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“Back home with Sonya and Alain - excellent”

Du Mexique by Sonya Grimond
Ranked #12 of 1,062 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: French, International
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Revisited after a year and it was like coming home.

Tables are limited in Du Mexique, but we managed to get one. We were welcomed as old friends. It was nice to see other people from the hotel zone venturing out and trying du mexique. The atmosphere was lovely.

Dinner was excellent with Alan's great touch. I enjoyed the coquille and the lamb. My wife loved her spinach soup with Boursin cheese and the tournedos rossini.

For dessert, she had strawberries with fresh pepper. Lovely simple dessert with the pepper adding a deft flavour.

I, of course, made time for Alain to make a chocolate souffle with a side dressing of creme anglaise.

Sonya and Alain, we hope to be back in Cancun sooner next time.

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Sonya G, Owner at Du Mexique by Sonya Grimond, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013
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Apreciable drsjadfoodie: Ahora que estamos muy cerca del día de "SAN VALENTÍN", fecha simbólica para celebrar el Amor y la Amistad. Queremos decirle GRACIAS por haber compartido su invaluable comentario de la experiencia vivida en nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond. Nuestro Agradecimiento: Chef Alain y Sonya Grimond. :)

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

This restaurant will definitely be on our list to return to on a regular basis. It deserves its number one rating. The service was very attentive and the food was superb. We had the coquille St Jacque and the ravioli stuffed with Mexican truffles as appetizers. Both were wonderful. Our main courses were the fish of the day,mahi mahi, and the tournedos de boeuf. Both were cooked to perfection. Last, but not least, was the chocolate souffle and the strawberries marinated in lime vodka sauce. Both desserts were outstanding. It is a small restaurant with limited tables. We believe this was done by design so that they could provide this excellent level of service to their guests. When we left the chef and his wife gave us hugs and wished us a warm farewell. How often does that happen???

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Sonya G, Owner at Du Mexique by Sonya Grimond, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013
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Apreciable Margaret G: Ahora que estamos muy cerca del día de "SAN VALENTÍN", fecha simbólica para celebrar el Amor y la Amistad. Queremos decirle GRACIAS por haber compartido su invaluable comentario de la experiencia vivida en nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond. Nuestro Agradecimiento: Chef Alain y Sonya Grimond. :)

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

There is no doubt that Du Mexique is well worth the trip out of the hotel zone. It is a beautiful, yet intimate restaurant. The owners, chef Alain and hostess Sonya do everything and they are the most welcoming couple. They are genuinely concerned about giving the diner the best experience. The menu is only in Spanish, so Alain came out of the kitchen to translate for us. Sonya speaks English better than she thinks, but she didn't want to have any misunderstandings. The food was absolutely great. Our party of four (including two teenagers, 18 and 16, had soups, salads, fish and chicken and each dish was loved. Alain contacted me at our hotel the next day, as there was a problem with the credit card reader the night we went, and was so apologetic to have to call. By the time we got back to the States, a couple of days later, it was resolved without my input. It probably isn't the place to go with large loud groups or with small children, but this is a great restaurant that is owned and run by wonderful, warm people. When you want a truly special dining experience in Cancun, this is the place.

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Sonya G, Owner at Du Mexique by Sonya Grimond, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013
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Apreciable Alan R: Ahora que estamos muy cerca del día de "SAN VALENTÍN", fecha simbólica para celebrar el Amor y la Amistad. Queremos decirle GRACIAS por haber compartido su invaluable comentario de la experiencia vivida en nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond. Nuestro Agradecimiento: Chef Alain y Sonya Grimond. :)

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

This place is fantastic and lives up to it's number one ranking in Cancun. It is certainly the best meal I have had in my 3 trips to Cancun. It was like eating in someone's private home. From appetizer to dessert, every course was outstanding. Wine list was short but filled with quality.They also have a great outside seating area in the back. I was at the #2 rated restaurant in Cancun last night and it pails in comparison to Du Mexique. The gap between #1 and #2 is huge. BEWARE - they do not take American Express.

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Sonya G, Owner at Du Mexique by Sonya Grimond, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013
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Apreciable jcabbage: Ahora que estamos muy cerca del día de "SAN VALENTÍN", fecha simbólica para celebrar el Amor y la Amistad. Queremos decirle GRACIAS por haber compartido su invaluable comentario de la experiencia vivida en nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond. Nuestro Agradecimiento: Chef Alain y Sonya Grimond. :)

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

My wife and I very much enjoyed our dinner last Friday at the end of our one week visit to Cancun. We have been to Cancun many times but ventured downtown for the first time in years based on the reviews for Du Mexique and Peter's (since we were early for our reservation, we walked from Du Mexique to Peter's for drinks first; delightful people and wonderful menu, but we were already committed) If you love dining in France, especially Lyon, you will love this place. Intimate but arful decor, good music, and special attention from Alain and his wife Sonia. My wife says this is the best escargot she ever had. Brilliant salads and steak (me) and fish (her). Excellent wine chosen by our chef (Medoc). Chocolate souffle was superb.

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Sonya G, Owner at Du Mexique by Sonya Grimond, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013
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Apreciable Jlsellers: Ahora que estamos muy cerca del día de "SAN VALENTÍN", fecha simbólica para celebrar el Amor y la Amistad. Queremos decirle GRACIAS por haber compartido su invaluable comentario de la experiencia vivida en nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond. Con todo nuestro Agradecimiento: Chef Alain y Sonya Grimond. :)

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