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Aioli, Cancún

Le Méridien Cancún Resort & Spa
Retorno del Rey
Boulevard Kukulcán, Km 14
Zona Hotelera
Mexico 77500
Tel: 52 998 881 2260's insider take:

Chef José Mejia has given the Méridien's formal Mediterranean restaurant some nouvelle Mexican flair, adding dishes like sea bass ceviche marinated in tequila and chicken breast stuffed with huitlacoche (a trufflelike corn fungus) to a menu previously dominated by foie gras and rack of lamb. But the real highlight at this multitiered dining room is the breakfast buffet. The breads alone—including an array of cheese-filled pastry puffs, chocolate croissants, and kiwi Danish—are worth extra time in the gym. Ask for the jugo verde (green juice), an antioxidant-packed blend of pineapple and orange juice with parsley and cactus. Both the omelet and quesadilla stations have fillings like spicy chorizo and huitlacoche. The dining room has a formal feel, with cushioned booths and banquettes tucked beside stone columns for privacy. The best seats are in the glassed-in sunroom with sea views and AC.

Open daily 6:30 am to 1 pm and 6 to 11 pm.

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