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Royal Hotel, Cancun, Mexico
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Dining options: 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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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Service was amazing!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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172 reviews 172 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 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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Batavia, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I was very pumped for this experience based on reviews and don't get me wrong, it was good but not anything to write home about. The experience was fun and they were great about accommodating my husband's food allergy. Service was wonderful but I wasn't overly impressed with the food, althrough presentation was great too. The room was warm so... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Was told to check out this restaurant while staying at the Royal Hotel in Playa del Carmen. Wow, it was excellent. They have a different menu each night, so be sure to check that out & see if the items are to your liking. That being said, we were there on a "tasting night" which meant we got a small... More 

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Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

We enjoyed an amazing lunch yesterday at the Chefs Plate. Dennis from the entertainment team invites a group of 12 each Friday and we were lucky enough to go :) Fresh nicoise salad to start, perfectly cooked salmon and a yummy strawberry crepe for dessert. The staff were great! Thank you to our hostess Stephanie, Pedro, Nava and Rigo our... More 

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

On our last visit to the Royal in Playa del Carmen, we thought we'd give their Chef's Plate a try. AWESOME! We went on a Monday (Mexican Night), and it was literally the best meal of our lives! You have your own table, and our waiter Rigo was AWESOME! The food was INCREDIBLE!

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