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“Good food but choose carefully! ”
Review of Locanda Paolo

Locanda Paolo
Ranked #82 of 1,036 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$31
Cuisines: Italian, Fusion
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Locanda Paolo, Italian Fusion Ristorante. We are a family run restaurant that just celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Proud to be a Downtown Restaurant.. we provide service to both locals and turists. The experience of visiting Locanda Paolo is never the same. Owners are on site and greet, serve, recommend and cook for you. We are a small and discreet restaurant. We like keeping it like that!! Let Paolo and Rafa help you personalize your own meal. "Food for the soul made with the Heart" a classy yet traditional Italian dinner.
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

An easy bus ride up from the Hotel Zone, Locanda Paolo is located in a converted house near Superama, as are several other very good restaurants (see my recent reviews of Du Mexique and La Dolce Vita). They have a nice menu with many interesting choices and the wine list is small but varied. Wine by the glass is available but you have to ask. The food we ordered was well-prepared and nicely presented. The range of portion sizes, however, was unexpected. My wife's yellowfin tuna with an olive tampinade was large enough that we took a lot back with us and both shared it for dinner the next night too. It was fresh and I recommend it without reservation. On the other hand, my US$38 "Surf and Turf" consisted of a small piece of veal and three shrimp. Despite the fact that it was prepared well and had nice flavors, it was gone in a few mouthfuls and most certainly was not worth the cost. If you get as far as dessert, however, the dark chocolate gelato was spectacular and the cappuccino was nicely done. So, try the fresh fish, avoid the Surf and Turf, and leave room for dessert and you won't be disappointed.

Thank coloradojeff
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

As if it wouldn't be enough to go to this restaurant for the food itself, Paolo is yet another reason to revisit this restaurant. What a charming man who has a way to make you feel like an old friend. Four of us agreed that this restaurant is well worth the trip into downtown Cancun. What a fun night with a great meal!!

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Thank thebigc050
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Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

This is our favorite place. Every time we have something to celebrate, we go to Locanda Paolo. Great service, great food and great atmosphere. I strongly recomendados this place for any ocassion.

Thank hector-delvalle
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

We have been to Cancun approximately 14 times in the past 20 years. Each year we have a few must visit restaurants and then we also try some new places. On the recommendation of another time share owner we visited Locanda Paolo this year for the first time and LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it! The food was outstanding, the service impeccable, wonderful ambiance and Paolo himself was so interesting to talk to. Prices are reasonable for an upscale restaurant, not inexpensive but not over the top either. Save room for the homemade gelato which was as good as Italy. There is no question that we will visit each and every time we return to Cancun

Thank Gina B
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Went to Locanda Paolo during our stay in cancun. We wanted somewhere nice to go with friends and it was perfect. The owner and chef Paolo came over and talked to us. He helped us decide all what to eat and it was amazing!!! No one had any complaints and we were so pleased with the service. I would definitely recommend it to anyone in cancun. It is an amazing atmosphere with amazing people. Best Italian food I have had in a long time!!
Gracias Paolo!!!

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Thank Jillian K
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