Cancun's Hotel Zone: Please Your Palate with International Cuisine

Cancun's Hotel Zone is home to a lot of restaurants, most either located inside a hotel or resort, or overlooking Nichupte Lagoon. You will only find a few restaurants located on the Caribbean Sea. Cancun's first class restaurants feed visitors from all over the world, and serve cuisine from many different countries.

For the very best Mexican cuisine and ambiance, La Joya in Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach is the place to dine, the resort is also home to one of the few AAA 5 Diamond restaurants in Cancun, Le Basilic.

Puerto Madero is an Argentinan steak & seafood restaurant. It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Cambalache also features Argentinian fare. Fantino and The Club Grill (in the Ritz Carlton) never disappoint with their delicious cuisine and impeccable service. If you're in the mood for a perfect steak, Harry's Prime Steakhouse and Raw Bar is unbeatable. Cenacolo Laguna aka Cenacolo II is the place to go for homemade, handmade pasta. Indulge in some of Cancun's fresh seafood at Fred's House Seafood Market & Grill. For amazing ambiance and authentic Thai food, Thai in Plaza La Isla is your best bet.

Escape the resort one evening and dine in one of the Hotel Zone's best restaurants.

Zona Hotelera


One of Cancun's oldest restaurants, Lorenzillo's has been a favorite among locals and tourists since it opened in 1979. Since there is a lobster farm on the premises it's no surprise the menu consists primarily of seafood dishes. A few meat and...  Read More

Zona Hotelera


This Argentine steakhouse has been one of Cancun's most popular restaurants for many years. Delicious cuts of meat, large portions, and top-notch service make this place a real crowd pleaser. Cambalache and Puerto Madero restaurant are owned by...  Read More

Cenacolo Laguna (Cenacolo II)
Photo courtesy of Grupo Cenacolo


Cenacolo Mare, located at km. 13.5 of Blvd. Kukulcan, serves upscale Italian dishes and beautiful views of Nichupte Lagoon. The focus here is seafood. All of the pasta is homemade and handmade fresh every day (not with a press). Service is...  Read More

Hotel Zone
La Joya
Photo courtesy of Kristin Busse


La Joya is, in one word, enchanting. From the stained glass windows and the pink flowering trees to the authentic live music and scrumptious Mexican food, a meal at La Joya will charm all of your senses. Parents will love the welcoming room off...  Read More

Fred's House Seafood Market & Grill
Photo courtesy of JC Capitan


Fred's House offers fresh, delicious seafood in an elegant waterfront setting. The menu has an extensive selection of seafood dishes, as well as beef, chicken, and specialties of the chef. There are also selections available from the raw...  Read More

Hotel Zone


The Ritz-Carlton Cancun is has 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 a la carte menu. Impeccable...  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

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

Hotel Zone


Le Basilic is one of the few AAA Five Diamond restaurants in Cancun. Located in the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun, the exquisite French Mediterranean cuisine they serve is prepared by acclaimed Chef Henri Charvet. Everything about Le...  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