Cancun is known globally for its sparkling blue ocean, white sandy beaches and masses of traditional Mexican artefacts. Yet, in recent years, it has also become host to some of the hottest restaurants in North America. Whether you’re looking to try traditional Mexican cuisine or have a flair for international fare, it seems as though options to eat out in the bustling city are endless.
But this often presents an issue when vacationing with family: all too often, little ones want to eat foods they are used to, leading their parents to settle for fast food chains or tourist-trap restaurants. But who said that you couldn’t feed your children in Cancun and experience some of the best traditional food the city has to offer?
We’ve explored three of the best child-friendly restaurants in Cancun so that you can enjoy a delicious meal and keep your children happy.
La Vicenta Restaurante
As a favourite spot for watching sports with casual drinks, La Vicenta doesn’t seem to be suitable for children at first. However, this town favourite is packed with activities to keep the whole family entertained, at their ‘Chentitos’ Kids Club. This special zone in the restaurant is catered to children aged between 2 and 11, with trained staff on hand to supervise all activities. Kids can take part in arts and crafts and sports games whilst adults eat some of the finest grilled meats in the city.
And what’s more, children at La Vicenta eat free all day every day! The kid’s menu is packed with 8 family-friendly favourites, including meatballs, vegetable soup, mini hamburgers and chicken nuggets.
Address: Av. Bonampak MZ 2-LT 5, 9, 77504 Cancun, QR, Mexico
Hours of Operation: 1 pm-2 am, Monday – Sunday
Price Range: $$ for adults, but free for children.
CAO Modern Mexican Kitchen
This restaurant prides itself on using the freshest regional ingredients to create some of the most inventive Mexican food in the city of Cancun.
The menu displays family favourites, such as burgers and tacos, with international delicacies, including spring rolls and sashimi.
Children are invited to play and explore the colourful world of ‘Caondyland’: an exciting play area set with a climbing wall, chalkboard, TV games and a ball pit.
Address: Marina Puerto Cancun, Blvd. Kukulcan, Puerto Juarez, Hotel Zone, 77500 Cancun, QR, Mexico
Hours of Operation: 1 pm – 2 am, Monday – Sunday
Price Range: $$ for adults and children
La Casa de los Abuelos
With a name that translates to ‘The grandparent’s house’, La Casa de los Abuelos provides children with the best Mexican homecooked food in a safe and welcoming environment. Here, families can choose from several kid-friendly options on a special children’s menu, including everything from hotdogs and spaghetti bolognaise to fish sticks and pancakes.
The Cancun location has a huge play area and plenty of activities to choose from for children between the ages of 5 and 12. This includes family-friendly video games, an arts and crafts table, and board games. With so much to do, a meal at La Casa de los Abuelos is the perfect way to keep children entertained whilst enjoying time out as a family.
To make matters even easier, La Casa de los Abuelos offers the option of babysitting services (at an additional cost) for children between the ages of 1 and 4. The restaurant also offers birthday packages for families looking to celebrate their child’s special day whilst on vacation.
Address: Av. Kabah MZA 4 LTE 2 LOC 5-A, 21, 77505 Cancun, QR, Mexico
Hours of Operation: 7 am – 11 pm, Monday – Sunday
Price Range: $ for both children and adults.
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