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Destileria (La)

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Boulevard Kukulcan km 12.65, Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
019988851086 y 87
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1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: One of the best Mexican restaurants in Cancun. There is a spectacular view...
One of the best Mexican restaurants in Cancun. There is a spectacular view of the lagoon and a unequal ambience. The contemporary Mexican cuisine includes a variety of typical dishes and creations of the chef with authentic Mexican flavors. El mejor restaurante de cocina mexicana en Cancun. Espectacular vista a la laguna y ambiente sinigual. Nuestra cocina mexicana contemporanea ofrece una variedad de platillos tipicos asi como creaciones de nuestro chef con el autentico sabor mexicano.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 356
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  • 91
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  • 42
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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mmmmm... nop.

I have gone to this place 3 times. That is it. I have no intention on going back at all, it is always crowded, the waiters are messy, dirty and rude, but let's face it: there are people who like it that way, I do not. The food was average to say something nice here, nothing really special and... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Mesja
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Cuernavaca, Mexico
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Cuernavaca, Mexico
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I have gone to this place 3 times. That is it. I have no intention on going back at all, it is always crowded, the waiters are messy, dirty and rude, but let's face it: there are people who like it that way, I do not. The food was average to say something nice here, nothing really special and we... More 

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Rochester, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The bell man at our hotel recommended this restaurant when we asked for a local restaurant with Mexican cuisine that had indoor seating. It was a really windy night and all of the other places that had been recommended were all out of doors. I am so glad we followed his suggestion. The restaurant was great- it was loud and... More 

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Green, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We stayed at ME and La Destileria was recommended. Very much worth the 15 minute walk. Excellent food, service and the best Margarita I have ever had. Our table was right on the water and the sunset was beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure where the "amazing" reviews are coming from but I visited here with 3 other girlfriends during our stay in Cancun and we all agreed that this was the worst meal of our trip. 100% tourist trap, hokey decor (including folks dressed up playing music next to your face while you're eating then asking for tips), and seriously... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere of this restaurant impressed me more than the food. Also, if I were a big tequila drinker this would have been an excellent choice for drinks. I felt the food was just average and on the pricey side.

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Brentwood TN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Per recommendation, we opted to go to La Destileria for some frozen margaritas. After 2 each we decided to stay for dinner. We ordered steaks cooked table side. Oh My Gosh, great decision! Steaks cooked perfectly and best sauce I have ever had. The restaurant is on the bay with outdoor dinning if preferred. We started out outdoors and later... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Fantastic night! Great food and Margaritas, excellent service. Fun time with the Mariachi Band. Lively waiters and great atmosphere.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Key highlights: - Service is excellent. Our waiter (and it seemed all) are very energetic and enthusiastic. Always available when we needed him - Food is very very good. This is real mexican food. I had the chiquihuite (calzone-looking) and it was delicious. Always get the house special! Dessert was amazing too. The ambience is nice, food is great, drinks... More 

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VA Beach, VA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The setting is very nice and the food here was excellent, as were the drinks. The service could not be better, although the waiters don't speak English hardly at all. We'd go back in a heart-beat.

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Denver, Colorado
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Outstanding food quality, good ambiance and great service. The molcajetes are delicious and loved the tamarind margaritas!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Boulevard Kukulcan km 12.65, Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: 019988851086 y 87

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

One of the best Mexican restaurants in Cancun. There is a spectacular view of the lagoon and a unequal ambience. The contemporary Mexican cuisine includes a variety of typical dishes and creations of the chef with authentic Mexican flavors. El mejor restaurante de cocina mexicana en Cancun. Espectacular vista a la laguna y ambiente sinigual. Nuestra cocina mexicana contemporanea ofrece una variedad de platillos tipicos asi como creaciones de nuestro chef con el autentico sabor mexicano.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am

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