Royal Uno News

Here is a roundup of September news from Royal Uno® All Inclusive Resort & Spa, the latest Cancun resort in the Royal Resorts collection.

Asian flavors to discover at Royal Uno, Aora Restaurant opens

This month sees the opening of Aora®, the signature pan-Asian restaurant at Royal Uno. Tempting flavors and exotic fragrances await diners in a captivating setting for a journey to Asia’s timeless places.

The a la carte menu showcases dishes from Japan, China, Thailand and India. To begin your meal there is a sushi bar that will delight sushi fans and a variety of warm appetizers ranging from samosas and spring rolls to robata or Japanese fireside cooking: a grilling technique for beef, pork, chicken, shrimp, salmon and vegetables. Order a soup or a salad full of vibrant Thai flavors.

The selection of main courses allows diners to indulge their craving for Indian dishes such as lamb rogan josh, chicken tikka masala and fish korma with warm naan bread and rice. Wok dishes from China and Japan include teriyaki beef, yaki udon and sweet and sour pork. From Thailand, there are Chiangmai -style ribs barbecued in tamarind sauce with grilled vegetables, dried chili and coriander sauce, Phanaeng shrimp in Thai red curry sauce and classic Pad Thai with a choice of beef, chicken or shrimp.

Save space for the desserts, full of delicate flavors and a hint of ginger, lemongrass or sake, they include a matcha cake with white chocolate and fruits of the forest, chocolate and cardamom cake and lychee ice cream.

The Teppanyaki show cooking experience always draws diners and Aora has special tables where guests can watch the talented chefs show off their knife skills as they prepare this popular dish. The teppanyaki evening also includes a maki and uramaki tasting, sunomono salad and miso soup, your choice of teppanyaki with vegetables and rice and a dessert.

Aora is open daily from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations required.

Miamare®, the resort’s Italian restaurant, is also set to open soon by the end of September and will be followed by Alea® Spa and the gym.

Star Bar

Music and moonlight at the Star Bar

If you are staying at Royal Uno, be sure to visit Star Bar, the cool rooftop terrace with spectacular views of the pool deck and the Caribbean. Signature cocktails or a glass of bubbly, music and tasty canapes inspired by Nikkei-Caribbean flavors, and chic décor featuring comfy chairs, sun loungers and Bali beds, pergolas, shallow pools and incredible vistas make this the place to be for couples and groups of friends.

During the day, gaze out at our Caribbean blues, dangle your feet in the pool and let the Star Bar waiters pamper you with your favorite drinks as you unwind, lulled by the soft breeze and the sound of the waves in the distance.

In the evening, soft lighting transforms Star Bar into a truly romantic setting. Gaze up at the stars and see the moon rise over the Caribbean as you order cocktails from the mixology menu. There is lounge music to set the mood and later in the evening the pace picks up with DJ Nights during the week and even a Silent Party with a choice of music from two DJ’s playlists to listen to on your own headphones.


Celebrating Mexican Independence at Royal Uno this September

Are you staying at Royal Uno on September 15? Don’t miss the Mexican Independence celebrations. Executive Chef Leo Trujillo has lined up a day of traditional Mexican cuisine for you with a colorful show in the evening as the perfect finale.

Breakfast at Os® has a Mexican flavor to it the morning of September 15 with a variety of tasty tamales, tacos, turkey panuchos, cheese empanadas, beef tostadas and piquant salsas for you to try.

If you are in the mood for something sweet to nibble mid-morning, you’ll discover that the tempting macaroons, cookies, doughnuts and classic miniature milk cake at Faro 32 all have a festive Mexican look.

Snack on Baja-style fish and shrimp tacos from the food cart by the pool for lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. and indulge with a creamy Mexican dessert from the lunch buffet at Os.

The Mexican Night is full of music, dance and the country’s vibrant colors and traditions and there is an array of mouthwatering cuisine to match it. The buffet is served from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

From ceviches and seafood cocktails to a taco stand with shawarma-style spits and a grill serving a variety of beef, pork and octopus. Try the chicken and guisos or stewed fillings and make your own tacos, drizzling them with the salsa of your choice. Empanadas, tostadas, panuchos and salbutes, esquites, corn on the cob and tamales are other Mexican marketplace favorites on offer and the air will be full of delicious aromas.

At the Chefandish counter, sample some classic Mexican main course dishes such as cochinita pibil, marinated roast pork from the Yucatan, chicken in mole sauce, Veracruz-style fish, pozole, shrimp in ajillo sauce and rajas poblanas, poblano chili slices in a cream sauce. Sizzling on the grill there’s also steak, tikinxic or Mayan-style marinated fish, shrimp and octopus to choose from.

Order a margarita, Mexican wine or beer or cool off with an agua fresca or fruit-flavored water such as coconut horchata, Jamaica, tamarind and passion fruit.

There are traditional Mexican desserts and carts serving candy floss, churros made to order and a Yucatecan sweet treat marquesitas, crispy crepes that are rolled and filled with cajeta candy, pastry cream with salty Dutch cheese, jam, condensed milk, cream cheese or hazelnut spread, among others.

Don’t miss this all-day culinary extravaganza and for more Mexican cuisine, book your table for dinner at Palotinte® during your stay.

Book your stay at Royal Uno