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“Awesome experience”

Restaurante Benazuza
Ranked #2 of 1,036 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: At Benazuza Restaurant we look to innovate through original recipes. We intend to surprise you with a different style throughout the large restaurant options in Cancun. Therefore, our Chef has developed a unique menu that allows you to experience "molecular" cuisine in an environment where the food becomes the protagonist of the evening. In Benazuza you will find a modern cuisine with Mexican influences. Pure and refined flavors offered in a degustation menu that consists of a series of dishes that will give you a broad overview of this original and fun cuisine.
Reviewed December 8, 2013

The food and the ambience was very nice. Heard a lot about them and now we have tried them too.. A very good dining experience......Not exactly dining but tasting experience...Could be good of they can really make their guests dine instead of just giving them a taste to their menu......

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Reviewed November 30, 2013

It was a very pleasant surprise to discover that the Oasis Sens hotel had restaurant Benazuza on its property. I am not sure that many all inclusive hotels have a restaurant run by a world class chef who has earned Michelin stars. While not being part of the hotel all inclusive package you do get a heavy discount and for a foodie like me having a Michelin star chef lead me on a wonderful culinary journey at a deep discount is just a dream come true.

Chef Rafael Zafra and his team led us on a magical journey of molecular gastronomy, with each dish being better than the last. It was simply excellent starting from the cocktail tasting at the bar to the chocolate box to end it.

I will not spoil the wonderful culinary surprises this restaurant offers. But if you want to sample a world class chef at the top of his game this is the place to go.

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Thank Kglowery
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

Me and my boyfriend stayed at the Oasis Sens Cancun for a couple of months ago. We experienced some serious issues at the hotel and after speaking to the Hotel Manager she decided to make it up to us by offering dinner at Benazuza.
At first ( and this is what we got told at the hotel when we checked in) we thought it was another expensive restaurang the type of big plates, small portions. That´s what we thought until we entered Benazuza.
When we got there, two of the waiters were waiting for us, they kindly took us to the bar where a really nice bartender girl served and explained the drinks. We drank all types of drinks served in a very original way, the kind of drinks you won´t be able to find in any other regular bar.
Then when they started to serve dinner, the waiter introduced himself and gave a short explanation about the menu.It was secret. He handed in the menu , but suggested us to read it after having dinner, so that would be more special.
I don´t dare to comment about the dishes as they are very very specific , but , I think Benazuza is an experience you will never forget, highly recommendable and amazing!
Our first thought after trying the first course , was that the hotel should promote Benazuza as a special experience and not only mentioning "molecular food" as we thought it was only "expensive lettuce". Showing this unique restaurant as an unforgettable and uncommon experience, would be more accurate.
We changed our minds every time we walked by Benazuza ever since .
Now my new motto is: Never judge a restaurant by it´s cover.

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Thank Silvinapa
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Yes! that was it!!!
Amazing mix of creativity and flavor. This is something that everyboby should try at least once in life because is unique!
Congratulations to Chef Rafael!!

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Thank rosella p
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

What an experience! This molecular gastronomy chef is pure talent and creativity.

I recommend this restaurant to any person that understands gastronomy and that wants to experience the temperatures and textures blending in with different cultures of the world, including the rich Mexican culture.

From the minute you step into the premises they give you great service, they accompany you downstairs and by the beautiful gardens. We awaited briefly for the barman to prepare...oh, since I do not want to spoil your experience at this restaurant I am just going to tell you that this start is impacting, the surreal drinks create a total sensation of dreams in your mouth and brain…

....then you follow to your table and open your mind; It’s a Cirque du Soleil mix of visible, audible and tasteful acrobatics only directed by this outstanding chef Rafa Zafra who has also worked with the world renowned Ferran Adriá, no more comments necessary.

As well as all the previous reviews to mine I will always recall that during the banquet of this degustation menu that lasted a few hours all of us at my table talked only about the food experience we were having…the ooohs, aaahs and woowwws were our main descriptions..

Two recommendations: do not eat much at lunch so you can make it to the surprise desserts and make a reservation, this is a top restaurant with limited vip seating.

Have a great night!

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Thank David c
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