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.
La Sirena Cevichería and Bar is a great place to eat fresh seafood and excellent ceviches in a relaxed atmosphere.
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
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.
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.
Divino by Glassbar offers delicious Italian food and an extensive Italian wine list.
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 charming Calle Corazon 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.
The Blue Lobster
Tasty Lobster and excellent service.
Traditional Italian food in the centre of town and very decently priced.
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.