Offering tempting cuisine, sterling service and live guitar music in a softly lit setting, El Conquistador at The Royal Islander in the Cancun Hotel Zone is a perennial Royal Resorts fine dining favorite. People return year after year for an evening at this much-loved restaurant.

The menu features juicy steaks, fresh seafood and classic continental recipes, all cooked to perfection and beautifully presented by Chef Nelson Isidro and his team. For starters, how about the Wild Mushroom Crostini, Tuna Ceviche, Cured Salmon served with beets or an all-time favorite like Mussels Rockefeller or Seafood-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms?

The selection of salads includes El Conquistador Salad with a medley of lettuces, goat cheese, dried tomatoes, nuts and a red berry reduction or classic Caprese and Caesar Salad. If you are in the mood for soup, there’s Lobster Bisque, French Onion Soup or the Chef’s Soup of the Day to choose from.

Ready for your main course? How about one of the flambéed dishes prepared tableside that are the house specialty? They smell so delicious you’ll soon be impatiently waiting for the waiter to start serving! Steak Diane and El Conquistador Shrimp are true showstoppers, perfection in every bite.

If you are craving seafood there’s even more to choose from on the menu. Options include Caribbean Lobster, Seafood-stuffed Fish Fillet, Grilled Salmon and the bold flavors of the chef’s creation Coffee-coated Snapper flambéed in coffee liqueur.

If you enjoy a hearty dinner of tender, juicy steak, then El Conquistador is the ideal choice. The Beef Tournedos, Filet Mignon, New York, Rib-Eye, Rustic Ranch-style steak, Surf and Turf and Chateaubriand are all superbly flavored and grilled to perfection. They are served with potatoes, seasonal vegetables and bordelaise, béarnaise, mushroom or wine sauce. Other meat and poultry menu choices range from Pork Roulade and Chicken Escoffier to Grilled Lamb Steak or Rack of Lamb with mashed potatoes and mint jelly.

How about dessert and a specialty coffee as the perfect ending to your meal? Order the Flambéed Cherries Jubilee or Caribbean Bananas prepared tableside by your waiter, they are heavenly. Or opt for creamy cheesecake, seasonal fruit sorbet or Chocolate Thunder or Chocolate Fondant cake.

And while your attentive waiter brings you one delectable dish after another, you’ll be listening to master guitarist Jorge Durán. Jorge has been performing at El Conquistador for more than 20 years now and is a beloved member of the Royal Resorts family. His repertoire ranges from the classic Spanish guitar pieces Recuerdos de la Alhambra and Concierto de Aranjuez to traditional Mexican melodies like La Llorona and Ojos Negros and hits by The Beatles, Billy Joel and Sting, among others. He also plays his own compositions and if you have a favorite song, ask your waiter to give him your special request.

Whether you are enjoying dinner with family or friends or planning a romantic anniversary meal, El Conquistador is the perfect setting for your Royal Resorts fine dining experience.


Book your table at El Conquistador
You can use the Royal Resorts App to make reservations for El Conquistador and other Royal Resorts restaurants. Download it today, available for iOS and Android. Or call your Concierge or the Restaurant & Golf Reservations Center, ext. 165

El Conquistador is open daily from 5 to 10 p.m., closed on Saturdays. The dress code is casual-elegant: skirts, dresses, dress pants and tops, blouses or light sweaters for women. Men should wear shirts with collars and sleeves or polo shirts, dress pants, khaki pants or smart Bermuda shorts.

Visit the El Conquistador website at to browse the menu and start planning your next unforgettable El Conquistador evening.