Find the Freshest Lobster, Fish and Shrimp in Cancun's Best Seafood Restaurants

Cancun is surrounded by water, so its the perfect place to find top-notch seafood restaurants, as well as charming little, inexpensive seafood eateries that are right on the water. You'll always be served the freshest fish, lobster, shrimp, etc., simply because of Cancun's seaside location.

Fred's House Seafood Market and Grill is a first class restaurant that provides stunning views of Nichupte Lagoon and delicious cuisine. Lorenzillo's, Harry's Prime Steakhouse & Raw Bar and Navios are other upscale restaurants that serve some of the finest seafood dishes in Cancun. All of these restaurants are perfect for a special occasion, but you are not expected to dress to the nines, snappy casual is fine. If you want to dine in flip-flops, Los de Pescado and Fish Fritanga serve up fresh seafood in a casual atmosphere. El Cejas, one of Cancun's oldest and most popular seafood restaurants, is a local favorite located in downtown Cancun in Market 28. Capitan's Cove, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Mocambo, all located in the Hotel Zone, are relaxed and laid-back plus you'll find tasty seafood at all three establishments.

All of the seafood restaurants on our list are family-friendly, but children will probably have the most fun at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Fish Fritanga simply because they both have a play area on the premises which will keep them entertained while mom and dad have a cocktail or two before dinner.   

This American chain-restaurant is just as popular in Cancun as it is in the good ol' US of A. Cancun, a city surrounded by water, has some wonderful seafood restaurants to choose from, but Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is often busy because guests...  Read More

Hotel Zone

Los de Pescado's menu is very small, but the economical items they serve are out of this world. This is a local favorite, with locations all over Cancun, including one in the Hotel Zone across the street from the InterContinental Presidente...  Read More

When you're in Cancun, it's easy to get caught up in the festive atmosphere and maybe overdo it a little. If you find yourself in this scenario, then pull it together and head to El Cejas for lunch and their renowned cocktail, Vuelva La Vida...  Read More

El Galeon del Caribe (Las Pescadillas)
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El Galeon del Caribe aka Las Pescadillas, is a rustic (to say the least) hidden treasure in Cancun's Hotel Zone. Tucked in between the mangroves on Nichupte Lagoon at km 19.4 of Kukulcan Boulevard (across the street from the GR Solaris Cancun)...  Read More

This casual seafood restaurant is located smack in the middle of the Hotel Zone but it's also a favorite of locals. 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...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Kristin Busse

There are many restaurants on the lagoon in Cancun, but Mocambo is one of the few oceanfront eateries in town. Located right next to Playa Caracol, a popular public beach, Mocambo serves up some of Cancun's best seafood. Open for lunch and...  Read More

Zona Hotelera

The portions are quite large here so don't make the all-too-common mistake of filling up on salad before the over-sized entrees even make an appearance. Steak and seafood are the main offerings at this lovely, waterfront restaurant. Save room...  Read More

Prime cuts of USDA beef, dry-aged beef 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,...  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 other specialties of the chef. There are also selections available from the raw...  Read More

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


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