El Puerto Clam House & Grill, Cancun

Address: Av. Puerto Juarez Sm. 86, Mz. 53 Lt. 1 101,, Cancun 77520, Mexico
Phone: +529981160317
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Restaurant name: El Puerto Clam House & Grill, Cancun
Price range: $$ - $$$ ( Mid-range)
Cusines: • Caribbean
• Seafood
• Mexican
• Latin
• Vegetarian Friendly
Schedule: Sunday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
El Puerto Clam House & Grill, Cancun
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5 / 5
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El Puerto Clam House & Grill, Cancun address:
Av. Puerto Juarez Sm. 86, Mz. 53 Lt. 1 101,, Cancun 77520, Mexico
Phone: +529981160317

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Boston, Massachusetts
2015-12-17
 Wish that I ventured to Downtown Cancun before! Fresh, fresh, fish & seafood!! Gourmet quality
If you look at my review of Pik Nik, you will read that after 7 years of vacationing in Cancun, we finally ventured to Downtown Cancun to eat, and I wish that I had done so years ago. We also tried El Puerto Clam House and we were warmly taken care of by Joel and his staff. Joel and the chef have so much passion about food and it shows. Since this was our first time at Joel’s restaurant, we had a few questions and Joel aptly guided us to a spectacular meal. The prices are very reasonable! I had Shrimps with a chipotle sauce which came with a side of rice and a salad. It was excellent.My husband had catch of the day which Joel showed him before it was cooked…wonderfully fresh!! It was grilled with lime and garlic…he was served the whole fish, so I enjoyed it too!The restaurant is very clean, and Joel told us how important cleaniness is for him. There was a live lobster tank there too, which in addition to lobsters, contained several types of clams and oysters. Again, the fish is very fresh!We tried a few drinks that Joel recommended as well. A mango drink with beer, and a tamarind michelada...both excellent!So don’t hesitate to venture out to try El Puerto Clam House. From the hotel zone, take the R1 bus, and get off just past the Chedraui…the white government building will be on your right, and there will be a Burger King across the street. Cross the street and go down the small street which has the Burger King on the corner. Then walk through Parque des Palapas and go to first road across from Parque des Palabra. The restaurant will be on the right side.Highly recommend this restaurant! We will be back.

User
2015-12-17
 This restaurant is worth finding...go there tonight and you will leave happy.
The employees at this restaurant work very hard to serve you the freshest fish possible. I requested that my fish be grilled with garlic and lime and the fish was cooked perfectly and flavored just right. Most restaurants in Cancun serve the same style food. It was really nice to have the taste of the freshness come through. Order the catch of the day and you get the whole fish that was caught that day! Plus you can ask that the fish be prepared a certain way!!!!The restaurant is easy to find if you take the R1 bus and get off next to the town hall. Use google maps and simply type in the restaurant name and you will see that it is almost a straight shot and the neighborhood is safe. Be adventurous and just go. I want to make sure enough people go so the place will still be there so I can return many times.

Vienna, Austria
2015-12-01
 Perfect anniversary dinner, thanks to the team!
Despite the atmosphere lacks of romance, the food and drinks and, the people preparing them, are fabulous.We did not go for the whole langusta but "only' for the tale and therefore we chose to get the recommended shrimps as starter - best choice!Keep the quality up as it is, thanks guys!

User
2015-11-20
 Amazingly fresh seafood made with passion and a creative twist.
I don't often leave reviews despite visiting countless places. It really needs to be remarkable for me to go to the effort. I highly recommend you visit Joel at El Puerto Clamhouse if you enjoy fresh seafood. The team here are so passionate about their business and the service is truly exceptional. The dishes are creative and utilise the freshest said available. My 3 course dinner consisted of :1. Caribbean Ceviche - a great starter which breaks away from the conventional style. The inclusion of pineapple to the generous amounts of fish and prawn was a genuinely mouth watering entre. 2. Octopus Tatemando - my standout dish which was personalty recommended by Joel. Perfectly grilled octopus tentacles on chat potato topped with a dark sauce which bursted out a nice blend of garlic, pepper infused oil amongst other spices. 3. Vuelve a la Vida (return to life) a unique seafood cocktail with oysters, and generous amounts of shrimp, prawn and fish with a unique sauce moderately spiced and a hint of brandy. This place should really be top 10 in Cancún.

Belize
2015-10-30
 Excellent Food and Drinks...even better Customer Service!!!
What a great experience. First of all, we had no help from local taxis on finding the location because later we find out that they don't receive commission for taking guest there. We sent the restaurant a FB message and they arranged to have two vehicles pick our group of 5 up at our resort. We arrived and the owner walked us through the menu. We told him our favorite seafood and he suggested various dishes. We started with a mix ceviche and homemade tortilla chips. Shrimp tosados were another appetizer and the mixture of vegetables, mayo based sauce with the touch of lime made this dish...PERFECTO!!! We all ordered different dishes from Fettuccine Marinara Seafood Combo to Catch of the Day and Soft shell Crabs. Everything was simply Delish. When we thought it was all over the owner shared with us a glass of the signature cocktail, EL TORITO, a peanut rum milky drink. VIVA El TORITO!!! Best drink ever. To top if off, it was my hubby's birthday and a slice of cheesecake with a volcano candle was presented to him with Mananitas Mexicana playing on the sound system. This was simply a great experience and can't wait to go back.


Honolulu, Hawaii
2015-09-10
 Good food good drink .. Lets Eat!!!!
Nice clean Restaurant, As a lover of TACOS they hit the spot. I enjoyed and recommend eating here. The food was great

holbox
2015-07-29
 Amazing fresh seafood- great concept and service!
Downtown Cancun offers much in International cuisine. But when in Cancun, you can´t miss the fresh seafood fished fresh daily from the original families in Pto. Juarez and surrounding areas. El Puerto offers it all with wonderful Sazon and great reception. In the middle of the craziness is this great oasis with some of the best seafood straight from the tank picked still live in front of you. Go now before it gets so popular that youll need a reservation!

Manchester
2015-07-13
 Great lunch
As we were staying very close by my girlfriend and I went for lunch and it's the best ceviche we've had probably in our 2 months in Central America. For lunch we had prawn tacos, pescadillos and the ceviche and everything was fresh and good. The service was top notch and very attentive and helpful. Everything with a beer and 2 fantas came to 240 ($16). And I was completely satisfied! Definitely reccomend of staying in Cancun town.

User
2015-04-30
 Fabulous! Great! Fantastic!
It is one of the most fantastic restaurant with fresh and super delicious sea food in the world! And this is true! Chef and all the staff are very friendly and ready to go to your desires. For ex.special for us was prepared grilled octopus and boiled mussels which were not in the menu. Chocolate clams were great. Thanks a lot for pleasure and taste!

Manchester
2015-07-13
 Great lunch
As we were staying very close by my girlfriend and I went for lunch and it's the best ceviche we've had probably in our 2 months in Central America. For lunch we had prawn tacos, pescadillos and the ceviche and everything was fresh and good. The service was top notch and very attentive and helpful. Everything with a beer and 2 fantas came to 240 ($16). And I was completely satisfied! Definitely reccomend of staying in Cancun town.

User
2015-04-30
 Fabulous! Great! Fantastic!
It is one of the most fantastic restaurant with fresh and super delicious sea food in the world! And this is true! Chef and all the staff are very friendly and ready to go to your desires. For ex.special for us was prepared grilled octopus and boiled mussels which were not in the menu. Chocolate clams were great. Thanks a lot for pleasure and taste!

User
2017-03-30
 Best Seafood
Every dish are so delicious, clams, fish, salmon, tuna are fresh. The seafood soup are great. their price are reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Boston, Massachusetts
2017-02-06
 Delicious neighborhood seafood restaurant
El Puerto Clam House used to be located downtown, but moved about a year ago so it is closer to where people live…I wished that I lived nearby. Unfortunately, it is necessary to take a cab there, rather than the public bus from the hotel zone. The seafood and fish are very fresh and I enjoyed the paella whereas my husband enjoyed the fish with garlic sauce. The paella was about 300 pesos and large, so I ended up taking some home. .My favorite drink is a mango margarita, with the small bottle of beer in it. Complimentary chips and a trio of sauces are served as well.

Lincoln, Nebraska
2017-01-01
 Fresh Seafood
Had the best meal of our entire trip. Joel and his staff were truly amazing. We were recommended to this place by a local at our resort and our party of 11 can't stop talking about it. Thank you Joel can't wait to see you again.

User
2016-12-31
 Exceeded expectations
Perfect night. Clams, oysters, snapper, Octopus, lobster and fantastic wine. A hidden gem & a higlight of our vacation.

Bristol, New Hampshire
2016-12-20
 Food and service are great
Fun evening with fresh fish and great drinks.The paella was full of seafood. We also had the garlic fish fillet. Both meals were great but the mango drink with the upside down beer sticking out unusual and great. The service is also great. Bottom line is that there was nothing to complain about.

Dallas, Texas
2016-11-01
 3rd time
This was our third visit. Amazing. Joel the owner is an amazing host. His staff is great. Food is amazing. Incredible value. We started with pulpo tostado and ceviche tostados Wow. Then camarones Taco and grilled pulpo. Best octopus u have ever eAten. Go!

User
2016-05-27
 Truly amazing, hidden gem of Cancun!
Outstanding, fresh seafood at terrific prices. The food was outstanding as was the service. El Puerto Clam House and Grill knows how to prepare and serve great seafood. Highly recommend that you try it.

Dallas, Texas
2016-02-12
 find it!
idden gem.i asked the chef at du mexique, our favorite place, where he liked to eat when he wasn't working. he recommended el puerto.it's not easy to find but worth it.the owner is such a great host. great pride in his food and your enjoyment.we had the tuna tiradato and pulpo tostados to start - amazing.we had the grilled pulpo next - best i have ever had.we will make this a regular stop when we are in cancun

Luqa, Malta
2016-01-17
 Worth every Peso
So, where do I start? The incredible hospitality of Joel, the owner? The excellent service offered by his gentle staff? The fresh starters of clams and oysters or the delectable fish for mains? Restaurant has relocated and I only turned up because I was persistent. Please check their location and contact details on their Facebook page. Price of $1300 MXN for 3 including gratuity was more than acceptable by US and European standards. Will be back. Joel finally guided us to our hotel. Incredible.

Chicago, Illinois
2016-01-13
 I wish it were more.stars.to.give!!!
So my wife's birthday is Dec 15th, and we were going to be in Cancun. I research a nice place to take her (shout out to TripAdvisor), and boy did I make the right choice!!! I called a few weeks before our trip to set everything up, and I got to speak with Joel. He speaks great english which was great for me because my Spanish is muy Malo lol. I wanted to make so all she had to do was come in and sit down and enjoy. Joel was more than happy to help me with this, he gave me suggestions on items she would love off the menu (she definitely loved everything). He even allowed me to put things not on the restaurants menu, on her special birthday menu(the seafood stuffed poblano was to die for!)! So with it all set up he came and picked us up from our hotel, and took us to the restaurant. We sat down and had some wine and 10 minutes later the courses started and they were all awesome! Wow! I was 5 star gourmet, for what you would pay triple for in the States! We later found out That the Chef used to work Secrets the Vine and boy could you tell with the presentation and the taste! Picture are below, this is my new favorite restaurant in Cancun. No way I go to cancun and not stop and see me new buddy Joel! A must try, you will not be disappointed!!! See you guys soon.

User
2017-03-30
 Best Seafood
Every dish are so delicious, clams, fish, salmon, tuna are fresh. The seafood soup are great. their price are reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Boston, Massachusetts
2017-02-06
 Delicious neighborhood seafood restaurant
El Puerto Clam House used to be located downtown, but moved about a year ago so it is closer to where people live…I wished that I lived nearby. Unfortunately, it is necessary to take a cab there, rather than the public bus from the hotel zone. The seafood and fish are very fresh and I enjoyed the paella whereas my husband enjoyed the fish with garlic sauce. The paella was about 300 pesos and large, so I ended up taking some home. .My favorite drink is a mango margarita, with the small bottle of beer in it. Complimentary chips and a trio of sauces are served as well.

Lincoln, Nebraska
2017-01-01
 Fresh Seafood
Had the best meal of our entire trip. Joel and his staff were truly amazing. We were recommended to this place by a local at our resort and our party of 11 can't stop talking about it. Thank you Joel can't wait to see you again.

User
2016-12-31
 Exceeded expectations
Perfect night. Clams, oysters, snapper, Octopus, lobster and fantastic wine. A hidden gem & a higlight of our vacation.

Bristol, New Hampshire
2016-12-20
 Food and service are great
Fun evening with fresh fish and great drinks.The paella was full of seafood. We also had the garlic fish fillet. Both meals were great but the mango drink with the upside down beer sticking out unusual and great. The service is also great. Bottom line is that there was nothing to complain about.

Dallas, Texas
2016-11-01
 3rd time
This was our third visit. Amazing. Joel the owner is an amazing host. His staff is great. Food is amazing. Incredible value. We started with pulpo tostado and ceviche tostados Wow. Then camarones Taco and grilled pulpo. Best octopus u have ever eAten. Go!

User
2016-05-27
 Truly amazing, hidden gem of Cancun!
Outstanding, fresh seafood at terrific prices. The food was outstanding as was the service. El Puerto Clam House and Grill knows how to prepare and serve great seafood. Highly recommend that you try it.

Dallas, Texas
2016-02-12
 find it!
idden gem.i asked the chef at du mexique, our favorite place, where he liked to eat when he wasn't working. he recommended el puerto.it's not easy to find but worth it.the owner is such a great host. great pride in his food and your enjoyment.we had the tuna tiradato and pulpo tostados to start - amazing.we had the grilled pulpo next - best i have ever had.we will make this a regular stop when we are in cancun

Luqa, Malta
2016-01-17
 Worth every Peso
So, where do I start? The incredible hospitality of Joel, the owner? The excellent service offered by his gentle staff? The fresh starters of clams and oysters or the delectable fish for mains? Restaurant has relocated and I only turned up because I was persistent. Please check their location and contact details on their Facebook page. Price of $1300 MXN for 3 including gratuity was more than acceptable by US and European standards. Will be back. Joel finally guided us to our hotel. Incredible.

Chicago, Illinois
2016-01-13
 I wish it were more.stars.to.give!!!
So my wife's birthday is Dec 15th, and we were going to be in Cancun. I research a nice place to take her (shout out to TripAdvisor), and boy did I make the right choice!!! I called a few weeks before our trip to set everything up, and I got to speak with Joel. He speaks great english which was great for me because my Spanish is muy Malo lol. I wanted to make so all she had to do was come in and sit down and enjoy. Joel was more than happy to help me with this, he gave me suggestions on items she would love off the menu (she definitely loved everything). He even allowed me to put things not on the restaurants menu, on her special birthday menu(the seafood stuffed poblano was to die for!)! So with it all set up he came and picked us up from our hotel, and took us to the restaurant. We sat down and had some wine and 10 minutes later the courses started and they were all awesome! Wow! I was 5 star gourmet, for what you would pay triple for in the States! We later found out That the Chef used to work Secrets the Vine and boy could you tell with the presentation and the taste! Picture are below, this is my new favorite restaurant in Cancun. No way I go to cancun and not stop and see me new buddy Joel! A must try, you will not be disappointed!!! See you guys soon.

User
2017-03-30
 Best Seafood
Every dish are so delicious, clams, fish, salmon, tuna are fresh. The seafood soup are great. their price are reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Boston, Massachusetts
2017-02-06
 Delicious neighborhood seafood restaurant
El Puerto Clam House used to be located downtown, but moved about a year ago so it is closer to where people live…I wished that I lived nearby. Unfortunately, it is necessary to take a cab there, rather than the public bus from the hotel zone. The seafood and fish are very fresh and I enjoyed the paella whereas my husband enjoyed the fish with garlic sauce. The paella was about 300 pesos and large, so I ended up taking some home. .My favorite drink is a mango margarita, with the small bottle of beer in it. Complimentary chips and a trio of sauces are served as well.

Lincoln, Nebraska
2017-01-01
 Fresh Seafood
Had the best meal of our entire trip. Joel and his staff were truly amazing. We were recommended to this place by a local at our resort and our party of 11 can't stop talking about it. Thank you Joel can't wait to see you again.

User
2016-12-31
 Exceeded expectations
Perfect night. Clams, oysters, snapper, Octopus, lobster and fantastic wine. A hidden gem & a higlight of our vacation.

Bristol, New Hampshire
2016-12-20
 Food and service are great
Fun evening with fresh fish and great drinks.The paella was full of seafood. We also had the garlic fish fillet. Both meals were great but the mango drink with the upside down beer sticking out unusual and great. The service is also great. Bottom line is that there was nothing to complain about.

Dallas, Texas
2016-11-01
 3rd time
This was our third visit. Amazing. Joel the owner is an amazing host. His staff is great. Food is amazing. Incredible value. We started with pulpo tostado and ceviche tostados Wow. Then camarones Taco and grilled pulpo. Best octopus u have ever eAten. Go!

User
2016-05-27
 Truly amazing, hidden gem of Cancun!
Outstanding, fresh seafood at terrific prices. The food was outstanding as was the service. El Puerto Clam House and Grill knows how to prepare and serve great seafood. Highly recommend that you try it.

Dallas, Texas
2016-02-12
 find it!
idden gem.i asked the chef at du mexique, our favorite place, where he liked to eat when he wasn't working. he recommended el puerto.it's not easy to find but worth it.the owner is such a great host. great pride in his food and your enjoyment.we had the tuna tiradato and pulpo tostados to start - amazing.we had the grilled pulpo next - best i have ever had.we will make this a regular stop when we are in cancun

Luqa, Malta
2016-01-17
 Worth every Peso
So, where do I start? The incredible hospitality of Joel, the owner? The excellent service offered by his gentle staff? The fresh starters of clams and oysters or the delectable fish for mains? Restaurant has relocated and I only turned up because I was persistent. Please check their location and contact details on their Facebook page. Price of $1300 MXN for 3 including gratuity was more than acceptable by US and European standards. Will be back. Joel finally guided us to our hotel. Incredible.

Chicago, Illinois
2016-01-13
 I wish it were more.stars.to.give!!!
So my wife's birthday is Dec 15th, and we were going to be in Cancun. I research a nice place to take her (shout out to TripAdvisor), and boy did I make the right choice!!! I called a few weeks before our trip to set everything up, and I got to speak with Joel. He speaks great english which was great for me because my Spanish is muy Malo lol. I wanted to make so all she had to do was come in and sit down and enjoy. Joel was more than happy to help me with this, he gave me suggestions on items she would love off the menu (she definitely loved everything). He even allowed me to put things not on the restaurants menu, on her special birthday menu(the seafood stuffed poblano was to die for!)! So with it all set up he came and picked us up from our hotel, and took us to the restaurant. We sat down and had some wine and 10 minutes later the courses started and they were all awesome! Wow! I was 5 star gourmet, for what you would pay triple for in the States! We later found out That the Chef used to work Secrets the Vine and boy could you tell with the presentation and the taste! Picture are below, this is my new favorite restaurant in Cancun. No way I go to cancun and not stop and see me new buddy Joel! A must try, you will not be disappointed!!! See you guys soon.

User
2017-03-30
 Best Seafood
Every dish are so delicious, clams, fish, salmon, tuna are fresh. The seafood soup are great. their price are reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Boston, Massachusetts
2017-02-06
 Delicious neighborhood seafood restaurant
El Puerto Clam House used to be located downtown, but moved about a year ago so it is closer to where people live…I wished that I lived nearby. Unfortunately, it is necessary to take a cab there, rather than the public bus from the hotel zone. The seafood and fish are very fresh and I enjoyed the paella whereas my husband enjoyed the fish with garlic sauce. The paella was about 300 pesos and large, so I ended up taking some home. .My favorite drink is a mango margarita, with the small bottle of beer in it. Complimentary chips and a trio of sauces are served as well.

Lincoln, Nebraska
2017-01-01
 Fresh Seafood
Had the best meal of our entire trip. Joel and his staff were truly amazing. We were recommended to this place by a local at our resort and our party of 11 can't stop talking about it. Thank you Joel can't wait to see you again.

User
2016-12-31
 Exceeded expectations
Perfect night. Clams, oysters, snapper, Octopus, lobster and fantastic wine. A hidden gem & a higlight of our vacation.

Bristol, New Hampshire
2016-12-20
 Food and service are great
Fun evening with fresh fish and great drinks.The paella was full of seafood. We also had the garlic fish fillet. Both meals were great but the mango drink with the upside down beer sticking out unusual and great. The service is also great. Bottom line is that there was nothing to complain about.

Dallas, Texas
2016-11-01
 3rd time
This was our third visit. Amazing. Joel the owner is an amazing host. His staff is great. Food is amazing. Incredible value. We started with pulpo tostado and ceviche tostados Wow. Then camarones Taco and grilled pulpo. Best octopus u have ever eAten. Go!

User
2016-05-27
 Truly amazing, hidden gem of Cancun!
Outstanding, fresh seafood at terrific prices. The food was outstanding as was the service. El Puerto Clam House and Grill knows how to prepare and serve great seafood. Highly recommend that you try it.

Dallas, Texas
2016-02-12
 find it!
idden gem.i asked the chef at du mexique, our favorite place, where he liked to eat when he wasn't working. he recommended el puerto.it's not easy to find but worth it.the owner is such a great host. great pride in his food and your enjoyment.we had the tuna tiradato and pulpo tostados to start - amazing.we had the grilled pulpo next - best i have ever had.we will make this a regular stop when we are in cancun

Luqa, Malta
2016-01-17
 Worth every Peso
So, where do I start? The incredible hospitality of Joel, the owner? The excellent service offered by his gentle staff? The fresh starters of clams and oysters or the delectable fish for mains? Restaurant has relocated and I only turned up because I was persistent. Please check their location and contact details on their Facebook page. Price of $1300 MXN for 3 including gratuity was more than acceptable by US and European standards. Will be back. Joel finally guided us to our hotel. Incredible.

Chicago, Illinois
2016-01-13
 I wish it were more.stars.to.give!!!
So my wife's birthday is Dec 15th, and we were going to be in Cancun. I research a nice place to take her (shout out to TripAdvisor), and boy did I make the right choice!!! I called a few weeks before our trip to set everything up, and I got to speak with Joel. He speaks great english which was great for me because my Spanish is muy Malo lol. I wanted to make so all she had to do was come in and sit down and enjoy. Joel was more than happy to help me with this, he gave me suggestions on items she would love off the menu (she definitely loved everything). He even allowed me to put things not on the restaurants menu, on her special birthday menu(the seafood stuffed poblano was to die for!)! So with it all set up he came and picked us up from our hotel, and took us to the restaurant. We sat down and had some wine and 10 minutes later the courses started and they were all awesome! Wow! I was 5 star gourmet, for what you would pay triple for in the States! We later found out That the Chef used to work Secrets the Vine and boy could you tell with the presentation and the taste! Picture are below, this is my new favorite restaurant in Cancun. No way I go to cancun and not stop and see me new buddy Joel! A must try, you will not be disappointed!!! See you guys soon.

User
2017-03-30
 Best Seafood
Every dish are so delicious, clams, fish, salmon, tuna are fresh. The seafood soup are great. their price are reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Boston, Massachusetts
2017-02-06
 Delicious neighborhood seafood restaurant
El Puerto Clam House used to be located downtown, but moved about a year ago so it is closer to where people live…I wished that I lived nearby. Unfortunately, it is necessary to take a cab there, rather than the public bus from the hotel zone. The seafood and fish are very fresh and I enjoyed the paella whereas my husband enjoyed the fish with garlic sauce. The paella was about 300 pesos and large, so I ended up taking some home. .My favorite drink is a mango margarita, with the small bottle of beer in it. Complimentary chips and a trio of sauces are served as well.

Lincoln, Nebraska
2017-01-01
 Fresh Seafood
Had the best meal of our entire trip. Joel and his staff were truly amazing. We were recommended to this place by a local at our resort and our party of 11 can't stop talking about it. Thank you Joel can't wait to see you again.

User
2016-12-31
 Exceeded expectations
Perfect night. Clams, oysters, snapper, Octopus, lobster and fantastic wine. A hidden gem & a higlight of our vacation.

Bristol, New Hampshire
2016-12-20
 Food and service are great
Fun evening with fresh fish and great drinks.The paella was full of seafood. We also had the garlic fish fillet. Both meals were great but the mango drink with the upside down beer sticking out unusual and great. The service is also great. Bottom line is that there was nothing to complain about.

Dallas, Texas
2016-11-01
 3rd time
This was our third visit. Amazing. Joel the owner is an amazing host. His staff is great. Food is amazing. Incredible value. We started with pulpo tostado and ceviche tostados Wow. Then camarones Taco and grilled pulpo. Best octopus u have ever eAten. Go!

User
2016-05-27
 Truly amazing, hidden gem of Cancun!
Outstanding, fresh seafood at terrific prices. The food was outstanding as was the service. El Puerto Clam House and Grill knows how to prepare and serve great seafood. Highly recommend that you try it.

Dallas, Texas
2016-02-12
 find it!
idden gem.i asked the chef at du mexique, our favorite place, where he liked to eat when he wasn't working. he recommended el puerto.it's not easy to find but worth it.the owner is such a great host. great pride in his food and your enjoyment.we had the tuna tiradato and pulpo tostados to start - amazing.we had the grilled pulpo next - best i have ever had.we will make this a regular stop when we are in cancun

Luqa, Malta
2016-01-17
 Worth every Peso
So, where do I start? The incredible hospitality of Joel, the owner? The excellent service offered by his gentle staff? The fresh starters of clams and oysters or the delectable fish for mains? Restaurant has relocated and I only turned up because I was persistent. Please check their location and contact details on their Facebook page. Price of $1300 MXN for 3 including gratuity was more than acceptable by US and European standards. Will be back. Joel finally guided us to our hotel. Incredible.

Chicago, Illinois
2016-01-13
 I wish it were more.stars.to.give!!!
So my wife's birthday is Dec 15th, and we were going to be in Cancun. I research a nice place to take her (shout out to TripAdvisor), and boy did I make the right choice!!! I called a few weeks before our trip to set everything up, and I got to speak with Joel. He speaks great english which was great for me because my Spanish is muy Malo lol. I wanted to make so all she had to do was come in and sit down and enjoy. Joel was more than happy to help me with this, he gave me suggestions on items she would love off the menu (she definitely loved everything). He even allowed me to put things not on the restaurants menu, on her special birthday menu(the seafood stuffed poblano was to die for!)! So with it all set up he came and picked us up from our hotel, and took us to the restaurant. We sat down and had some wine and 10 minutes later the courses started and they were all awesome! Wow! I was 5 star gourmet, for what you would pay triple for in the States! We later found out That the Chef used to work Secrets the Vine and boy could you tell with the presentation and the taste! Picture are below, this is my new favorite restaurant in Cancun. No way I go to cancun and not stop and see me new buddy Joel! A must try, you will not be disappointed!!! See you guys soon.

User
2017-03-30
 Best Seafood
Every dish are so delicious, clams, fish, salmon, tuna are fresh. The seafood soup are great. their price are reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Boston, Massachusetts
2017-02-06
 Delicious neighborhood seafood restaurant
El Puerto Clam House used to be located downtown, but moved about a year ago so it is closer to where people live…I wished that I lived nearby. Unfortunately, it is necessary to take a cab there, rather than the public bus from the hotel zone. The seafood and fish are very fresh and I enjoyed the paella whereas my husband enjoyed the fish with garlic sauce. The paella was about 300 pesos and large, so I ended up taking some home. .My favorite drink is a mango margarita, with the small bottle of beer in it. Complimentary chips and a trio of sauces are served as well.

Lincoln, Nebraska
2017-01-01
 Fresh Seafood
Had the best meal of our entire trip. Joel and his staff were truly amazing. We were recommended to this place by a local at our resort and our party of 11 can't stop talking about it. Thank you Joel can't wait to see you again.

User
2016-12-31
 Exceeded expectations
Perfect night. Clams, oysters, snapper, Octopus, lobster and fantastic wine. A hidden gem & a higlight of our vacation.

Bristol, New Hampshire
2016-12-20
 Food and service are great
Fun evening with fresh fish and great drinks.The paella was full of seafood. We also had the garlic fish fillet. Both meals were great but the mango drink with the upside down beer sticking out unusual and great. The service is also great. Bottom line is that there was nothing to complain about.

Dallas, Texas
2016-11-01
 3rd time
This was our third visit. Amazing. Joel the owner is an amazing host. His staff is great. Food is amazing. Incredible value. We started with pulpo tostado and ceviche tostados Wow. Then camarones Taco and grilled pulpo. Best octopus u have ever eAten. Go!

User
2016-05-27
 Truly amazing, hidden gem of Cancun!
Outstanding, fresh seafood at terrific prices. The food was outstanding as was the service. El Puerto Clam House and Grill knows how to prepare and serve great seafood. Highly recommend that you try it.

Dallas, Texas
2016-02-12
 find it!
idden gem.i asked the chef at du mexique, our favorite place, where he liked to eat when he wasn't working. he recommended el puerto.it's not easy to find but worth it.the owner is such a great host. great pride in his food and your enjoyment.we had the tuna tiradato and pulpo tostados to start - amazing.we had the grilled pulpo next - best i have ever had.we will make this a regular stop when we are in cancun

Luqa, Malta
2016-01-17
 Worth every Peso
So, where do I start? The incredible hospitality of Joel, the owner? The excellent service offered by his gentle staff? The fresh starters of clams and oysters or the delectable fish for mains? Restaurant has relocated and I only turned up because I was persistent. Please check their location and contact details on their Facebook page. Price of $1300 MXN for 3 including gratuity was more than acceptable by US and European standards. Will be back. Joel finally guided us to our hotel. Incredible.

Chicago, Illinois
2016-01-13
 I wish it were more.stars.to.give!!!
So my wife's birthday is Dec 15th, and we were going to be in Cancun. I research a nice place to take her (shout out to TripAdvisor), and boy did I make the right choice!!! I called a few weeks before our trip to set everything up, and I got to speak with Joel. He speaks great english which was great for me because my Spanish is muy Malo lol. I wanted to make so all she had to do was come in and sit down and enjoy. Joel was more than happy to help me with this, he gave me suggestions on items she would love off the menu (she definitely loved everything). He even allowed me to put things not on the restaurants menu, on her special birthday menu(the seafood stuffed poblano was to die for!)! So with it all set up he came and picked us up from our hotel, and took us to the restaurant. We sat down and had some wine and 10 minutes later the courses started and they were all awesome! Wow! I was 5 star gourmet, for what you would pay triple for in the States! We later found out That the Chef used to work Secrets the Vine and boy could you tell with the presentation and the taste! Picture are below, this is my new favorite restaurant in Cancun. No way I go to cancun and not stop and see me new buddy Joel! A must try, you will not be disappointed!!! See you guys soon.

User
2016-01-02
 What A Find!
We went here after a long bus ride from Tulum. We were tired and hungry and not looking for a great lunch, but we found it here by happy accident! The food is prepared fresh and the Margarita Cadillac was the best Margarita I've had in two weeks in Mexico. Great friendly service and a spotless restaurant. We plan on returning before we leave for home.

Hue, Vietnam
2015-12-26
 I'm coming back
Normally when traveling, I try to experience as many different places as possible but I want another go at this place. An unassuming small place located downtown, I was blown away. Left with a smile feeling totally pleased. Started with a wonderfully fresh tuna carpaccio. Main course was the shrimp diabla, both slightly tangy and spicy in a way that makes you crave more of it. Joel - both friendly and hospitable - told me it is a chardonnay based recipe, somewhat like a glaze I thought. We also discussed the lobster I plan on having before I leave. Incredible place and not that it matters after such a great, unbelievably reasonably priced.

Boston, Massachusetts
2015-12-17
 Wish that I ventured to Downtown Cancun before! Fresh, fresh, fish & seafood!! Gourmet quality
If you look at my review of Pik Nik, you will read that after 7 years of vacationing in Cancun, we finally ventured to Downtown Cancun to eat, and I wish that I had done so years ago. We also tried El Puerto Clam House and we were warmly taken care of by Joel and his staff. Joel and the chef have so much passion about food and it shows. Since this was our first time at Joel’s restaurant, we had a few questions and Joel aptly guided us to a spectacular meal. The prices are very reasonable! I had Shrimps with a chipotle sauce which came with a side of rice and a salad. It was excellent.My husband had catch of the day which Joel showed him before it was cooked…wonderfully fresh!! It was grilled with lime and garlic…he was served the whole fish, so I enjoyed it too!The restaurant is very clean, and Joel told us how important cleaniness is for him. There was a live lobster tank there too, which in addition to lobsters, contained several types of clams and oysters. Again, the fish is very fresh!We tried a few drinks that Joel recommended as well. A mango drink with beer, and a tamarind michelada...both excellent!So don’t hesitate to venture out to try El Puerto Clam House. From the hotel zone, take the R1 bus, and get off just past the Chedraui…the white government building will be on your right, and there will be a Burger King across the street. Cross the street and go down the small street which has the Burger King on the corner. Then walk through Parque des Palapas and go to first road across from Parque des Palabra. The restaurant will be on the right side.Highly recommend this restaurant! We will be back.

User
2015-12-17
 This restaurant is worth finding...go there tonight and you will leave happy.
The employees at this restaurant work very hard to serve you the freshest fish possible. I requested that my fish be grilled with garlic and lime and the fish was cooked perfectly and flavored just right. Most restaurants in Cancun serve the same style food. It was really nice to have the taste of the freshness come through. Order the catch of the day and you get the whole fish that was caught that day! Plus you can ask that the fish be prepared a certain way!!!!The restaurant is easy to find if you take the R1 bus and get off next to the town hall. Use google maps and simply type in the restaurant name and you will see that it is almost a straight shot and the neighborhood is safe. Be adventurous and just go. I want to make sure enough people go so the place will still be there so I can return many times.

Vienna, Austria
2015-12-01
 Perfect anniversary dinner, thanks to the team!
Despite the atmosphere lacks of romance, the food and drinks and, the people preparing them, are fabulous.We did not go for the whole langusta but "only' for the tale and therefore we chose to get the recommended shrimps as starter - best choice!Keep the quality up as it is, thanks guys!

User
2015-11-20
 Amazingly fresh seafood made with passion and a creative twist.
I don't often leave reviews despite visiting countless places. It really needs to be remarkable for me to go to the effort. I highly recommend you visit Joel at El Puerto Clamhouse if you enjoy fresh seafood. The team here are so passionate about their business and the service is truly exceptional. The dishes are creative and utilise the freshest said available. My 3 course dinner consisted of :1. Caribbean Ceviche - a great starter which breaks away from the conventional style. The inclusion of pineapple to the generous amounts of fish and prawn was a genuinely mouth watering entre. 2. Octopus Tatemando - my standout dish which was personalty recommended by Joel. Perfectly grilled octopus tentacles on chat potato topped with a dark sauce which bursted out a nice blend of garlic, pepper infused oil amongst other spices. 3. Vuelve a la Vida (return to life) a unique seafood cocktail with oysters, and generous amounts of shrimp, prawn and fish with a unique sauce moderately spiced and a hint of brandy. This place should really be top 10 in Cancún.

Belize
2015-10-30
 Excellent Food and Drinks...even better Customer Service!!!
What a great experience. First of all, we had no help from local taxis on finding the location because later we find out that they don't receive commission for taking guest there. We sent the restaurant a FB message and they arranged to have two vehicles pick our group of 5 up at our resort. We arrived and the owner walked us through the menu. We told him our favorite seafood and he suggested various dishes. We started with a mix ceviche and homemade tortilla chips. Shrimp tosados were another appetizer and the mixture of vegetables, mayo based sauce with the touch of lime made this dish...PERFECTO!!! We all ordered different dishes from Fettuccine Marinara Seafood Combo to Catch of the Day and Soft shell Crabs. Everything was simply Delish. When we thought it was all over the owner shared with us a glass of the signature cocktail, EL TORITO, a peanut rum milky drink. VIVA El TORITO!!! Best drink ever. To top if off, it was my hubby's birthday and a slice of cheesecake with a volcano candle was presented to him with Mananitas Mexicana playing on the sound system. This was simply a great experience and can't wait to go back.

Honolulu, Hawaii
2015-09-10
 Good food good drink .. Lets Eat!!!!
Nice clean Restaurant, As a lover of TACOS they hit the spot. I enjoyed and recommend eating here. The food was great

holbox
2015-07-29
 Amazing fresh seafood- great concept and service!
Downtown Cancun offers much in International cuisine. But when in Cancun, you can´t miss the fresh seafood fished fresh daily from the original families in Pto. Juarez and surrounding areas. El Puerto offers it all with wonderful Sazon and great reception. In the middle of the craziness is this great oasis with some of the best seafood straight from the tank picked still live in front of you. Go now before it gets so popular that youll need a reservation!

User
2016-01-02
 What A Find!
We went here after a long bus ride from Tulum. We were tired and hungry and not looking for a great lunch, but we found it here by happy accident! The food is prepared fresh and the Margarita Cadillac was the best Margarita I've had in two weeks in Mexico. Great friendly service and a spotless restaurant. We plan on returning before we leave for home.

Hue, Vietnam
2015-12-26
 I'm coming back
Normally when traveling, I try to experience as many different places as possible but I want another go at this place. An unassuming small place located downtown, I was blown away. Left with a smile feeling totally pleased. Started with a wonderfully fresh tuna carpaccio. Main course was the shrimp diabla, both slightly tangy and spicy in a way that makes you crave more of it. Joel - both friendly and hospitable - told me it is a chardonnay based recipe, somewhat like a glaze I thought. We also discussed the lobster I plan on having before I leave. Incredible place and not that it matters after such a great, unbelievably reasonably priced.

boulder city, nv
2015-10-22
 Not bad and good price
The place is in downtown area that most American tourists may be leery of exploring. Owner told me he is moving soon closer to hotel area. Ordered raw clams that were from Ensenada and they were fresh. Also had ceviche that was good. If he could also offer cocktail sauce and maybe horseradish more Americans would be happy. Credit card machine did not work so had to pay cash. If you experience the same problem, you will know this is an excuse to refuse cc

boulder city, nv
2015-10-22
 Not bad and good price
The place is in downtown area that most American tourists may be leery of exploring. Owner told me he is moving soon closer to hotel area. Ordered raw clams that were from Ensenada and they were fresh. Also had ceviche that was good. If he could also offer cocktail sauce and maybe horseradish more Americans would be happy. Credit card machine did not work so had to pay cash. If you experience the same problem, you will know this is an excuse to refuse cc

Cuisines

Caribbean
Seafood
Mexican
Latin
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals

Lunch
Dinner
Brunch
Restaurant Features

Reservations
Accepts Visa
Takeout
Outdoor Seating
Seating
Waitstaff
Parking Available
Serves Alcohol
Accepts Mastercard
Free Wifi
Wheelchair Accessible
Accepts Credit Cards
Good for

Special occasions
Large groups
Families with children
Kids
Price range

Mid-range
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