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Chef's Plate

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Royal Hotel, Cancun, Mexico
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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

The Chef's Plate is only available if you book a certain level of room and it's hard to get in. They do two dinners per night, sixteen people per seating. Try to book it when you check in or try to contact the hotel before you arrive to see if they will let you book in advance if there is... More 

Thank Buttercup1212
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

It's a very and rare concept in the hotels; to have a table of just 16 persons and a chef choosing different dishes very gastronomic and which is changed frequently. Very nice experience in cancun...

Thank Anthony G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

I think we all go in with too high expectations. It was a lovely experience and anyone staying at the Hyatt Zilara should try it. For a couple of reasons. First because you will tire of the other food choices in the hotel. Secondly it's a lot of fun to dine with 18 strangers. You get to meet new people... More 

1 Thank Islanddiamond
Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015

Delightful. Awesome. It was "Fish Night" and our 7 course meal was simply outstanding. The service was warm and accommodating. I regret not going back a 2nd time. We were happy to tip the Maître D', the waiter and the chef.

Thank SteveJames_in_SC
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298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

The Chefs plate was supposed to be the most fancy place to eat on the resort but was pretty underwhelming. It was a degustation menu. Whilst the food was well cooked the flavours were pretty average and basic. Not fine dining and not something I would go back for. Was pretty underwhelming which is disappointing given the venue and service... More 

3 Thank Jessica C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

a 5 course tasting menu of the finest food cancun has to offer, served at a table of 17 guests. We had, among other things, a warm leek soup with breaded mussels and scallop, a cedar plank salmon with potato, and many other items. delicious and intimate.

Thank Amanda R
Dallas, Texas
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

As others have mentioned it's a very small venue associated with Hyatt Zilara. Only two seatings per night (when we were there). Was a six course meal and each course was on the petit side - which is actually ok. In the US we have huge portions so it's refreshing to have smaller portions. Staff was good and had a... More 

1 Thank FlierGeek
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2015

Service, yes, nice to get bubbly when arriving and they prepare the first course based on people arriving. Service was very good, food fresh and interesting choices prepared. We decided to go a 2nd night (space available) and the first night was better. Next visit we will plan to go back for the one table meal, most other guests have... More 

1 Thank cunorbust
Lakeport, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2015

In April/May 2015 we stayed in the Hyatt Zilara, Cancun for two weeks. We have been members for several years and vacationed at the resort a number of times. The staff in the Chef's Plate is first rate, professional, attentive, informative and entertaining so we felt very welcome and eager for each course. We reserved our dinners there almost every... More 

Thank John R
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2015

This has come to be one of our favourite meals when we visit the Hyatt Zilara in Cancun. You sit with other people at a long table and the chef for the evening does his thing! The meal is always a surprise, and we have never been disappointed. It is gourmet and often a bit unusual - nothing I'd ever... More 

1 Thank Pamehla

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Hotel, Cancun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
Delicious and unusual menus every night. Concept was termed 'molecular' many tastes and textures we had not experienced in the past, in an intimate setting. Lovely meals always!

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