Fantino - The Ritz-Carlton Cancun

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Mediterranean
Considered one of the top restaurants in México, Fantino offers Mediterranean cuisine at its finest. The awarded carte features a loyal devotion to natural flavors with fresh interpretations and creative presentations complemented with live piano music. Ask for the tasting menu of the season, which promises to be a savory highlight of your vacation. Served with meticulous attention to detail, dining in Fantino is a glamorous experience not to be missed.
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L
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. Attention to detail outstanding. We also enjoyed the local wine and have to say it was as good as any french wine our new world wine. Food was outstanding.

TY
Cancun
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantino is a fine-dining restaurant, from the decor, to the service, to the presentations, to the quality of the food. I will not attempt to describe everything that makes Fantino such an extraordinary place. You will have to go there and experience for yourself to understand. One request that I would make of anyone who reserves a table in this restaurant: Please have respect for the fact that it is an elegant restaurant and please adhere to the dress code. The fact that it is located in a hotel on the beach does not detract from its elegance. We have been there far too many times and see people slovenly-clad enter without seemingly having had the first consideration of their appearance and the lack of respect it conveys.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible

m
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding dining experience! Food, service and ambiance are all the absolute best!

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation, staying at the Ritz. This experience was amazing! Food, service, and atmosphere was perfect!

s
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

food is average but the price is over price
d ont go this is one of the worst value restaurant in a world

SC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World class establishment offering superb cuisine with an elegant ambiance with staff that exudes professionalism and personability. First rate, top of the notch establishment throughout the entire experience

OT
Oaxaca
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place! excellent service. delicious food. super fancy and elegant place. we loved it!

D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time dining here with my family. When we decided to come back to Cancun, we made sure we made reservations for Fantino’s since we really enjoyed dining here on our last visit. If you are looking for a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a wonderful dinner, then Fantino’s is definitely the place to go. The food is delicious, plating is artistic, and the service is flawless. The entire staff go out of their way to ensure an exquisite dining experience. Little touches make a huge impact including the amuse bouche, bread service with choice of bread and oil, a mini dessert cart presentation, and roses and chocolate for the ladies at the end of the meal. The ambiance is enhanced by a piano being played throughout dinner. Dinner is served with each plate being served simultaneously to each person at the table using multiple waiters to accomplish the task. The wait staff work together with precision in a way that is not obtrusive and is truly welcoming. I highly recommend Fantino’s and look forward to returning in the future.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience at Fantino. The staffs are very friendly and so kind. They made my mom’s birthday dinner ever so special. Food was way beyond my expectation. Amazing quality and taste. Very highly recommend this place!!

MD
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Fantino for our final night in Cancún as a special send off. The room was very elegant. The service was incredible. The live piano music was very nice. The food was not beautiful to look at and tasty to eat. Even though Fantino is upscale and more expensive, compared to the US it was still very reasonable. I’d love to return!!

SM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, our meal, the service and attention to detail was impeccable. Absolutely enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience. And the food was AMAZING!!!

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They really know how to do it at the Ritz. I cannot say enough good things about our experience. The food was wonderful and the service was amazing. It was fun just watching them all work together.

KG
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall - simply excellent food and service in a stunning environment.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of our trip by a landslide! (We also ate at Tora, Mikado, and Porfirios’s.) The food and staff were incredible, piano player was amazing as well. If you’re looking for a special occasion dinner in Cancun, stop looking at other places and just book this.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service. One of the best we have ever had! Food was wonderful!!! We will be coming back for sure!!!!!

NC
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding!

CD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was top notch and still made us feel at home. Top quality 5 star food experience

JA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Very exceptional staff that anticipated every need. A new chef and new menu exceeded our expectations. The food was not only delicious but attractively plated. It is expensive but well worth the visit.

OT
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute dream in dining excellence... I wish I could experience the exquisite flavors, the warm hearted care of the staff, and the slow savoring of time regularly... I feel so enriched by the two visits I had here in one week. This is a must-do when in Cancun.

SC
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The dining experience was good but it is not something that I would repeat. I’ve eaten in other Victorian inspired restaurants that are much better. Service was good but the food was nothing special. Staple offerings cooked well but with no real flair or anything new to offer. Very quiet restaurant with just three other tables occupied. There seems to be no dress code requirement here which does not seem natural to its environment. Bread was good and there was a varied choice. I wish we had have been more impressed with our meal.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing!

SC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place!! Great night for my daughters birthday and my husband and our anniversary!
Absolutely the best

BB
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant will leave you feeling amazing!!! The waiters could not do enough for us. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant. The food was truly outstanding and the service was beyond.

MR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly executed all the way around. Ambiance, service, food. Nothing but the highest compliments

G
Houston
164 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant
Beautifully prepared food
Varied menu and excellent wine list
Elegant but casual atmosphere
Fine dining at its best
Classic and beautiful presentation

CR
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is top notch, our dinner was a work of art! Well done Ritz...we’ll be returning!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantino is one of our absolute favorite restaurants in the world. I will put it up again many of the Michelin-starred restaurants we have enjoyed in Paris, Bordeaux and Switzerland. A must when visiting Cancun.

C
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit when in town! Wonderful ambiance, creative servings and exquisite service!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Classical fine dining experience with excellent dishes (we had fish that was fresh and perfectly prepared) and service. For an extra special touch, recommend the caviar service. Wine list as with many good restaurants in Mexico could be improved to match the top notch quality of food. That was the only element holding back my first 5-star rating having dined at dozens of 4-4.5 star places.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing culinary experience!!

V
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk in, you know it is going to be a special evening. We were warmly greeted and shown to our table. The room is beautifully appointed and overlooks the ocean. Our outstanding waiter, Alvaro, introduced himself then we were immediately served crostini and, with his help, ordered a bottle of wine from a large list of wonderful choices. The evening was not rushed at all. Alvaro went over the menu and gave us his recommendations. He did not steer us wrong. For appetizers we had the zucchini soup, the baby greens salad and my daughter and I split the homemade pasta dish. A bread cart with four different kinds of breads and four different olive oils was brought to the table for our selection. After our appetizers, we were brought a cup of a creamy soup and a very interesting palate cleanser. Sorry I cannot remember what each was called. For entrees we chose sea bass, salmon, lamb chops and the filet. All were wonderfully prepared. The dessert menu looked fabulous but we were too full to order however a cart of bite size confections was brought to the table and, of course, we did not refuse. The piano music throughout dinner was delightful. Our enchanted evening ended with each of us receiving a box containing a chocolate truffle, and the women in our group a red rose. A perfect end to a perfect evening. A great way to celebrate our week in paradise coming to a close. Thank you Alvaro snd thank you Fantino.

OT
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Romantic, intimate setting.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing experience ever!

CB
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience!! The pianist, the food, the service, the ambiance...

MG
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic restaurant at the Ritz Cancun. Jorge was our server and he was exceptional! Always attentive but not intrusive. He was very kind and took his time to explain the menu and help us with our many questions. He and the rest of the staff were wonderful! The food was out of this world. All the extra surprises from the chef were so beautiful and tasty and very much appreciated. At the end of the evening, they handed you a rose and fresh truffles to take home. Such a nice touch! We would love to return again!

D
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a wonderful dining experience at Fantino. Everything about the evening was exceptional. I will revisit Cancun and I will be a repeat customer at Fantino. Kudos to the Chefs and staff for a job exceedingly well done!

1
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Cancun. Service is fantastic!

AM
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TODA UNA GRATA EXPERIENCIA, SERVICIO INMEJORABLE...

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SS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience dining at Fantino was an unparalleled experience. The food was absolutely exquisite. The service was the best I’ve ever experienced. While the experience is heavily weighted in opulence, the staff made the experience incredibly fun and inviting. The atmosphere and decor was of old world elegance with the added touch of a soulful pianist setting the tone in the background. This moment will imbued on the front of my mind for s long time to come.