Cancun is one one of the premier nightlife destinations in the world, here you can find everything here from wild beach raves to exciting clubs to quiet sophisticated lounges and everything in between. Many are surprised to learn however that Cancun is home to a thriving gastronomy scene, one that combines the best Mexico has to offer with flavours from all over the world, as well as an annual food and wine festival. Some of the best chefs from around the world have graced the restaurant circuit of Cancun; Elite chefs such Massimo Bottura, Joan Roca, and Enrique Olvera, all operate establishments in the city.

To celebrate this gastronomic movement in Cancun we’ve picked out the absolute finest places to treat your taste buds.

La Habichuela

La Habichuela

An opportunity for the true taste of Mexican seafood in a uniquely traditional Mayan setting. Operating since 1977 La Habichuela is a Cancun landmark –

Parque las Palapas

The heart of Cancun, this is the place to be for the very best in Cancun’s street foods such as Churros, Tostadas, Ice Cream, Tacos and much more.

Parque de las Papas

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Irori Cancun

A popular Japanese eatery serving up high-quality Sushi, Ramen and Tempura using only the freshest produce. It’s worth booking ahead –

Du Mexique by Sonya Grimond

du Mexique by Sonya

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A perfect example of combining Mexican and European flavours. Du Mexique specialise in Mexican products prepared using French techniques with regular menu changes depending on what’s in season.

Doble B Bar

Doble B Bar table

An elegant and sophisticated bar with a classic New York feel, serving the most superb cocktails and social food. Doble B Bar is a Travel and Hospitality Award winner, you click here to see an in-depth profile.