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Locanda Paolo

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DownTown Cancun. Bonampak Avenue 145. Corner with Jurel street. Sm 3, Cancun, Mexico
+ 52 998 8872627
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2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I was in Cancun last week and a very good friend of mine invited me at Locanda Paolo as the owner is a verys special friend of hers. The restaurant is nice looking but the best surprise for me (as my friend knew about it), is that they have a closed smoking room inside with AC. Very rare anywhere these... More 

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Thank Nancy R
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

As always, a great meal, good wine selection, wonderful service. Personal attention by Paolo can't be beaten.

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Thank John D
Novelty, Ohio
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Reservations are suggested. Paulo has a good staff who are well trained & attentive. Any pasta dish is good.

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Thank Ed M
Lake Worth, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We go here every year and have never been disappointed. Rafael and Paolo are terrific. The Veal Chop is fantastic and you must have the pasta with garlic and oil - usually a side dish but can be made into an entree and add shrimp.

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Thank Kathy G
Florida
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Second time going to this restaurant and it didn't disappoint us. We have been going to cancun for many years eating mostly on the beach we wish now we would gone a long time ago to this local favorite. Great menu even better daily specials. It's worth the taxi ride into town.

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Thank ddampier
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

What a consistently great restaurant. I can't understand why this restaurant is #49 in Cancun. This is the third time I have eaten at Locando Paolo and the food, service and atmosphere was once again really, really great. The best Pasta in Cancun, perfectly cooked every time. I had a pasta with conch last night that was divine, the conch... More 

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Thank MexicoDoolie
Crofton, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We visit this restaurant every year when we are in Cancun. Every time, the service and the meal have been spectacular. Last night was no exception. We were in a "red meat, red wine" mood, so we had the rack of lamb and the ribeye steak. Amazing. We selected a Mexican wine, Casa Madero 3V, a cab/merlot/tempramillo blend. Wow and... More 

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Duncan, BC
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Varied menu with many daily specials, including appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Fresh local ingredients and seafood. The pasta dishes are outstanding; the cannelloni and risotto both received our top marks. Our waiter was excellent and attentive without hovering. Always, Paolo, the owner, greets his guests at their tables and his personal touch is appreciated. We have been coming here each... More 

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Thank Mary Kae S
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

It's been a few years since we came to Locando Paolo. This is a fusion restaurant that just like we remembered, great food and service. Originally recommended by a friend, I am not sure why we missed coming here for a couple of years. Great food and service just like a remembered. We will be back

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Thank Ralph B
Mandan, North Dakota
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

After 4 years, we were able to dine here again. It was still as delicious and it was great to see Paolo. We hope toreturn with friends this next week.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: DownTown Cancun. Bonampak Avenue 145. Corner with Jurel street. Sm 3, Cancun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: + 52 998 8872627
Description
Locanda Paolo, Italian Fusion Ristorante. We are a family run restaurant that just celebrated its 23rd Anniversary. Proud to be a Downtown Restaurant.. we provide service to both locals and turists. The experience of visiting Locanda Paolo is never the same. Owners are on site and greet, serve, recommend and cook for you. We are a small and discreet restaurant. We like keeping it like that!! Let Paolo and his nephew Albert help you personalize your own meal. "Food for the soul made with the Heart"

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