Ixchel is perhaps the most unique place to have dinner in all of Mexico. Dinners, typically couples in search of a romantic evening, step aboard a small dining boat, and are treated to a meal led by a trained culinary host as they sail the Mayakoba lagoon.


Ixchel specializes in International food that's worth a to-go box - or two. The formality of the menu and service to expect from this restaurant is informal. They are open for business during both breakfast and dinner, so make time to stop by.


The dining boats of Ixchel allow guests to dine with a backdrop of the Mayakoba Lagoon, under a thatch roof.


This restaurant is on the premises of Banyan Tree Mayakoba, which is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; it is four miles (six and a half kilometers) to the northeast of Playa del Carmen.

Considering the number of things to see and do here is limited, some travelers might need to take a short drive to sneak away for a day of attractions.

This particular area does have its advantages, like El Camaleon Mayakoba and El Faro. The latter option is the closest spot to access the beach, and lives in the same area as Ixchel.

Nearby Restaurants

If you and your party are hoping to find another area restaurant with some similar kinds of food or comparable prices, there are lots of nearby places to choose between, including Oriente. It is located within traveling distance of the Ixchel.

However, if you want a change of pace, this section of Mexico features a wide range of food and drink venues, where you can find everything from the familiar to the exotic. For example, you can also try eclectic eats at La Cava, which isn't very far away.

Credit Cards Accepted

Ixchel accepts most major credit cards.

Contact Info

Location: Carretera Federal, the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Phone: (984) 877-3688

Secondary Phone: (984) 877-3689

Website: http://www.banyantree.com/en/mayakoba/experience_the_resort/dining/ixchel


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