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Restaurant Rio Nizuc

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Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 22, Cancun, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant food,view,service,pricrs very good. But beware of the parking lot of this restaurant. You pay tip for they security but our chevrolet aveo was lockpicked and pur bagpack & ipad stolen. About 800 euro damage. I strongly reccommend : do not park your rental car at this place. ACHTUNG DIEBE UNTERWEGS , AUTO AUFGEBROCHEN ,RUCKSACK GEKLAUT. NUTZEN SIE NICHT DEN... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we stepped into the restaurant we were standing directly in front of the desert table covered with a huge variety of deserts. I knew that I was going to have a tough time selecting one after I finished with my main course. Speaking of the main course, there were so many selections it was difficult to decide which entree... More 

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Granite Falls, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Every year my husband and I go to Cancun, we visit Restaurant Rio Nizuc. We have been visiting Cancun every year or two since 1995. The changes to Cancun are unbelievable, but this restaurant remains the unique place we have always enjoyed. It is fun to watch the boats and jet ski's go out into the ocean and come back... More 

Thank JoAnnSteinbach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I'm sad in some ways that the word is out on this place - hopefully, it retains it's charm. It is not for the faint-at-heart as finding it takes some effort - including a walk on planks and path into the woods along the river. You get to select a big fresh-caught fish for them to grill up in "the... More 

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Franklin, Louisiana
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Sure, it's hard to find. That's part of the draw! This beautiful place serves the freshest seafood you can find. You can pick your own fish, out of the cooler it was dropped in when it was caught, this a.m. While we waited for them to prepare our half and half fish (tikin xic/garlic sauce), we started with ceviche and... More 

Thank theblackcrab
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Getting there is an adventure but worth the effort. We had ceviche as a starter which was wonderful. We shared a huge of red snapper, the catch of the day. The view is very nice. We were the only people there except staff.Beer could be colder. The waiter brought the whole fish to our table prior to preparing to get... More 

Thank lovetotravel95
Niles, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Have been here 3 times and have NEVER been disappointed. Select your own fresh caught fish and shrimp and they prepare it perfectly every time. Get the chips and homemade salsa too. They also serve beer and soda and probably other food and drinks as well. The place is hard to find; very, very primitive. Not Ruth's Chris - no... More 

Thank Neil C
Cancun, Mexico
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

I have heard about this place for years and decided to give it a try. The walk from the parking lot is a bit treacherous-cracked concrete, walking on a 2x4, and finally, over a rickety bridge we arrived at the rustic restaurant. Unfortunately, the food left a bit to be desired. Ceviche was good, but nothing special. The grilled shrimp... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is an amazing jewel hidden between the big hotels at the end of the Cancun island. Its humble tables and chairs under primitive palapas (and not very attractive bathroom facilities) are greatly compensated by the awesome views next to the river and the ocean. You can literally walk out from under the palapas into the water for at least... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

This is a hidden place that looks a bit sketchy at first, but turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The fish was amazing. I had Barracuda and shrimp. Yummy! And I can honestly say I am not a big seafood person, but this was finger licking good. It's pretty chill with nice scenery you can take a dip in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 22, Cancun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?