Enjoying Culinary Experiences at the Seadust Cancun Resort

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cancun
June 19, 2019

Today, on Redhead Mom, we’re sharing about our stay at a beautiful, family friendly resort and the culinary experiences
we enjoyed in partnership with Seadust Cancun Family Resort.

couple holding hands at breakfast in front of an oceanview windo

When I travel, I love to see beautiful views, check out historical places, sleep in through the mornings and eat like I don’t usually eat. At the beginning of the year, my husband and I had the opportunity to stay at the Seadust Cancun Family Resort and share about our experience. It is an awesome place to stay and I hope to take our kids there someday. Not only is there a lot to do at the resort, not to mention the beautiful view from the beach, but you have access to a wide variety of restaurants right there on the premises! That means you don’t have to get a taxi to go off the hotel property to eat and you don’t have to take a shuttle to a restaurant on the property either. Plus, these restaurants are included in the cost of your hotel stay – no extra fees!

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In this unique atmosphere, there are twelve restaurants and eleven bars – all of which have different culinary options. After talking with a few of the guests, I found that there were some who liked to eat at the same Dine In Family Restaurant that gained itself quite a good reputation every evening, some that enjoyed trying the different restaurants, and some that just enjoyed the all-you-can buffet style meals! We personally wanted to try as many restaurants as possible. While we didn’t have the time to try every restaurant there (we just weren’t there enough days to make that happen), we loved the food we ate and the service we received at the different restaurants. Let’s check out the different restaurants we tried!

Atlantis Restaurant for Breakfast

Atlantis Restaurant at Seadust Cancun Family Resort

hostess at Atlantis Restaurant at Seadust Cancun Family Resort

Of all of the restaurants we visited during our stay at Seadust Cancun Family Resort, Atlantis was my very favorite one to eat at! In fact, we started every single morning we were there with breakfast and Mimosas at Atlantis. While I aimed to try a variety of dishes for breakfast, I immediately fell in love with the Eggs Benedict. Oh my gosh, it was so good! I wish I could replicate the dish and make it every day here at home, but I haven’t tried…yet! I miss it so much!

tables in a restaurant with ocean view

view from Atlantis restaurant at seadust cancun family resort

Atlantis is an oceanfront restaurant for adults only and is included with the Club, Sunset and Ocean Front suites. The view from this restaurant is spectacular and truly the perfect way to start the morning in Cancun! As soon as we walked into Atlantis, we were immediately greeted by the hostesses and shown to a table of our choosing. We always chose the window view as both Frank and I loved to look down at the beautiful beach and water below us. It was the perfect way to enjoy delicious our breakfast and start the day. The dress code for this restaurant is casual.

woman drinking at window

The servers would then hand us a tablet with the menu on it. It was a great way to display their menu! The first thing to be served was a drink. We both enjoyed the mimosas they made, topped off with fresh raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. It was the perfect way to make a Mimosa! You can also choose from coffee, tea, juices, mixed drinks (including bloody marys) or soda.

If you wanted a light breakfast, you could order cereal (Corn Flakes, Zucaritas, Choco Krispis), cup of plain yogurt, toast, a bagel, or fruit salad. They also bring you a basket of homemade pastries.

Fresh Fruit Salad

Fresh Fruit Salad

fresh pastries

Fresh Pastries

For the main course, you can choose from Hot Cakes, Eggs Benedict, Omelette Riojana, Big Steak Omelette, Horse Eggs, Paris Crepes, Torre de pancakes, French Toast, or Smoked Salmon Omelette. The dishes that we tried were the Eggs Benedict (Poached Eggs over serrano ham and buttered toasted English muffin, topped with hollondaise sauce) ; Paris Crepes (Fried eggs, melted mozzarella cheese, cooked ham and tomato sauce) – Frank loved this one ; Torre de pancakes (with strawberry, banana, maple syrup and whipped cream) ; and French toast (served with maple syrup).

Eggs Benedict with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce

Eggs Benedict

Paris Crepes at Seadust Cancun Family Resort

Paris Crepes

French Toast

French Toast

Toree de pancakes

Torre de pancakes

woman looking at menu at table at oceanfront restaurant

Overall, I was super impressed with the service and quality of food at Atlantis and highly recommend you check it out if you’re able to! A big thanks to the hostesses, servers and chefs at Atlantis at Seadust Cancun Family Resort.


Samurai Restaurant at Seadust Cancun Family Resort

On our first night at Seadust Cancun Family Resort, Frank and I decided we wanted to try the Samurai Restaurant for Dinner. It was really good! Since it was only the two of us, we sat at the counter. If you want a table family style, I would recommend calling up and making a reservation as those tables seemed to fill up pretty quickly for dinner. Samurai is open from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm for dinner and has some pretty yummy dishes! The dress code is casual.

Samurai Restaurant at Seadust Cancun Family Resort

For your meal, you can choose from a variety of salads, soups, teppanyaki, niguiris, sashimi, sides, rolls (makis) and desserts. Check out these dishes we tried!

Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls (topped with bittersweet sauce)

Miso Soup

Miso Soup

Seaweed Salad

Seaweed Salad

Tempura Shrimp Sushi Roll

Tempura Shrimp Sushi Roll

California Sushi Roll

California Sushi Roll

Shrimp Teppanyaki and Fried Rice

Shrimp Teppanyaki and Fried Rice

Beef Tepanyaki and Fried Rice

Beef Tepanyaki and Fried Rice

ice cream with chocolate sauce

My favorite dishes at Samurai were the Spring Rolls, Miso Soup, California Rolls, Shrimp Teppanyaki, Beef Teppanyaki and Fried Rice. We sat both inside the restaurant and then on the veranda and I loved how relaxing and open the veranda felt. Plus, you could hear the running water that was nearby. We also had a yummy dessert at the end!


Big Ben Restaurant

One night for dinner, we ate at the Big Ben Steakhouse and it was really good! Not only was the steak flavorful and tender, but the mashed potatoes and desserts were amazing! You can choose from the finest meat cuts such as rib eye, New York, arrachera, and the specialty of the house: pork ribs in different presentations. It was super quick and easy to get a table as well. The dress code at this restaurant is casual. Check out the food we enjoyed.

Appetizers at Big Ben


Seasoned Beef Juice at Big Ben

Seasoned Beef Juice (soup)

BBQ Ribs and Mashed Potatoes at Big Ben

BBQ Ribs with vegetables and mashed potatoes

steak and mashed potatoes at Big Ben

New York Steak with vegetables and mashed potatoes

Strawberry Mousse with chantilly

Strawberry Mousse with chantilly

Coconut Pie at Big Ben

Coconut Pie with vanilla sauce

Banana Split at Big Ben

Banana Split

I was overall impressed with Big Ben and wished we had more time to enjoy another night or two of steaks. The steak was so good and the service was excellent! I definitely recommend you check out Big Ben for dinner.


El Maguey Restaurant

woman skeleton

seating and tables inside a restaurant

Since we were in Mexico, we had to eat some authentic Mexican food from a mexican restaurant and boy, was it good!!! At El Maguey, their dishes are made with the highest quality fresh ingredients and they were yummy. Earlier that day, we met a couple at the adult pool who were on their honeymoon and who lived in Mexico. This was the first time to the Seadust Cancun Family Resort and they were loving it. We set it up to meet for dinner at El Maguey. The dress code was casual formal, so I wore a dress I had purchased in Mexico years back.

friends at a restaurant

man and woman in restaurant

At our dinner, we started with a delicious Margarita! They actually have a specific Margarita menu, with different spins on this yummy drink. I don’t quite remember which one we got, but it had fruit in it and sugar on the rim. It was really good!

margarita in a glass

woman holding drink in restaurant

To start out, we ordered some appetizers. You could choose from a variety of salads, fish ceviche, cheese empanadas, Mexican sopes, chicken quesadillas, or a variety of soups. They also bring out homemade tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole. The servers were friendly and the food came out hot and fast! Check out the starters we ordered.

chips and salsa and guacamole

Chicken Quesadilla

Chicken Quesadilla with Guacamole and Chips

Traditional Mexican sopes

Traditional Mexican Sopes of cochinita pibil

Traditional Tortilla Soup

Traditional Tortilla Soup with cheese, chicharron, avocado and chilli

Corn Cream

Corn Cream

Now it was time for the Main Course. We were already filling somewhat full at this point, but were eager to try some authentic Mexican dishes! For the Main Course, we could choose from Fish Rolls with white wine, banana and vegetable ; Octopus pickled with white rice, baby potato and Nopales ; Chicken Mole with white rice, vegetables and sweet potato ; Pork Medallions marinated with orange potato and marinated peppers with tamarind sauce and chilli ; Chicken Rolls stuffed with mushroom and rajas poblanas and cream sauce of guajillo ; Fish Tacos Baja Style ; Weathered Fish with mixed salad ; Flank Steaks ; Pork Ribs with white rice and vegetables and tomatillo sauce ; or Vegetarian Spaghetti with tomato sauce. The Fish Tacos were really good!!! Check out what we ordered!

chicken rolls with sauce

Chicken Rolls stuffed with mushroom and rajas problanas and cream sauce of guajillo

Flank steak

Flank Steak

fish tacos and guacomole

Fish Tacos Baja Style

We were pretty dang full by this point, but we had to have dessert (at least that’s what I voted for – ha ha)! For dessert, you could choose from Corn Flan, Orange Flan, Chocolate Cake with wild fruits, or a Churro with bitter white chocolate sauce. With the cake, you could also add a variety of ingredients from their dessert cart. We chose to go all chocolate! Check out what we ordered.

Chocolate cake with chocolate chips and chocolate sauce

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Chips and Chocolate Sauce


wine cellar with flower chandelier

man and woman holding hands at dinner table

When speaking with the staff at the Seadust Cancun Family Resort, they highly recommended we make reservations at Le Maison de Michelle. We made a reservation and were very impressed with the delicious food at this restaurant. The delicious gourmet menu featured French specialties such as magret of duck in raspberry sauce, beef stew “bourguignon,” and escargots with wild mushrooms and bacon. The ambiance and mid-light lighting transports guests to a romantic corner of Paris. While the lighting was quite romantic, it made it a little challenging to get some good pics of the food. The dress code at this restaurant is pants, shirt/polo shirt, and shoes (no sandals) and it is for Adults only. Dinner is open from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Check out what we ordered.

French onion soup

Traditional Onion Soup Style “Les Halles”

Bass Steak

Bass Steak comfit in extra virgin olive oil, with mouseline of cauliflower, and compote of onion, in “Nantaise” sauce and beet juice Cheeses International

Beef filet

Beef Filet, “Cafe de Paris” style with green pepper sauce perfumed with cognac, accompanied Chateau potatoes

Paris Brest of Chocolate Mousse

Paris Brest of Chocolate Mousse with Avenalla Opera

We really enjoyed the atmosphere in this restaurant, as well as the food. The low lighting made it a bit difficult to get good pictures, but I can validate that these dishes were delicious! Be sure to check out Le Maison de Michelle!


woman standing in front of water

If you love buffet style food for breakfast, lunch or dinner, I recommend checking out the Food Gallery. Here, you’ll find dishes inspired by every corner of the world. It’s pretty cool to see the variety of foods! Food Gallery has eleven interactive stations with an open kitchen concept where you will participate while the ingredients are mixed right in front of you. Dishes and unique decorations are offered to the theme of each season, including Japanese, Mexican, Italian, seafood, vegetarian, grilled specialties, fruits, salads, drinks, as well as a variety of desserts, and a candy bar. There is also a stone oven for baking pizzas created with your favorite ingredients. Check it out!

restaurant front

seating and tables in front of restaurant

roasted pig


burger and pasta and vegetables

dessert bar

candy bar

candy bar dessert

If you like a lot of food options to choose from and be able to serve yourself as much as you want, I encourage you to check out the Food Gallery. They have really good soft serve ice cream too!


man and woman on balcony with dinner

If you stay in a Sunset Suite (Lagoon Front) or Ocean Suite (Ocean Front) room at Seadust Cancun Family Resort, your stay includes an In-Room Gourmet Dinner. We chose to have ours on the last night of our stay and it was awesome! You’ll need to book your In-Room Dinner at least one day in advance, so be sure not to leave it until the last minute. We had a server come to our room and wheel in a table with the appetizers and drinks. He left for about 10 or 15 minutes and then came back with the main entree. After a period of time, he came back with the dessert. He cleared the dishes after each segment of food and was very friendly and helpful. Our meal included rolls, salad, steak (you could choose from a few items on the menu). It was awesome and I would love to experience that again!

server at table on balcony with ocean view

woman with food and flowers

salad on plate


dessert with strawberry

I loved this In-Room Gourmet Dinner. Not only was the food delicious, but the server was very friendly and helpful. We were able to enjoy it in a beautiful setting on our balcony with a view of the ocean. I highly recommend doing this if it’s an option with your room.

We loved staying at Seadust Cancun Family Resort and would definitely stay there again in the future! We also both agreed that it was awesome to not have to leave the property because everything was there for us!

What would be the first restaurant you would try at Seadust Cancun Family Resort?


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

54 Responses to “Enjoying Culinary Experiences at the Seadust Cancun Resort”

  1. kumamonjeng says:

    The food and the view are just breathtaking, especially the shrimps made me want to have a bite. The Seaview is certainly a bonus.

  2. Ray says:

    This post definitely left me feeling a little hungry… lovely pics and nice write up!

  3. Bill Sweeney says:

    Eating food with a view is great. Eating amazing food with a breathtaking view is AMAZING! You were not in short supply of either at Atlantis! That would be the place I’d love to visit!

  4. “Spring Rolls”….yyyaaayyyyyyyy! I really love them and miss them. That was a good lot of food, Shannon.

  5. Lavern Moore says:

    I would love to visit seadust Cancun resort. From your description, it seems so fun and exciting!

  6. Frederique says:

    Oh wow that’s a really diverse and large assortiment. I’ve never been but I would love to someday!

  7. Awesome pictures! The food looks delicious and the views are fantastic. It’s breakfast time for me, those pancakes look delicious but I will just be happy with some tea for now.

  8. GiGi Eats says:

    I probably would have camped out at the buffet restaurant the whole time! I am ALL FOR all-you-can-eatttttt restaurants, because I eat a TON! lol!

  9. Carolyn says:

    I can’t even pick the first restaurant I’d eat at…they’re all so good! This trip looks and sounds amazing and I’d love to stay here one day! That food looks so so good!

  10. Chad says:

    I’ve never been to Cancun yet!!! OMG your photos, the food looks so delicious! I can’t wait to go there.

  11. Wendy Polisi says:

    Cancun has so many great things to see. I want to go there again soon too!

  12. Wehaf says:

    I think El Maguey looks best – those house-made torilla chips look delicious.

  13. Claire Lee says:

    Oh wow I’m jealous. You guys ate good!! Haha. Beautiful moments!! Saving this guide for the future!

  14. Emman Damian says:

    I want to have a gastronomic experience at Seadust Cancun Resort. It seems like a great place to eat and to have fun. I hope I can visit Cancun, Mexico soon.

  15. Denise C says:

    I really need to have those crepes asap. And the whole place is beautiful!

  16. Alma P says:

    Lovely and informative post – makes me want to go back to Cancun as has been awhile. TY!

  17. Lasonia says:

    Cancun is on our bucket list. The photos are amazing. Looks like a great place.

  18. Rosey says:

    I would go for the views alone. Oh, and of course, the food. πŸ™‚ I’d love to try that seafood salad.

  19. Heather says:

    This is a great post! I would love to go there. I will head there if I am ever close by.

  20. Myrah Duque says:

    Wow! I’m full already. What a magnificent culinary experience. The view of the Atlantis is spectacular. You could tell the food is of great quality.

  21. Arya says:

    The views are impressive along with the food. What a great experience!

  22. Elizabeth Weitz says:

    Wow! What an experience! The food and views alone are worth every penny. I’m sure you had an incredible culinary experience in Cancun!

  23. Lisa says:

    Now this is what you call a culinary experience! I’d like to try it myself sometime.

  24. Sandra Preti says:

    Wow, looks like an amazing experience!

  25. Catherine says:

    The view, the food, the company, who’s better than you?! Looks like you had a wonderful experience and I’m so happy for you! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  26. wow these dishes look amazing! i’d love to try any of them

  27. Christina Gould says:

    Wow, what a beautiful place and view. I’m there already, lol! Thanks for posting!

  28. Sarah L says:

    I think I gained several pounds just looking at all this delicious foods. Beautiful place and great presentation of all the food.

  29. Irina says:

    I have been to cuncun once. Its so beautiful. Id love to go back again soon. Looks like you had an amazing time

  30. The in-room gourmet dinner, of course! πŸ™‚ We plan to do this when we are in Cabo San Lucas over New Year’s Eve. The food looks amazing at the Seadust Cancun.

  31. Amber Myers says:

    Oh yes. The food has made me hungry. It looks incredible. I need to make it to Cancun one day.

  32. Liz Mays says:

    Now this sounded like the most wonderful place for a getaway. The in-room dinner was impressive. I think my boyfriend and I would have so much fun relaxing, exploring and having some great food.

  33. Stacie says:

    Oh wow! I love it. Dining and exploring new foods and atmospheres of different establishments are my two favorite parts of travel.

  34. The views for breakfast were so outstanding I might never leave that restaurant. Who knew you could get great japanese cuisine and steak in that part of the world.

  35. Janet says:

    I would eat my way through Cancun, just like y’all did! I’ve never been, so will pin this for later.

  36. Diana says:

    Amazing food and stunning views?? Pretty sure that makes for a perfect vacation. Everything looks fabulous!

  37. The food here looks absolutely incredible. I have never been to Cancun but I have heard amazing things about it. I really want to visit now.

  38. Jeanette says:

    Oh my gosh I am so jealous! I would love to go here! I think I need to pack myself in your bag next time! SO beautiful!

  39. Stacie says:

    Wow. The food looks AMAZING. I can’t believe how hungry this post just made me. I’d love to visit the Seadust. That view too, wow.

  40. Rena says:

    What a fun place! It looks amazing and the food looks out of this world. I’m looking for a new vacation spot for hubby and I.

  41. Antoinette M says:

    What a beautiful view…and amazing dishes!

  42. Kathy says:

    Wow, everything looks so amazing. I would so love to go there someday. I think my husband and I would really love it. Even the food looks really good.

  43. Ruth I says:

    What an exciting experience! I would give anything for an experience like this!

  44. Theresa says:

    Talk about a mouthwatering post! Everything at the Seadust resort looks droolworthy! I’d love to taste it all for myself some day!

  45. Heather says:

    Looks like a great place to eat. Love seeing all your food pictures~

  46. rika says:

    You look so pretty and the foods look amazing! I have never been to Cancun, sounds like the perfect summer destination.

  47. Kimberly Storms says:

    I haven’t been out of country in far too long honestly and that trip looks like such an adventure with such yummy food! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  48. Tasheena says:

    This looks like an amazing experience, all of the food looks so yummy. The views are breathtaking too.

  49. Anita says:

    Wow!! I love that the restaurants are included in the fees. That has to be the best part! Your pictures are gorgeous. That food looks ah-mazing!!

  50. Kalyan Panja says:

    That looks a great place to enjoy a perfect place to be at for a fabulous vacation with the fantastic views and the food on offer.

  51. Danielle says:

    All of these places look so amazing and that food looks good too!

  52. Daniel says:

    Looks absolutely amazing. What a great culinary experience for a foody. On my bucket list.

  53. Terra Heck says:

    I’ve never been to Cancun but would love to go someday. This sounds like an option I’d want. I’d gain 20 pounds for sure! All of the food looks so delish, especially from the in-room gourmet dinner.

  54. bernie wallace says:

    I’ve never been to Cancun before. It looks like alot of fun.

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