Cancun's Hotel Zone is famous for its beautiful beaches, resorts, nightclubs and restaurants. However, at the northern end of the “HoZo” you'll find downtown Cancun, a city of more than 700,000 residents. Escape the Hotel Zone for an evening or two and make the trip downtown or you will miss some of the best and most charming restaurants that Cancun has to offer.
Both Du Mexique and Peter's on Bonampak Avenue are very close to the Hotel Zone entrance and are local favorites. Locando Paolo, an Italian restaurant also located on Bonampak, serves modern Italian cuisine with Mexican and Asian influences. Julia Mia, which sits across the street from Costco, serves up gourmet Mexican cuisine and lovely ambiance.
L'escargot is a small French restaurant hidden on a side street that some call one of the best restaurants they've ever visited. La Habichuela, a Cancun dining institution, features Yucatecan, Mexican, Caribbean and International food and has been open since 1977.
Hip Marakame is great at anytime of day, visit for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. For French or French fusion cuisine, visit Les Cepages or Du Mexique.
So venture out of the Hotel Zone and discover Cancun's amazing downtown restaurants. You won't be disappointed.