Riviera Maya - Dining

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The Mexican Cuisine is known for its varied flavours and the great variety of spices and ingredients that are used, most of which are native to the country. Many of the recipes are based on a tradition that date thousands of years back and were passed on from generation to generation. It is for that reason that the UNESCO declared the Mexican Gastronomy an intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010.

Food plays an important role in the Mexican society and every meal is a feast. The preparation is a ritual by itself and it is not uncommon that half a day is spent in the kitchen to create these exquisite dishes.

The Riviera Maya is a hot spot for the up and coming restaurants, the latest foodie trends and new cuisine. Playa del Carmen, the main city of the destination is a vibrant district with its own style and flavor. Serving as a hub for Riviera Maya’s nightlife, shopping and dining scene, Playa del Carmen is a cosmopolitan city with its own style and flavor. For a more low-key atmosphere, Tulum, known primarily as the site of ancient Mayan ruins, serves as an off-the-beaten path district for authentic local culinary offerings. With an array of fine dining options, experiential culinary lessons and opportunities to explore the art of wine and spirit tastings visitors are sure to find something to satisfy their palate.

Oh Lala

The cuisine at Oh Lala! is a refreshing change from that of other, more conventional restaurants. Guests are treated like good old friends in a relaxing atmosphere coupled with personalized service and good food.

Address14th north bis Street, between 10th av. & 15th av. #147
Phone+00521 9841274844
Opening hours18:30 - 23:00 hrs

La Cueva del Chango

Serves natural Mexican food from breakfast to dinner and all juices are made from fresh fruits. The restaurant is located in a tropical garden with abundant vegetation and trees.

Address38 Street Between Fifth Avenue and the Beach
Phone+52 (1) 984 147 0271
Opening hours08:00- 23:00 hrs.

La Casa del Agua

Address5th Avenue, corner with 2nd street, Playa del Carmen
Phone+52 984 803 0232

La Sirena

La Sirena Cevichería and Bar is a great place to eat fresh seafood and excellent ceviches in a relaxed atmosphere.

Address16 Street between 1st and 5th Avenue
Phone+52 984 80 32448

La Zebra

This restaurant is in the 10 ten of most romantic restaurants of the world. They serve excellent Mexican food and great cocktails with fresh juices.

AddressKM Road Tulum to Boca paila, Tulum
Phone+52 1 984 115 4726


Delicious Maya & Mexican food, served in a place surounded by nature.

Address10th av. south, Playacar, Playa del Carmen
Phone 01 984 803 3567
Opening hours14:00 to 0:00


Delicious Yucatecan Restaurant, in downtown Tulum.

AddressCarretera Federal Tulum- Chetumal, Manzana 39, Lote 1, Tulum
Phone+52 1 984 871 2633

Maiz de Mar

Famed Mexico City chef Enrique Olvera has partnered with
Grupo Kampai to open Maíz de Mar in the state of Quintana
Roo. The restaurant takes inspiration from the popular cuisine
of Mexico’s coasts and seeks to please both Playa del Carmen
locals and visitors alike. Maíz de Mar extends Olvera’s culinary
philosophy—first expressed at Pujol and ENO—where quality
takes precedence over luxury and where the highest quality local
ingredients are essential, all amid a specially designed ambience
that brings to mind everything you love about restaurants at
the beach.

AddressPlaza Cacao 5a Avenida between 30 and 32. Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.
Phone01 (984) 803 1808
Opening hourstuesday to sunday from 12:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs
More InfoInfo@maizdemar.com


Imprevist is a Catalan word which means the “Unexpected“. Dining here and experiencing these wonderful dishes will be surprisingly unexpected everytime.

The restaurant is situated in a quaint street in the Heart of Playa del Carmen. After several years of experience and learning from European chefs, Chef Juan Diego Solombrino is well known for his incredible combination of Mediterranean and Asian inspired cuisine.

Preparing dishes of unique flavor, creating art within each presentation. He personally hand picks the products, focusing on the menu to provide a wide variety so that everyone can enjoy their meal, from vegetarian options to oriental, excellent seabass or steak, ending with the delight of a chocolate fondant berry sorbet.

“Cooking is an art, and for me it is the only art that stimulates all senses. The moment when you take your first bite, all your senses comes together to experience the delightful aromas, flavors and textures of food” - Chef Juan Diego Solombrino.

Address1 Avenida Norte Entre Calle 14 Norte y 16 Norte Bis SN
Phone984 141 66 25 or 984 168 70 26

Aldea Corazón

This magical piece of Mayan culture sets itself in a sacred garden located right on the 5th Avenue yet invisible from the outside. Whether you would like to enjoy the view at 5th Avenue while savoring a frozen cocktail, or be delighted by the reenery and hearts with air conditioning area or you would like to find yourself in a magical environment surrounded by dream catchers, tropical greenery, old leaf trees and underground cenotes. Pamper the most discerning palate by enjoying mouth-watering dishes as fresh local fish with hibiscus flower sauce or a tender beef fillet, filled with huitlacoche (Mexican corn fungus) covered with spicy poblano chile sauce. Aldea Corazon serves a fusion of Mexican cuisine with a Mayan twist.

Address5ta Avenida entre Calles 14 & 16
Phone01 984 803 1942
Opening hours8 am—12 am, Mon—Sun.
More Infofacebook.com/aldeacorazon


Award winning restaurant that serves Maya- Fusion food combining ancient and cosmopolitan ingredients.

Address5th Avenue Corner 22nd Street, Playa del Carmen
Phone+52 984 87 33011


Divino by Glassbar offers delicious Italian food and an extensive Italian wine list.

Address5th Avenue, corner 12th Street, Playa del Carmen
Phone+52 984 80 31270


This Argentinean Grill will amaze you with its wide variety of charcoal grilled cut meats as well as a large range of appetizers, seafood, pasta & salads. Its privileged location on the corner of the 5th Avenue and Calle 10 will enhance your dining experience being the perfect spot to enjoy the most cosmopolitan pedestrian Avenue in all Latin America.

Try our exquisite fresh tuna carpaccio or our grilled charcoal octopus with a touch of cayenne pepper as a starter followed by a juicy beef tenderloin or our famous cowboy steak. Let our professional staff and exquisite cuisine give you an experience to remember.

Address5th Avenue, corner Calle Corazon, Playa del Carmen
Phone+52 984 80 32995

The Blue Lobster

Tasty Lobster and excellent service.

Address12 Street, corner 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen
Phone+52 984 80 31200


Prehispanic and Mexican food served in an amazingly beautiful underground cenote.

AddressAvenida Juarez between 65 and 70 Street
Phone+52 984 206 2589

Posada Margherita

Delicious Italian Food, try the homemade pasta with lobster!!

AddressKM 4.5 Road Tulum – Boca Paila, Tulum
Phone+52 984 80 18493

El Tabano

Traditional Mexican food prepared in an innovative way. A really beautiful place with excellent service.

AddressKM 6 Road Tulum to Boca Paila, Tulum.
Phone+52 1 984 134 8725


Exquisite beach cuisine with a Thai twist overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

AddressKM 1.5 Road Tulum – Boca Paila, Tulum
Phone+52 1 984 131 1596

La Nave

Traditional Italian food in the centre of town and very decently priced.

AddressAvenida Tulum s/n Tulum

Almirante Pech

Almirante Pech located on the famous and busy 5th Avenue.

His contemporary fusion menu méxican &Yucatecan food offer you a unique experience in the new call fifth.

His story honoring the great Admiral Pech will captivate you.

A unique sound with live DJs create a unique musical atmosphere.

Definitely a place you fall in love with.

The Admiral and his crew invite you to live this great experience.

Address5th Avenue and Calle 32Playa del Carmen
PhonePh. +52 (984) 8032912
Opening hours18:00 - 01:00 hrs
More Infohttp://www.facebook.com/AlmirantePech?ref=ts&fref=ts