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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Cancun / Riviera Maya

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems 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 La Dolce Vita - Downtown restaurant
4.9
4.9 (462)
MXN310 to MXN500
Italian
Cancún
About the restaurant
Since 1983 La Dolce Vita has been consistently rated as one of the top restaurants in Cancun, serving fresh sea food & home-made pasta, owned and operated by owners George Savio (founder), his son Tim and Juan J. Casal. Service is refined and friendly, dinner specials change daily to match the season. Our diverse wine list from around the world complements your dinner. Dress code : Casual, no cut off shirtsleeves for gentlemen.

We serve pizza and pasta gluten free.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
La Dolce Vita is our favorite restaurant in Cancun. We visit every time we are here. The food, service and ambiance are outstanding. Definitely worth the taxi ride. We love the new remodel, looks beautiful.
A photo of Casa Rolandi Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (477)
MXN500 and over
Italian
Cancún
About the restaurant
The legendary Casa Rolandi has been a firm favourite in Cancun for nearly 40 years.

The result of generations of gastronomic passion and culinary tradition, we prepare the finest produce in our open kitchen, to create a parade of unmissable flavours.

Our excellent service, relaxed contemporary interiors and incredible atmosphere offer you an unparalleled dining experience that will awaken all of your senses.

Sample dishes from our famous wood fired oven, enjoy wines from our thoughtfully curated cellar or indulge in a sumptuous signature cocktail.

Allow us to make your visit truly remarkable. We are waiting for you!
Top review
JackieIvip
Dined on May 11, 2024
Best place in Cancun. Restaurant with long time traditions food and services are at the top. A must if you’re in Cancun. Will not disappoint!
A photo of Yamamoto restaurant
4.7
4.7 (121)
MXN500 and over
Japanese
Cancún
About the restaurant
Yamamoto serves artfully plated Japanese cuisine. Its casual, yet relaxing setting is wonderful for dining out with family or with a date. Yamamoto offers a variety of flavorful dishes made with quality ingredients. Guests can begin their meal with an appetizer of fried squid rings, spring rolls or chicken yakitori. A seaweed salad or a rice soup with salmon are also tasty starter choices. This restaurant has entr_es like broiled fish with teriyaki sauce, filet mignon, vegetable tempura, sushi and combination platters. Yamamoto offers sake, cocktails, tequila and other libations. It also provides delivery and guests pick-up service from hotels.
Top review
peraloha
Dined on Feb 10, 2024
Good food as usual , great price , lost of selection and good service. Would highly recommend
A photo of Taboo Cancun restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2221)
MXN500 and over
Mediterranean
Cancún
About the restaurant
By Grupo RosaNegra
Taboo is a Mediterranean restaurant in Cancun that offers a unique gastronomic proposal, with artisanal cuisine and a selection of exclusive seafood, which you can accompany with signature mixology and champagne, one of the brand's most representative drinks.

Enjoy the experience every night with the exceptional happenings of the live saxophonist and violinist that transform dinner into a non-stop celebration with the rhythm of the resident DJ, and sparklers at each of the tables.

Discover Taboo Cancun on the hotel zone km 13.5, and celebrate your birthday and special events in one of the most distinguished brands of Grupo RosaNegra.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Front of the lagoon. Good ambience good service. Not crazy about the food and is too pricey
A photo of La Zebra restaurant
4.7
4.7 (101)
MXN310 to MXN500
Mexican
Tulum
About the restaurant
La Zebra’s vibrant dining room frames one of the best beachscapes in Tulum. This quintessential establishment is a longtime favorite for many; from locals to travelers, couples to families, everyone will find their spot here.

Our Chef Eleazar Bonilla brings you authentic Mexican flavors with menus that evolve from day to night and highlight the bountiful ingredients available throughout Mexico.
Top review
PLane
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
We had a wonderful dinner on our first night of vacation. Manuel took great care of us and helped us choose what to get from their nice menu selection . Plenty of options for vegetarians!
A photo of Mar-Bella Fish Market- Puerto Morelos restaurant
4.6
4.6 (85)
MXN500 and over
Seafood
Puerto Morelos
About the restaurant
Mar-bella es un fishmarket que presenta un formato nuevo de como disfrutar de la alta calidad de los frutos del mar con sus sabores originales, en un ambiente de libertad.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
Great food, great setting, great service, a little pricey for Puerto Morales.
A photo of El Fish Fritanga - Zona Hotelera restaurant
4.6
4.6 (154)
MXN310 to MXN500
Seafood
Cancún
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
JanA
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Food is outstanding and the tamarind margaritas are amazing
A photo of Luma Taverna del Mar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (111)
MXN310 to MXN500
Seafood
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
El mejor restaurante en Playa del Carmen, Restaurante LUMA Taverna del Mar, Mediterranean Fusion Seafood
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Overall, we had a nice meal. The waiter, Alfredo, was great. They provided a very nice complimentary passion fruit topped cheese cake for our anniversary. The asparagus, beet and Brie appetizer was a mess however. It came on top of a bunch of crunchy chips which did nothing but obscure the flavors of the veggies.
A photo of Kokoro Tulum restaurant
4.5
4.5 (151)
MXN500 and over
Japanese
Tulum
About the restaurant
Feeling, Art, & Reflexion. Kokoro Tulum is hidden on the rooftop of Copal Tulum Hotel, just under the stars and surrounded by the greenery of nature. You will enter by a cenote road and arrive to this sensual place, shining by Japanese orange lamps. The Spirit Of The Japanese Cuisine. Our line represents the essence and soul of the Japanese cuisine, respecting the product, using the classic techniques and playing with local ingredients. High quality, prime-cut ingredients like Baja California Bluefin Tuna or Amaebi shrimp, to ensure not only freshness but delicious flavor notes. We marry all these elements into a great play of flavor and texture through proper execution and consistency. And experience through balance of flavors, textures, colors, and temperatures appreciating each cut and raw material. Live the Experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 14, 2024
Best sushi in Town, love Nigiris with fresh ingredients
A photo of Gitano Tulum restaurant
3.7
3.7 (526)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Tulum
About the restaurant
GITANO Tulum is a Restaurant and Mezcal Bar, set in a magical oasis in the lush jungle of Tulum Beach. Design is modern, open, and seamlessly integrated into the lush jungle environment. Our menu of seasonal, local ingredients is a modern take on traditional Mexican flavors.
Our cocktails are inspired by 
1940’s tropical Tiki bars with local seasonal fruits and herbs, and all juices and syrups made in house daily. Mezcal is our specialty.
We open daily for dinner from 6:00 pm.
Groups of 20 people or more, please contact GITANO.COM/TULUM.

No Show Policy & Cancellation Policy:
We require any cancellation made with 24 hours' notice. For no shows or cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged $25 per person to the card provided at the time of booking.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 5, 2024
Great ambience awesome music nightclub not a lot of food options
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