The Riviera Maya Restaurants

Restaurants here vary from quirky beachside affairs with outdoor tables and palapas to more elaborate and sophisticated establishments. Dress is casual at most places, so leave your tie and jacket at home. Smaller eateries may not accept credit cards, especially in remote beach villages. Bigger ones and those in hotels normally accept plastic. Many restaurants add propinas (tips) to the bill; look for a charge for "servicio." If tips aren’t included, a 15% gratuity is standard. It's best to order fresh local fish—grouper, dorado, red snapper, and sea bass—rather than shellfish like shrimp, lobster, and oysters, since the latter are often flown in frozen from the Gulf. Playa del Carmen has the largest selection of restaurants.

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  • 1. Al Chimichurri

    $$ | South American

    The smoky aromas of a South American parillada waft down the street from this Uruguayan barbecue joint. Heaping portions of short ribs, flank...Read More

  • 2. Babe's Noodles & Bar

    $$

    Photos and paintings of old Hollywood pinup models share decor space with a large stone Buddha at this Swedish-owned restaurant that serves up a surprising,...Read More

  • 3. Café Olé International

    $$ | Seafood

    The laid-back hub of Puerto Aventuras is a terrace café with a varied menu, including coconut shrimp and chicken with a chimichurri sauce made...Read More

  • 4. El Camello Jr.

    $$ | Seafood

    By the time you get to this local favorite at the very end of Tulum's downtown strip, you'll think you've already left town. In fact, you've...Read More

  • 5. Fernando's 100% Agave

    $$

    Fernando's friendly, homey restaurant—which serves as a sort of visitors bureau—seems to change locations often but remains a Mahahual institution. The affordable menu features Mexican...Read More

  • 6. Ibiza Sunset

    $$ | International

    It may be far from Ibiza, but this trendy beachfront spot hits the mark with food like garlic fish and vegetables wrapped in foil, pineapple...Read More

  • 7. Ki-Janal

    $$ | Mexican

    You can't get any closer to the ruins than this two-story restaurant. Adding color to the palapa setting are Mexican blankets draped over wooden...Read More

  • 8. La Buena Vida

    $$ | Mexican

    With driftwood tables overlooking Half Moon Bay, swings at the lively bar, and salsa music keeping things moving, this might be the perfect...Read More

  • 9. La Cueva del Pescador

    $$ | Seafood

    Dig your toes in the sand floor and enjoy the catch of the day at La Cueva del Pescador. A crowd of easy-going expats hunkers down for the afternoon...Read More

  • 10. Los Aguachiles

    $$ | Mexican

    This upscale taquerìa is an anchor of Playa's alternative culinary scene, reimagining tacos sautéed in olive oil and topped with cucumber or...Read More

  • 11. Paloma

    $$

    Authentic chilaquiles, excellent, colorful fruit and veggie smoothies, and eggs Benedict (with the only real hollandaise you'll find in town) are just a few of...Read More

  • 12. Pangea

    $$ | Eclectic

    Abutting the plaza at the beach, Pangea has it all: breakfast, lunch, and dinner served on an umbrella-shaded terrace overlooking the sea, plus...Read More

  • 13. The Mayan Grill

    $$

    Unlike most restaurants in Xcalak, this beachside eatery is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Start the morning with a ham-and-cheese O'Mayaletes (omelet) served...Read More

  • 14. Turtle Bay Café & Bakery

    $$ | Café

    This funky café serves Akumal's best breakfast, with a vast menu spanning acai bowls, eggs Benedict, pancakes, and fruit plates. For lunch and...Read More

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