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Destileria (La)

#101 of 632 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Mexican
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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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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 96
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  • 43
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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
Sunset over the lagoon in the Hotel Zone

Our family celebrated a birthday with dinner at sunset here. Service was outstanding - not suffocating but appropriately attentive. Kids enjoyed magic tricks from one server. Food was interesting - definitely not boring Mexican fare but not so unusual that it was intimidating. Two of us had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Tustin, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

La Destilleria has become one of our favorite restaurants in Cancun! We were just there last week and can't say enough about the food, the service, and the atmosphere. If you want a real treat, try the Bull Shot Steak - prepared tableside in a mouth-watering sauce. The Tequila Shrimp is also prepared tableside and is equally as good if... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice it was so nice. Excellent service, terrific view, and the price was very reasonable for one of the better restaurants in Cancun. It is casual, yet much better then a chain restaurant. Good for a date or with the family.

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Our family celebrated a birthday with dinner at sunset here. Service was outstanding - not suffocating but appropriately attentive. Kids enjoyed magic tricks from one server. Food was interesting - definitely not boring Mexican fare but not so unusual that it was intimidating. Two of us had different varieties of the molcajete dish - highly recommended. Margaritas were very good... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

La Destileria was a wonderful spot for dinner. We ate on the terrace, enjoyed the lagoon view with yummy margaritas, great service and a mariachi band playing throughout the restaurant. The Molcajete is definitely large enough to share! Although described as a taco in the menu, this is a large stone chalice of Mexican stew with your choice of meat,... More 

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Coram, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A good menu; food was average. Excellent drinks. Good appetizers. Really good table-side prepared guacamole.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We love going to La Destileria each year. The food is delicious, the wait staff is always attentive and entertaining. The destileria soup is always a favorite and the flambe steak is great. Definitely worth trying. We never have room for dessert.

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Carlsbad, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We came here for dinner based on recommendation for concierge at hotel. Took the bus and dropped us off right across the street by the fire department. We were seated right away even though we arrived 15min before our reservation. We sat outside on the patio and it's right on top of the lagoon so it had a great view.... More 

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Monument, Colorado
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had the tequila fried cheese as an appetizer as well as the pepper cream soup. For main courses we had the skewers (great), Chili Rellanos (okay), breaded/fried chicken breast with cheese (good) and chicken with pepper cream sauce (more mushroom and didn't find much chicken for some reason - so okay). Enjoyed some top shelf tequila after dinner!

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Cali, Colombia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The place is nice and service is good, beverages are great. Food is just ok. We had a typical dish calles molcajete. Good environment and nice view to the laguna, nice shop place.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant when in Cancun. It is the first place we go . Always wonderful food selection and the best staff. It is fun , terrific food and a Top Shelf Margarita is THE BEST !!! Enjoy

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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 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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