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Best of the Best Restaurants 2023
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Best of the Best Restaurants

Fine Dining - Mexico

Below are the 2023 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Restaurants for fine dining. Think: white tablecloths, famous chefs, unforgettable bites.

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Restaurante Careyes focuses on Latin dishes, with the seafood being a must-try (especially the fresh oysters and lobster). Meat lovers should go for the lamb and filet mignon. The restaurant is pretty casual during lunch, and at dinner it gets a bit more formal. With its unique landscape and stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, Restaurante Careyes is a great place to enjoy a really good meal.
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 Cuisines: Seafood, Fusion
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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gabriel was amazing!!! The food was so good and loved the lime pie with passion fruit. The bread with the jalepeno butter was so good! I really enjoyed the duck as well
    O4967KJkarib
    @O4967KJkarib
    Reviewed May 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing! The rib eye was so flavorful and juicy! The service was great. Would definitely recommend for anyone who stays at this resort.
    kurlsonj
    @kurlsonj
    Reviewed May 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In the heart of Cancun lies a culinary haven like no other: Restaurante Careyes. With breathtaking ocean views and a menu that pays homage to Mexican flavors with a modern twist, each dish is a masterpiece. Impeccable service and expertly crafted cocktails complete this unforgettable dining experience. For a taste of paradise, look no further than Restaurante Careyes.
    CassChavs
    @CassChavs
    Reviewed May 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The place is super elegant yet the staff are welcoming and warm so a plus to the ambiance and service. Must warn you tho that this place is fancy so you have to dress up a bit for the ocassion. And you must get a reservation way ahead of your desired date because it can get packed and it's hard to book a table. We love the food altough would have loved it way better if the portions were larger for its price. Nonetheless, we love it altogether. Would go back for a luxurious experience in the tropics.
    ConstanceOb78692
    @ConstanceOb78692
    Reviewed May 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our visit to Restaurante Careyes was a culinary delight. The ambiance was elegant yet welcoming, and the menu offered a diverse selection of dishes. From the attentive service to the exquisite flavors, every aspect of my experience was exceptional. Highly recommended for a memorable dining experience.
    JudePerry6287
    @JudePerry6287
    Reviewed May 2024

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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,440 reviews
A hidden gem in the Yucatan jungle, Kokoro Tulum’s mood lighting and picturesque views give it an intimate, romantic ambiance. The Japanese and international menu features a variety of fresh seafood dishes, including sashimi, shrimp, and oysters, with creative dishes like tuna torte and tempura gyoza. A must-visit for foodies and anyone looking for a unique dining experience in Tulum.
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 Cuisines: Sushi
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03.
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,687 reviews
Casa Nostra offers a unique taste of European and international cuisine with a Mexican twist. You'll find everything from Spanish tapas to homemade pasta, all with fresh and organic ingredients. The Swiss fondue is also a must-try. The restaurant also features an impressive selection of wines and signature cocktails. Don't miss the stunning views of the city from the rooftop terrace.
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 Cuisines: Italian, Swiss, International
 $$$$
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5.0 of 5 bubbles2,127 reviews
Sonora Prime is one of Metepec's best steakhouses. With a choice of prime and dry-aged cuts from Black Angus to American and Australian Wagyu, the quality-sourced steaks are the star of the show. But you can also find standout fish dishes and excellent wine pairings from their wine cellar and house wine, Punto Medio. After hours, resident DJs and mixologists add an electric energy to the restaurant.
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 Cuisines: Grill
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05.
5.0 of 5 bubbles2,856 reviews
Restaurante Benazuza is an adults-only tasting experience in Cancun. You'll go on a journey of Mexican and fusion flavors through 22 courses, each more surprising than the last. As one of the top spots in Cancun, it's essential that you make a reservation.
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 Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary, Fusion
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,535 reviews
Mar del Zur - Monterrey is a Thai and Mexican fusion restaurant located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Northern Mexico. Offering a range of dishes including tuna, tacos, shrimps, salmon, octopus and more. The superb service and attention to detail from the staff, combined with the delicious food, makes this restaurant a must-visit. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a great meal, Mar del Zur - Monterrey is sure to impress with its unique blend of flavors and cozy atmosphere. It's highly recommended!
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 Cuisines: Mexican, Thai, Fusion
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07.
5.0 of 5 bubbles880 reviews
With a menu curated by Master Chef Eva Millan, you can expect fantastic flavors and techniques that showcase Mexican cuisine. Situated on a secluded stretch of beach, the Playa del Carmen location is a hidden gem and a real stunner. The pork dish is a must-try, and the list of wines, mezcal, and tequilas are great additions to every meal.
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 Cuisines: Mexican
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,139 reviews
Don Manuel's offers a tempting menu of Mexican and seafood dished that caters to varied dietary needs. Located in Cabo San Lucas, it has beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean, making it an ideal spot to enjoy a memorable dining experience. The chefs prepare delicious dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. They offer a fun atmosphere with live music nightly that complements the dining experience.
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 Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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4.5 of 5 bubbles1,821 reviews
Acre restaurant, located in Animas Bajas (Mexico) offers a unique and sustainable farm-to-table experience that uses fresh and local ingredients to entice food lovers. The restaurant's menu features an array of dishes including tuna tataki, shrimp tacos, pork ribs and eggplant pesto pasta, all prepared with exceptional care and attention to detail. Acre's expansive event space is perfect for weddings, corporate events, and groups. The beautiful views and modern architecture hidden within the tropical palms of Acre resort, make this a must-visit restaurant.
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 Cuisines: International
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4.5 of 5 bubbles6,935 reviews
Enjoy live music, beautiful decor, and gorgeous greenery at Cafe des Artistes. There’s elegance and comfort in natural spaces, including the newly remodeled interior garden with views of the candlelit outdoor garden and waterfall. The carefully crafted menu features a variety of Mexican, French, and international cuisine. The seafood dishes are highly recommended.
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 Cuisines: French, Mexican, International
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