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El Conquistador

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Kukulcan Boulevard Km 17.5 L-49 | Hotel Zone, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance

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  • 151
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Choice for Romantic Meal

Have been to Cancun 4 times in past year. This review is for dinner at El Conquistador from couple trips ago - July 2014. We wanted a nice, romantic dinner for one night. After checking reviews, decided on El Conquistador. We were staying at Emporio (which used to be the Royal Mayan) and El... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Aimee D
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Overland Park, Kansas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Overland Park, Kansas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Have been to Cancun 4 times in past year. This review is for dinner at El Conquistador from couple trips ago - July 2014. We wanted a nice, romantic dinner for one night. After checking reviews, decided on El Conquistador. We were staying at Emporio (which used to be the Royal Mayan) and El Conquistador is at the Royal Islander... More 

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GA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Great to see the El conquistador is open again. Jorge the guitarist is playing again. Our server Wilbur is excellent, we have had Wilbur as our server for over twenty years. The new restaurant is a little noisy, but the food and service is excellent.

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Kalamazoo, MI
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95 reviews 95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Not only did we enjoy an excellent meal here, but the service was impeccable! While we had enjoyed meals at El Conquistador while it was still within the Royal Mayan, which is now the Emporio Family Suites hotel, it was our first time at the new location within the Royal Islander. I had heard hit and miss comments, but I... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We are so glad that this restaurant moved to the Royal Islander after the Royal Mayan was closed! It has been a favorite of ours for years in terms of ambiance, food, and price. It's been an annual event for us each year when we are on vacation.

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East Hampton, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I have been going to this resturant for yrs . It was better when it was located at the Myan . I don't like getting rushed when paying top dollar for just ok food !! Look around there are far better places to spend your time and money . Your on vacation you should be able to relax and take... More 

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Long Island NY
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Dinner at El Conquistador yielded extremely weak martinis even though they were made in front of us, over seasoned fish dishes, and ice cold steak. Not just warm.....ice cold. Ceasar salad made table side was good and Mayan coffee was good. Chocolate cake was good, but if you are at the Royal Islander save your money and your palate and... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Food is good but you can get good food anywhere. Atmosphere is jinxed by a guitarist who plays very loud on a boom box. I could not carry on a conversation with my dining partner. Looking around the dining room, other patrons had the same problem. This restaurant has pretentions to be fine dining but misses the mark by a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Superb salad. The chateaubriand is the best and reasonable for what it is. Great desserts and the Flaming Mayan Coffee is really a show

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Calgary
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130 reviews 130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

At the time of this writing, El Conquistador is ranked #16 of all the restaurants in Cancun, and is well deserving of its position. The location (near the pool in the Royal Mayan Resort) leaves a bit to be desired, but once inside, you're transformed by the wood tones and subtle accents, subdued lighting, and white tablecloths with light blue... More 

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Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Now that the restaurant has moved to the Royal Islander it was time to give it a try. We had eaten many times at El Conquistador when it was located in the Mayan and were always quite pleased with the experience. It is an elegant restaurant with a menu that goes along with that elegance. During your meal a classical... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kukulcan Boulevard Km 17.5 L-49 | Hotel Zone, Cancun 77500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?