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Royal Hotel, Cancun, Mexico
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Delicious and unusual menus every night. Concept was termed 'molecular...
Delicious and unusual menus every night. Concept was termed 'molecular' many tastes and textures we had not experienced in the past, in an intimate setting. Lovely meals always!
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
The Chef's Plate in Hyatt Zilara Cancun (formerly the Royal Cancun)

In April/May 2015 we stayed in the Hyatt Zilara, Cancun for two weeks. We have been members for several years and vacationed at the resort a number of times. The staff in the Chef's Plate is first rate, professional, attentive, informative and entertaining so we felt very welcome and eager for each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
John R
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Lakeport, California
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Service, yes, nice to get bubbly when arriving and they prepare the first course based on people arriving. Service was very good, food fresh and interesting choices prepared. We decided to go a 2nd night (space available) and the first night was better. Next visit we will plan to go back for the one table meal, most other guests have... More 

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Lakeport, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

In April/May 2015 we stayed in the Hyatt Zilara, Cancun for two weeks. We have been members for several years and vacationed at the resort a number of times. The staff in the Chef's Plate is first rate, professional, attentive, informative and entertaining so we felt very welcome and eager for each course. We reserved our dinners there almost every... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This has come to be one of our favourite meals when we visit the Hyatt Zilara in Cancun. You sit with other people at a long table and the chef for the evening does his thing! The meal is always a surprise, and we have never been disappointed. It is gourmet and often a bit unusual - nothing I'd ever... More 

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London, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was one of the best meals, with service that we have ever had. The staff were engaging,courteous and talented. Our host spoke to guests from around the world, in their own language, including Japanese. Very impressive. The six course meal portions were perfect with a varied array of tastes one wouldn't normally consider, but everything complemented each next course.... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The service at this restaurant is amazing - we watched our host for the evening navigate his way through 4 languages (Spanish, English, French and Japanese), ensuring everyone felt involved. There is a mirror above the chef station where you can actually see them prepare the food as you enjoy the drinks and different courses. Loved it.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The food and staff were fantastic, I cannot recommend this place highly enough, definitely worth a visit

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Sydney
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204 reviews 204 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went with a group of 6 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The 7 courses and each was of a very high standard. We had heard some mixed comments about the restaurant however we found the food to be of a very high standard and good sizing. I would go back again.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I am embarrassed to say I do not remember the name of the host but he was incredible. There were 7 couples from many countries and he spoke in each language Korean, Japanese, English, Spanish and I think Farsi. The food was a very good and the atmosphere very friendly go and enjoy!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

While staying at the Hyatt Zilara, all inclusive resort, (which by the way is wonderful), we had my fiance's birthday dinner there. The food and ambiance was amazing. We're going back every year and will absolutely have dinner at the "Chef's Plate". Highly recommend when you are in Cancun!

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Brantford, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Excellent meal and service. Waiter porfirio and chef galore + Alberto provided an excellent meal and enjoyable evening

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Royal Hotel, Cancun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Delicious and unusual menus every night. Concept was termed 'molecular' many tastes and textures we had not experienced in the past, in an intimate setting. Lovely meals always!

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