La Cantina at Vidanta Riviera Maya
LaCantina located in the Salem restaurant area of Mayan Palace, Riviera Maya. Upscale Mexican food, some unique dinner options, excellent service, quality and variety of food options. Mixed bag of music on all screens during dinner. We liked but if you like a quiet dinner environment, best to somewhere else.
Food, table, decor and service were great. Disco and rap music on big screen TVs were no good.
Our visit was really nice. Open Table assured us no wait time. The ambiance was very Mexican and authentic. Mariachi music came through and was wonderful if a little loud. The good was wonderful. Nice portions. Great presentation
Great service and great authentic food! Great ambience!
I was there twice. Loved the soups and the salsas. The entrees were okay, not nearly as memorable. The service both times was exceptional. The old music videos - a mix of old American and Latin videos were fun. The volume, however, was too much and made personal conversation difficult. When the live music marched into the restaurant, all conversation had to cease, as it was exceptionally loud for the space. The live music was good, just too loud for the space.
Terrific service from Christian and the rest of the wait staff. Delicious meals including beef fajitas, floutas, beef tongue, and great guacamole! We dined later in the evening so it wasn’t too crowded.
Everything about our dinner experience this past Saturday night was amazing! Our server Christian was excellent! Very friendly, helpful, and attentive. We sat outside and it was such a beautiful set up and the weather felt great. It was retro night in SALUM so the dj and the music was great. We ordered the steak fajitas and lobster tacos to share and they were to die for! We truly enjoyed our dinner experience and would definitely recommend the restaurant.
Temp was very cool, music was eclectic with strange collection
Specialty drink too expensive for what we got
We enjoyed THE entire meal
Everything about La Cantina was amazing. The service from the front door to the table, menu and cocktails are outstanding. Perfect place to spend the last evening of our vacation.
What a waste of time and money. Service was terrible. Food was overall the worst I have had in a long time.
Don't go. Way too noisy and TV's with very loud in your face concerts made for a poor dining experience.
Great spot for Thanksgiving!
Great drink from the Mixology Menu, Xilan-Go. Entrée was very good, beef was tender and cooked to order, loved the dessert.
Awesome setting. The food was great. Wait staff were a little off their game. I would come back again as the food was awesome! It was a specialty night with a famous chef kitchen take over.
Reservation was made through Opentable. When we arrived, we were told that the restaurant was closed that evening and that they had tried to reach us. No calls were made to our phone or to our hotel room (we are on property). They did make reservations for us (we were told they were sold out but made an exception) for the next evening. We had dinner and the restaurant was almost empty. The restaurant music level was very loud. We did find out later there was outdoor seating that was much quieter however that was never offered to us. We ordered, the waiter bought our main course and forgot to bring the appetizers ordered. No apology was made. The main course was flavorful but we were so frustrated at this point that we didn't enjoy the meal. No apology was given for the lack of service or the change in reservation.
This was a very good meal at a unbelievable resort.... The mariachi band was awesome and the food was just about the best!!!
Waiter Rodrego was very attentive. Good food!!! Our 2nd time eating there this vacation. 😀
I thought the food was good, the service was good and it was a nice experience. My problem was that I found it expensive for what we ordered,
We ordered the grilled octopus it came out charred. So, we wanted a good dessert, and ordered the baked banana. Well, somehow they managed to burn that too. Honestly the only good thing that came of the night was the cocktail mixologist, and the cocktail Carmelita
Our waiter, Christian was very attentive and accommodating. In comparison to last year, the music wasn’t as loud so we could have a conversation at our table, thank you 😀
Poor service, food poor - ordered fajitas x2 which were lukewarm when they eventually arrived with only 4 tortillas for 2 people, asked for another small dish of guacamole and told sorry sir we would have to charge you extra for that! 1 beer and 2 small glasses of house wine just over £60.00. Very disappointed would definitely not go back or recommend!
Food and location good outside. A bit pricey.
Great place to eat great food would highly recommend it. The only small downfall was the amount of help they had and being low season they were a little understaffed.
This is one of the relatively new, upscale restaurants at Riviera Maya. It serves essentially an upscale, and a little pricey, version of Mexican classics and some innovative variations on them. If you sit inside, be prepared for a sensory overload of TV screens and noise. We sat outside, which was lovely and quiet.
Awesome Mexican dinner on Mexico’s Independence Day 🇲🇽! The Lobster Tacos are crazy good! The Shrimp & Chicken Fajitas were fantastic. The margaritas, made table side with dry ice, were a nice display showing and quite tasty
Food was poor, the outside seating uncomfortable and the music was confusing with several groups/ bands playing at the same time
Went for dinner and drinks with the family and it was amazing! Food was great, very flavorful, good portions. The server, Christian, was very attentive without being overbearing. The drink service was very special, bringing the bar to you on a cart and making the drink in front of you a small presentation.
My only problem was I had such a good first experience that when I went back just for drinks at the bar I was disappointed. The bartender just through my drink together. The drink was not very good, not a full drink, no presentation, and I felt I was pushed out like he had other people to help. I was the only one at the bar!
I will go back again for dinner, just not for drinks only.
Food and presentation was outstanding and the best of our stay at Vidanta.
Food was terrific!
This was our family’s favorite restaurant in the entire resort!
The menu was authentic while having many different options for the family. The food presentation was beautifully colorful, creative and charming using authentic decor. The price value for all of this was extremely decent! Our family (4people) had two appetizers, 4 meals, two deserts and 4 beverages for roughly $160!
The atmosphere was eclectic, fresh and vibrant. Not to mention the 80s music videos that played throughout.
This was a fun and memorable meal, I would definitely go back!!
Last night on our Mexico trip we had a great dinner and cocktails. The food was awesome and the service was excellent. I had grilled octopus and mezcal cocktails.
Amazing food and service. Guacamole and cheese appetizers were amazing. Lobster tacos and enchiladas were a favorite. Drinks at tableside with show were both tasty and fun. Loved the music!
It was a very nice restaurant that has authentic food
Loved it!!! Most amazing flautas EVER!!!! Kinda loud, but super fun with all the music videos.
Love the big screens TVs and the music was very nice plus the food was good
Be aware without a reservation, you will not get seated. We ordered fajitas and received everything that was described except the spring onions were huge and not fully cut. The knives provided could NOT cut through the onions that were long, fat, and all tangled up. It wasn't possible to eat them. There were 4 of us and no one could make their way through them. We asked for a mix of corn and flour tortillas and were given only corn tortillas that weren't fully cooked so they were very grainy and moist. we felt that for the money, we had much better food in a restaurant in the Salum section of the resort.
Como todo en el hotel Vidanta, un engaño total, muy buena apariencia, pero un servicio bastante deficiente y un producto final bastante regular, para los elevados precios que te cobran.
Excellent food, best of the restaurants we visited while staying at the Grand Mayan resort. Pork Shank and the Beef Short Ribs were our favorite!
Another fantastic experience at aVidanta Resort Restaurant. Set in the Salum area of the resort where you feel like your sitting in your back yard under the stars and warm summer night. Almost magical, very relaxing. The food was excellent, the service was what we have come to expect at Vidanta- superb and genuine. Highly recommend this restaurant. Reservations required however does not get busy until around 7:30 or 8:00 pm.