Captain's Cove, Cancun

Address: Blvd Kukulkan Km 16. 5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Phone: +529988850016
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Restaurant name: Captain's Cove, Cancun
Price range: $$ - $$$ ( Mid-range)
Cusines: • Mexican
• Caribbean
• Seafood
• Vegetarian Friendly
• Gluten Free Options
Schedule: Sunday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Captain's Cove, Cancun
RATING

4.5 / 5
tripadvisor

EXCELLENT




We Love Captain's Cove, Cancun

Restaurant owned by Royal Resorts Group , which specializes is the fresh fish and seafood in addition to a wide variety of choices for all tastes. We have a privileged view of the Nichupte Lagoon and every afternoon we can watch the awesome sunset of the Mexican Caribbean with the crocodiles who visit us each evening.




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Captain's Cove, Cancun address:
Blvd Kukulkan Km 16. 5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Phone: +529988850016

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Reviews:


Excellent:
57%
Very good:
28%
Average:
11%
Poor:
3%
Terrible:
1%



Cancun, Mexico
2017-11-11
 Great experience
Celerino was an excellent server. He was knowledgeable about the menu and personable. Recommend amazing dishes with a Mexican flare.

Mesa
2017-11-10
 Saulo and the food are the best!!
I mention Saulo in the title because of the exceptional and caring service that he gave our party of 4. It was our 56th wedding anniversary and one could not have had a more beautiful setting for the celebration. We sat on the veranda overlooking the lagoon and Pancho the Crocadillo was even in attendance to our guests delight. The food was beyond good, the sea food perfectly cooked. At the end of the meal Saulo brought out a sumptuous tiramisu with the words Happy 56th Anniversary written in chocolate sauce on the plate. Perfecto!!

Whitby, Canada
2017-11-09
 Dinner with my love
The food was excellentJesus was very pleasant and attentive His suggestions were well receivedThe meal was well paced. Not too slow, but then again we have been here several times... we know the menu!!!We could have been done in 90 minutes, but enjoying an after dinner drink, and feeding the crocodiles takes time.Sea side dinning, in a romantic place, with a beautiful woman. Take in the views, enjoy the moment, live life, and don’t sweat the little things.I would highly recommend Captain’s Cove to all our friends!!Malcolm

Hudson, OH
2017-11-15
 Fantastic Service, delicious food
We had a wonderful dinner and our server, Rodrigo, was great! He made the evening so memorable! He helped us make the best selections for our individual tastes and accommodated all of our requests. He has such a great personality! He made the dining experience one we won't forget! Thank you Rodrigo! I was not able to rate service, food and value, but, I'd rate them all 5s.

Gilbert, Arizona, United States
2017-11-12
 Great food and service
We all had a great time, we sat on the deck right by the water. There is a alligator(s) in the water. You can see him up close and personal. LOL The food was great, the drinks were great and the service was great!


Calgary, Canada
2017-11-12
 Amazing Dinner
The food was excellent along with the service. German ensured our meal and drinks were always top off. Service with smiles. Will definitely go back.

Wisconsin
2017-11-12
 Great place to eat by the water
We love Captain’s Cove and go here at least once when we are in Cancun for our timeshare week. The menu has many options from seafood to steaks, pasta, great appetizers and desserts. We have never had a bad meal. Service is top notch. We went early enough to sit by the water and watch the sunset this year. We also saw the resident crocodiles, Pancho and Willy, swim in while ordering. Our waiter was German and he was very attentive and friendly. We had our son, daughter-in-law and year old granddaughter with us. Later in the week we kept the baby while the parents went back for date night and had a nice dinner again. It is always at the top of our dining list when in Cancun.

Fruit Heights, Utah
2017-11-11
 Excellent Salmon, Service, and Sunset
Doesn't get much better - delicious salmon and grilled veggies. We had a seat right next to the water and enjoyed a wonderful sunset on our last night in Cancun. Saulo added to our satisfaction by providing great, friendly service. Can't forget to mention the fresh baked parmesan bread.

Calgary, Canada
2017-11-11
 Great choice for last night
We went here on our last night in Cancun and very happy we did. Our server German was awesome. The service was perfect, his suggestions were spot on. Location is great, peaceful and beautiful. We will return on our next visit for sure.

Cancun, Mexico
2017-11-11
 Great experience
Celerino was an excellent server. He was knowledgeable about the menu and personable. Recommend amazing dishes with a Mexican flare.

Mesa
2017-11-10
 Saulo and the food are the best!!
I mention Saulo in the title because of the exceptional and caring service that he gave our party of 4. It was our 56th wedding anniversary and one could not have had a more beautiful setting for the celebration. We sat on the veranda overlooking the lagoon and Pancho the Crocadillo was even in attendance to our guests delight. The food was beyond good, the sea food perfectly cooked. At the end of the meal Saulo brought out a sumptuous tiramisu with the words Happy 56th Anniversary written in chocolate sauce on the plate. Perfecto!!

Whitby, Canada
2017-11-09
 Dinner with my love
The food was excellentJesus was very pleasant and attentive His suggestions were well receivedThe meal was well paced. Not too slow, but then again we have been here several times... we know the menu!!!We could have been done in 90 minutes, but enjoying an after dinner drink, and feeding the crocodiles takes time.Sea side dinning, in a romantic place, with a beautiful woman. Take in the views, enjoy the moment, live life, and don’t sweat the little things.I would highly recommend Captain’s Cove to all our friends!!Malcolm

User
2017-11-09
 Dinner
We have been coming to Captain's Cove for over 30 years! It has always been and will always be one of our favourite places. Any fish dish is amazing and the lobster is the best anywhere. This year, Jesus, our wait staff was great!!!! Can't go to Cancun without visiting Captain's Cove!! DianeToronto, Canada

User
2017-11-09
 Captain’s Cove
We just finished an excellent dinner at Captain’s Cove in Cancun Mexico. Our waiter Felix gave us great meal suggestions. We tried the hog fish and it was an excellent white fish. We had a soup starter that we enjoyed very much. I had a passion fruit Mojito for the first time. There was an alligator swimming along the pier so he served as the dinner show. It was a great relaxing dinner. We enjoyed our food very much.

User
2017-11-07
 Great food and service
Felix did a great job serving our family of 7 last night. Had the crab, shrimp, octopus risotto, it was phenominal. Kids enjoyed the sunset and croc watching from the table.

Old Bridge, New Jersey
2017-11-06
 well worth the experiances
love this place the food was amazing the secenery was great the staff was very professional especially Hector who was my waiter very knowledgeable of the menu and attentive to our every need whenever I'm in Cancun I will dine ther

User
2017-11-02
 Captains cove
We had a very pleasant dinner at this restaurant, espectacular view(nclu ding a crocodile swimming in the lake) excellent food but our server FELIX is the best service we had. We’ll be back next year!!

User
2017-11-01
 Loved the crocs
We enjoyed the great food and sunset and entertainment supplied by the visiting crocs. Prices were good as well

Indiana
2017-10-29
 Excellent food
Excellent food. Fabulous service. Saulo is the best waiter ever.!! Prime rib was excellent, Sunday brunch was over the top, filet mignon was absolutely delicious was the seafood platter!

User
2017-11-09
 Dinner
We have been coming to Captain's Cove for over 30 years! It has always been and will always be one of our favourite places. Any fish dish is amazing and the lobster is the best anywhere. This year, Jesus, our wait staff was great!!!! Can't go to Cancun without visiting Captain's Cove!! DianeToronto, Canada

User
2017-11-09
 Captain’s Cove
We just finished an excellent dinner at Captain’s Cove in Cancun Mexico. Our waiter Felix gave us great meal suggestions. We tried the hog fish and it was an excellent white fish. We had a soup starter that we enjoyed very much. I had a passion fruit Mojito for the first time. There was an alligator swimming along the pier so he served as the dinner show. It was a great relaxing dinner. We enjoyed our food very much.

User
2017-11-07
 Great food and service
Felix did a great job serving our family of 7 last night. Had the crab, shrimp, octopus risotto, it was phenominal. Kids enjoyed the sunset and croc watching from the table.

Old Bridge, New Jersey
2017-11-06
 well worth the experiances
love this place the food was amazing the secenery was great the staff was very professional especially Hector who was my waiter very knowledgeable of the menu and attentive to our every need whenever I'm in Cancun I will dine ther

User
2017-11-02
 Captains cove
We had a very pleasant dinner at this restaurant, espectacular view(nclu ding a crocodile swimming in the lake) excellent food but our server FELIX is the best service we had. We’ll be back next year!!

User
2017-11-01
 Loved the crocs
We enjoyed the great food and sunset and entertainment supplied by the visiting crocs. Prices were good as well

Indiana
2017-10-29
 Excellent food
Excellent food. Fabulous service. Saulo is the best waiter ever.!! Prime rib was excellent, Sunday brunch was over the top, filet mignon was absolutely delicious was the seafood platter!

Baltimore, Maryland
2017-10-28
 Cake
My husband had his bday dinner here and it was very nice and delicious. Then they surprised him with a little Birthday cake too.

Jenks, Oklahoma
2017-10-25
 Returned after 10 years
My wife and I had celebrated my birthday here with friends from California 10 years ago. The waiters at that time pampered us and even sang Happy Birthday. My wife remembered the event and the delicious food, so we returned. We were seated at a table aside the Lagoon and our waiters jumped right in and treated us like royalty. Our main waiter stopped by and we had a ten minute conversation, learning more about him and his life. My wife had the shrimp trio and I had the seafood crab claws with linguine. Fantastic dishes!!! This was preceded by a table side Caesar Salad. Best I have had in years. Only down side was that Chris, the crocodile, did not make an appearance. Rating: 9.5/10.

User
2017-10-15
 Great food Great location
Restaurant overlooks the Lagoon which is a great location to watch the sunset! The food is excellent and the staff is very attentive! S Sanchez our waiter did a great job of making our evening the perfect dinning experience. After sunset there were three crocodiles that swam up to the restaurant waiting for an evening snack. My Wife and I had dinner with a bottle of champagne and dessert for $100 plus tip.

Ada, Oklahoma
2017-10-13
 Best Appetizers!
We came here for a late lunch and ended up sharing 3 appetizers, the mussels in white wine sauce, pescadillos and shrimp/scallop agua chile. The portions are generous and was more than enough for a meal. The key lime martini was also outstanding.

Lincoln, Nebraska
2017-10-12
 Sunday Brunch
We stay at the Royals and Sunday brunch at the Captain's Cove has become a standard for us. I think it is the best in the area and we've tried several. Seating is offered indoors or out on the covered porch overlooking the lagoon. The buffet starts with a large selection of fruits and juices. Fresh pastries, including croissants, donuts, and churros are next to the Mexican hot chocolate. Then there are a variety of hot and cold cereals and two soups. The entree line has breakfast items (eggs, sausage) and numerous Mexican specialties, and of course the chips, salsas, and guacamole. A separate station is set up to make omelets, eggs, waffles, pancakes, tacos, and burritos. If one isn't already full by this time, dessert selections are available. The price is around $15. Many of the patrons appear to be locals, which says a lot about the place. Service is great.

User
2017-11-28
 Great Place to Eat
Excellent place to eat and enjoy the amazing views! German was our waiter and he gave us five star service and made it so fun! Great culture and history!

Mexico City, Mexico
2017-11-28
 Employee review
We have been to Captain's Cove on more than one occasion .Last night was yet another great evening.The food was top shelf.along with our server German. He went above and beyond to make our night special.He is efficient , friendly and seems to enjoy his job.German.made our dining experience pleasant .He is an asset to Captain,s Cove.

Canmore, Canada
2017-11-27
 Delicious food and excellent service from Rodrigo
This restaurant had been recommended to us by several other visitors to Cancun and we were not disappointed. We both had the Shrimp Trio for an entree and the Flan for dessert and everything was delicious. We arrived at 5:30 p.m. and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. Service from Rodrigo was perfect. We'll definitely go again.

Baltimore, Maryland
2017-10-28
 Cake
My husband had his bday dinner here and it was very nice and delicious. Then they surprised him with a little Birthday cake too.

Singapore, Singapore
2017-11-26
 Lovely, fun restaurant
The food at the Captain's Cove was delicious. Most of us had seafood of some sort. I ordered the tuna tartare and the crab cakes, both delicious. We shared mussels, and everyone enjoyed the food. We ordered Santo Tomás Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, full-bodied, well-balanced, and delicious. The Sangria was beautifully presented and enjoyed. I understand the sunset there is spectacular, we went a bit later. The big surprise is their resident crocodile! Lots of fun, worth the trip!

Jenks, Oklahoma
2017-10-25
 Returned after 10 years
My wife and I had celebrated my birthday here with friends from California 10 years ago. The waiters at that time pampered us and even sang Happy Birthday. My wife remembered the event and the delicious food, so we returned. We were seated at a table aside the Lagoon and our waiters jumped right in and treated us like royalty. Our main waiter stopped by and we had a ten minute conversation, learning more about him and his life. My wife had the shrimp trio and I had the seafood crab claws with linguine. Fantastic dishes!!! This was preceded by a table side Caesar Salad. Best I have had in years. Only down side was that Chris, the crocodile, did not make an appearance. Rating: 9.5/10.

Huntsville, Alabama
2017-11-26
 Best Dinner, Wait Staff, and Views
Our family went to Captains Cove on our last night in Cancun. Our waiter was Renato. He made sure every need was taken care of. He saw that I was cold and even brought a table cloth to keep me warm. It's well worth the trip and even some wind to sit outside and see the sunset. Our meals were excellent. We started with the Mozzarella Fingers then ordered the Sautéed Hogfish, BBQ Pork Ribs and Grilled Chicken Mac and Cheese (A special for the night). The highlight was the Mayan Coffee. The presentation that Renato provided was the best that I have ever seen. Renato made our last night memorable and we will definitely go back when we return to Cancun!

User
2017-10-15
 Great food Great location
Restaurant overlooks the Lagoon which is a great location to watch the sunset! The food is excellent and the staff is very attentive! S Sanchez our waiter did a great job of making our evening the perfect dinning experience. After sunset there were three crocodiles that swam up to the restaurant waiting for an evening snack. My Wife and I had dinner with a bottle of champagne and dessert for $100 plus tip.

Los Angeles, California
2017-11-25
 Wonderful dinner on the water
We had a wonderful dinner on the water at Captain’s Cove. The service was excellent, our waiter’s name was Celerino and he was very attentive and helpful with recommendations. I think my favorite dish of the night was one of the specials, shrimp and crab fettuccine, but it was all delicious! Oh, and the bread to start was so yummy!

Ada, Oklahoma
2017-10-13
 Best Appetizers!
We came here for a late lunch and ended up sharing 3 appetizers, the mussels in white wine sauce, pescadillos and shrimp/scallop agua chile. The portions are generous and was more than enough for a meal. The key lime martini was also outstanding.

Lincoln, Nebraska
2017-10-12
 Sunday Brunch
We stay at the Royals and Sunday brunch at the Captain's Cove has become a standard for us. I think it is the best in the area and we've tried several. Seating is offered indoors or out on the covered porch overlooking the lagoon. The buffet starts with a large selection of fruits and juices. Fresh pastries, including croissants, donuts, and churros are next to the Mexican hot chocolate. Then there are a variety of hot and cold cereals and two soups. The entree line has breakfast items (eggs, sausage) and numerous Mexican specialties, and of course the chips, salsas, and guacamole. A separate station is set up to make omelets, eggs, waffles, pancakes, tacos, and burritos. If one isn't already full by this time, dessert selections are available. The price is around $15. Many of the patrons appear to be locals, which says a lot about the place. Service is great.

User
2017-11-28
 Great Place to Eat
Excellent place to eat and enjoy the amazing views! German was our waiter and he gave us five star service and made it so fun! Great culture and history!

Mexico City, Mexico
2017-11-28
 Employee review
We have been to Captain's Cove on more than one occasion .Last night was yet another great evening.The food was top shelf.along with our server German. He went above and beyond to make our night special.He is efficient , friendly and seems to enjoy his job.German.made our dining experience pleasant .He is an asset to Captain,s Cove.

Canmore, Canada
2017-11-27
 Delicious food and excellent service from Rodrigo
This restaurant had been recommended to us by several other visitors to Cancun and we were not disappointed. We both had the Shrimp Trio for an entree and the Flan for dessert and everything was delicious. We arrived at 5:30 p.m. and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. Service from Rodrigo was perfect. We'll definitely go again.

Singapore, Singapore
2017-11-26
 Lovely, fun restaurant
The food at the Captain's Cove was delicious. Most of us had seafood of some sort. I ordered the tuna tartare and the crab cakes, both delicious. We shared mussels, and everyone enjoyed the food. We ordered Santo Tomás Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, full-bodied, well-balanced, and delicious. The Sangria was beautifully presented and enjoyed. I understand the sunset there is spectacular, we went a bit later. The big surprise is their resident crocodile! Lots of fun, worth the trip!

Huntsville, Alabama
2017-11-26
 Best Dinner, Wait Staff, and Views
Our family went to Captains Cove on our last night in Cancun. Our waiter was Renato. He made sure every need was taken care of. He saw that I was cold and even brought a table cloth to keep me warm. It's well worth the trip and even some wind to sit outside and see the sunset. Our meals were excellent. We started with the Mozzarella Fingers then ordered the Sautéed Hogfish, BBQ Pork Ribs and Grilled Chicken Mac and Cheese (A special for the night). The highlight was the Mayan Coffee. The presentation that Renato provided was the best that I have ever seen. Renato made our last night memorable and we will definitely go back when we return to Cancun!

Los Angeles, California
2017-11-25
 Wonderful dinner on the water
We had a wonderful dinner on the water at Captain’s Cove. The service was excellent, our waiter’s name was Celerino and he was very attentive and helpful with recommendations. I think my favorite dish of the night was one of the specials, shrimp and crab fettuccine, but it was all delicious! Oh, and the bread to start was so yummy!

Hendersonville, North Carolina
2017-11-22
 Delicious dinner and wonderful service by Maria
Staying at The Royal Sands, my husband and I came here with friends that were with us for the week. We hadn’t been here in a few years so wanted to try their current menu and to see if the alligator in the lagoon was still around....yes he is.We wanted to take the Royal Resorts shuttle to Captain’s Cove, so put our name on the list. When it was time to get the shuttle, we were called by name, based on the order we signed up for the bus, although handicap people were helped on first. No standing is allowed on the bus. Years ago, we were able to take the bus with passengers standing, but authorities intervened on behalf of taxi drivers, so getting the shuttle back to Royal Sands could be quite a wait. When we finished dinner, and headed outside, the bus pulled up and stopped right in front of us. The driver got off to help a handicap woman get on the bus and counted 6 of us to get on the bus, the only seats available. One of the reasons we haven’t been to Captain’s Cove in a few years is due to this shuttle being so popular, so long waits for the bus.Dinner started with a spicy tomato lime drink, too spicy for me, and delicious warm rolls. Our dinner choices were a wonderful Salmon Carpaccio that we shared, followed by various shrimp dishes that we each ordered, cooked in different ways and a fish dish steamed with veggies. All were beautifully presented and delicious. Of course we had to have dessert, so ordered a couple dishes of Tiramisu which was definitely a keeper!!!It was then time to head back to The Sands, but luckily, before we left, we got an appearance from the Alligator in the lagoon.We really liked the nautical plates that they used. If you are like us and are curious, the plates spell out “WELCOME”.And I have to thank our server, Maria, who was very friendly, helpful with the menu and attentive which helped make our dinner with friends so nice!

Sunnyvale, California
2017-11-21
 Wonderful meal
My family and I enjoyed a fun and tasty dinner at Captain’s Cove last night. We made reservations and then got seated half an hour early! Our waiter German was very kind and attentive. He was very patient at our sorry attempts to try Spanish. His English is perfect. We shared a seafood platter that was wonderful, with lobster tail, scallops, muscles, shrimp, etc. It was on our all inclusive l and we paid a few surcharges to get he best dishes. Well worth it!

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
2017-11-21
 Sunday Brunch
We go here every time we visit for the Sunday brunch. It is an impressive display of food with a huge variety and super reasonable. It is relaxing and beautiful sitting by the water and our server this past visit, Saulo, did an excellent job making sure we had everything we needed.

User
2017-11-20
 Great food. Great service.
We come every year. Great food, great service. Great atmosphere. Waiters are professional and very good. Tonight we had Celerino. He was wonderful.

Cleveland, Ohio
2017-11-19
 very nice place. Like sitting by the water.
food is very good. good selection. fast service. very friendly staff. Especially Ranato Rodriguez.we went there quite a few times during our visit.

Cancun, Mexico
2017-11-17
 Fresh Seafood in the Hotel Zone
Well prepared, reasonably priced seafood with friendly and efficient staff. Eat outside and see Pancho & Willy the alligators. Try the red snapper, charbroiled with the Ajillo chili on the side. Ask for Saulo to serve you.

User
2017-11-16
 Dinner with my lovely wife
We went to Captain’s Cove on a recommendation from our concierge. The fish was very fresh and our waiter, German provided excellent recommendations and was very attentive. We also felt the meal was priced fairly. We plan on going back before our week in Cancun ends.

Purcellville, Virginia, United States
2017-11-16
 Great Service
My wife and I were in Cancun for a week and ate 2 dinners at the Captain's Cove. We had wonderful dinners both nights. The key line martinis were great. The best part of our dinners were our servers: Felix & Jose were OUTSTANDING. They were polite, funny, and met all of our needs. If you go, ask for either Felix or Jose! You won't be sorry.

User
2017-11-15
 Fresh and tasty fish, nice Ambiente
A friend and I came here due to the good online rating. That was the right decision. We were received a warm welcome and our waiter Saulo was very friendly and gave us information about the daily special and recommendation of drinks.We choosed the Tuna Carpachio as a starter and the fish of the day! Very fresh, tasty and nicely garnished. An excellent seafood dinner!I highly recommend that restaurant.

Hendersonville, North Carolina
2017-11-22
 Delicious dinner and wonderful service by Maria
Staying at The Royal Sands, my husband and I came here with friends that were with us for the week. We hadn’t been here in a few years so wanted to try their current menu and to see if the alligator in the lagoon was still around....yes he is.We wanted to take the Royal Resorts shuttle to Captain’s Cove, so put our name on the list. When it was time to get the shuttle, we were called by name, based on the order we signed up for the bus, although handicap people were helped on first. No standing is allowed on the bus. Years ago, we were able to take the bus with passengers standing, but authorities intervened on behalf of taxi drivers, so getting the shuttle back to Royal Sands could be quite a wait. When we finished dinner, and headed outside, the bus pulled up and stopped right in front of us. The driver got off to help a handicap woman get on the bus and counted 6 of us to get on the bus, the only seats available. One of the reasons we haven’t been to Captain’s Cove in a few years is due to this shuttle being so popular, so long waits for the bus.Dinner started with a spicy tomato lime drink, too spicy for me, and delicious warm rolls. Our dinner choices were a wonderful Salmon Carpaccio that we shared, followed by various shrimp dishes that we each ordered, cooked in different ways and a fish dish steamed with veggies. All were beautifully presented and delicious. Of course we had to have dessert, so ordered a couple dishes of Tiramisu which was definitely a keeper!!!It was then time to head back to The Sands, but luckily, before we left, we got an appearance from the Alligator in the lagoon.We really liked the nautical plates that they used. If you are like us and are curious, the plates spell out “WELCOME”.And I have to thank our server, Maria, who was very friendly, helpful with the menu and attentive which helped make our dinner with friends so nice!

Sunnyvale, California
2017-11-21
 Wonderful meal
My family and I enjoyed a fun and tasty dinner at Captain’s Cove last night. We made reservations and then got seated half an hour early! Our waiter German was very kind and attentive. He was very patient at our sorry attempts to try Spanish. His English is perfect. We shared a seafood platter that was wonderful, with lobster tail, scallops, muscles, shrimp, etc. It was on our all inclusive l and we paid a few surcharges to get he best dishes. Well worth it!

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
2017-11-21
 Sunday Brunch
We go here every time we visit for the Sunday brunch. It is an impressive display of food with a huge variety and super reasonable. It is relaxing and beautiful sitting by the water and our server this past visit, Saulo, did an excellent job making sure we had everything we needed.

User
2017-11-20
 Great food. Great service.
We come every year. Great food, great service. Great atmosphere. Waiters are professional and very good. Tonight we had Celerino. He was wonderful.

Cleveland, Ohio
2017-11-19
 very nice place. Like sitting by the water.
food is very good. good selection. fast service. very friendly staff. Especially Ranato Rodriguez.we went there quite a few times during our visit.

Cancun, Mexico
2017-11-17
 Fresh Seafood in the Hotel Zone
Well prepared, reasonably priced seafood with friendly and efficient staff. Eat outside and see Pancho & Willy the alligators. Try the red snapper, charbroiled with the Ajillo chili on the side. Ask for Saulo to serve you.

User
2017-11-16
 Dinner with my lovely wife
We went to Captain’s Cove on a recommendation from our concierge. The fish was very fresh and our waiter, German provided excellent recommendations and was very attentive. We also felt the meal was priced fairly. We plan on going back before our week in Cancun ends.

Purcellville, Virginia, United States
2017-11-16
 Great Service
My wife and I were in Cancun for a week and ate 2 dinners at the Captain's Cove. We had wonderful dinners both nights. The key line martinis were great. The best part of our dinners were our servers: Felix & Jose were OUTSTANDING. They were polite, funny, and met all of our needs. If you go, ask for either Felix or Jose! You won't be sorry.

User
2017-11-15
 Fresh and tasty fish, nice Ambiente
A friend and I came here due to the good online rating. That was the right decision. We were received a warm welcome and our waiter Saulo was very friendly and gave us information about the daily special and recommendation of drinks.We choosed the Tuna Carpachio as a starter and the fish of the day! Very fresh, tasty and nicely garnished. An excellent seafood dinner!I highly recommend that restaurant.

Hudson, OH
2017-11-15
 Fantastic Service, delicious food
We had a wonderful dinner and our server, Rodrigo, was great! He made the evening so memorable! He helped us make the best selections for our individual tastes and accommodated all of our requests. He has such a great personality! He made the dining experience one we won't forget! Thank you Rodrigo! I was not able to rate service, food and value, but, I'd rate them all 5s.

Gilbert, Arizona, United States
2017-11-12
 Great food and service
We all had a great time, we sat on the deck right by the water. There is a alligator(s) in the water. You can see him up close and personal. LOL The food was great, the drinks were great and the service was great!

Calgary, Canada
2017-11-12
 Amazing Dinner
The food was excellent along with the service. German ensured our meal and drinks were always top off. Service with smiles. Will definitely go back.

Wisconsin
2017-11-12
 Great place to eat by the water
We love Captain’s Cove and go here at least once when we are in Cancun for our timeshare week. The menu has many options from seafood to steaks, pasta, great appetizers and desserts. We have never had a bad meal. Service is top notch. We went early enough to sit by the water and watch the sunset this year. We also saw the resident crocodiles, Pancho and Willy, swim in while ordering. Our waiter was German and he was very attentive and friendly. We had our son, daughter-in-law and year old granddaughter with us. Later in the week we kept the baby while the parents went back for date night and had a nice dinner again. It is always at the top of our dining list when in Cancun.

Fruit Heights, Utah
2017-11-11
 Excellent Salmon, Service, and Sunset
Doesn't get much better - delicious salmon and grilled veggies. We had a seat right next to the water and enjoyed a wonderful sunset on our last night in Cancun. Saulo added to our satisfaction by providing great, friendly service. Can't forget to mention the fresh baked parmesan bread.

Calgary, Canada
2017-11-11
 Great choice for last night
We went here on our last night in Cancun and very happy we did. Our server German was awesome. The service was perfect, his suggestions were spot on. Location is great, peaceful and beautiful. We will return on our next visit for sure.

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
2017-10-29
 Nice Brunch
They have a nice brunch on Sunday. Typical Mexican fare but, well prepared and reasonable. Great setting on the lagoon. Quit enjoyable!

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
2017-10-29
 Nice Brunch
They have a nice brunch on Sunday. Typical Mexican fare but, well prepared and reasonable. Great setting on the lagoon. Quit enjoyable!

PALM BEACH GARDENS
2017-10-28
 Great Service, Attractive Outdoor Seating
The restaurant struck me as a bit worn looking, however the outdoor covered deck was attractive. Service was fine and the food good. I had the Frutti de Mare, which was quite good. My only food tip would be to avoid the crab cakes. They are totally devoid of any lump meat, and full of filler. They should either put some crab meat in it, or pull it from the menu. Situated on the water can lead to some interesting sights...like a large crocodile that made it's way along the restaurant, I think, looking for handouts.

Sylvania, Ohio
2017-10-14
 yum
Great food, great view over a lagoon. Sunsets beautiful. We return again and again. There is a visitor almost every night that is pretty cool.

Puerto Morelos, Mexico
2017-10-13
 Great family restaurant!
The Royals' best seafood is right here! The atmosphere is lovely, with a lagoon view. It's a great place for our large family to gather for a big seafood dinner.

Converse, Texas
2017-11-28
 Amazing
We made a reservation for 7 but got there early for sunset pictures. It’s a beautiful place! They let us seat early. Our waiter, the atmosphere, and the entire restaurant was awesome. The chocolate martinis were amazing! I had steak and my boyfriend had the stuffed crab. The only reason why it’s not a 5 Star is because he got sick afterwards and we’re pretty sure it was the seafood, unfortunately. The shuttle back to the hotel was an hour wait, so that put a damper on things too.

PALM BEACH GARDENS
2017-10-28
 Great Service, Attractive Outdoor Seating
The restaurant struck me as a bit worn looking, however the outdoor covered deck was attractive. Service was fine and the food good. I had the Frutti de Mare, which was quite good. My only food tip would be to avoid the crab cakes. They are totally devoid of any lump meat, and full of filler. They should either put some crab meat in it, or pull it from the menu. Situated on the water can lead to some interesting sights...like a large crocodile that made it's way along the restaurant, I think, looking for handouts.

User
2017-11-25
 Loved the setting by the water
It was our first time in Cancun from Canada. We enjoyed eating here. Beautiful setting by the water watching the sun set. Also saw tons of fishes and alligator. Great way to remember this place. Great food also drinks.

Sylvania, Ohio
2017-10-14
 yum
Great food, great view over a lagoon. Sunsets beautiful. We return again and again. There is a visitor almost every night that is pretty cool.

Puerto Morelos, Mexico
2017-10-13
 Great family restaurant!
The Royals' best seafood is right here! The atmosphere is lovely, with a lagoon view. It's a great place for our large family to gather for a big seafood dinner.

Converse, Texas
2017-11-28
 Amazing
We made a reservation for 7 but got there early for sunset pictures. It’s a beautiful place! They let us seat early. Our waiter, the atmosphere, and the entire restaurant was awesome. The chocolate martinis were amazing! I had steak and my boyfriend had the stuffed crab. The only reason why it’s not a 5 Star is because he got sick afterwards and we’re pretty sure it was the seafood, unfortunately. The shuttle back to the hotel was an hour wait, so that put a damper on things too.

User
2017-11-25
 Loved the setting by the water
It was our first time in Cancun from Canada. We enjoyed eating here. Beautiful setting by the water watching the sun set. Also saw tons of fishes and alligator. Great way to remember this place. Great food also drinks.

Vancouver, Canada
2017-11-10
 Not up to the hype...
Others we travelled with raved about this restaurant and we went to a lot of trouble to get there - I left hungry as my seafood pizza was very disappointing (scraped off the toppings and left the crust) as was the dumpling appetizer, the salmon my friend had could've been had anywhere. The setting on the water was interesting as we saw an alligator swimming by, if you are allergic to insect bites be forewarned...

Vancouver, Canada
2017-11-10
 Not up to the hype...
Others we travelled with raved about this restaurant and we went to a lot of trouble to get there - I left hungry as my seafood pizza was very disappointing (scraped off the toppings and left the crust) as was the dumpling appetizer, the salmon my friend had could've been had anywhere. The setting on the water was interesting as we saw an alligator swimming by, if you are allergic to insect bites be forewarned...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2017-11-06
 Quite average food
The food was served quickly. We were done with starter; entree and coffer within an hour. Tuna as starter wasn’t impressive at all. Too much oil and no taste. NY steak as main was ok; but I’ve had many better ones in my life although it was cooked ad requested medium-rare.Best part of the evening was the crocodile who we saw in the water close to where we sat down.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2017-11-06
 Quite average food
The food was served quickly. We were done with starter; entree and coffer within an hour. Tuna as starter wasn’t impressive at all. Too much oil and no taste. NY steak as main was ok; but I’ve had many better ones in my life although it was cooked ad requested medium-rare.Best part of the evening was the crocodile who we saw in the water close to where we sat down.

Pass Christian, Ms.
2017-10-23
 Much Better The Last Time We Went
My wife and I both ordered the fish touted as "catch of the day". Although I ordered grouper and she ordered Mahi Mahi they both looked and tasted the same. These were definitely frozen filets and were bland and spongy. Considering this is a seafood restaurant in Cancun I was very disappointed. We were also served a 2 once seafood soup that tasted like fish oil. The restaurant and location are top notch but they need a shakeup in the kitchen. Serving fresh fish might also be a good idea ?

sydney
2017-10-13
 Not the best
First the pros:This Restaurant was part of the all-inclusive at the Royal sands, so we were eager to try after hearing how good this place was.Nice setting, outdoor seating is right on the water, which is nice but best viewed during the day.Cons:Ok, the food is disappointing, food seemed to be rushed and worst of all not that hot.Had to ask for water twice, the cocktails were not very good.The service a bit sloppy and inattentive.This is a rather large restaurant and was mostly empty. Granted it was midweek.There are masses of better places to try out before here

Boise, Idaho
2017-11-27
 Average
This place was average overall. The service and food were average. My father was especially displeased with the Mexican Sea Bass, because he was told it was similar to the Chilean Sea Bass when it was indeed very different so be aware of that. My husband believed his steak was a bit above average, nothing to rave about but he was happy enough with it. I had the Mac and Cheese and it was awesome.

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2017-11-26
 Nice Sunday brunch
A very nice informal restaurant close to the lagoon. We came on a Sunday and discovered there is a good Mexican buffet with several good options to get a taste of traditional specialties. I got a very good chicharrón en Salsa Verde (pork crackling simmered in Salsa Verde) and cochinita Pibil (Yucatan style pulled pork). Service was attentive and mostly prompt. Be prepared to hear children screaming since Sundays are apparently very popular with local and foreign families.

Pass Christian, Ms.
2017-10-23
 Much Better The Last Time We Went
My wife and I both ordered the fish touted as "catch of the day". Although I ordered grouper and she ordered Mahi Mahi they both looked and tasted the same. These were definitely frozen filets and were bland and spongy. Considering this is a seafood restaurant in Cancun I was very disappointed. We were also served a 2 once seafood soup that tasted like fish oil. The restaurant and location are top notch but they need a shakeup in the kitchen. Serving fresh fish might also be a good idea ?

sydney
2017-10-13
 Not the best
First the pros:This Restaurant was part of the all-inclusive at the Royal sands, so we were eager to try after hearing how good this place was.Nice setting, outdoor seating is right on the water, which is nice but best viewed during the day.Cons:Ok, the food is disappointing, food seemed to be rushed and worst of all not that hot.Had to ask for water twice, the cocktails were not very good.The service a bit sloppy and inattentive.This is a rather large restaurant and was mostly empty. Granted it was midweek.There are masses of better places to try out before here

Boise, Idaho
2017-11-27
 Average
This place was average overall. The service and food were average. My father was especially displeased with the Mexican Sea Bass, because he was told it was similar to the Chilean Sea Bass when it was indeed very different so be aware of that. My husband believed his steak was a bit above average, nothing to rave about but he was happy enough with it. I had the Mac and Cheese and it was awesome.

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2017-11-26
 Nice Sunday brunch
A very nice informal restaurant close to the lagoon. We came on a Sunday and discovered there is a good Mexican buffet with several good options to get a taste of traditional specialties. I got a very good chicharrón en Salsa Verde (pork crackling simmered in Salsa Verde) and cochinita Pibil (Yucatan style pulled pork). Service was attentive and mostly prompt. Be prepared to hear children screaming since Sundays are apparently very popular with local and foreign families.

Moore Haven, Florida
2017-10-30
 A shocking experience
In the eight years we have been coming to Captain's Cove, we have never been so disappointed. The evening started out really great for Angelo and me......a delicious little hot lobster drink in a cordial glass: out of this world. The wine we chose for the dinner: great.....the appetizers -- muscles in white wine and chef's shrimp, both great....BUT THEN....Angelo's Coconut shrimp was so tough and over-fried, he couldn't cut them..and my filet of snapper was so thin and tasteless........We left very disappointed, because we always look forward to our visit to the Cove !

Moore Haven, Florida
2017-10-30
 A shocking experience
In the eight years we have been coming to Captain's Cove, we have never been so disappointed. The evening started out really great for Angelo and me......a delicious little hot lobster drink in a cordial glass: out of this world. The wine we chose for the dinner: great.....the appetizers -- muscles in white wine and chef's shrimp, both great....BUT THEN....Angelo's Coconut shrimp was so tough and over-fried, he couldn't cut them..and my filet of snapper was so thin and tasteless........We left very disappointed, because we always look forward to our visit to the Cove !

User
2017-11-20
 Worst food in Cancun
One hour and 45 minutes after ordering, they brought out food that had clearly been sitting under warming lights for at least 20 minutes. Shrimp were not hot and dried out to the point that they could not be cut. Meat was to be med rare and well done. Service was non-existent. Three tables that were seated after us finished desert before our meals were brought out. With all of the great food in Cancun, save your time and money to go somewhere else.

User
2017-11-20
 Worst food in Cancun
One hour and 45 minutes after ordering, they brought out food that had clearly been sitting under warming lights for at least 20 minutes. Shrimp were not hot and dried out to the point that they could not be cut. Meat was to be med rare and well done. Service was non-existent. Three tables that were seated after us finished desert before our meals were brought out. With all of the great food in Cancun, save your time and money to go somewhere else.

Cuisines

Mexican
Caribbean
Seafood
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Meals

Lunch
Dinner
Brunch
Late Night
Restaurant Features

Outdoor Seating
Seating
Waitstaff
Parking Available
Highchairs Available
Wheelchair Accessible
Serves Alcohol
Full Bar
Free Wifi
Good for

Scenic view
Families with children
Special occasions
Kids
Business meetings
Local cuisine
Large groups
Romantic
Price range

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