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Reyhan from Istanbul, Turkey asked

Best local restaurants in Cancun?

Which (local) restaurants do I need to visit definitely when I'm in Cancun? I don't want to go to places where the mass goes, I want to taste the mexican culture :) 

Cancun (Mexico)

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answered by
Montserrat from Mexico City, Mexico

Hello Reyhan,

there are few well known. Emara, El Pocito of mexican (yucatan) food. Also for good mariscos you have Los Aguachiles, great sea food. And La Parrilla for tacos. Restaurante Labná was a pretty good restaurant however I don't know if its till open. these are in downtown, but in the turistic zone you will not find authentic mexican restaurant. hope it helps!

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Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Emara (restaurant)
  2. El Pocito (restaurant)
  3. Los Aguachiles (restaurant)
  4. La Parrilla (restaurant)
  5. Restaurante Labná (restaurant)
answered first by
Cristóbal from Puerto Morelos

If you're into seafood, then please try Punta Nizuc which is right at Phnta Nizuc. Getting there can be a little tricky without a car so I recommend you to rent one 😉. It's only open during daytime. So save space for a seafood lunch or brunch.  

For diner with food you must try Restaurante Tinto. It's far from the hotel zone, right at Plaza Cumbres but totally worth the trip. Specialties there are meat and pasta, with wine (hence the name). 

If you're looking for something more hole-in-the-wall-ish thing: try EL GRAN TACO at Nichupté avenue or Tacos Rigo at Palenque Avenue. Both are great places for tacos. There's more variety at Rigo but the others are great too.   

If you're feeling adventurous and want to try something classy but small: make the road trip to Puerto Morelos and try Al Chimichurri for dinner or Al Chile for Sunday brunch. Both of them great places by Uruguayan Ex-pats. The first: an Uruguayan grill, the second: a Mexican - style buffet on Sunday. 

Does this help? If you're looking for something more specific let me know. I'm happy to help.

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Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Punta Nizuc (attraction)
  2. Restaurante Tinto (restaurant)
  3. EL GRAN TACO (restaurant)
  4. Tacos Rigo (restaurant)
  5. Puerto Morelos (city)
  6. Al Chimichurri (restaurant)

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