Dec 31, 2012

Cancún Dining - Crab House Cancún

Happy new year everyone! I am going to complete my 2012 blog posts today with one of my favorite dining moments during a recent trip to Cancún, Mexico.

Crab House Cancún (all pictures taken with my iphone 4) -

I tried to search the internet to see where to eat around the Hotel Zone in Cancún. Somewhere for a nice, relaxing, and maybe romantic dinner. Unfortunately, not much trust-worthy information was found, which further strengthen my determination to share my personal dining experience here with you.

We've turned to the locals for dinner suggestions. Hotel receptionist, door man, and taxi drivers, they all mentioned one name - Crab House. What a confidence boost, so there we were for our 2nd fine dining night before flying back to the states.

View from the outdoor seating area -

Always get the outdoor seating when dining in Cancún. The weather and the view are just too good to pass on.

Bread -

Served with garlic flavored butter spread.

My favorite server in Cancún, courteous and professional. He was showing us the live lobster they have along with other seafood such as stone crabs and oysters -

Complimentary crab cakes -

You really get to taste lumps of crab meat even though it was just a complimentary dish.

By the way, I remember ladies also get to pick a complimentary drink, margarita or piña colada. 

Seafood platter for two $580 pesos - 

Stone crab claws, jumbo shrimps, and fresh oysters. Served with cocktail sauce and horseradish. Clarified butter is available upon request.

We were thinking about ordering larger stone crab claws instead of the whole seafood platter. However, the price for this combo platter was just too good to let go compared to ordering one type of seafood on its own. In addition, the claw size was actually decent and we were happy that we got to try a little bit of everything.

Perfect bite! -

Grilled octopus Cajun style $260 pesos -

Served with baked potato and sour cream. The octopus was very tender and packed with southern flavors. Highly recommended. However, the generous portion was a little bit too much for just two people. Octopus-coma indeed.

Pasta a la Arrabiatta with crab $280 pesos -

Supposedly served with penne pasta but we switched to linguine. The sauce was seasoned well with lots of tomatoes and garlic. I scraped and finished the sauce with some bread.

Something sweet to end the night -

We were too full to get real dessert. I know it might not look like a lot of food, even I thought we toned down on the portions. However, after finished all the seafood, I was full, so full that I can felt food floating near my throat. I guess all that seafood and buttery sauce did the trick. My wise suggestion, don't get too greedy and just order a few dishes at a time. Otherwise you might get seafood-coma and spend the rest of the night passing out the on bed just like my boyfriend did. 

We tried Savio's Bistro by La Dolce Vita the first night. Atmosphere-wise, Savio's is better. However, the food is definitely tastier at the Crab House.

Cindy's Rating: 7

Crab House Cancún
Boulevard Kukulcan, KM 14.7 Hotel Zone
Cancún, Mexico
(Next to Sunrise Marina, in front of J.W.Marriott)

Phone: +52 (998) 193-0350 or 0351
Operation Hours: Opens daily from 12 noon to 11 p.m.

Other Cancún related posts:
Savio's Bistro by La Dolce Vita
Cancun Mercado 28 - Where's My Boba?

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