Casual Dining at the Moon

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by melallen on September 21, 2003

Arrecifes – This was the restaurant where we ate breakfast almost every morning. I liked knowing that I could have eaten healthily at their generous fruit and yogurt bar, but instead I opted for the more artery-clogging route. I frequented the omelette bar topping my ham and cheese omelette with extra cheese, sour cream and pico de gallo. I got more creative every day. My husband particularly enjoyed the Mexican snack section and the very fresh fruit juices.

El Manglar – This was both the first and last restaurant we visited during our stay and featured Italian food. Located just off the lobby, of the Nizuc section it calls out to the newly arrived and almost departed. This restaurant is completely buffet style dining, but the service still does not lack at all. Make sure not to miss out on the pasta bar! I did not even notice it until I had a full plate, and after finishing off that first helping I was too full to try anything else. At all future meals I made sure to really look at EVERYTHING the restaurant offered before even getting a plate.

Palapa Delfines – We ate lunch at this palapa very frequently, as it was convenient to the pool area where we planted ourselves every day. It served mostly hamburgers and sandwiches and of course whatever kind of drink we wanted. One day they brought around a Caribbean Cooler that was made from wine, sprite and various fruit juices. It was just about the most refreshing, best drink I had all week. I heard that this restaurant did sushi at night, but since sushi is not on my list of foods ever to eat, it was really not on my list of foods to eat in Mexico.

Palapa Pelicanos – The only restaurant we visited for dinner more than once, the atmosphere at this palapa was exactly what we were looking for when we decided to vacation in Mexico. Dining in the moonlight next to the picturesque gazebo overlooking the ocean was just so overwhelmingly relaxing. The beef had good flavor, but tended to be a bit tough. The chicken, on the other hand, was really good. We tended to linger here after we finished our dinner, and our drinks were never allowed to run low.

Bugambillias – This restaurant featured probably some of the best service for dinner that we received during our stay. Supposedly appetizers were buffet style, but our server graciously offered to make us a plate of the various choices. The food was good, but the service is what really made us enjoy our dinner here. Before we left, Salvador gave me a rose made from a napkin and also gave my husband a grasshopper made from leaves and toothpicks as souvenirs. It was sweet. If we had gone back to this restaurant, I would definitely have requested that he be our server again.

Moon Palace
Carretera Cancun-Chetumal KM. 340
Cancun, Mexico
+52 998 881-6000

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