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“Parisian Parlour Extraordinaire”

Du Mexique By Sonya Grimond
Ranked #9 of 957 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican, French, European
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Los Angeles, California
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451 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
“Parisian Parlour Extraordinaire”
Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Walking in to Du Mexique feels like entering a private Parisian parlour. Sonya and Alain Grimond have created an oasis in downtown Cancun. Entering the foyer we were created by the multi-lingual master chef Alain and proceeded to a cozy sitting room and then to the art filled dining room. With only 7 tables expertly placed one feels as the intimacy of a private dining room. Beyond the room was a dim lit outside sitting room which allowed for smokers to retreat.

Chef Alain explains in detail the items on the menu that includes poetry written by the talented Sonya. A complimentary bottled Figi water and a unique welcoming appetizer were offered befor dinner.

The best description of the food is artistically created and uniquely French. The salad was equally beautiful and delicious, the duck was excellent as was the 3 cheese soufflé. It was my birthday and they surprised me with the most incredible platter wishing me a happy birthday (powdered sugar) filled with fresh berries, vanilla ice cream and warm chocolate soufflé.

Thank you Alain and Sonya for a special birthday celebration.

Visited June 2014
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Sonya G, Propietario at Du Mexique By Sonya Grimond, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
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Apreciable Comensal tarzanldy:

Nada más una nota amistosa, para dejarle nuestro agradecimiento por la confianza y compartir la experiencia vivida en nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond.

Cariño y Saludos Soleados desde nuestro pequeño Paraíso Cancún ☼

Chef Alain & Sonya Grimond.
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Queretaro, Mexico
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing food served (literally) by the Chef”
Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Refreshing option from the overcrowded oversized restaurants at the hotel zone. Little place, no fuzz, simple decoration... so you expect the food should be amazing, and IT IS. If you don't know what to order, don't worry the Chef will kindly but firmly take you all the way.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Pandarocker
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Sonya G, Propietario at Du Mexique By Sonya Grimond, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
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Apreciable Comensal Pandarocker:

Nada más una nota amistosa, para dejarle nuestro agradecimiento por la confianza y compartir la experiencia vivida en nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond.

Cariño y Saludos Soleados desde nuestro pequeño Paraíso Cancún ☼

Chef Alain & Sonya Grimond.
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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ultimate food experience”
Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

The Duck was amazing. It was crispy outside and tender inside. It was the best among many other restaurant ducks I had. The owner and chef came from France. He and his wife were the best host. She hugged all her guests and makes feel like you are invited to there home for dinner. Creme Brûlée was out of this world. I recommend all whoever want have great night for dinner. My wife also got a fresh rose.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Nazmul Z
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Sonya G, Propietario at Du Mexique By Sonya Grimond, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
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Apreciable Comensal Nazmul Z.:

Nada más una nota amistosa, para dejarle nuestro agradecimiento por la confianza y compartir la experiencia vivida en nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond.

Cariño y Saludos Soleados desde nuestro pequeño Paraíso Cancún ☼

Chef Alain & Sonya Grimond.
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Bogota, Colombia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“JUST AMAZING!!!”
Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

For sure the best cuisine in Cancun!
Everything I had was amazing, perfectly balanced and great taste!!
Great place to relax and disconnect, especially if you have desert in "Sonia's Jardincito".
Sonia & Alain do a great job in all aspects!!!!!

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Sonya G, Propietario at Du Mexique By Sonya Grimond, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
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Apreciable Comensal Lanita J.:

Nada más una nota amistosa, para dejarle nuestro agradecimiento por la confianza y compartir la experiencia vivida en nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond.

Cariño y Saludos Soleados desde nuestro pequeño Paraíso Cancún ☼

Chef Alain & Sonya Grimond.
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Mexico City, Mexico
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Beautiful experience , Outstanding Creme Brulee”
Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

OK... I did it I went to du mexique based on the reviews on TA and to my surprise it was a fantastic experience . This is a charming 7 table restaurant on the lower level of what you can assume is Sonya and Alain house. If it sounds like I know them it is because they make you feel like an honor guest at their home since the moment you arrive and are greeted by them by the time you leave you feel like they are friends from a long time. While this might grant some stars to begin with food is the main factor . The foie was perfect the venison was tasty ( a bit heavy on the pepper) and the creme brulee was just beautiful. I would go again just to taste the perfectly balanced soft texture ,crisp and delicate top with a not to sweet vanilla taste Alain you made me so happy with this dessert. So if you have a reservation go meet Sonya and Alain and enjoy the ambience filled with local art and some very well executed classic French food and for the love of good have some dessert.

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Sonya G, Propietario at Du Mexique By Sonya Grimond, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
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Apreciable Comensal Jose C.:

Nada más una nota amistosa, para dejarle nuestro agradecimiento por la confianza y compartir la experiencia vivida en nuestro petit DU MEXIQUE by Chef Alain Grimond.

Cariño y Saludos Soleados desde nuestro pequeño Paraíso Cancún ☼

Chef Alain & Sonya Grimond.
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