La Cantina at Vidanta Riviera Maya

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Ubicada en Salum, Vidanta Riviera Maya, La Cantina ofrece un ambiente perfecto para pasar la tarde saboreando deliciosa comida mexicana y lo mejor del tequila y el mezcal. Al anochecer, disfrute de la atmósfera vibrante y auténticamente mexicana de una cantina clásica.
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HopeG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff was fantastic and the food was great

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vipDanR
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Had reservations for 6:30, but showed up early. Was denied seating even though half the tables were empty.
Eventually we where seated at the exact time and ordered three different dishes. Did not find anything very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the decor. Service was good and fast. Food was delicious.

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was excellent. We sat outside where we could see the ocean, when it was still light and hear the music from inside. Perfect !!!!!! Best of the restaurants we tried in Vidanta.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with delicious enchiladas. Table side drink service including Mexican coffee to top off our meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family vacation

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viprsheng
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

More "authentic" than at other restaurants on the resort. Terrific service and Mixology cart.

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GinaG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sitting outside, weather permitting, is beautiful. Inside there are bug TVs and really no ambiance, much noisier. Food is okay but know what you are ordering. Individual taste and preference.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decor, View, and Ambiance spectacular. Food delicious and service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely make a reservation. Food was excellent, and I even wanted more spice and the waiter delivered. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside and the weather and ambiance was amazing!

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LewisL
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

TV screens and loud music videos was overwhelming and took away from the Mexican experience. Food was average at best and pricey. Service was great.

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vipMimiG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very disappointed
The service was bad;taking over one hr to get appetizers.
The food was average
The restaurant was noisy with blaring TVs
We have gone to this restaurant in Vallerta and it was a totally different experience
We mentioned our disappointment in the waiter
The waiter did not understand or respond

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vipJAS1958
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The first time we went, we had a great server, Angel. This time, our server was only so so. The food was good both times. The guacamole was fresh. The queso fondido was very good both with the mushrooms and the sausage. The chicken fajitas were nicely seasoned, but it would have been better if there was more chicken and much less onion.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Atmosphere good. Service with a friendly wait staff.

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Alexunderground
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estuvo muy agradable, gente muy amable y respetuosa, para ir en familia es muy bonito 100% recomendado

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!!!

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Tanman
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Way too loud. Music did not fit vibe and music video screens were very distracting. Not a good place for conversation or kids.

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JosephD
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent dinner. Mixology was awesome! Music playing on TV screens, fun atmosphere.

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vipScottB1
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service and ambiance were excellent, but the food was average. We had chicken fajitas, the serving plate came warm and not sizzling like we would expect. The flavor wasn’t that good. Veggies had to be cut and the tortillas weren’t that great either. Also tried the Mexican rice and it looked good but didn’t have much flavor and was mushy! The lobster tacos looked good. Everything is very pricy for average Mexican food. Had better mex at Waves and tacos for less money! Desserts were small and pricey. We did ask to split a dessert and ended up getting and being charged for two? They were very small though for a $10-11 dessert!

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KellyR
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very nice atmosphere . The staff were exceptionally wonderful

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DuaneR
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaCantina located in the Salem restaurant area of Mayan Palace, Riviera Maya. Upscale Mexican food, some unique dinner options, excellent service, quality and variety of food options. Mixed bag of music on all screens during dinner. We liked but if you like a quiet dinner environment, best to somewhere else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
44 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food, table, decor and service were great. Disco and rap music on big screen TVs were no good.

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RonK
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was really nice. Open Table assured us no wait time. The ambiance was very Mexican and authentic. Mariachi music came through and was wonderful if a little loud. The good was wonderful. Nice portions. Great presentation

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DonP
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service and great authentic food! Great ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was there twice. Loved the soups and the salsas. The entrees were okay, not nearly as memorable. The service both times was exceptional. The old music videos - a mix of old American and Latin videos were fun. The volume, however, was too much and made personal conversation difficult. When the live music marched into the restaurant, all conversation had to cease, as it was exceptionally loud for the space. The live music was good, just too loud for the space.

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vipDelicious
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service from Christian and the rest of the wait staff. Delicious meals including beef fajitas, floutas, beef tongue, and great guacamole! We dined later in the evening so it wasn’t too crowded.

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MarissaP
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner experience this past Saturday night was amazing! Our server Christian was excellent! Very friendly, helpful, and attentive. We sat outside and it was such a beautiful set up and the weather felt great. It was retro night in SALUM so the dj and the music was great. We ordered the steak fajitas and lobster tacos to share and they were to die for! We truly enjoyed our dinner experience and would definitely recommend the restaurant.

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DaveB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Temp was very cool, music was eclectic with strange collection

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Specialty drink too expensive for what we got

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed THE entire meal

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Joyful
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about La Cantina was amazing. The service from the front door to the table, menu and cocktails are outstanding. Perfect place to spend the last evening of our vacation.

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vipTerry
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

What a waste of time and money. Service was terrible. Food was overall the worst I have had in a long time.
Don't go. Way too noisy and TV's with very loud in your face concerts made for a poor dining experience.

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vipJenniferK
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for Thanksgiving!

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KennethR
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great drink from the Mixology Menu, Xilan-Go. Entrée was very good, beef was tender and cooked to order, loved the dessert.

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vipGlenB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Awesome setting. The food was great. Wait staff were a little off their game. I would come back again as the food was awesome! It was a specialty night with a famous chef kitchen take over.

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vipDawnP
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Reservation was made through Opentable. When we arrived, we were told that the restaurant was closed that evening and that they had tried to reach us. No calls were made to our phone or to our hotel room (we are on property). They did make reservations for us (we were told they were sold out but made an exception) for the next evening. We had dinner and the restaurant was almost empty. The restaurant music level was very loud. We did find out later there was outdoor seating that was much quieter however that was never offered to us. We ordered, the waiter bought our main course and forgot to bring the appetizers ordered. No apology was made. The main course was flavorful but we were so frustrated at this point that we didn't enjoy the meal. No apology was given for the lack of service or the change in reservation.

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RobertO
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very good meal at a unbelievable resort.... The mariachi band was awesome and the food was just about the best!!!

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SBBB
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Rodrego was very attentive. Good food!!! Our 2nd time eating there this vacation. 😀

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EugeneN
Cancun
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I thought the food was good, the service was good and it was a nice experience. My problem was that I found it expensive for what we ordered,

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La Cantina at Vidanta Riviera Maya is rated 4.4 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

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