My Cancun Diary: Winter Escape–Restaurante

26 Nov

I am not a professional foodie, but in Cancun, I have to recommend some restaurants to you because the food there is so good!


Dinner: La Capilla Argentina Steakhouse 

A traditional Argentina steakhouse with great ambivalence

Feature Dishes: Rib Eye with the spiciest Mexican pepper

Seafood soup (serving for two absolutely)

Dessert Flan  (creamy and rich)

Price: $$$$

Food: 8/10

Service: 7.5/10




Lunch: Casa Rolandi (on isla Mujeres)

Best Ocean view, great place for lunch, Cute waiters, Italian food

Feature Dishes: Creamy Zucchini Soup

Fried Calamari

Russian borscht (Soup)

Seafood Risotto

Black Ravioli

Price: $$$

Food: 9/10

Service: 10/10




Thanksgiving Dinner: Fantino (at Ritz Carlton)

Great great ambivalence, excellent service, romantic live music, dress code

Featured Dishes: Tuna Tartare


Tender turkey of course!

Dessert Panna Cotta

Dessert Wine Moscato (always my fav!)

Price: $$$

Food: 8/10

Service: 10/10





Dinner: La Habichuela Sunset (in Hotel Zone)

Sit outside by the water, romantic light decorations, live performance to elaborate Mayan civilization and culture

Feature Dishes: Duck Taco

Soft Shell Crab

Lime Margaritas

House Special–Curry Lobster and seafood selections

Dessert Parfait Glacé au Kahlúa (So Good!)

Price: $$$$

Food: 8.5/10

Service: 8/10







Lunch: La Destileria (Cancun’s best Mexican restaurant)

Traditional Mexican food with great ocean view, great mango and passionfruit margaritas, molcajete pot cooked fajitas!!

Featured Dishes: Beef Tongue Tacos

Shrimp Quesadillas

Beef Fajitas served in a hot molcajete pot with chorizo, black beans, and avocado (Love it!)

Price: $$$

Food: 9.5/10

Service: 8.5/10

Review from The New York Times




Dinner: Cenacolo (Italian restaurant in Cancun you should not miss)

Elegant furnishing, romantic ambivalence, great place for couples and group dining, handmade pasta, largest pepper grinder, live music

Featured Dishes: Grilled Calamari

Swordfish Carpaccio

Russian Borscht

Handmade Pasta


Dessert Tiramisu

Price: $$$

Food: 8.5/10

Service: 9/10

















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12 Responses to “My Cancun Diary: Winter Escape–Restaurante”

  1. Bruce Tang November 26, 2012 at 3:10 PM #

    Great recommendation! I have been to Cancun too… nice vacation place!

    • Lizzie November 27, 2012 at 2:47 PM #

      High five! Where else did you go in Cancun?

  2. Tom November 26, 2012 at 6:23 PM #

    Cancun will be my next vacation place, i will try all of these restaurants!!

    • Lizzie November 27, 2012 at 2:45 PM #

      Thank you! Glad that I could help! Please share your restaurant reviews with me if you travel there!

  3. Vivien Hu November 26, 2012 at 9:54 PM #

    I’ve been to Cancun once and I absolutely loved it! But I really wish I had seen the restaurants you recommend here=( They look awesome!!!

  4. Vivien Hu November 26, 2012 at 9:59 PM #

    BTW, check out Beloved hotel. It’s this cute lil boutique hotel that Im sure you would like!

    • Lizzie November 27, 2012 at 2:38 PM #

      Thanks so much for your recommendation! I love Beloved hotel too! Looks absolutely beautiful!

  5. kayyyyyyyy November 26, 2012 at 10:04 PM #

    Wish to read this earlier!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Christina Wu November 26, 2012 at 10:14 PM #

    Thanks for the tips lol

    • Lizzie November 27, 2012 at 2:32 PM #

      You are very welcome! Glad that I can help =)

  7. Rico November 26, 2012 at 11:17 PM #

    LIKE it!!! It will be my next STOP!

    • Lizzie November 27, 2012 at 2:30 PM #

      Great! You can check on the reminders and tips of traveling to Cancun that I just posted! Hope it could help!

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