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“It is True!”

Du Mexique By Sonya Grimond
Ranked #8 of 946 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican, French, European
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: DU MEXIQUE es un Lujo Gastronómico con una sola "Estrella"... Usted!. Es un pequeño espacio donde la tradición se encuentra con el estilo contemporáneo, el Romance y los Cinco Sentidos. El Lugar se ubica en pleno Corazón de Cancún, la cocina es la herencia de nuestro prestigiosos Chef Alain Grimond, y ahora es ejecutada con perfección por nuestro Gran Chef Benjamín Ferra y Castell. Y, por supuesto que su elegante diseño interior y su impecable servicio, poseen la firma inconfundible de su anfitriona y Propietaria Sonya Grimond.-Abierto de: 19:00 a 23:30 horas.-Descansamos el "Domingo".Gracias.
Toronto, Canada
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257 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“It is True!”
Reviewed December 30, 2011

All the positive reviews on Trip Advisor are true! What a great and unexpected find. The food is excellent, Chef Alain is a superb host and his restaurant is very French in its quirkiness. The restaurant gleams throughout, it is worth going just to check out the bathrooms or the artwork on the walls.
The menu and wine list are limited but each of the dishes is amazing. Highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2011
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3 Thank 10izboy
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Sonya G, Owner at Du Mexique By Sonya Grimond, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
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Apreciable Amigo: Nada más una nota amistosa para decir ¡GRACIAS!, por haber visitado nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond, en el 2011. Gracias por haber compartido 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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Maryland
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Leave the Hotel Zone for fine dining at Du Mexique”
Reviewed November 11, 2011

When my wife and I travel we spend much of our trip preparation investigating where to eat. Dining at Du Mexique is the reward for doing the research.
The restaurant was easy to find. It is just past the Superama grocery store on the opposite site of the street. Chef Alain Grimond met us at the door and showed us to our table. Du Mexique is very intimately sized. There is a small lounge and a dining room that seats around 20. The white walls are covered with large modern paintings.
There is no English menu, but Chef Alain was happy to translate. Due to the changing nature of the menu (a new menu is created daily), I won't list all the choices. All of the dishes were French or French/Mexican fusion. Every course was expertly prepared. The cheese soufflé was outstanding. The flavors of the duck breast and its sauce complimented each other perfectly.
A very memorable dinner of 3 courses plus wine for 2 was just over $100 US.

  • Visited November 2011
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7 Thank Chrispysmith
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Sonya G, Propietario at Du Mexique By Sonya Grimond, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
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Apreciable Amigo: Nada más una nota amistosa para decir ¡GRACIAS!, por haber visitado nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond, en el 2011. Gracias por haber compartido 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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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of the most memorable dining experiences”
Reviewed September 27, 2011

Chef Grimond chose everything, and everything was perfect. The wines were spectacular, and paired perfectly with each course. From the lavender soup to the seared lamb chop, I was so impressed by how each flavor complimented the next. It was an elegant, thoughtful, and incredibly well-crafted meal. Chef Grimond thinks of everything, and it was a joy to be taken care of so well. It's an experience so different than any other restaurant in the world. So personal and intimate.

  • Visited March 2011
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7 Thank Michael S
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Sonya G, Owner at Du Mexique By Sonya Grimond, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
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Apreciable Amigo: Nada más una nota amistosa para decir ¡GRACIAS!, por haber visitado nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond, en el 2011. Gracias por haber compartido 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Excellent French Cuisine in Cancun”
Reviewed September 23, 2011

Chef Alain prepared for us a wonderful authentic dinner, with his wealth of experience. Thanks!

  • Visited September 2011
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6 Thank saylorsam
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Sonya G, Owner at Du Mexique By Sonya Grimond, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
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Apreciable Amigo: Nada más una nota amistosa para decir ¡GRACIAS!, por haber visitado nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond, en el 2011. Gracias por haber compartido 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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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Do not deny yourself any longer the pleasures of dining chez Alain Grimond at Du Mexique!”
Reviewed September 23, 2011

Attention Cancun-goers and all looking for a dining experience like no other: do yourselves a favor and visit Du Mexique!

Two colleagues/friends of mine experienced the joy that is Du Mexique in February 2011, so as we planned a staff getaway, it was without question and hesitation that back to Mexico we would go! On a breezy April day, we called Chef Grimond from our Brooklyn office. As I spoke to him en français, I could already taste the sweetness of dining chez lui at Du Mexique, and alerted him la seule raison for our upcoming visit was to enjoy his company, and culinary delights of course!

Upon entering Du Mexique, our group appeared to be in tacit agreement that the evening ahead of us would marvelous. Beautiful paintings by local Mexican artists decorate the white walls and the candles throughout the restaurant immediately make diners feel at home. Note: if you're a party of two, you may just have the opportunity to dine at the table inside the kitchen. The lucky couple who arrived after us got to do just that.

First of all, definitely leave the menu up to Chef Grimond as he is well, the chef! He uses only the freshest ingredients for the exquisite French/Mexican inspired delicacies. Before each course Chef Grimond appeared from the kitchen with a smile on his face, announcing the forthcoming dishes and wine he recommended. Among the highlights from our evening at Du Mexique: sipping cold lavender soup and crunching on some tasty, yes tasty, crickets, between sips of wines which were gloriously paired with each course.

Treat yourself to a beautiful experience at Du Mexique. You will not regret it. Have you booked your ticket yet?!

  • Visited May 2011
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5 Thank FaveDelicateFlower
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Sonya G, Owner at Du Mexique By Sonya Grimond, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
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Apreciable Amigo: Nada más una nota amistosa para decir ¡GRACIAS!, por haber visitado nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond, en el 2011. Gracias por haber compartido 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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