Best Places to Eat in Cancun & Rivera Maya
Recommended by locals & Expats!
Is your resort food getting boring? Looking for a special place to eat out for a special celebration or group event? Want to experience unique and local foods? We have some great recommendations, given by locals and expats. (ie..expats are people living here from other countries, U.S., Canada, etc.) If you need more help, you can contact us to help set up special dinners or venues for your special celebrations and assist with transportation needs.
Located in the Hotel Zone, the Surfin Burrito has two locations. Their most visited location is located near Playa Chac Mool in the Cancun Hotel Zone, this a quaint little sidewalk eatery featuring some great burritos and many other delicious choices. Its open 24 hours, so after hitting the clubs, this is a great spot for a late night snack. They also deliver! This particular spot was featured on Guy Fieri's hosted show, Diners, Drive-In's and Dives. This is one of my personal favorite places to visit when I'm in the hotel zone. Check out their Facebook page for more info. https://www.facebook.com/thesurfinburrito/
Padrino's Pizza Express
Located in the upper part of the Hotel Zone, experience a great pizza and Italian dishes made by a real Italian! Great selections and offerings, this pizza is fresh and tasty and one of the best I have had in Cancun! Lots of options from over 20 delicious woodfired pizzas made from the finest ingredients, pastas, paninis, wines, mojitos, sangria by the glass or pitcher and much more! You can find more information on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pg/PadrinosPizzaExpress/about/?ref=page_internal
This place has amazing burgers! It's hard to find a great burger, but these are unique and delicious! The menu is original and has tons of options, not only burgers, but many other selections. This restaurant has a trendy setting with indoor and outdoor seating. They serve craft beers, signature cocktails, appetizers, salads and even have a breakfast menu. I tried the Numero Uno (No. 1) cocktail made with Hendricks, smoked rosemary, a slice of grapefruit and tonic! The burger I tried was the ME HACES SENTIR EN EL CIELO burger. 180g. of meat, wrapped in bacon, laquered in maple syrup, with regional cheese and grilled onions. SO delicious! You won't regret giving this place a try. https://www.facebook.com/pg/MUBURGERHOUSECUN/about/?ref=page_internal
El Rincon De Los Antojos
Another Guy Fieri favorite and featured on the show Diner's, Drive-Ins & Dives. A great place to experience authentic mexican dishes. Handmade dishes with great flavors and fresh ingredients. One of their best are the Gorditas. This is NOT a Taco Bell gordita, but an authentic Mexican Gordita de Chicarron Pressed. Traditional chubby fried, stuffed with fried pork rinds, accompanied by onions, cilantro, cream and grated cheese. The restaurant is located in Cancun proper. You can find more information on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/El-Rincon-De-Los-Antojos-142129719734384/