10 Romantic Cancun Restaurants

by Carla Fiorito on September 13, 2010

Couple at Cancun romantic restaurant

A reader recently asked if we knew of any romantic restaurants in Cancun and we thought we would share our list with all of you.

When visiting Cancun with that special someone, there is always a night or two reserved for a romantic dinner out. Whether that night is just a celebration of your unity or an opportunity to propose, you will always remember where you ate.

Here are some romantic Cancun restaurants to make your night special:

La Habichuela is a Mayan themed Mexican cuisine restaurant with a romantic outside garden seating area ideal for that special moment under the night sky. La Habichuela also has a sculpture garden filled with native trees and plants, which truly make your night magical.

Cenacolo is a high class Italian restaurant with an extensive wine cellar and live piano music – perfect for setting the mood. The elegant dining room and the stained glass panels on the ceiling acts as the best setting for your romantic night.

La Dolce Vita literally means “the sweet life,” and serves the finest Italian seafood. Waterfront seating is a must, as you can enjoy watching the sunset with your special one while eating some of the best Italian in the Mayan Riviera.

La Madonna is a unique restaurant with Italian and Swiss dishes you can enjoy on the terrace or mezzanine level – which is reserved for couples only. La Madonna makes your romantic meal a romantic experience by serving some of the best wines from around the world.

Terraneo’s menu reflects a diversity of taste and culture and the ambiance is relaxed and romantic. Wine lovers, indulge yourselves here and enjoy the creations of some of the most talented chefs in Cancun.

JC Captain is a well-kept secret of Cancun – the environment is incredible and the menu – a shellfish fusion and flavors of the region – is even better. Spend a unique evening under the thatched roof hut overlooking the lagoon and get away from the hustle and bustle of the Hotel Zone.

The Columbus Lobster Dinner Cruise is a unique dining experience as it takes place on a sailboat during the sunset or later in the night. No matter where you sit, the view is always breathtaking. Enjoy the live music and the delicious meal and make your night unforgettable.

Laguna Grill is a very elegant restaurant, which has a large terrace for outdoor seating and a great menu with lobster specialties and surf & turf fusions. Word has it that every night, Cancun crocodiles visit the restaurant!

L’Escargot is another one of Cancun’s hidden treasures. A family owned French restaurant, L’Escargot has romantic inside and outside seating and live music on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Alux Restaurant and Lounge is actually a restaurant set in a natural underground cavern about 45 minutes south of Cancun. Imagine sharing a meal with your special someone surrounded by Mexico’s natural beauty.

There are a lot of options for your special night out – just remember to ask your hotel to make your reservations!

What is your favorite spot in Cancun to have a romantic evening?

Carla is currently an intern at All About Mexico. She is studying Hotel & Restaurant Management at University of Houston. She loves writing, traveling, and tourism.
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