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“Excellent and creative french dinner...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Du Mexique

Du Mexique
Av. Bonampak 109, esq. calle Pargo | Sm. 3, Mz. 17, Centro, Cancun, Mexico
+52 998 884 5919
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Ranked #2 of 596 Restaurants in Cancun
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: French, International
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond es un Lujo Gastronomico con una sola "Estrella"... Usted!. Es un pequeno espacio donde la tradicion se encuentra con el estilo contemporaneo, el Romance y los Cinco Sentidos. El Lugar se ubica en pleno Corazon de Cancun, la cocina pertenece al prestigioso Chef Alain Grimond. Y, su elegante diseno interior y su impecable servicio, poseen la firma inconfundible de su anfitriona Sonya Grimond.-Abierto de: 19:00 a 23:30 hrs.-Descansamos el "Domingo".Gracias.
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“Excellent and creative french dinner...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Probably the best fine dining option in Cancun... This small but exquisite restaurant proposes a short but succulent menu. We tasted the tarte tatin de foie gras and then the lamb rack and the salmon with goat cheese. All was perfect !! The wine suggested by Sonya was a very nice Pinot Noir from Chile which combined very well with the lamb. Just as an opportunity to improve: some additional help with the service would speed it up a little bit but it is anyway a great dining experience. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sonya G, Owner at Du Mexique, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
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Apreciable Amigo: Nada más una nota amistosa para decir ¡GRACIAS!, por su visita en nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond, en el 2012. Gracias por compartir su invaluable comentario de la experiencia vivida con nosotros. Les deseamos un año 2013 lleno de Bienestar Absoluto. Con Cariño Chef Alain y Sonya Grimond.
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“Good experience, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

This is the second time we ate at Du Mexique. Briefly speaking, if you are looking for a venue to celebrate a special occasion, I would definitely prefer Du Mexique to any fancy Hotel Zone restaurant. The service here is very personal, the experience is very authentic, the food ranges from good to great, and, all things considered, the place is *not* overpriced.

Having said that, what I realized after this last visit, is that when in Cancun, I prefer to mingle with locals. There are places in downtown Cancun that really come alive in the evenings, especially during the weekends. There are festivals, food stalls and what not, and this is something that to me is more authentic and enjoyable in Cancun than a French bistro, the likes of which I can find a good dozen in Chicago.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sonya G, Propietario at Du Mexique, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
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Apreciable Comensal:
Hoy es día 06 de Enero del 2014, hoy es día de “Reyes Magos”, y es un buen día para decirte que en esta Navidad del 2013, nuestro Árbol de Navidad se lleno de Agradecimiento por haber tenido la Bendición de poder recibir y servirte con cariño en nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE. Para este Nuevo Año del 2014 solo te pido que cuando veas una “Estrella Fugaz”, la guardes en tu corazón, porque lleva para Ti, los mejores deseos de Amor, Paz y toda nuestra Gratitud.
Con Cariño Chef Alain & Sonya Grimond.
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“Private, quiet .... great French cuisine with a Mexican Flare!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

On Avenida Bonampak. Do make reservations, for Armand works sometimes by himself. He makes his own pate's. Great duck.
Terrific salads!

Visited February 2012
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Sonya G, Owner at Du Mexique, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
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Apreciable Amigo: Nada más una nota amistosa para decir ¡GRACIAS!, por su visita en nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond, en el 2012. Gracias por compartir su invaluable comentario de la experiencia vivida con nosotros. Les deseamos un año 2013 lleno de Bienestar Absoluto. Con Cariño Chef Alain y Sonya Grimond.
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“Excellent restaurant - a hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

A warm, cosy atmosphere. Hosts that are attentive and warm The food was fabulous. Rillettes as an amuse gueule followed by an extraordinary Cheese souffle ( coquille st jacques and escargots for my friends) and an exquisite rack of lamb (tournedos bordelaise). There was also fish on the menu that sounded delicious.

A memorable meal. Highly recommended for people who enjoy refinement. merci!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sonya G, Owner at Du Mexique, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
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Apreciable Amigo: Nada más una nota amistosa para decir ¡GRACIAS!, por su visita en nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond, en el 2012. Gracias por compartir su invaluable comentario de la experiencia vivida con nosotros. Les deseamos un año 2013 lleno de Bienestar Absoluto. Con Cariño Chef Alain y Sonya Grimond.
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“Equisite meal, the best we had in Cancun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Four of us went for dinner at Du Mexique. We were greeted personally by Alain, the chef, and his lovely wife. He took us through the menu and made recommendations. The wine list was comprehensive. They brought us a delicious complimentary pate for an hors d'oeuvre. I had the garlic cappuccino, which was delicious. My wife had a mushroom appetizer, and for the main course we had the pork loin with a carmelized apple sauce and his 'like water for chocolate' specialty. Absolutely delicious. We were only disappointed we didn't have time to stay for dessert! This is a small, quiet place for a romantic dinner - not for kids or big groups or celebrations. It was not expensive for Cancun - we paid almost the same for a mediocre dinner at our hotel the night before. Just go to enjoy the food!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sonya G, Owner at Du Mexique, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
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Apreciable Amigo: Nada más una nota amistosa para decir ¡GRACIAS!, por su visita en nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond, en el 2012. Gracias por compartir su invaluable comentario de la experiencia vivida con nosotros. Les deseamos un año 2013 lleno de Bienestar Absoluto. Con Cariño Chef Alain y Sonya Grimond.
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