Where to Eat in Chetumal: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 26, 2018 Nicolette Lion

Gateway to Belize, Tikal in Guatemala and the numerous Río Bec ruins, Chetumal is the capital of Quintana Roo state. Buses connect major cities, including those in Belize. Rental cars cannot be taken through the Belize border. The busy city's old town boasts a Caribbean feel. The excellent, interactive Museo de la Cultura Maya offers fascinating insights to those planning to follow the dramatic Río Bec ruin route. The vine-strewn ruins are rich in wildlife and give the sense of stumbling onto a Lost World.
Things to do in Chetumal

1. Marisqueria El Taco Loco

Jose Maria Morelos 87 | entre Plutarco y Zaragoza, Chetumal 77000, Mexico Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch HK$118 +52 983 832 1213
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 426 reviews

Marisqueria El Taco Loco

The best seafood tacos since 1979. Enjoy our famous tacos, delicious ceviches, cocktails, steaks, over 40 delicious dishes. If you visit Chetumal, have to come to Taco Loco.

Reviewed By Leroy Z - Medford, Oregon

Chetumal is a great community - with great resteraunts - you do have to us trip advisor or others means even asking around - but there are many very good resteraunts
Such as taco locos. One clue that you’ve found the spot — always busy always
Then it doesn’t stop there the staff is amazing - they are the the friendliness - helping us threw the menu
And the food was great - I will take my friends there - and tell others about this restraunt
I will be back

2. Marisqueria Mi Viejo

Calle Belice Entre Efrain Aguilar y Mahtma Gandhi 166 | 77000, Chetumal 77000, Mexico Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Mexican, Latin, Seafood Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +52 983 833 5342
Excellent
45%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 69 reviews

Marisqueria Mi Viejo

Found it on Foursquare and several other sites, all the others are Spanish sites.

Reviewed By Roxyshouse - Oregon

Conveniently located near the market. ate here twice in one week.Complimentary seafood soup is amazing. Portions are very very large. Twelve large coconut shrimp in one order with amazing mango salsa. Shrimp ceviches and cocktails are huge. A medium order can easily split between two people for an entree. Guacamole is great and portion is very large, sides of rice and beans are awesome. Service outstanding. Very nice clean bathrooms. We will be back!

3. La Casita del Chef

Avenida Alvaro Obregon 163 | Entre 5 de Mayo y 16 de Septiembre, Chetumal 77090, Mexico Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, International Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch HK$31 - HK$78 +52 983 129 1954
Excellent
51%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 90 reviews

La Casita del Chef

Close to Malecon(Bay)and in one corner of "Parque de los Caimanes park" on Alvaro obregon Avenue with 16september street.The restaurant is trying to rescue traditional mexican-regional cuisine with innovation from chefs. Located in one of the treasures of Chetumal, A traditional Historical Wood house with more than 80 years,inside can admire original photos of the old Chetumal from more than 100 years.

Reviewed By tastytravelling - Brisbane, Australia

You won't find better service in Chetumal than at La Casita del Chef. This little restaurant is hugely popular with locals and even when it's a hive of activity the staff are still super attentive to each table, from settling you in to your table to opening the door for you when you leave. It's reasonably priced, nothing crazy cheap, but it's air-conditioned and the food is really tasty. Would definitely recommend as a great place to come for breakfast, but be warned, it's that popular that you could have to wait a couple of minutes for a table.

4. Sergios Pizzas

Avenida Alvaro Obregon Esq. Av. 5 de Mayo 182, Chetumal 77000, Mexico Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +52 983 832 0882
Excellent
44%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 250 reviews

Sergios Pizzas

Reviewed By Esther G - Nimbin

This restaurant is truly wonderfully decorated with leadlight windows. I only had breakfast there, but they also make wood fired pizzas and steaks. The staff pays good customer attention. Price range is medium. Its location is circa 3 blocks to the Malecon.

5. Forasteros

Francisco I. Madero 318, Chetumal, Mexico Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Steakhouse, Latin, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +52 983 833 1500
Excellent
52%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Forasteros

Reviewed By EMILE D - Guatemala City, Guatemala

Big, popular restaurant serving Mexican food. Excellent service and attention from personnel. A great fun environment as there is live music. Cheap prices as $3, $4, $5 dishes. We ordered a “queso fundido” with al pastor meat, incredible! Also “sopes” with grilled meat and chicharron, excellent! The speciallity dish is baked potato served with different ingredients as chorizo, al pastor meat, etc. I had the best “frozen horchata” in my life for $1.50! Amazing! Highly recommended!

6. Pasion Turca

Avenida Heroes No.83, Chetumal 77000, Mexico Waitstaff, Seating Turkish, Middle Eastern Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +52 983 832 7869
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Pasion Turca

Reviewed By Alex W - Burlingame, California

I'm not 100% sure but I don't think our first waitress spoke Spanish... And we went early on a Saturday while it was raining so the atmosphere was quiet...
However - as someone who has been to Turkey and eats Turkish food also in the US what they had on their menu was well cooked and I would 100% go back.
Yum!

7. El Rincon De Las Tortugas

Av. Yucatan 8, Chetumal 77960, Mexico Serves Alcohol Caribbean, Seafood, Mexican Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$549 - HK$1,138 +52 983 285 0155
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

El Rincon De Las Tortugas

Reviewed By ctscuba - Chetumal, Mexico

Just north of Chetumal is a lovely waterfront village named Calderitas. Along the waterfront probably 15-18 restaurants. Tortugas is one of them. With a wonderful view of the water and people enjoying the sand surf & sun you can enjoy a wonderful meal, reasonably priced and with friendly service. Tortugas also offers Wifi access, which is really nice!! The staff is very attentive and some of the waiters speak a bit of English, but I tell them I need to practice my Spanish. The offer a Kabob that is almost a meal for 2. Most of the dishes are large portions! It's one of my favorite places to take folks that are visiting or just in the area shopping for the day.

8. El Emporio

Avenida Carmen Ochoa de Merino 106 | Entre calzada Veracruz y calle Reforma, Chetumal 77090, Mexico Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Steakhouse, Argentinean, South American Dinner, Lunch +52 983 285 4373
Excellent
47%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 58 reviews

El Emporio

Reviewed By MaralagoKid - Alamosa, Colorado

Was very surprised at the good steakhouse we stopped in at. You typically get a skiing overcooked stead in MX, but this one was juicy and a thick cut. It was cooked on a fire pit just in front of the building so you can see it all happen. Very pleased with the food and service.

9. FARO WINE STEAK HOUSE

Boulevard Bahia 54 | Esquina Colegio Heroico Militar, Chetumal 77098, Mexico Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery Steakhouse, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +52 983 833 1818
Excellent
57%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 82 reviews

FARO WINE STEAK HOUSE

Desde los mas finos cortes, hasta la mas selecta receta de pescado. Contamos tambien con un extenso surtido de vinos para maridaje y una barra de cocteles y bebidas que acompanaran adecuadamente el platillo de su preferencia.

Reviewed By LaVie2010 - Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. As a starter we had a salad and it was amazing. The combination of arugula with pear and a thin layer of cream cheese drizzled with honey was superb. We both had the Filet...MoreThank you so much for visit our restaurant. Your opinion it's too important for us!! We will take your recomendation seriously. Thanks for coming, and I hope you'll come back really soon.

10. Almina

Avenida Jose Maria Morelos 3, Chetumal 77000, Mexico Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch +52 983 144 3857
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Almina

Reviewed By chiquis88 - Munich, Germany

We tried and find a nice place in Chetumal without success so we returned to the restaurant at our hotel which turned to be a surprise. Food was surprisingly good. Rather a mid class restaurant with a varied menu: meat, mexican, mex-italian, etc. Desserts fantastic. Only the service was terrible. The waiter was not really interested in selling more e.g. dessert, more beer, etc. he forgot half of what we ordered, etc. He was not "mean" just a bit slow I guess.
But overall a positive surprise. If you are staying at hotel Noor for the night I recommend to eat here (try the "mexican" creme brûlée-fantastic) and continue your trip the next morning.

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