Food is often one of the biggest highlights of vacations so it makes sense that when you’re planning out your vacation rentals you want to make sure the destination you’re picking has a great selection of dining options available. Whether you’re looking for authentic local spots or top-reviewed fine dining, the restaurants in Cancun are sure not to disappoint on your next trip. So right after booking your vacation rentals in Cancun, check out our list of top restaurants in the area to start planning out your entire vacation’s worth of meals.

Tora Mexico

While Japanese may not be the first type of cuisine you think of when looking for restaurants in Cancun, this top-rated spot offering fresh sushi and sashimi and traditional Japanese entrée choices is not to be missed. Regarded as the best restaurant in Cancun, this restaurant offers spectacular food, ambience, and service.

Restaurante Benazuza

For those travelers seeking fine dining while in Cancun, look no further than Restaurante Benazuza with its molecular dining and tantalizing wine pairings. This menu focuses on the combination of flavors as diners move from dish to dish while leading groups through the emotional menu prepared by the chef.

Restaurante Chianti

Another fine dining option, the staff at Restaurante Chianti are mindful of the importance of timing and work to ensure that each course is brought out to diners with impeccable timing to promote a smooth transition between dishes. Come enjoy classic Italian dishes and relax as this attentive staff takes care of you.

The Bears Den International Kitchen

The artful presentation and menu full of not-to-miss options have lead to heaps of reviewers boasting about this restaurant. Some of the most talked about dishes include the grilled octopus, pork belly, beer braised short rib, and stuffed half chicken. This reasonably priced spot, with its attentive and knowledgeable staff, is sure to win you over on your next visit.

The White Box

Come to the White Box for an oceanfront gastro pub experience. Foodies rave about this place and the combination of courses available here, including vegetarian, seafood, and meat options to please every person in your party. Make sure to make recommendations and be on time in order to dine at this popular place.

Black Hole

If you feel like you’ve already tried all there is to try in the world of dining, then come to the Black Hole for something completely new and dine in the dark. This “blind tasting experience” goes above and beyond just the entertainment of dining in the dark by offering a menu worthy of visiting all on its own. Come with a group to be entertained and laugh your way through your meal or your partner to enjoy an intimate, romantic meal together.

Flamingos Seafood Kitchen

This beachfront restaurant is a great spot for a romantic dinner. Relax at this spacious spot and take in the ocean breeze as friendly staff serve you seafood so good you’ll be talking about it for years to come. Try the boozy cocktails, ceviche, lobster, and oysters at this inviting spot.

More Cancun Restaurants

There’s always more, and we have the most comprehensive list of more restaurants to choose from in Cancun Mexico.