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Cenacolo Kukulcan

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Plaza Kukulcan | km 13, zona hotelera, Int. Plaza Kukulcan, Cancun 77500, Mexico
998-8853603
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 183
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 10
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A "must" on my visits!

Located in an upscale shopping mall, Cenacolo has the BEST Italian food--fresh, handmade pasta--among a solid, menu of options. My favorite is the "little green hats" along with the fresh bread. Desserts are wonderful. I love the atmosphere and friendly waitstaff. Reservations strongly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jan W
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Lisle, Illinois
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Seven Hills, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First the octopus appetizer comes on a big platter and is paper thin with little to no octopus in it. Found rubberband in my mouth from mushroom rissotto and they didn't care. Just wanted to leave at that point. The chef had long hair in a ponytail with rubberband but waitress stated the rubberband was "how they portion the pasta"... More 

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Lisle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in an upscale shopping mall, Cenacolo has the BEST Italian food--fresh, handmade pasta--among a solid, menu of options. My favorite is the "little green hats" along with the fresh bread. Desserts are wonderful. I love the atmosphere and friendly waitstaff. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Thank Jan W
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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237 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opens at 2:00 pm so we were the first ones for lunch/dinner. We had a salad and pizza. Very tasty and will return again. Our waiter was attentive and very friendly. We will return again as it is one of the best Italian restaurants in Cancun. Highly recommended.

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Thank maddie1064
GRCenacolo C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo Kukulcan, responded to this review

Dear Maddie1064, We are glad that you had a great lunch/dinner with us, highlighted by the flavors of our traditional food. We can't wait to see you again.
 Best regards! More 

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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cenacolo presents an amazing (though pricey) Italian menu with homemade pasta that melts in your mouth. The service was excellent and the food was top notch. Just a warning though. Stick to the wine and the imported San Pellegrino water as opposed to mixed drinks or anything with ice. A few in my party who were too brave about the... More 

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1 Thank Tobias M
GRCenacolo C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo Kukulcan, responded to this review

Dear Tobias, Thank you very much for your visit and for your kind comments about our homemade pasta, especially our lasagna, crab risotto and shrimp linguine. We are very glad that we overcome your expectations about our quality food and service, and that you enjoyed our dishes.
 We are sorry to hear about a little illness, we are concerned ,... More 

Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the decor. Waiter was nice, didn't rush us. My husband had the bolognese, I had the gluten free spaghetti carbonara. All pasta, except the gluten free pasta is homemade. We ate here our last night, or we would have gone back.

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Thank MrMrsL63
GRCenacolo C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo Kukulcan, responded to this review

Dear MrMrsL63, We are very glad that you truly enjoy our traditional food, and that you want to come back. That is our goal and reward.

 We hope to see you soon

, you should try our wheel pasta, worth it! Best regards! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here years ago and the food and service was mediocre. Revisited the restaurant recently and was thrilled with the upgraded interior in addition to excellent and fresh Italian food that had us returning every 3 days. Family friendly. Great service.

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Thank Stuart S
GRCenacolo C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo Kukulcan, responded to this review

Dear Stuart, We are very glad that you enjoyed every aspect of our restaurant from the food, service and the great dining experience in Cenacolo but especially because you give us another chance! and 

we overcome your expectations! Thank you very much for your preference every three days :) We'll wait to your next return for surprise you, once again,... More 

Toronto, Ontario
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our last night in Cancun we discovered this wonderful restaurant. Homemade pasta, a great wine list and a taste sensation to remember. Don't miss this one

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Thank 71martyf
GRCenacolo C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo Kukulcan, responded to this review

Dear 71martyf, Thank you very much for your visit, we are happy that you discovered us and enjoy your last night at Cenacolo. 

We hope to have the opportunity of being your hosts the next time in Cancun. We can't wait to see you again.
 Best regards! More 

Austin, Texas
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Fine dining in the upscale Plaza Kukulcan at Cenacolo. Pasta and seafood are the specialty, however they also have outstanding steak and salad. Fine wines are also found in their extensive private cellar. Staff is courteous, and have a good sense of humour, with the largest pepper shaker I have seen in any restaurant. Food is served in a prompt... More 

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Thank Taco_Connosieur
GRCenacolo C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo Kukulcan, responded to this review

Dear Taco_Connosieur, Thank you for your incredible review, As you mentioned our specialty is pasta, however, if you come to Cenacolo definitely must try our Tagliata. We hope you've taken the classic photo with our pepper shaker! We hope to see you soon and don't be afraid to ask for extra cheese :) Best regards! More 

Hendersonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

All hand made fresh pasta with white table cloth decor but midrange prices. Lovely central location in Cancun hotel zone.

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Thank jamesgJ610LZ
GRCenacolo C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo Kukulcan, responded to this review

Dear James, Thank you for your great review as you mention 
all our pastas are handmade in the moment. It is a pleasure that you enjoyed. We hope to have you back soon to try out our raviolis, you will love it! :)

 Best regards More 

Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We visit everytime in Cancún. This family of 4 (two reens) had a great meal. Started with their free Italian Flatbread and ricotta (excellent). Two of us ordered the potato and bacon soup (also excellent). Then had lobster risotto, green hat pasta, four cheese risotto and stuffed chicken. All of the entres were exceptional. Had a few glasses of wine... More 

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1 Thank BigFunk
GRCenacolo C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo Kukulcan, responded to this review

Dear BigFunk, Thank you very much for your preference every time you visit Cancun. We are very glad that you really enjoyed our traditional food and the wine. We can't wait to see you again. Next time you could try our Valentine salad, delicious!

 Best regards! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza Kukulcan | km 13, zona hotelera, Int. Plaza Kukulcan, Cancun 77500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: 998-8853603

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 70
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?