In Playa del Carmen, the entertainment and commercial center of Riviera Maya, there is a wide variety of restaurants that offer traditional local food to prestigious chefs’ highest gourmet cuisine. Here are some suggestions.





International Cusine by Chef George. One of the most popular, with the Travellers Choice Award 2014 for the best restaurant in Playa del Carmen. 100% international you can enjoy different flavors from around the world and with fresh local ingredients.

Address: Avenida Norte Esquina calle 16 norte Bis.

Average check per person: around $1000 pesos (55 USD)


International calls: + 52 1984 127 4844

Schedule: Monday to Saturday 6:30  to 11:00 pm.

Closed Sundays

Dress code: Formal

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A Catalan word meaning “unexpected” International and Asian fusion gourmet menu with a sweet twist, something truly “unexpected”. They have an amazing Sunday style Breakfast & Brunch. And at night they´ll turn down the lights and set the scene for a cozy and intimate dining experience.

Address: 1st North Avenue between 14 and 16 street. Colonia Centro, at Maya Villa Hotel, Playa del Carmen.

Average check per person: $400- $700 pesos (25-40 USD)

Reservations: +52 984  168 70 25/ 26


No reservations taken for Breakfast or Brunch.


Breakfast and Brunch 7:00 a.m.- 2:0 p.m.

Dinner: 6:00- 11:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: they close at 12:00 a.m.

Sundays are closed.

Dress code: Formal

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Casual restaurant and one of the best Mexican seafood places where you can eat. Created by chef Aquiles Chavez, host of “El toque de Aquiles” y “Aquilisimo” cooking shows presented in all Latinamerica. The dishes go from octopus tacos to a fancy fried catch of the day! And its excellent and colorful location will make you want to stop as soon as you see it when you walk by.

Address: 5th avenue between 20 and 22nd street.

Average check per person: $300- $500 pesos (20 to 30 USD)

Reservations: +52 984 147 5848


Schedule: Every day from 12:00 pm until 2:00 am

Dress code: casual

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Mexican Tropical tavern very colorful and unique, with sensational Mexican ingredients in all of its dishes and magnificent cocktails. Seafood and local ingredients is their specialty but you can also have a nice pork loin. Don´t miss their “Kastakan de pulpo” (crispy octopus delicatessen).

Address: 5th avenue with 30th street.

Average check per person: $400- $700 (25-40 USD)

Reservations:  +52 984 169 2807

You can book online only off-season at:

Schedule: Every day from 6:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.

Dress code: semi-formal

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Unique restaurant- bar, surrounded by abundant vegetation and trees. The food is very natural with Mexican influence, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Don´t miss their amazing fresh juice variety.

Address:  38th street between 5th Av. And the sea. 77710 Col. Zazil Ha

Average check per person: $150- $300 pesos (10 -20 USD)

Reservations: +52 984 147 0271

Schedule: Monday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Sundays: 8:00 am- 2:00 p.m.

Dress code: Casual

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The most authentic Mayan cuisine you can find with a nice setting and cozy air conditioning room. In this place you will have a feast of ancient flavors, inherited with affection through the warm regional hospitality.

Since 11:30 in the morning, Yaxché offers a relaxed atmosphere in the terrace outside, in the deck with Mayan decorations and or in the main air conditioning room.

Address: 5th Avenue & 22nd street, Playa del Carmen.

Average check per person: $250-$500 pesos (15-35 USD)

Reservations: +52 984 873 3011

Booking within 24 hours

Reservations more than 24 hours in advance go to:

Schedule: Every day from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm.

Dress code: Semi-Formal

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Unique restaurant with a very nice atmosphere, on the third floor you will be able to overlook the ocean and Cozumel island.

Through the menu you will find a great selection of wines and international dishes… Is recognized as one of the best 50 restaurants from Bangkok to Beverly Hills in the Condé Nast Traveler Magazine.

Address: 5th avenue with 2nd

Average check per person: $500-$800 (30 to 45 USD)

Reservations: +52 984 803 0232

Schedule: Every day from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Dress code: Semi-Formal

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Magical scenery of Mayan culture sets itself in a sacred garden located right on the 5th avenue, filled with underground cenotes, old leaf tropical trees and a beautiful waterfall.

Don´t miss the Mexican Lasagna or the Stuffed Poblano Chile.

Address: 5th avenue, between 14th & 16th street

Average check per person: $370- $600 pesos        (20-35 USD)

Reservations: + 52 984 803 47 47

Schedule: every day from 8:00 am- 12:00 am

Dress code: Casual

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Its name comes from the red seed called “achiote” spice that Mayan gastronomy uses a lot for complex and delicate dishes. Axiote has a wide variety of Mexican dishes, you will find since guacamoles with toasted grasshoppers to Trout of Morelia marinated in Yucatan´s lime.

Address: 34th North Street between 5th and 10th

Average check per person: $250- $450 pesos (15 – 25 USD)

Reservations: + 52 984 803 1727

Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday from 1:30 pm until 11:00 pm

Mondays are closed

Dress code: Casual

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Los Aguachiles is one of the best kept secrets in Playa del Carmen, a very rustic and popular restaurant, with plastic chairs and plates not fancy at all, but its fresh seafood will make you fall in love with it.

They serve the best ceviches and tostadas, you can find scallops, octopus, tuna, and even oysters. Beer goes very well with most of their dishes. The best restaurant for a warm day.

Address: Constituyentes avenue between 5th and 1st

34th street and 25th avenue.

Average check per person: $150- $350 pesos (10- 20 USD)

Reservations: + 52 984 873 0862

Schedule: Every day from 12:00 pm until 10:00 pm

Dress code: Casual

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A very charming market/food court with different restaurants where you can try all kinds of food and at a very affordable prices. They  have crepes, sandwiches, ice- creams, a bakery, candy shop, cold meat place, sushi, bars, etc. It is open from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm.

Address: 10th Street with 10th avenue

Web site: facebook



Another great market/food court to have a bite, in this place you can also have pizzas, pastas, woks, mexican traditional food, cochinita pibil, drinks, etc.

Some of the restaurants are: La Sirena Puerca, created by Aquiles Chaves one of the best Mexican chefs, The Little teapot, González and others.  

Address: 10th Avenue between Calle 1 Sur and Calle 3 Sur.

Schedule: from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm

Web site: Facebook



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