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“Shouldn't be missed”

La Dolce Vita downtown
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Ranked #12 of 981 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Av. Nader
Description: Since 1983 La Dolce Vita Centro has been consistently rated as one of the top restaurants in Cancun, serving fresh seafood and homemade pasta, owned and operated by Tim Savio and Juan J. Casal. Dolce Vita means "Sweet Life" in Italian and that is how an evening here will make you feel. Our loyal clientele highly recommend the award winning signature dish Boquinete Dolce Vita, a local snapper topped with shrimp and mushrooms, enclosed in puff pastry, and served with lobster sauce. The service is refined and friendly, and dinner specials change daily to match the season. Ourdiverse wine list from around the world complements the dinner. La Dolce Vita is an ideal setting for small groups, business functions, parties, rehearsal dinners and other special events. Dress code: Casual, no cut off shirtsleeves for gentlemen. Private parking and free valet parking service.
Marshfield, MA
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Shouldn't be missed”
Reviewed 26 April 2012

La Dolce Vita is at the top of our list of restaurants to be enjoyed each year when we return to Cancun. The food is beautifully presented and always exceeds our expectations. The service is impeccable! The prices are more reasonable than restaurants on the Hotel Strip. It is always a delight to dine there, and we leave regretfully, knowing we will have to wait another year to enjoy such pampering again.

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Rye, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Place to visit.”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

We visit Cancun and always go out of our way to visit this restaurant. The food is delicious and the staff is friendly.

Visited December 2011
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Albany, New York
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“An Italian treat.”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Although La Dolce Vita is along the main entrance into Cancun, once inside you are isolated from the street sounds and treated to an great dining experience with the gentile sounds of dinner music in the backround. The Boquinette Dolce Vita is the BEST preparation of Snapper I have ever had. A must try for fish lovers. The service was excellent, as usual, and co owner Juan J. Casal was a gratious host providing some Cancun history and after dinner drinks. All four in our party raved about their individual meals. Heading back to La Dolce Vita Centro next year for sure

Visited April 2012
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Moreno Valley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous meal”
Reviewed 21 April 2012

We selected this restaurant because of reviews I had read on another website. We were not disappointed. The owner sent out a complimentary appetizer that was excellent. 2 of our group tried the appetizer and fresh fish specials of the day that the waiter recommended and were very pleased. Very nice atmosphere and well worth the cab ride from the hotel zone. We were not disappointed and will definitely be going again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Experience!”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

We visited the newer location with a wonderful view, service, and food. We will definitely return on our next Cancun visit!

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