Cancun's Best Restaurants for Dining with a Group

Restaurants in Cancun are ready for anything. They cater to visitors of all ages from all over the world every single day. So if you need a highchair, just ask, if you're celebrating a birthday, just let them know, if you're allegric to shellfish, be sure to inform the chef, and if you're visiting Cancun with a big group, don't worry, because in Cancun's dining establishments, the more the merrier rule applies! 

That being said, it is a good idea to make reservations for large groups so that a restaurant can have your table ready and waiting. On the other hand, if you just happen to come across a place that looks interesting, most Cancun restaurants will be more than happy to quickly prepare a table for your group.

There are both casual, inexpensive restaurants and more pricey, formal restaurants in Cancun that are well-suited for large groups. In the Hotel Zone diners will enjoyLa Habichuela Sunset (upscale Mexican, Mayan, Caribbean and International), Mextreme (Mexican), La Destileria (upscale Mexican), El Fish Fritanga (seafood), Thai Lounge (upscale Asian) and Harry's Prime Steakhouse and Raw Bar (upscale steak and seafood). Downtown Cancun is home to Julia Mia (gourmet Mexican), La Parilla (Mexican) and Labna (upscale Yucatecan).

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

The specialized cuisine of the Yucatan is Labn�'s forte. If you've never had this colorful cuisine before you're in for a treat. The menu is divided into two sections, Yucatecan dishes and Mexican haute cuisine � be adventurous!...  Read More

Hidden in an upscale neighborhood in downtown Cancun, Marakame is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They even deliver. This indoor/outdoor restaurant is great for an event, like a baby shower or birthday, a family breakfast or a romantic...  Read More

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Mextreme is a colorful open-air Mexican restaurant located at km 9 in the Hotel Zone, right in the heart of Cancun's Party Center. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a whole bunch of fun. Waiters put on little shows, do magic tricks and...  Read More

This casual seafood restaurant is located smack in the middle of the Hotel Zone but it's a local favorite. El Fish Fritanga's restaurant is open daily from 11 am to 11 pm but their taco stand is open from 7 am until 1 am. This is a great spot...  Read More

When visitors and locals go in search of a festive Mexican meal, they usually end up at La Parrilla. The restaurant features a large salon and terrace, festive colors and fountains, and those wanting a little variety can order a margarita mixed...  Read More

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When people think of Mexico, they may picture sunny beaches, haciendas, and sombreros, but the owners of La Destileria have some other images to highlight-excellent Mexican cuisine and tequila. Start with a dish like spiced corn soup or stuffed...  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

This is arguably Cancun's best Thai restaurant and it happens to be the prettiest too. Actually, it's one of the most beautiful, romantic settings in all of Cancun. People rave about the food, the decor, the service, and the waterfront location....  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


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