Indulge in Long, Leisurely Dinners in Cancun's Most Romantic Restaurants

Cancun, with its swaying palms and balmy Caribbean nights, is one of the most romantic places on Earth. This dreamy vacation destination is the perfect place to relax, revitalize and reconnect with your partner. In our daily lives, we often rush through meals before we're on to the next task, but while on vacation, there's time to indulge in long, leisurely, sunset dinners that you and your partner will never forget.

Cancun's most romantic restaurant, Casitas, located in the Ritz Carlton Hotel, is comprised of private cabañas right on the beach. We're talking the Ritz Carlton here, so of course the cuisine is delectable. Thai, located in Plaza La Isla, features private over-the-water tables.

La Habichuela, which is in downtown Cancun, is set in a beautiful garden complete with tropical plants and twinkling lights. Marakame, also located downtown, has a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere and live music every night.

Harry's Prime Steakhouse and Raw Bar's elegant ambiance and location on the lagoon makes it perfect for couples. Lorenzillo's is a Cancun institution and has been serving-up delicious lobster and gorgeous views of Nichupte Lagoon since 1979.

Peter's Restaurante and L'escargot, both located in downtown Cancun, offer an intimate setting and delicious meals.

Last but not least, Elefanta (which is connected to Thai) is another great option for a romantic meal with the one you love.

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If you crave Indian cuisine while in Cancun, Elefanta is the place to go. It is the sister property of the highly-praised Thai restaurant, as well as its neighbor, so you can be sure that you'll receive an amazing meal at Elefanta too. Eat early...  Read More

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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



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



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



This cozy restaurant in downtown Cancun is one of Cancun's most popular eateries. The restaurant is staffed by a family, the owner Peter, his wife Claudia and their son Eder. Dishes include shrimp, fish, veal, beef, vegetarian and pasta and a...  Read More



This small French restaurant is tucked away on a quiet side street in downtown Cancun and is operated by a Parisian who arrived in Cancun some 30 years ago. Don't be surprised if she's sitting at the door waiting for you when you arrive. The...  Read More

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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



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



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...  Read More

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This incredibly romantic restaurant is located in The Ritz-Carlton hotel. There are tables around the pool, as well as in private cabanas right on the beach. An individual cabana can be reserved for 125 usd and this romantic, unique, tropical...  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