Kartabar Mediterranean Restaurant

Although the concept was created in Rhode Island, Kartabar really thrives in Playa del Carmen. A hookah bar and Mediterranean restaurant that often offers entertainment in the form of belly dancing, this restaurant is a trendy nightspot.


Common Mediterranean dishes like hummus, falafel, and stuffed grape leaves grace the menu at Kartabar, along with other lesser known crowd pleasers like poached pear salad, libanese taco, and tabouli.

Kartabar Mediterranean Restaurant is a popular bar and grill that happens to specialize in Mediterranean cuisine. As far as the style of dining and food goes, the setting is informal. This dining option's open during dinner only, so don't miss their brief service.


Kartabar is not just a restaurant, it is an experience. The atmosphere is that of the Mediterannean, with exotic decor and even music. Most guests looks forward to the nights when belly dancers are on hand, and others come to smoke the Narguila pipe.


Situated in Playa del Carmen, north of downtown Playa del Carmen, Kartabar Mediterranean Restaurant is located at Hotel Cohiba.

Enjoy merging restaurant visit with some local sightseeing possibilities by patronizing one of the area's many attractions, such as Plaza 28 De Julio Park.

Active travelers are also on the lookout for the availability of fun-in-the-sun activities located around this district. Golfers ready to take to the greens might want to hop over to this restaurant's closest golf facility, Playacar Golf Course. Or sometime during your visit you might want to chill out at El Faro, which you will find to be the nearest beach and is only about three quarters of a mile away. Besides these two, throughout the area you will have access to a couple more beaches and golf courses, which are equally enjoyable alternatives.

Nearby Restaurants

For diners looking to find a restaurant with similar menu items or similar prices, there is no lack of nearby dining spots to pick from, including La Cueva Del Chango.

Then again, if you want a change of pace, this section of Mexico boasts a wide range of food and beverage venues that will surely satisfy all types of diners. For instance, you might also enjoy some other types of food at El Truinfo Bakery.

Cost, Credit Cards Accepted, and Hours

Most appetizers cost less than 100 pesos, and main dishes range from 115 to 280 pesos. Various cocktails and adult beverages are usually around 80 to 85 pesos, and use of the hookah is 195 pesos. Kartabar Mediterranean Restaurant accepts all major credit cards. Kartabar opens daily at 11:30 a.m. While closing time is typically 1:00 a.m., on Friday and Saturday the doors remain open until 2:00 a.m.

Contact Info

Location: 1st Avenue and 12th Street, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Phone: (984) 873-2080

Secondary Phone: (877) 557-5761


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