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El Conquistador

Kukulcan Boulevard Km 17.5 L-49 | Hotel Zone, Cancun, Mexico
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Ranked #28 of 529 restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Kirkland, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had an excellent (but expensive) dinner at the Conquistador the night before it closed - due to the sale of the Royal Mayan to a Mexican hotel chain. Good news, though, in 2 months it will reopen at the Royal Islander next door. The food and service were excellent, to the level you would expect at a fine restaurant... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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165 reviews 165 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We love this place and are very sad that it will not be located in the Royal Mayan any longer! The rumor is that it is relocating at the Royal Islander, at least it will still be part of the Royal Resort's family! We always dine here at least once during our vacation at the Royal Resorts. The waiters are... More

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

have been going here every year since 2002 staff & food always number 1 my favorite steak diane with table side cesar salad. you will find this gem in the royal resorts

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is one of the best kept secrets in Cancun. Unfortunately, it will be closed when this review is posted. Currently it is in The Royal Mayan which has been sold to another company. Great news is that it will reopen next year(?) in the Royal Caribbean resort. The food here is wonderful and tasty. It is a small restaurant... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We have been to the Royal resorts several times but never to El Conquistador. We knew it is closing soon to be relocated at the Royal Islander (in two months we learned) and were a little apprehensive coming just before its shutdown - but it was wonderful! Very relaxed, romantic atmosphere, live guitar music , attentive waitstaff ... and great... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I've been to several restaurants during this trip to Cancun and this one topped them all! Great friendly service, delicious food and great romantic atmosphere with live guitarist playing soft modern jazz music. The onion soup is a must and the salmon was freshly prepared and delicious. For desert do not pass on the banana flambé! US$ 125.00 for two... More

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This was our first and, perhaps, last time to eat in this restaurant, housed in the Royal Mayan Resort. I wish there was an opportunity to rate it at 4.5 stars. 4 is too low, but it did not reach 5 stars. It may be reopened in another Royal Resort, after February 1, 2014.. Our entrees, a beef and a... More

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LA, Calif
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169 reviews 169 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

As many Royal Resorts owners have expressed concern with the sale of the Mayan, the status of El Conquistador has been a major dilemma. A recent letter from the management company has indicated they have listened to owner's concerns. In February when the Mayan closes, El Conquistador will be moving to the Royal Islander. For those of us that have... More

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Orlando, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We have been coming to this restaurant for the past 10 years and the service is always impeccable. Jesus the head waiter always remembers us and had a special anniversary surprise. Duran the guitarist is still there entertaining us with his special mix of music. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is because the changed chefs... More

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Kelowna, BC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Expensive but excellent food and service. I tried snapper coated in coffee with blue cheese risotto. Sounded unusual and I wanted to see how that could be put together. It was excellent. Service is 1st class. Lots of tableside prep and flambee action all with class and flair. Only downside is the room is a bit noisy when crowded. You... More

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