In the mood for a delicious ceviche, shrimp broth or fried fish? We all know that the city of Cancun is a beach destination and if there is something we are not going to miss absolutely nothing, is to enjoy the food from the sea and today in Restaurant-Z we are going to present you several options, we are going to present you the best Seafood Restaurants in Cancun.
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Seafood Restaurants in Cancun
Breaded shrimp, fish fillet with garlic mojo, shrimp broth, ceviche, arroz tumbado, are just some of the dishes that can be found in the following seafood restaurants in Cancun.
Lorenzillo’s is one of the most popular and upscale restaurants in the city and its specialty is practically seafood. Of course, their main dish is lobster and believe me when I tell you that you have to try it.
The place is known for being a specialist in the preparation of different dishes that have lobster as the main ingredient and among which we can name: Lobster 3 caravels, Lobster with garlic, Lobster with Poblano chili bell pepper strips au gratin, Lobster Meuniere and Lobster Thermidor.
And of course, not only its dishes and specialties are what make this seafood restaurant in Cancun stand out as one of the best, but also its style, decoration and architecture that is located over the Nichupte lagoon.
- Address: Kukulkan Km 10.5, Punta Cancun, Hotel Zone, 77500 Cancun, Q.R.
The Cancun Helm
El timón de Cancún is one of the oldest restaurants in the city that has specialized completely in the art of preparing the best gastronomic experiences of the taste of the sea. And although the place has 2 locations in the city, if you like the ocean view, the tropical climate and the beaches you have to go to their location in the Hotel Zone.
Among its menu we can find several typical dishes of the region such as squid in its ink, shrimp in vinaigrette, snail in pickled sauce, marinated dogfish, crab in Veracruz style and fish with mayonnaise.
On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that this is a very economical restaurant. So if you come with a tight budget, but want to live the excitement of enjoying the gastronomy of Cancun, then this place is for you.
- Address: km. 9.5, Blvd. Kukulcan, Hotel Zone, 77500 Cancun, Q.R.
El fish Fritanga
El fish Fritanga has a privileged location and although it is not near the hotel zone, it is close to Plaza la Isla, Plaza Kukulca, Luxury Plaza and one of the most beautiful beaches in the region, Playa Marlín.
This place is perfect for lunch or snacks and even for dinner and has a very quiet atmosphere during the day, but in the evening it is a real party for all diners.
Among its menu we find whiting, squid rings, aguachiles, oysters in their shells, shrimp salbutes, among other delicacies.
- Address: Blvd. Kukulcan, La Isla, Hotel Zone, 77500 Cancun, Q.R.
Continuing with our gastronomic tour of seafood in Cancun, we come across another pioneer that has a charming, cheerful, open and traditional Mexican design. We are talking about Marinero’s restaurant.
This seafood restaurant in Cancun is located in front of the city’s convention center and its menu is composed of shrimp broth, buttered lobster, Italian pasta with shrimp, fish fillet and of course, hamburgers and tacos.
- Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km 9, Punta Cancun, Hotel Zone, 77500 Cancun, Q.R.
El Cejas is a restaurant located in Market 28. If you don’t know yet what Market 28 is, click here. But in conclusion, market 28 is one of the biggest and most known marketplaces in Cancun, where thousands of tourists visit to buy souvenirs, clothes, tequila or enjoy the gastronomy of the city.
So if you are walking around here, you can’t miss the opportunity to try a fish filet a la diabla, a delicious chipachole.
- Address: Mercado 28, Locales 90 – 100, 28, 77509 Cancun, Q.R.
The oasis of Maricos
In the center of the city, we also have very good options to eat seafood and for that, we have to go to Yachilan Avenue where the restaurant “El Oasis del Maricos” is located.
Here we find different dishes of Shrimp, Grilled Shrimp, Grilled Octopus, Salmon Alcaparrado and Fish Fillet.
- Address: Av Yaxchilán 17-Lote 2, Las Casas de Acueducto, 17, 77505 Cancún, Q.R.
Va que Va
Last but not least the restaurant “Va que Va” is a restaurant that is nowhere near downtown Cancun, in fact, this restaurant is not in a “tourist zone”, but its taste, its prices and the quality of its service have made it a very popular place for locals.
First of all, the place has a very “natural” look, which is combined with a little jungle style, it has two floors and among the list of its dishes we have the classic fish fillets, lobsters, fried fish, shrimp, octopus, ceviches, etc, etc, etc.
While there are still over 200 seafood restaurants in Cancun, the ones we have listed here are not only the most popular, they are also the ones where getting there is not much of a problem. The rest are “literally” hidden in the city’s regions. And of course, if you want to take a walk, go ahead, you will be surprised by what you can find.