During your travels through Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, you'll encounter a delicious array of places to dine. Those who adore Mediterranean cuisine particularly can't afford to miss the places serving this favorite. Prepare your taste buds for the Mediterranean dishes awaiting you with these popular restaurants.
With lots to try, from the informal locale of The Cocay Restaurant to the inviting dinner service at La Cocay, there's something in store for each type of traveler and for that special evening you're planning too.
The list below allows you to pursue the selection of restaurants in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean at which to sample Mediterranean eats. For each option that interests you, click the name to see more important info about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.
Tamarind, part of Banyan Tree Mayakoba, can be found in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; four miles (six and a half kilometers) to the northeast of Playa del Carmen. Considered by most to be a casual type of restaurant, it's nice when you're not in the mood to get dolled up. <p>Modern Mediterranean dishes like watermelon salad and Beef Veal Cheeks & Shrimp are on the menu at Tamarind.</p>
The Cocay Restaurant is situated in the northern outskirts of San Miguel, in the general vicinity of downtown San Miguel. This is one local eatery that's enjoyed, not merely for its Mediterranean food and of course pasta, but here they're also known for putting out great tapas. <p>Dishes like fettuccine with shrimp, a salmon fillet, roasted duck breast, and skirt steak are on the menu, all seasoned with spices that remind diners of the Mediterranean.</p>
Located 9.8 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen, El Sol Tapas & Restaurant is a part of Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, and is a viable option for people thinking about spending some time seeing this section of Quintana Roo. It is 9.3 miles south west of Puerto Morelos. Head on over to the Riviera Maya when you want the familiar, inviting flavor profile of tapas. <p>El Sol Tapas & Restaurant has brought the concept of tapas to a whole new level by creating a menu of Mediterranean favorites with a pre-Hispanic Mexican twist made from fresh, local ingredients that can be shared and sampled. Pair each dish with a glass from the award winning wine cellar.</p>
Caso del Lago is located at Rosewood Mayakoba, and is a good option for guests thinking about visiting this part of Quintana Roo. From the restaurant, Playa del Carmen is five miles (seven and a half kilometers) to the south west. Fancy and formal is how we'd describe this restaurant, which means those who have finer taste as well as a taste for Mediterranean culinary creations will want to check it out. <p>Each morning as the sun rises over Mexico, an extensive breakfast buffet features local fare, such as red or green 'chilaquiles,' and international favorites, like French toast with wild berries. Following a light poolside menu offered midday, Casa del Lago transforms into an elegant chic ambiance in the evening, where guests can delight their palates with modern, contemporary Italian cuisine focused on the freshest products, complemented with warm service. Riviera Maya dining at its best!</p> <p>The top three dishes at Casa del Lago are Endive Salad with Crispy Belgium Endives, Creamy Gorgonzola Dressing and Balsamic Caramelized Nuts, Mozzarella Tastings (Classica, Affumicata and Burrata), and Seared Catch of the Day Arrabiata with Baby Clams and Soft Polenta.</p>
La Cocay can be found toward the northern outskirts of San Miguel, in the vicinity of downtown San Miguel. When it comes to specialty Mediterranean cuisine, this visitor favorite is especially proud of their pasta and tapas. <p>A cozy atmosphere set off by candlelight make this spot a romantic one indeed.</p>
|Caso del Lago||4.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen||Mexico||Mediterranean||(984) 875-8000|
|El Sol Tapas & Restaurant||9.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen||Mexico||Mediterranean, Mexican||(998) 872-8200|
|7.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen||Mexico||Mediterranean||--|
|La Cocay||0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown San Miguel||Cozumel||Mediterranean, Mexican||(987) 872-5533|
|Tamarind||4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen||Mexico||Mediterranean||(984) 877-3688|
|The Cocay Restaurant||0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown San Miguel||Cozumel||Mediterranean||(987) 872-5533|
If your preferences are flexible, you'll find commonality between the restaurants above and restaurants like these:
|--||Italian||Downtown San Miguel|
|(987) 872-1107||Italian||0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown San Miguel|
|Guido's||(987) 872-0946||Italian||0.4 mi. Northeast of Downtown San Miguel|
|Domino's Cozumel||(800) 366-4667||Italian||0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown San Miguel|
|Prima||(987) 876-1121||Italian||Downtown San Miguel|
|--||Italian||Downtown San Miguel|
|Pizza Hut Cozumel||--||Italian||Downtown San Miguel|
|--||French||Downtown San Miguel|
|--||Italian||0.6 mi. East of Downtown San Miguel|
Some of the most unique food and drink options in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones you casually come across while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. At the same time, that doesn't mean you can't plan on visiting specific venues. To read more details about the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.
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