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Restaurant Rio Nizuc

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Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 22, Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I'm sad in some ways that the word is out on this place - hopefully, it retains it's charm. It is not for the faint-at-heart as finding it takes some effort - including a walk on planks and path into the woods along the river. You get to select a big fresh-caught fish for them to grill up in "the... More 

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Franklin, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Sure, it's hard to find. That's part of the draw! This beautiful place serves the freshest seafood you can find. You can pick your own fish, out of the cooler it was dropped in when it was caught, this a.m. While we waited for them to prepare our half and half fish (tikin xic/garlic sauce), we started with ceviche and... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Getting there is an adventure but worth the effort. We had ceviche as a starter which was wonderful. We shared a huge of red snapper, the catch of the day. The view is very nice. We were the only people there except staff.Beer could be colder. The waiter brought the whole fish to our table prior to preparing to get... More 

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Niles, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Have been here 3 times and have NEVER been disappointed. Select your own fresh caught fish and shrimp and they prepare it perfectly every time. Get the chips and homemade salsa too. They also serve beer and soda and probably other food and drinks as well. The place is hard to find; very, very primitive. Not Ruth's Chris - no... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

I have heard about this place for years and decided to give it a try. The walk from the parking lot is a bit treacherous-cracked concrete, walking on a 2x4, and finally, over a rickety bridge we arrived at the rustic restaurant. Unfortunately, the food left a bit to be desired. Ceviche was good, but nothing special. The grilled shrimp... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is an amazing jewel hidden between the big hotels at the end of the Cancun island. Its humble tables and chairs under primitive palapas (and not very attractive bathroom facilities) are greatly compensated by the awesome views next to the river and the ocean. You can literally walk out from under the palapas into the water for at least... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

This is a hidden place that looks a bit sketchy at first, but turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The fish was amazing. I had Barracuda and shrimp. Yummy! And I can honestly say I am not a big seafood person, but this was finger licking good. It's pretty chill with nice scenery you can take a dip in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

This place is magic located in a hides place, managed by local fisherman. The beat dishes are: 1. The fish of the day 2. The ceviche 3. The shrimp aguachile

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

We were told about Rio Nizuc through some friends, and enjoyed finding this hidden spot. We were the only guests there when we arrived, and the food was good, and clearly fresh. We had a few different servers throughout our meal, and the views are what make this place. Worth a trip away from the hotel!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

It's amazing that this restaurant within the hotel zone has remained intact for so long. Breathtaking scenery with mouthwatering food. Incredibly fresh fish and seafood. I would highly recommend the ceviche, pescadillas and tikin xic fish. Tremendous value for the price you pay, as you will have a memorable experience at Rio Nizuc.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Mexican, Seafood
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 22, Cancun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?