María Dolores

A vegetable-focused high-end dining experience in Cancun

One of the most wholesome dining experiences in the Riviera Maya region, María Dolores by Edgar Núñez sits within the all-inclusive Atelier Playa Mujeres in Cancun’s northern edge in a prestigious gated area facing Isla Mujeres. The elevated gastronomy is not included in a hotel stay, but it is open to outside guests. A love letter to the owner’s wife, María Dolores, it is one of the region’s most exclusive restaurants with an intimate setting for delighting in modern Mexican cuisine.

Crafted by celebrity chef Núñez from Mexico City, the menu offers a contemporary interpretation of traditional dishes spotlighting vegetables. It also includes international plates with a Mexican twist. Choose between a tasting menu or à la carte options; for both, waiters can help customize the order, encompassing the chef’s most notable dishes. An elaborate wine menu features an array of international pours and a meticulous selection of Mexican bottles that the sommelier can help you navigate. The bar, too, prepares bespoke craft cocktails to kick off or cap off the standout meal.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The seasonal menu is a fascinating take on Mexico’s culinary art. The fresh presentation appeals to all the senses and highlights the work of Mexican agriculture (one of the largest in the world).
  • A violin performance of various Mexican and Latin American covers subtly accompanies the evening, creating a romantic atmosphere.
  • Design at the Cancun restaurant features artisanal Mexican craft from the furnishings to the artwork, which portrays an image of the Mexican woman in different stages of her life. The bar deserves a special mention with its beautiful location at the entrance and stunning marble countertop.
  • Chef’s compliments include an array of well-balanced salsas and a perfectly crunchy tlayuda chip.
  • Attentive and intuitive service at the restaurant includes bilingual waiters well-versed in cuisine, wine and mixology. You can feel comfortable leaving your dining decisions in the hands of the waitstaff.

The Food

  • Núñez’s seasonal and ever-changing menu ensures that returning guests can always indulge in new culinary surprises.
  • An array of simple and comforting Mexican dishes like fideo seco and Caesar salad .
  • The menu pays homage to the beachfront location with seafood dishes, including fresh ceviches and tostadas. Some daily specials also include fish-based dishes.
  • Try María Dolores’ numerous “soups and greens,” including a Mexican version of French onion soup, black bean soup and white pozole.
  • Desserts are well-balanced with flavors, not too sweet and highlight local ingredients, including a local herb called chaya.

Getting There
Prolongación Bonampak S/N Mz 1 Lote RTH4, SM3, Complejo Playa Mujeres, Zona Continental, 77400 Q.R. Zona Continental, 77400 Mexico
TEL998- 500-4848
NeighborhoodPlaya Mujeres
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