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Travel With Your Foodie Friends to the 3 Best Restaurants in Cancun and the Riviera Maya

Do you travel just to visit excellent restaurants around the world?

Are you a member of a foodie group that enjoys visiting and critiquing restaurants together?  

Food is an integral part of any vacation, and it brings people together. We have gathered a list of three of the best Cancun area restaurants to visit with your fellow foodies. Whether you stay at an all-inclusive resort or luxury hotel, we can help transport your group to any of these restaurants.


You will never see lobster prepared so many different ways!  

Lorenzillos is located in the hotel zone of Cancun. This landmark restaurant has been in business in Cancun since 1985. The gastronomic tradition in Cancun is combined with a beautiful marine setting and spectacular sunsets framed in one of the world’s largest and most beautiful stilt houses over the water.  Lorenzillo’s has a bar area and main air-conditioned lounge with an open kitchen; plus, an impressive cellar with wood finishes from the region. Also, the outdoor terrace includes a VIP palapa under the magical Caribbean sky.  This is the perfect location for your group to enjoy a drink before or after dinner!

Lobster is served any way you can dream of, grilled, broiled, or steamed. In fact, on the menu, they have it prepared in more than 20 different ways! Ask for the jumbo lobster taco with rice, beans, and guacamole for the group. Don’t worry if part of your group is not into seafood. Lorenzillo’s has steak options as well.

Legend has it that Lorenzillo’s name came out on May 18th, of 1683, a pirate called Lorencillo and his companion, Agramont went ashore at “La Villa Rica de la Veracruz” on the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, the pirates were not satisfied with the restaurant’s culinary delights, and in retaliation, they plundered the city and killed the upper crust of society. Today, after more than 330 years of this attack, they use Lorenzillo’s name to point out they offer the best food in the Gulf and the Caribbean as a precautionary measure to avoid repeating history.


La Habichuela

Enjoy a unique dining experience in  Downtown Cancun!  La Habichuela is one of Cancún’s best-loved restaurants thanks to its award-winning Latin Caribbean food. It offers authentic Mayan fare alongside Mexican-Caribbean recipes.

The restaurant borders Las Palapas Park and has a charming backyard garden with twinkling lights. It’s not far off the beaten path and just a short ride from the hotel zone.  Make sure to visit this fantastic restaurant with your group.    

La Habichuela is a tribute to Mayan Culture that could be considered a museum with its Mayan sculptures in the garden area. La Habichuela is popular with local families and travelers alike.

Featuring delicious dishes that have their own name and unique personal touches. Their menu includes Chicken Mole, Veracruz-style fish, stuffed chiles, Ceviche Ixtapa, and Tampiqueña steak.

Finish off your meal with Xtabentun, a Mayan liqueur made with honey and anise.

La Habichuela accepts reservations which makes it easy for Sphera Travel to add an evening downtown Cancun.

Bovino’s Churrascaria

Bovinos is located in Playa Del Carmen in the Riviera Maya.  

If you’re a carnivore, then you do not want to miss Bovino’s Churrascaria. Bovino’s is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse with premium cuts in the Rodizio Style, along with gourmet specialties to savor.

Loved by locals for the personal service, meats carved by the table, the wines, and delicious desserts, it is no wonder this is a must when you visit Cancun. Their menu includes over 50 dishes, all designed to complement the taste of the meat. 

Churrasco is a form of grilled meat that is popular across South America, and particularly in Brazil. Gauchos visit your table and carve beef, buffalo, chicken, pork, and lamb with your preferences directly onto your plate. 

Don’t worry if you’re not a meat fan. Bovino’s has fresh ceviches, salads, pasta, and vegetables, all prepared to please the most demanding palates.

Perfect for your private dinner for your group Bovino’s offers a Private room with 32 guests’ capacity.

No matter where your tastebuds take you

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