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“Very Good Food”
Review of Porfirio's Cancun

Porfirio's Cancun
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Ranked #29 of 1,132 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$37 - US$47
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican, Contemporary
Description: Porfirio’s honors the best of Mexico by transforming its traditional flavors, textures and aromas into the most polished dishes of the country’s haute cuisine. Immersed into an environment that challenges the concept of tradition, here you will witness the way in which classic ingredients become gracefully mixed until finding the ideal balance that tickles even the most selective palates, bringing intrepid flavors from the remote corners of the vibrant Mexico directly to our guest’s table. In addition, Porfirio’s offers a winery featuring over 100 carefully selected Tequila and Mezcal brands for the perfect pairing. The experience is completed with the exceptional service that has already set us apart. In an atmosphere where music, decoration and flavor mingle and translate into elegance and fine taste.
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Description: Porfirio’s honors the best of Mexico by transforming its traditional flavors, textures and aromas into the most polished dishes of the country’s haute cuisine. Immersed into an environment that challenges the concept of tradition, here you will witness the way in which classic ingredients become gracefully mixed until finding the ideal balance that tickles even the most selective palates, bringing intrepid flavors from the remote corners of the vibrant Mexico directly to our guest’s table. In addition, Porfirio’s offers a winery featuring over 100 carefully selected Tequila and Mezcal brands for the perfect pairing. The experience is completed with the exceptional service that has already set us apart. In an atmosphere where music, decoration and flavor mingle and translate into elegance and fine taste.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We had dinner at Porfirio's on Friday, March 30, 2018. Our waiter was Joaquin and Roberto. Both provided us with excellent serivce. The food is a diversity of Mexican cusine. I tried the tamarind margarita which was a darker color than a typical margarita. ON the recommendation of the waiter, I also had the chilean salmon. I was pleased with the food and the recommendations by the waiter. Porfirio's has upbeat music playing in the background that promotes an excitment in the room. If you are looking for a restaurant to get you motivated for an exciting evening on the town, this place is for you.

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Grupo A, Director de Recepción at Porfirio's Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you so much for visiting us and for writing this wonderful comment. We appreciate the five stars. We are very happy you enjoyed your food and the service provided by our staff.
We hope you will be coming back soon!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We came here twice during our trip - we enjoyed it that much. The waitstaff is very attentive and knowledgeable and the overall restaurant atmosphere is lively and elegant. The food was delicious. Some of the standout items were the guacamole with rib eye appetizer, the shrimp entree (flambe with mezcal) and the flank steak. Drinks were great as well. We will be talking about (and recommending) this place for some time!

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Grupo A, Director de Recepción at Porfirio's Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for choosing us and for sharing your delightful review! We look forward to serving you again!
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We wanted a change from our hotel's restaurants and planned to walk to a mexican restaurant we had heard about. Then our ace bellman told us to try Porfirio's.
He was not wrong. As they say, "this is a classy joint". It is a beautiful restaurant with excellent food and the best of service. Our server team of Joaquin and Roberto were outstanding, knowledgable, attentive without being pushy, and clearly wanting us to have a nice dining experience. The food is not run of the mill mexican you get at your local place offering a stuffing for a few bucks. This is real cuisine with inventive cooking that still retains the freshness and value of what mamasito made. This is the real deal. It is not cheap but really worth the time. My only complaint is that the overhead music and film clips while entertaining are just too loud for nice dining. You cannot tune them out.
Maybe someone will listen up and make the ambiance even better.

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Thank Grey C
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Grupo A, Director de Recepción at Porfirio's Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for choosing us and for sharing your delightful review! We look forward to serving you again!
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We knew nothing about this restaurant before tonight; the hotel concierge recommended it and we read no reviews. However, after the dinner we just enjoyed, if the restaurant re-located to a box in the desert, we would find a way to return. Start with Jose Fuentes and Kuri, who took such good care of us. Then, delicious interesting mezcal cocktails and a Syrah from Mexico. Continue with the amazing food with layers of flavors, courtesy of complex sauces as well as complementary side dishes. To top it off, a crocodile swam through the lagoon, making my 13 yr old son’s night. The only problem is that this is our final night in Cancun and we are so sad to leave tomorrow. If you consider yourself at all a foodie, definitely make a reservation at Porfirios.

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Grupo A, Director de Recepción at Porfirio's Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for choosing us and for sharing your delightful review! We look forward to serving you again!
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

amazing cocktails and tacos. Churros as well. Great ambience and excellent service. Plan to go back when i am in cancun

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Grupo A, Director de Recepción at Porfirio's Cancun, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for choosing us and for sharing your delightful review! We look forward to serving you again!
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