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Locanda Paolo

DownTown Cancun. Bonampak Avenue 145. Corner with Jurel street. Sm 3 | SM 3 Centro esquina con Jurel, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 887 2627
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (32 reviews)
“lamb shank” (3 reviews)
“lobster” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
DownTown Cancun. Bonampak Avenue 145. Corner with Jurel street. Sm 3 | SM 3 Centro esquina con Jurel, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Locanda Paolo offers gourmet Italian in down town Cancún, across the street on the back of Puerto Cancún. The Boquinete with Lobster sauce is fantastic!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank FernandoMexico8
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Personal attention of Paolo. Outstanding Home made pasta. Fresh fish prepared in a variety of ways, of which my favorite is Boquinete en Salsa de Naranja Agria. Good wine selection. Attentive service.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank chichenuxmal
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Great food, service, beautiful sunsets, fun ambiance and a place that's hard to forget! Kids love it.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 187raya
Reviewed 2 May 2018

I never really thought about eating Italian food in Cancun to be honest. Living in the States and with all the good Italian restaurants we have I wondered how good and authentic could it possibly be. Our friends had dined here before and loved it...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Bill H
Locanda P, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Locanda Paolo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Dear Mr. Bill H. First of all, thank you very much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal at our restaurant. Please think about us the next time you drink an iced espresso with Licor 43 :) We hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Our friends took us to dinner and what a wonderful place. Everyone was so very kind. Raphael was our server, and he was excellent! We started with a couple appetizers, and then on to dinner. Presentation was beautiful and the food didn't disappoint. This place...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Marne B
Locanda P, Director General at Locanda Paolo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Dear Ms. Marne B., Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you have had such a wonderful dinner at our restaurant. If you plan to visit Cancun in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us; it will be a pleasure...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Every year I grab a bunch of friends before departing Cancun and our Vacation for a Special Meal . This year we went back to our favorite Italian Restaurant Locanda Paolo ! If you have not been here it’s a must for that special dinner...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank fldsetter
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is an old fashion place, service is good and food was OK. I was expecting something else, more ellaborated dishes, more flavor, better service. I think is overpriced versus quality.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank NuriaTW
Locanda P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Locanda Paolo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Dear Nuria, Thank you very much for your review. We will take your comments constructively to correct any possible errors and maintain our extremely high standards of service. Best regards,

Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

The Staff is as welcoming as Chef Paolo, the atmosphere is relaxing and warm. It keeps us coming back more than 25 years. A highlight of our annual trip to Cancun!

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Dale W
Locanda P, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Locanda Paolo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Dear Dale, Thank you very much for sharing on Trip Advisor your experience with us. It is always a pleasure to welcome you every year and hopefully for many years to come. See you next year! Best regards,

Reviewed 26 November 2017

Locanda Paolo is by far our favorite restaurant in Cancun. The ambiance in the restaurant is by far the best that we have experienced. The staff is top notch and the Chef is the best. You can actually feel the love in his dishes. His...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Kelly_HSV
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Foods and service are great. We can't wait to return. Lamb shank is best ever! All diners loved their meals and deserts. Prices are very fair fo such a high quality of food. Strongly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Scott N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: DownTown Cancun. Bonampak Avenue 145. Corner with Jurel street. Sm 3 | SM 3 Centro esquina con Jurel, Cancun 77500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: +52 998 887 2627
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Locanda Paolo, Italian Fusion Ristorante. We are a family run restaurant that just celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Proud to be a Downtown Restaurant.. we provide service to both locals and turists. The experience of visiting Locanda Paolo is never the same. Owners are on site and greet, serve, recommend and cook for you. We are a small and discreet restaurant. We like keeping it like that!! Let Paolo and Rafa help you personalize your own meal. "Food for the soul made with the Heart" a classy yet traditional Italian dinner.
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