchen at Beach Club is known for its seafood and tacos. <p>The Beach Club serves up Mexican and Tex-Mex flavors along with a variety of beers, cocktails and liquors.</p>

Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill

Costa Maya | (984) 134-7357

Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill can be found in the heart of Costa Maya, in Quintana Roo; 32 miles (51 and a half kilometers) to the north of Xcalak. When it comes to their style, the atmosphere this awesome bar and grill is pretty casual, and that's good because visitors won't need more than comfortable clothes and a healthy appetite to dig into the scrumptious menu items. <p>Traditional Mexican dishes are available alongside American favorites. On the menu you'll find such offerings as Costa Maya Jambalaya and fajita sandwiches plus tropical fruit drinks and ice cold beers. While you're eating, you can reserve your watersports equipment and take off right after you eat for some snorkeling, SUP boarding, fishing, and more.</p>

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

You may crave something slightly different, in which case there are other categories to tackle, including establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Applebee's Chetumal (983) 127-2706 American 1.2 mi. West of Central Chetumal Mexico
Maya Luna Restaurant (983) 836-0905 Mexican 2.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Mahahual Mexico
Cobà (984) 875-7100 Mexican 5.3 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexico
The Krazy Lobster -- Mexican 0.1 mi. South West of Central Costa Maya Mexico
Burger King Downtown Cancun -- American Downtown Cancun Mexico
Subway Tulum -- American 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum Mexico
Blue Angel Restaurant (987) 872-0188 Mexican 0.9 mi. South West of Central downtown San Miguel Cozumel
Blue Lobster (984) 873-1360 Mexican Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
Pearls Restaurant (998) 849-4606 Mexican 2.9 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico
La Choza (987) 872-0958 Mexican Downtown San Miguel Cozumel

Plus, you could opt to sample the mainstay dishes prepared at these well-liked establishments:

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

Some of the best dining options in the Yucatan Peninsula are the ones you catch sight of - or scent of - during your daytime travels. Then again, it's still smart to know the names of particular restaurants ahead of time. To discover even more regarding the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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