I think that places speak a lot about themselves through their flavors, the richness of their native gastronomy, especially in the top tourist destinations, and the blending of local cuisine with international influences.
Recently, I had a training flight to Cancun and my experience was really amazing. At the airport, a passenger was talking to her friend about the best dining establishments, which she considered they had to visit before their return. Since I had a couple of days to know the place, I put full attention to all the commented details; I knew my memory wouldn’t fail at the time to do my itinerary once I’ve arrived at the hotel. Best of all, most recommendations were located in the Hotel Zone, in the middle of Kukulkan Boulevard, where finally I stayed.
I arrived at the hotel and planned my schedule, giving priority to two things: the beaches I wanted to know, and the restaurants I couldn’t take out of my mind.
My wishes for a luxury and fancy gastronomy led me directly to the Ritz Carlton Hotel, to Fantino, a wonderful Italian cuisine restaurant, which I enjoyed plenty. What’s so special about this place is that you really feel being in Rome or Florence, its impeccable decoration, absolutely romantic.
Next day, I had lunch at Harry’s, a place that serves exquisite meat, where you fall in love with its delightful musical ambiance and its wonderful see view.
For meat and Argentinian gastronomy lovers, Puerto Madero stands out as a great option. However, there is also Les Capages Restaurant, which offers more variety on delicious prime beef and fish.
If we talk about Mediterranean gastronomy, Cenacolo Mare, located in the Hotel Zone, waterfront overlooking Nichupte Lagoon, won’t let you down. But if you are even looking for better views, you cannot miss dinner at Fred’s, on Kukulkan Boulevard, with great dishes and unforgettable sunsets.
On my last day I had the opportunity to dinner at Du Mexique, a very small restaurant conceived to the smallest details. Its specialty is French food with tastings created by Chef Alain Grimond, whom I was given the chance to get to meet and fall in love with his eloquence; wonderful attention from top to bottom.
I leave a list of seven gastronomic options I tried, and their addresses, so you cannot miss them on your next visit to Cancun. I’m waiting for your comments!
My TOP 7 Cancun’s best gastronomy