Royal Resorts dining: Caribbean seafood to try on your next visit

Are you craving a plate of Baja-style shrimp tacos, ceviche, grilled lobster or the catch of the day? As you plan your Royal Resorts dining for your next trip to Cancun or the Riviera Maya, be sure to try some of the spectacular dishes our chefs prepare with locally caught Caribbean seafood.

Here’s Royal Resorts dining tip number 1, at La Palapa in The Royal Cancun try the fried octopus ceviche and don’t miss Lobster Night on Monday. La Trattoria offers pasta frutti di mare bursting with flavor, octopus carpaccio drizzled with grapefruit, lime and orange juice vinaigrette and lobster pizza.

If you are planning an evening at Hacienda Sisal, the menu features delicious Mexican seafood recipes including caldo de piedra, a fish and shrimp broth cooked tableside in a heated volcanic stone mortar, and shrimp aguachile tostada. The shrimp in lima sauce have the citrus flavors of the Yucatan and you won’t want to miss the Veracruz-style fish stew or the tuna marinated in adobo spices and served with grilled pineapple, radish and picked red onion. The shrimp and lobster enchiladas in a creamy chipotle sauce are a delicious option and for a touch of luxury try the Lobster Sisal.

For more tasty seafood recipes at The Royal Sands, don’t miss the ceviches and sushi at Sand Dollar or the shrimp tacos at the poolside Char Hut in Phase 2 of the resort.

An evening of fruits de mer at Captain’s Cove is a Royal Resorts dining must. This classic Cancun restaurant on the shores of the lagoon has been serving the finest seafood since 1986.

Book your table in time for the sunset, enjoy a signature cocktail and then get ready to choose your favorite seafood dishes from the menu. Your fish, shrimp or lobster is cooked to Mexican recipes and there are also dishes with a Mediterranean twist. For starters, order a ceviche, carpaccio, mussels in white wine or fish pescadillas or crispy fried turnovers.

Main courses at Captain’s Cove include that all-time Caribbean favorite, coconut breaded shrimp with a tangy dipping sauce, a whole fried fish prepared local style or baked to a Mediterranean recipe with garlic, white wine, bell peppers and herbs. You can opt for the catch of the day and order it grilled or sautéed with your choice of sauce. Seared tuna, Atlantic salmon and seafood pasta or risotto are all on the menu and the seafood platter for two is perfect for sharing.

Grilled lobster is a must at Captain’s Cove. Order it during the week, enjoy the special lobster roll and don’t miss Lobster Night on Friday with live saxophone.

El Conquistador at The Royal Islander offers more tempting seafood dishes including the all-time favorite seafood-stuffed Portobello mushroom and oysters Rockefeller to begin with and tequila shrimp, crab cioppino, grilled octopus and sous vide fish fillet with meuniere sauce for your main course. Jorge Duran will serenade you on his guitar as you dine.

Seafood masterpieces at The Royal Haciendas
Locally caught fish and shrimp are served up for lunch at Sol and Luna Grill and enjoy an evening of showstopper seafood dishes and live guitar music in Los Murales.

Chef Erika Barrios has created a delightful menu rich in tempting flavors from East and West. Appetizers range from clam chowder and tuna tartare with sriracha to shrimp aguachile and Galician-style octopus. Main course choices include tuna crusted in crushed spices, catch of the day, five-chili shrimp with lemongrass sauce and lobster cooked to order.

We hope that we have tempted your taste buds for seafood on your next Royal Resorts trip. Whatever you order, it’s sure to be delicious.

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