La Cantina at Vidanta Riviera Maya

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MXN310 to MXN500
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Mexican
Ubicada en Salum, Vidanta Riviera Maya, La Cantina ofrece un ambiente perfecto para pasar la tarde saboreando deliciosa comida mexicana y lo mejor del tequila y el mezcal. Al anochecer, disfrute de la atmósfera vibrante y auténticamente mexicana de una cantina clásica.
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OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Specialty drink too expensive for what we got

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed THE entire meal

T
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

What a waste of time and money. Service was terrible. Food was overall the worst I have had in a long time.
Don't go. Way too noisy and TV's with very loud in your face concerts made for a poor dining experience.

J
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about La Cantina was amazing. The service from the front door to the table, menu and cocktails are outstanding. Perfect place to spend the last evening of our vacation.

JK
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for Thanksgiving!

KR
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great drink from the Mixology Menu, Xilan-Go. Entrée was very good, beef was tender and cooked to order, loved the dessert.

GB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Awesome setting. The food was great. Wait staff were a little off their game. I would come back again as the food was awesome! It was a specialty night with a famous chef kitchen take over.

DP
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Reservation was made through Opentable. When we arrived, we were told that the restaurant was closed that evening and that they had tried to reach us. No calls were made to our phone or to our hotel room (we are on property). They did make reservations for us (we were told they were sold out but made an exception) for the next evening. We had dinner and the restaurant was almost empty. The restaurant music level was very loud. We did find out later there was outdoor seating that was much quieter however that was never offered to us. We ordered, the waiter bought our main course and forgot to bring the appetizers ordered. No apology was made. The main course was flavorful but we were so frustrated at this point that we didn't enjoy the meal. No apology was given for the lack of service or the change in reservation.

RO
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very good meal at a unbelievable resort.... The mariachi band was awesome and the food was just about the best!!!

SB
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Rodrego was very attentive. Good food!!! Our 2nd time eating there this vacation. 😀

EN
Cancun
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I thought the food was good, the service was good and it was a nice experience. My problem was that I found it expensive for what we ordered,

SC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We ordered the grilled octopus it came out charred. So, we wanted a good dessert, and ordered the baked banana. Well, somehow they managed to burn that too. Honestly the only good thing that came of the night was the cocktail mixologist, and the cocktail Carmelita

SB
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Christian was very attentive and accommodating. In comparison to last year, the music wasn’t as loud so we could have a conversation at our table, thank you 😀

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Poor service, food poor - ordered fajitas x2 which were lukewarm when they eventually arrived with only 4 tortillas for 2 people, asked for another small dish of guacamole and told sorry sir we would have to charge you extra for that! 1 beer and 2 small glasses of house wine just over £60.00. Very disappointed would definitely not go back or recommend!

b
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and location good outside. A bit pricey.

SC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to eat great food would highly recommend it. The only small downfall was the amount of help they had and being low season they were a little understaffed.

HS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is one of the relatively new, upscale restaurants at Riviera Maya. It serves essentially an upscale, and a little pricey, version of Mexican classics and some innovative variations on them. If you sit inside, be prepared for a sensory overload of TV screens and noise. We sat outside, which was lovely and quiet.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Mexican dinner on Mexico’s Independence Day 🇲🇽! The Lobster Tacos are crazy good! The Shrimp & Chicken Fajitas were fantastic. The margaritas, made table side with dry ice, were a nice display showing and quite tasty

WW
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was poor, the outside seating uncomfortable and the music was confusing with several groups/ bands playing at the same time

MS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner and drinks with the family and it was amazing! Food was great, very flavorful, good portions. The server, Christian, was very attentive without being overbearing. The drink service was very special, bringing the bar to you on a cart and making the drink in front of you a small presentation.

My only problem was I had such a good first experience that when I went back just for drinks at the bar I was disappointed. The bartender just through my drink together. The drink was not very good, not a full drink, no presentation, and I felt I was pushed out like he had other people to help. I was the only one at the bar!

I will go back again for dinner, just not for drinks only.

A
Cancun
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and presentation was outstanding and the best of our stay at Vidanta.

OT
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific!

EN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our family’s favorite restaurant in the entire resort!
The menu was authentic while having many different options for the family. The food presentation was beautifully colorful, creative and charming using authentic decor. The price value for all of this was extremely decent! Our family (4people) had two appetizers, 4 meals, two deserts and 4 beverages for roughly $160!
The atmosphere was eclectic, fresh and vibrant. Not to mention the 80s music videos that played throughout.
This was a fun and memorable meal, I would definitely go back!!

2
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night on our Mexico trip we had a great dinner and cocktails. The food was awesome and the service was excellent. I had grilled octopus and mezcal cocktails.

I
St. Louis
26 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Guacamole and cheese appetizers were amazing. Lobster tacos and enchiladas were a favorite. Drinks at tableside with show were both tasty and fun. Loved the music!

JS
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It was a very nice restaurant that has authentic food

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!! Most amazing flautas EVER!!!! Kinda loud, but super fun with all the music videos.

KC
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the big screens TVs and the music was very nice plus the food was good

WR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Be aware without a reservation, you will not get seated. We ordered fajitas and received everything that was described except the spring onions were huge and not fully cut. The knives provided could NOT cut through the onions that were long, fat, and all tangled up. It wasn't possible to eat them. There were 4 of us and no one could make their way through them. We asked for a mix of corn and flour tortillas and were given only corn tortillas that weren't fully cooked so they were very grainy and moist. we felt that for the money, we had much better food in a restaurant in the Salum section of the resort.

SR
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Como todo en el hotel Vidanta, un engaño total, muy buena apariencia, pero un servicio bastante deficiente y un producto final bastante regular, para los elevados precios que te cobran.

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LA
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, best of the restaurants we visited while staying at the Grand Mayan resort. Pork Shank and the Beef Short Ribs were our favorite!

OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience at aVidanta Resort Restaurant. Set in the Salum area of the resort where you feel like your sitting in your back yard under the stars and warm summer night. Almost magical, very relaxing. The food was excellent, the service was what we have come to expect at Vidanta- superb and genuine. Highly recommend this restaurant. Reservations required however does not get busy until around 7:30 or 8:00 pm.

MB
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christian was very kind and a great staff. The food was delicious and the mood of the might was fun

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Extremely loud music appropriate for a nightclub and not for a restaurant. We were unable to have any kind of conversation during our dinner.

R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the appetizer with the dried steak, and bean dip.

ID
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with wonderful service. Unique take on Mexican cuisine. Loved the unique salsa choices

EF
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Enchiladas we have ever had and we live in Texas ;) amazing soups. Ceviche and fajitas. Yummy! Lamb tacos! Good wine selection. Beautiful outdoor seating

c
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First they tried to seat 3 of us at a huge round table. No way we could talk and hear each other. So we waited at the bar for half an hour.

SM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was average at best, especially given the price. The beef fajitas were rubbery and tasteless. The chicken flautas and chicken quesadilla were good. If you want authentic Mexican street food at the Vidanta eat at Waves N’ Tacos. I would not eat at La Cantina again.

S
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Started the evening with Christina the mixologist creating an experience making the Catrina and Carmelita cocktails table side on her cart. She really enjoys her job and the results show that.

We began the meal with the chicken soup and salad. The soup was so good we went back the next day for more. For entrees we had grilled octopus and beef enchiladas. I was concerned about the octopus being cooked correctly so the chef had me sample it before accepting it. It was perfect. Couple that with a very friendly staff and it made for a delightful evening.

Yes, if you’re on a budget it is on the pricey side. Also the volume of the music mix is a little high but I guess that depends on how much you have been drinking. I definitely recommend La Cantina at VidantaResort Riviera Maya.