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El Conquistador

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International
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Kukulcan Boulevard Km 17.5 L-49 | Hotel Zone, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 191
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    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
new Location Same Great Place

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Cancun. We have been going here over 20 years. We do miss the old Matre 'd however, the service is still top notch. the tableside preparation of the Caesar salad, Steak Diane and the international coffees is superb. Food quality and variety is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Rich S
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
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  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New Jersey
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Cancun. We have been going here over 20 years. We do miss the old Matre 'd however, the service is still top notch. the tableside preparation of the Caesar salad, Steak Diane and the international coffees is superb. Food quality and variety is excellent and reasonably priced for a fine dining continental... More 

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nice night out, food was very good. We started out with the French Onion soup which was very tasty. I got the steak Dianne which was very good as well. My wife got the pork with ham? Anyway all was very tasty and the guitar player was very good as well.

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Pilesgrove, New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Ok so I shouldn't have chosen this place since I am vegan but thought there'd be something for me to choose from... Mushroom fondue was too sweet and I disliked that it had the cheese. My family had the filet mignons and they were happy but not overwhelmed. The service was ok but like most there was a long lag... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have been coming to Cancun for 16 years and always have gone to El Conquistador at least twice during each year. We always felt they were one of the best restaurants in Cancun. This year we were extremely disappointed in the service and the food. First the service. Our friend never received her baked potato with her meal. My... More 

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westport, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Foodies, please treat yourself to a great restaurant at the Royal Islander that is open to the public; you DO NOT NEED TO BE A ROYAL MEMBER TO ENJOY this spectacular dining experience! El Conquistador is a superior restaurant open to the general public. The service is outstanding ( ask for Jose) and only outdone by the food quality. Starters....... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is the "fine dining" option located at the Royal Islander resort. The dining room is very nice, what you'd expect from a higher end restaurant. The service is elegant too; in fact the entire presentation from the host stand to the wait service to the food is very refined… a nice change from the casual dining options otherwise found... More 

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Avon Lake, Ohio
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a romantic restaurant where dress up is appropriate. Romantic atmosphere and excellent steak. It's in Mexico, but it's not a Mexican restaurant. I consider that a not so good thing, but the steak I ordered was amazing.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The place is elegant. There was a musician playing Spanish guitar, though he threw in the coolest Spanish guitar rendition of Journey's Don't Stop Believing I've ever heard. The service and food were both divine. The staff seamlessly took excellent care of us without being intrusive. The food was exquisite. I was introduced to Mayan Coffee here, what a show... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It was ok, but the food was really no different to the restaurant below. It's good to get out of the heat and have a better view of the pool, but after a while all the food seems to be the same but slight variations!

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

this place has great food and a great show. it is great for groups or just a romantic dinner for two or familys. the staff is great and make you feel like you are at home

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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: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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