Mediterranean Cuisine on Cozumel

While exploring Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, expect to come upon a diverse set of restaurants, cafes, and places with delicious cocktails. Mediterranean food lovers should take note of the restaurants offering this cuisine on the menu. Preview the Mediterranean favorites offered with this group of popular restaurants.

From the pleasant, informal atmosphere at Habb to the fantastic dinner service at The Cocay Restaurant, there's a menu for every type of traveler and all types of budgets.

Take a moment to get more details about the restaurants throughout Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean where guests can grab Mediterranean food. For each of the options, click to read more about its hours, location, and other offerings.

El Sol Tapas & Restaurant

The Riviera Maya | (998) 872-8200

El Sol Tapas & Restaurant

El Sol Tapas & Restaurant, part of Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, is found 9.8 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen, a city in the Riviera Maya; it is nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) to the south west of Puerto Morelos. You certainly don't want to pass up the Riviera Maya when you want the familiar, inviting flavor profile of tapas.

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.

La Cocay

San Miguel | (987) 872-5533

La Cocay is located in the northern outskirts of San Miguel, in the general vicinity of downtown San Miguel. Pleasantly surprising, this dining destination is not just Mediterranean creations and one favorite, pasta, but they're also fawned-over for another favorite, tapas.

Utilizing a blend of Mediterranean and Mexican dishes, the menu at La Cocay is a treat. Try a selection from the tapas menu if you're looking for something light by tasty. The canelones are worth trying as well, made with fresh seafood and a special saffron sauce.


The Riviera Maya | (984) 877-3688

Tamarind, which is on the premises of Banyan Tree Mayakoba, is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; four miles (six and a half kilometers) to the northeast of Playa del Carmen. Craving quality Mediterranean cooking in a beautiful yet informal location? Consider the casual atmosphere at this restaurant.

Tranquility is key at Tamarind, which features comfortable seating, textured walls, muted lighting, and contemporary decor.

Caso del Lago

The Riviera Maya | (984) 875-8000

Caso del Lago

Caso del Lago is on the premises of Rosewood Mayakoba, and is a logical choice for vacationers visiting this section of Quintana Roo. From the restaurant, Playa del Carmen is five miles (seven and a half kilometers) to the south west. Be prepared for a fine, formal meal suitable for special nights and occasions; or perhaps just a break from quick-service restaurants.

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!

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.

The Cocay Restaurant

San Miguel | (987) 872-5533

Set in the northern outskirts of San Miguel, The Cocay Restaurant is at 208 North. Speaking of delicious, specialty food with Mediterranean flair, this local spot eagerly offers their pasta and tapas.

Twinkling lights, candles on the table, and palm trees set the tone out on the patio, while indoors is a warm and elegant dining room.

Mediterranean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
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
Habb 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

Similar Food


If seeking variety within the same genre, you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Alonsos Pizza (987) 872-1107 Italian 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown San Miguel
Prima (987) 876-1121 Italian Downtown San Miguel
Pizza Hut Cozumel -- Italian Downtown San Miguel
Guido's (987) 872-0946 Italian 0.4 mi. Northeast of Downtown San Miguel
Fellini's Pizza -- Italian 0.6 mi. East of Downtown San Miguel
Pizza Luigi -- Italian Downtown San Miguel
Il Quadrato Pizza -- Italian Downtown San Miguel
Cafe De La Ile -- French Downtown San Miguel
Domino's Cozumel (800) 366-4667 Italian 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown San Miguel

Guests often find that the best food and drink options in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones that you didn't expect to find yourself craving while trekking the town of your choice. However, noting a couple of different places in your travel plans, may prove valuable later when your stomach's grumbling. To discover even more concerning the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.


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