Captain’s Cove

Celebrating 30 Years of Captain’s Cove, a Cancun Classic

A glorious sunset, a romantic waterfront setting and fresh seafood, rediscover a Cancun classic, Captain’s Cove is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016. On your next trip spend the evening at Cancun’s favorite seafood restaurant and enjoy an unforgettable meal. Nestled on the shores of the lagoon, this enchanting spot is waterfront dining at its best, whatever the occasion.

Enjoy a long lunch of ceviche and seafood tacos or sip a passion fruit mojito or apple martini during sunset Happy Hour. Order lobster, shrimp and the freshest grilled fish and dine on the deck by candlelight, taking in the beauty of a Cancun evening. Watch herons take flight across a darkening sky and look out for the lone crocodile approaching the shore on its nightly patrol.

Captain’s Cove serves the freshest seafood in the market and chefs wait for local fishermen to unload their catch on the dock to ensure maximum freshness and flavor. Boquinete (Spanish snapper or hogfish), grouper (mero), snapper (huachinango) and mahi-mahi (dorado) are all prized local fish and the Captain’s Cove menu also includes tuna, salmon and Chilean sea bass. You choose how you want the chef to cook your fish whether that’s fried, sautéed in garlic butter or white wine, blackened or grilled, and there are a variety of sauces to go with your selection.

Other tempting menu options range from crab cakes, tuna carpaccio and grilled octopus pizza to Holbox seafood soup, frutti di mare pasta and coconut shrimp with a zesty dipping sauce.

If you are not in the mood for seafood, the Captain’s Cove menu also features prime steaks, arrachera or skirt steak, BBQ ribs and chicken and there are gluten-free and vegetarian dishes too. Be sure to save space for coffee and dessert, the mango cheesecake is a popular choice.

Sunday Brunch has been a Cancun favorite for 30 years now and the Captain’s Cove Prime Rib Night proved so popular with meat lovers when it was introduced that there are now two, on Wednesday and Saturday.

After dinner, why not step next door to Pancho & Willy’s Bar for a drink, music and live entertainment. Don’t miss Mexican Night on Monday for a traditional buffet, margaritas and folk dances from all over the country.

Captain’s Cove is in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for Cancun restaurants, an honor given to restaurants that win the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years running, based on consumer reviews.

Visit the Captain’s Cove website at and start planning your next visit.

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