A travel journal
to Cancun by Cancun Charlie
Quote: Cancun is not for everyone, but that's one of the things we like about it. For excellent restaurants of every type, fine hotels, good service, clean beaches and great shopping, it can't be beat! It pays to pick your travel dates carefully.
Hotel | "Hyatt Cancun Caribe & Villas"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 12, 2005
Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand
Blvd. Kukulcán Km. 10.5, Zona Hotelera
Cancún, Quintana Roo 77500
+52 (998) 848-7800
The food here is excellent, and it offers some of the best shrimp and seafood in Cancun, which is saying a lot! The Mexican dishes are also very good. Try a Caesar salad prepared from scratch tableside. Dining is outside in a garden, with a few additional tables inside. The service is nothing short of absolutely superb. A Mexican beer called Superior is available here, and it is probably the best beer I have ever had, bar none! If you like beer, be nice to yourself and try it.
Two things to remember: If you want beef, try somewhere else, since it is not really what they are known for (beef tends to be tough here). Also, unless you REALLY like curry, don't order their signature dish of shrimp and curry in a coconut sauce. By the time I finished it, I was babbling in Punjabi.
We ALWAYS reserve an evening for La Habichuela. Don't miss it!
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 14, 2005
01 998 884 3158
The food and the service here are excellent. Try the beef and chicken en brochette! It's wonderful. Like beer? Try a "Superior". An excellent choice and at popular local prices. Remember, in Mexico, Bud, Miller, etc., are all imported and cost more than in the U.S. Frankly, Mexican beer is much better, so don't hesitate to try one.
El Mexicano is located next to the Plaza Caricol Mall near Punta Cancun (Cancun Point). If you get lost, ask. People will be glad to help you. Enjoy!
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 19, 2005
Paseo KuKulcan Km 8.5
CASA ROLANDI: Northern Italian/Swiss. Our favorite Italian restaurant in Cancun and over the years we have tried them all! Top-quality food and made-from-scratch fresh pasta. Good wine selection. Resort dress code (neat and clean, shorts okay). Elegant fine dining and great Italian food! Located in the Plaza Caricol shopping mall (about $40-$50 for two). Reservations can be made on the Internet.
Bella Vista, Arkansas