Best Restaurants Downtown Cancun: Fuel Your Foodie Fantasy

08 July, 2021

The best restaurants downtown Cancun has to offer run the gamut from world-class fine dining to plastic tables and chairs at a place with no name and everything in between. With just about a million residents from all parts of the republic of Mexico and the world, Cancun is a cosmopolitan blend of regional delights and international cuisine.

Tacos Are the Breakfast of Champions: Best Restaurants in Downtown Cancun for Early Morning Eats


A hot, filling and flavorful desayuno is tradition in Mexican homes and finding a yummy breakfast in Cancun is no problemo. For a truly authentic Mexican breakfast, head to market 23 and the unassuming little row of stalls and plastic tables. A market breakfast experience brings you the freshest local ingredients and the taste of recipes passed down for generations. Cochinita tacos, chilaquiles, molletes, oh my, how do you choose? Let one of our Cancun food tour guides lead the way of course!

Chain Restaurants in Cancun: Yes, There is a Mexican Version of Denny’s


While most “best restaurants in downtown Cancun” lists stay away from chain restaurants, we’re going to embrace them for a moment. Not the mammoth kind like McDonald’s, but the Mexican franchise restaurants loved by locals that bring visitors a taste of Mexico a la Denny’s. With menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, places like VIPS, Toks, Sanborns and Casa de los Abuelos serve up sit down meals in air conditioned comfort. Eggs a la Mexicana in the morning and fajita feasts at night, it’s “almost fast food” and a modern part of the culture of Mexico. They are a bit corporate, they are a bit cliche but they are consistent and comfortable to visit, totally “safe” options”

Chic, Hip, Casual: Where Da Cool Kids Dine in Downtown Cancun?


The best restaurants in downtown Cancun for the cool kids are found on the hip strip of Nader Avenue and in the upscale plaza called Puerto Cancun. There are exceptions of course, just ask one of our Cancun food tour guides for the “off the beaten path” restaurants.
Nader Avenue is home to popular restaurants like Coapenitos, Kotaru Ramen, El Socio Naiz and Rooster Cancun, bringing a cool fusion of dishes that are not your typical Mexican restaurant fare. The “Distrito Gourmet” at the Puerto Cancun plaza is an upscale “food court” bringing you elevated cuisine with a casually elegant atmosphere and great views. Argentinian meat delights or some truly delish sushi, vegetarian selections and a fun vibe, this is not your hometown food court.

We Bring You to the Best Restaurants Downtown Cancun Has to Offer!


Join us for a Cancun food tour for the easiest way to explore the downtown culinary scene, with expert guides and comfortable transportation included it is a worry-free way to discover the best restaurants in downtown Cancun. Contact us today to reserve your private tour!

Flavors of Mexico

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Tickets must be purchased by 11 am for today's tour(s).

** Round trip transportation included from any Cancun Hotel or Airbnb.

$89 USD

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Flavors of Mexico Reviews

A fantastic experience! - Aug 2019 - Bexbee

We had the best evening with this tour, each meal was exciting and varied and each restaurant interesting and unique! The cocktails and juices were divine and our tour guide Christian was very friendly, genuine and considerate 10/10!

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Fantastic delicious food tour! - May 2019 - Sweata A

We recently went on this food tour and its was excellent! We went to many local favorites and along the way we learned a ton about the history of Cancun. It’s food as well as the Mayan culture and it’s influence in food. All the food was delicious! Fantastic experience and highly recommend for anyone visiting Cancun!

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