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Locanda Paolo

DownTown Cancun. Bonampak Avenue 145. Corner with Jurel street. Sm 3, Cancun, Mexico
+ 52 998 8872627
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Ranked #21 of 564 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Locanda Paolo, Italian Fusion Ristorante. We are a family run restaurant that just celebrated its 23rd Anniversary. Proud to be a Downtown Restaurant.. we provide service to both locals and turists. The experience of visiting Locanda Paolo is never the same. Owners are on site and greet, serve, recommend and cook for you. We are a small and discreet restaurant. We like keeping it like that!! Let Paolo and his nephew Albert help you personalize your own meal. "Food for the soul made with the Heart"
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131 reviews from our community

95% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This a small restaurant in the downtown area of cancun that can be reached by bus from the hotel zone of cancun ( about 15 min) Paulo is usually there and most times we see " local" residents eating there. Food is quite good. The pasta dishes are very good and the wine selection had reasonable prices. It is not... More

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Dallas, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Amazing food! And the service is unbelievable!! The carpaccios were outstanding! All fish extremely fresh. I really recommend this restaurant, it is outstanding!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We dined with Paulo on the last night of our trip and were very happy with our selection. It's a little difficult to spot from the cab, with a modest store front and a sign that was both small and hard to read from afar. The staff was friendly and courteous, with the owner himself assisting in the taking of... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Took ten people the first night and it was great, the owner/chef came out to our table and really was a treat talking to him. Food and service was excellent. It was so good we took 26 the next night and was great experience. True italian restaurant with a seafood twist. Would highly recommend it.

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Anderson, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The food was delicious and service was outstanding. The chef came to the table to read the menu, and answer questions.

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Corner Brook, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Classic formal setting including white linen Very attentive service Good wine choices by the glass We were the only ones dining Paolo salad bit on the oily side needed vinegar to offset Spinach lasagna unremarkable Duck cooked very well though current reduction was a bit too sweet Side fusilli with tomato had too much garlic and salt Homemade gelato stellar... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Let me start this review by stating - we did not come to Cancun for the food. We came for the sun and the beach. With that said, Locanda Paola is a perfectly delightful restaurant. Located off the "strip" (Hotel Zone) just inside the city limits of Cancun proper, the restaurant is a beautifully apportioned place with a real "presence."... More

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Belle Isle
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

When in Cancun we usually go see Paolo. The food is fabulous, and the service is wonderful. My wife and I went Friday night and as usual , we were greeted by the owner Paolo. He welcomed us back and asked how long it had been. Although 5 months, seemed like yesterday. We asked for a suggestion for wine, and... More

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

An easy bus ride up from the Hotel Zone, Locanda Paolo is located in a converted house near Superama, as are several other very good restaurants (see my recent reviews of Du Mexique and La Dolce Vita). They have a nice menu with many interesting choices and the wine list is small but varied. Wine by the glass is available... More

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

As if it wouldn't be enough to go to this restaurant for the food itself, Paolo is yet another reason to revisit this restaurant. What a charming man who has a way to make you feel like an old friend. Four of us agreed that this restaurant is well worth the trip into downtown Cancun. What a fun night with... More

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