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Locanda Paolo

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DownTown Cancun. Bonampak Avenue 145. Corner with Jurel street. Sm 3, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 887 2627
14:00 - 23:00
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Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 14:00 - 23:00
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Port Elgin, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We make it a point to dine here several times a trip to Cancun , to see Paulo and his wonderful staff and to enjoy his great cooking and hospitality. It has become a Valentine's Day tradition for our friends. Very friendly staff and delicious food.

Thank Jadzia v
Bucks County, PA
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered their Ceaser salad which they said was not large enough to share but came out huge....I found the dressing only ok. Puerto Madero was much more flavorful. Others on our group had other salads which they liked but didn't love. The escargot with melted cheese was very good. The staff was very attentive. We had fish in lobster... More 

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New York
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83 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We had a pasta appetizer. It was good. This was followed by two fish dishes. The sauces on both were mediocre. Would not go out of my way to go here.

Thank NYWanderer
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner here! Lobster was amazing and the service was attentive but not overbearing. Great price on the wine.

Thank ci678
Cancun, Mexico
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We reserved a table of 6 for my sisters bday,the crostini and the bread were good,we ordered a salmon and a lobster carpaccio to start,they were both good,but nothing extraordinary;I ordered a rack of lamb with gravy,rosemary and garlic and a side of angel hair aglio olio,the lamb was pretty tasty,the server didn't bother to ask how I wanted my... More 

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Funny, we thought we were at Peter's only to find out we were at Locanda Paolo's. The chef, RAPHAEL, was fantastic. He came to our table and explained the specials. We has the home made nockies and fresh grouper that was fantastic. We highly recommend Locanda Paolo. Make the trip to Cancun Centro. It is well worth it!! We will... More 

Thank Jackie Q
Montreal, Canada
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97 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I was in Cancun last week and a very good friend of mine invited me at Locanda Paolo as the owner is a verys special friend of hers. The restaurant is nice looking but the best surprise for me (as my friend knew about it), is that they have a closed smoking room inside with AC. Very rare anywhere these... More 

Thank Nancy R
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

As always, a great meal, good wine selection, wonderful service. Personal attention by Paolo can't be beaten.

Thank John D
Novelty, Ohio
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Reservations are suggested. Paulo has a good staff who are well trained & attentive. Any pasta dish is good.

Thank Ed M
Lake Worth, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We go here every year and have never been disappointed. Rafael and Paolo are terrific. The Veal Chop is fantastic and you must have the pasta with garlic and oil - usually a side dish but can be made into an entree and add shrimp.

Thank Kathy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Italian, Seafood, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: DownTown Cancun. Bonampak Avenue 145. Corner with Jurel street. Sm 3, Cancun 77500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: +52 998 887 2627
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?