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Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Cancun / Riviera Maya

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies in Cancun / Riviera Maya? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Ryoshi - Cancun restaurant
4.9
4.9 (372)
MXN500 and over
Japanese
Cancún
About the restaurant
A JAPANESE EXTENDED EXPERIENCE Ryoshi® is a restaurant-bar that expands new creativity and flavors from the Japanese, Asian and international high-cuisine based on entrées, exclusive dishes, and premium quality nigiris.

At Ryoshi®, we’re honored to have received the Six Star Diamond Award in 2021, an event that has marked a unique milestone in Mexico. We are the first restaurant group and international level culinary concept in the country according to the AAHS.

Top review
DianeSvip
Dined 7 days ago
This was a dinner with two couples. The service/weight staff was very attentive. The restaurant is stunning and the music from the live. DJ was fun. Everybody enjoyed their meals although it was disappointing that you could not purchase a single serving of hot sake as this is a Japanese restaurant. The big hit was the crispy brussels sprouts. Spicy edamame was also very good. We hope to return to see the acrobatic acts in the evening.
A photo of Thai & Elefanta restaurant
4.7
4.7 (732)
MXN310 to MXN500
Thai
Cancún
About the restaurant
An Asian paradise on the Nichupé Lagoon. Delight yourself with exquisite and authentic cuisines; Thai by our Chef Sawai Suwannachat and Indian by our chef Kishan Singh. Heighten your senses in a jungle hut or in a bungalow over the lagoon, accompanied by our signature cocktails. Feel the magical atmosphere guided by our house DJ Gabriel Guzman.
Dear client, for us your upcoming experience in our restaurant is very important, for that reason we inform you that our Thai & Elefanta Restaurants are in same location, however, for reasons of Plaza la Isla remodelations, we will have a deviation in the access to our entrance, this deviation is through Fashion Harbour, in the hall between the Rolex and Dolce & Gabana stores, you will arrive at Ryoshi's entrance and turning to the right you can find us, if you arrive by the parking lot that is by Palacio de Hierro, just follow the hall that is in front of Ryoshi restaurant and at the end we will be waiting for you.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We celebrated our 20th Anniversary at this restaurant. It was extremely romantic with our own private bungalow overlooking the lagoon. We even had our own couch to relax and sip wine. The service was excellent and attentive. The food was very flavorful. It was a wonderful experience.
A photo of Le Chique restaurant
4.7
4.7 (287)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Cancún
About the restaurant
Considered one of the most avant-garde restaurants in Mexico and one of the most respected gastronomic destinations in the Riviera Maya.

Le Chique offers a seasonal tasting menu that has led them to have the title of the best tasting menu in Mexico, as well as belonging to Latin America´s 50 Best Restaurants in Latin America, with 5 Diamond awards since 2015, among other awards.

Whether it's a romantic getaway, a business dinner, or a gourmand treat, Le Chique is a one-of-a-kind option.

Dress code: Formal/casual (For gentlemen we need long pants and closed shoes)
Adults Only Restaurant (+18)

Top review
Jeanvip
Dined 4 days ago
For you who's reading this still deciding if you should drop buy for dinner, let me make it easy for you: just come. The experience is a feast for the eyes and your mouth too and that's as it should be. You also get a good education on the different direct and indirect inspiration of regional Mexican dishes and food. Through the complex juxtaposition of textures, flavours and bites of food (always a single bite in most cases), you're left feeling inspired by what the possibilities of elevating food into art. Excess is sometimes frown upon in our culture. And rightly so. But there are rare times that it opens up one's world and showcases the brilliant artisans that go above and beyond. We got a bit of a view in the kitchen (with permission) and I'm always so happy to see the dedication, the focus, the intensity by which the chefs (and student-chefs) moulding what are otherwise things we normally eat 3 times a day and brings it into focus. Enjoy your meal.
A photo of Ix kool restaurant
4.7
4.7 (316)
MXN310 to MXN500
Mexican
Cozumel
About the restaurant
Ix-Kool (in Spanish Milpa) represents life through ancestral times; this concept will delight us with an explosion of flavors and textures in each of its foods, representing the freshness and innovation of the Mayan culture through the years, without losing sight of its origins and the incredible seasoning of its dishes through time.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 12, 2024
Amazing food and service! 100% recommended. Do yourself a favor and get Cochinita pibil and pipián.
A photo of Zapote Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (25)
MXN500 and over
Mediterranean
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
Showcasing hand-crafted spirits, Zapote celebrates artisanal producers and sources from local small-scale farms to create cocktails that are at once familiar and nuanced for both casual and discerning drinkers. The food reflects the diverse culinary heritage of the Yucatán Peninsula including Middle Eastern flavors with a special focus on live-fire cooking. Zapote Bar is a love letter to the Yucatán, its products, culture and people. Created and operated by Rosewood Mayakoba under the leadership of Director of Mixology, Joshua Monaghan, Zapote Bar is an internationally recognized destination for Yucatan-inspired craft cocktails and a celebration of hacienda culture and Mexican hospitality. It is located at Rosewood Mayakoba, 12 minutes north of Playa del Carmen.
Top review
AdrianLvip
Dined on May 13, 2024
Fernando was amazing. His drinks were exceptional but his professionalism and knowledge was beyond expectations. The bar had a cool vibe but it’s because of Fernando that we’d come back.
A photo of AUTOR restaurant
4.7
4.7 (54)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Tulum
About the restaurant
AUTOR: La historia del chef
Un autor es un creador de algo original y personal; la experiencia gastronómica más sofisticada del
complejo, es un restaurante que contará la historia del chef al mando. Los huéspedes se embarcarán en
un viaje que les presentará de inmediato nuevas experiencias culinarias y les ofrece una ventana a la
historia del autor principal del viaje: El Chef

AUTOR: The Chef’s Story
An author is a creator of something original and personal. The resort’s most sophisticated dining
experience, Autor is a restaurant that will tell the story of the chef in command. Guests will be taken on
a journey that at once introduces them to new culinary experiences and offers a window into the history
of the journey’s lead author.

Top review
Monicavip
Dined on May 2, 2024
Food was amazing, bottle of wine was exquisite and atmosphere very pleasant.
A photo of INTI Beach restaurant
4.6
4.6 (103)
MXN310 to MXN500
International
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
Inti Beach is the place you should know on your visit to the Riviera Maya!

You will live a unique experience that will make each of your senses vibrate through our services. International gastronomic proposal with Peruvian and Latin American overtones, beach club to spend the day with views of the Caribbean Sea and the Island of Cozumel, a complete menu of massages to give that touch of rest to your day, and an international musical proposal every day of the week.

Our space has been conceived and designed to be the meeting point for all those who seek to enjoy their days with a relaxed, natural, bohemian lifestyle, connecting with nature but with a touch of sophistication. We welcome all those who commute with respect and tolerance towards others.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Apr 1, 2024
Good was very good, drinks the same , Renzo, the waiter , went above and beyond to provide an excellent evening.
A photo of Moro by Habitas restaurant
4.6
4.6 (272)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Latin
Tulum
About the restaurant
Important: We are an only adults restaurant, all guests must be 18 or older.
Moro is the heartbeat of Habitas Tulum. More than just a restaurant, it is a gathering space for our family—morning, noon or night. It’s here we come together with sand between our toes, under the shade of the trees, to catch up and share our stories.⁠ Situated just feet from the Caribbean Sea, our dining experience takes inspiration from the raw beauty of nature.

Our culinary philosophy is rooted in the quality and preparation of our local ingredients. Over the years, we’ve built meaningful relationships with regional farms and suppliers to ensure the highest-quality ingredients for our seasonal menus. Our unique dishes are prepared using wood fire techniques and offer surprising, rich flavors that echo regional and Latin cuisines with touches of Middle Eastern inspiration.

Top review
IrinaK
Dined on May 20, 2024
Excellent food and service in a very beautiful setting.
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A photo of NÜ Tulum restaurant
4.4
4.4 (395)
MXN500 and over
Mexican
Tulum
About the restaurant
At NÜ Tulum you will experience a blend of modern and traditional Mexican cuisine featuring fresh, locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients within an impressive jungle setting. These artfully crafted meals has earned NÜ recognition as one of the five best restaurants in Riviera Maya by Travel + Leisure.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 11, 2024
Fantastic food and drinks that are at a similar quality to ARCA
A photo of Cervecería Tulum | Brewery Restaurant restaurant
4.2
4.2 (116)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Tulum
About the restaurant
From sea water, we cook with love in a sustainable environment, our craft cuisine distinguishes us with the purest flavors from Mexican kitchen, with first class products.

Respecting the closed seasons and with options for all our guests, with vegan products, products grown in our artisanal farm and some more experimental ones obtained from hemp (CBD).

Our Brewery Restaurant offers the best experience outside of the hotel zone of Tulum, with shows every night inside the most important brewery in the region that you can visit in its different tours where you will learn about the elaboration of our craft beer, which uses seawater as a base.

We have private rooms for groups and venues for weddings from 15 people to more than 1,000 guests, ask about our group packages.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 5, 2024
The staff is very kind and accommodating, there may be a wait for your food but its worth it. The show was awesome too, would recommend!
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