Cenacolo - Laguna

4.8
269 reviews
MXN310 to MXN500
Italian
Located in the Hotel Zone, this was our first restaurant. With over 30 years of tradition, this location offers a perfect balance between the best of Italian cuisine in Cancun and the best view of Nichupte Lagoon. It will surely make a memorable experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 269 People Are Saying
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4.8
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vipChristopherK
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly excellent in every aspect. A great experience. Loved every moment. Very very good

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly spectacular. Food was excellent. Service was exceptional. Location on the lagoon beautiful. We loved everything about it. Our servers, Israel and Omar went above and beyond and attention was paid to every detail. Highly, highly recommend! We had the burrata, beef carpaccio, little green hats and the gnocchi sorrentino. Also leave room for dessert. Our four year old daughter watched as a dessert was brought for someone’ birthday af a nearby table. She was so enamoured by the sparkler used for the celebration. Even though it wasn’t her birthday, Omar Ana Israel arranged for a sparkler candle for her dessert. It was the highlight of her whole vacation. This place is super special.

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DebraI
Cancun
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our new favorite place for Italian in Cancun. The table set is amazing and the Black Guitar past with Fruta de Mare is delicious. Also, try the burrata! We'll be back.

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vipGLFoodies
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic from the front door to dessert. Go to Cenacolo! Go as much as you can! My wife and I have been to Italy and had the best pasta in the world. This is the only restaurant that even comes close to our experience in Italy for the best pasta! It is equal to our experiences in Italy. We also went with another couple and had a terrific time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch service. The handmade pasta was unreal- the gnocchi and the ravioli were to die for. The Brie and pear salad was possibly the best salad I’ve ever eaten (weird to be that excited about a salad, I know, but it’s true). And the carpaccio was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Wish this place wasn’t a four hour plane ride away because I would eat here every day if I could.

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vipRVC1
Mexico City
58 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

El lugar muy agradable, la comida buena y el servicio también bueno.

No me gustó que pedimos agua para la mesa y en vez de servir agua, fueron abriendo botellas de agua importada y al final fueron ya con propina $700 pesos de aguas... No me pareció correcto. Da la impresión de que es una forma de elevar su ticket, pero no debe ser.

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vipRVC1
Mexico City
58 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extraordinario restaurante Italiano en Cancún.

Todo delicioso, el lugar fantástico y muy bien atendiendo.

10 de calificación.

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vipDisappointed
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

We visited here twice in the same week, because our first experience was that good. However, the second visit was no where near the same experience. This review is based on the second visit. We were sat at the end of the outside balcony, our sunset view was blocked by some large trees. It took forever to get our first round of drinks, my daughter asked for olive oil and balsamic for her bread, and she watched it being delivered to the another table. Our dinner order was taken, then 45 minutes later, without receiving our dinner, we were asked if we wanted coffee, tea or dessert. My husband said we haven't even gotten our food. The waiter went to check and blamed my side of gluten free pasta for the delay. I had they same type of pasta the first visit without delay. Once the food came out, it was funny how my cold pasta was to blame, because it obviously was cooked awhile ago. We had to order another bottle of wine to go with dinner. It would have been nice if the second bottle was discounted, but it wasn't. The waiters here are usually on top of their game, just not sure what happened this time. Just disappointing, we wait all year to visit here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply the best, and not just in Cancun. Favorite Italian restaurant ever

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Cancun!!!

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vipDelN
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This has become a top 2 restaurant in Cancun. Food is fantastic, great flavors all backed up with great service.

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GrethelM
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

We ordered gnocchis. I didn´t like it, the sauce was good but the gnocchis tasted just like dough with no flavor at all.

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JoeMc
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an outside table and watched the sunset. Food and service were excellent!

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TGOO
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I had the little green hats always an excellent choice the house special

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

los sombreros verdes espectaculares!

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vipLGFLORES
Monterrey
22 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Celebramos aniversario, comida y servicio excelente; eramos 6 personas y estubo algo incómodo y hay una marina muy cerca, nos tocó un tate con música muy fuerte...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was exceptional

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vipTREID
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals we had while in Cancun. Superb service and a great open kitchen concept.

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vipmaryanneG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The view alone sitting outside is worth it. Go at sunset for the best experience. Food was incredible, service was incredible, me and my husband both agreed it was both the best pasta and best steak we ever had. Be sure to get the Burrata and Carbonara.

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vipShawn
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Italian food in the heart of Cancun hotel zone. Great service and view of the lagoon. Prices are very reasonable. We visited twice in the one week we were there and will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sin lugar a dudas uno de los mejores restaurantes de Cancun

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vipTimB
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service beautiful sunset view.

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AlexSosa
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

El lugar sigue los protocolos necesarios, el personal muy atento y amable en todo momento, la comida estaba muy rica y nos regalaron un postre de cumpleaños como detalle por la celebracion que teniamos.

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vip1winesnob
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Italian restaurant! Food & service was fantastic. Sommelier was very knowledgable & professional. Wonderful ambience, especially outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome...highly recommend...the mushroom gorgonzola risotto and the lobster fettuccine were incredible...both were 10 out of 10 in my opinion

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vipScottD
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great personalized cocktails from Nathan and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Philippe is the best waiter!! We ordered a bunch of stuff! Fettuccine Bolognese, spaghetti cheese wheel, lasagna, shrimp wrapped in octopus,... We even had a gluten free Diner who said best pasta she's ever had.... and a great wine list!! By far the best lasagna I have ever eaten in my life... it is melt-in-your-mouth in your mouth (do not tell my 100% Italian mother!) We are from Chicago, St Louis, and South Florida... All with amazing Italian spots.... This one supercedes them all... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow, nos encantó, la vista de la Laguna, el servicio muy amable y la comida excelente.

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AnaH
Mexico City
23 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and protocols. Food was awesome. Get fresh pasta, it's a must.

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BrianS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is a sneaky off the charts Italian. Food and wine was amazing but the Sevice was even better. If you are staying at Royal Sands or alive Aqua, go there! Out best meal all week.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner! It was amazing from start to finish!

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Fabian
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

El servicio excelente. El lugar no me pareció muy agradable, y los ravioles estaban bien, pero muy cremosos, por lo que sabian mucho a crema y se perdió el sabor del ravioli

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MelissaS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The best meal we’ve had in Cancun. Our waiter was well informed, helpful & personable. Our shrimp-stuffed calamari appetizer was delicious & creative, the salads beautifully displayed & tasty. My husband’s steak was cooked to perfection. The pasta carbonara was just as described...”we do it the right way.” Perfection! Just like the carbonara in Florence.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian food in Cancun. Excellent service, delicious food. A must go when visiting Cancun.

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Sharoynn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

OMG. We were thrilled that you were open again after moving around!
We were treated very well by Juan and his co-worker. They were so attentive!
As usual, the food was superb, and we will be back next year.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere!! We had out side on the deck. A most beautiful evening. The service absolutely perfect. The food was fantastic.

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vipCTABES
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Italian food! And gluten free pasta too!

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GregS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service by Felipe. We had caprese salad and another traditional salad. Both very good. 4 different entrees spaghetti cabonara, seafood linguine, lasagna and a gluten free pasta meal. All were excellent. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Cancun

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary! Great experience!!

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Cenacolo - Laguna is rated 4.8 stars by 269 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.