Cancun's Best Fine Dining Restaurants Offer a Variety of International Food

When you think of Cancun, what comes to mind? Probably white sand beaches, turquoise blue Caribbean waters, unparalleled nightlife and fine dining. Yes, fine dining! Once only known as a Spring Break Mecca, Cancun has become an important vacation destination for all ages that is home to luxury all inclusive resorts and world class restaurants.

Cancun's fine dining restaurants serve cuisine from all over the world, and from right around the corner. You'll pay prime dinero at Harry's Prime Steakhouse and Raw Bar, but you'll also get prime cuts and service. The Club Grill. located in Cancun's Ritz-Carlton Hotel, combines classical dishes with innovative preparations in a beautiful setting, while at Julia Mia in downtown Cancun, you'll dine on unforgettable Mexican gourmet fare.

Thai Lounge, located in La Isla Shopping Mall, is a favorite of both locals and tourists, mostly due to its incomparable ambiance. Downtown restauarants La Habichuela (Yucatecan) and Locando Paolo (Italian fusion) have both been open for over 25 years, an eternity in Cancun.

Du Mexique and Les Cespages are both located in downtown Cancun are serve delectable French fusion cuisine at a fraction of Hotel Zone prices. If you're looking for Argentinian food, Puerto Madero is one of Cancun's most popular fine dining restaurants. Ruth's Chris Steak House, located in Plaza Kukulcan, never disappoints.

Skip the tacos for one day and feast in one of Cancun's fine dining restaurants.



French contemporary restaurant Les Cepages just celebrated its 4th anniversary. They serve imaginative dishes made with the freshest, high-quality ingredients. This is fine dining at a much lower price than you will find in the Hotel Zone. Don't...  Read More



Du Mexique is another one of the amazing restaurants on Bonampak avenue in downtown Cancun. This is a lovely place to celebrate a special occasion like an anniversary or birthday. Located in what used to be a house, the divine ambiance, service...  Read More



For more than 45 years, Ruth's Chris Steak House has been serving prime cuts of beef to its discerning customers. Cancun's Ruth's Chris Steak House is no different and serves nothing but the finest cuts of USDA beef. In addition to top-notch...  Read More



This Italian fusion restaurant has been open since 1989, an eternity in Cancun. The fare can be described as Italian with a Mexican Caribbean influence. The service is impeccable, attentive yet unobtrusive, and the chef always comes out of the...  Read More



Julia Mia is Cancun's newest Mexican restaurant and is quickly becoming a local favorite. Owners Lupita and Irma Chavez, sisters from Guadalara, opened Julia Mia in June. The restaurant features contemporary Mexican food, but never forgets to...  Read More



La Habichuela has been a fixture in Cancun for over 30 years and is located in what was once owner Armando Pezzotti's home. The delightful ambiance which includes Mayan sculptures, trees, plants and twinkling lights can be enjoyed in the open...  Read More

Zona Hotelera


Arguably Cancun's finest and certainly one of its most popular restaurants, Puerto Madero is named for the Buenos Aires port district that has risen to upscale trendiness in recent years. The decor has a stylishly industrial feel, much like the...  Read More



Prime cuts of USDA, dry-aged and Kobe beef are served at this upscale, waterfront restaurant. Beef that is dry-aged has more flavor and is more tender than beef that has not undergone the dry-aging process. Kobe beef from Japan, Australia and...  Read More

Zona Hotelera


Fantino is located in the Ritz-Carlton Cancun and is a AAA Diamond Award-winning restaurant. Traditional Mediterranean dishes are perfectly executed with a contemporary touch. Service is exceptional yet warm and inviting. Men are required to...  Read More

Hotel Zone


The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun is fortunate enough to have two AAA Five Diamond Restaurants on the premises and The Club Grill is one of them. Seafood, duck, and fine cuts of meat are featured. Guests may try the tasting menu or order from the...  Read More


Meet Kristin Busse

After vacationing in Mexico many times, Kristin decided to move to Cancun "for a year". That was in 2001.

Kristin grew-up in Michigan and studied Communications at Michigan State University....  More About Kristin