Restaurant Options in Playa Del Carmen

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With an already long list of restaurants available in Playa del Carmen, as tourism grows, so does this swank town's offerings. Currently, there are plans in the works to bring many popular international chains to these streets, adding to the numerous locally owned eateries and well-known chains that already exist.

Mexican Cuisine

100% Natural Playa del Carmen

Just as one would expect, you'll find many places to enjoy local Mexican fare in Playa Del Carmen. This traditional cuisine is a tasty mixture of Spanish influence, indigenous culinary techniques, and native ingredients. Be sure to remember that you'll be able to read additional information regarding each restaurant on the page by clicking the names.

La Laguna Restaurant is situated at Fairmont Mayakoba and is a fine dining restaurant northeastern Playa Del Carmen. Enjoy the soothing sounds of live music when you order breakfast or lunch from the a la carte menu at La Laguna Restaurant and Lounge. This restaurant is located in the La Isla area of Fairmont Mayakoba. If you want to call ahead of time, do so at (800) 257-7544.

100% Natural Playa del Carmen is a notable restaurant in the area you might want to try. AS one of the few restaurants that specializes in vegetarian and natural foods, 100% Natural in Playa del Carmen is sure to be a hit for all vegetarians and health food eaters. They have a large selection of soups and salads, as well as fresh fruit. Guests will be able to find them on Quinta Avenida and 10 North Centro.

Blue Lobster: One of the oldest restaurants in the area, Blue Lobster originally opened in 1991, and is known for its great service and high quality. In fact, it is the only restaurant in the area with 14 years of certifications from the Tourism Secretary in Excellent Hygiene Standards. You'll be able to find them on Calle 12 Norte y 5A Avenida.

The table directly below presents all 59 relevant options you can visit while in Playa Del Carmen.

Mexican Restaurants in Playa Del Carmen
Name Location Phone Number
100% Natural Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-2242
Ajua Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Apasianado Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Basico Marisueria Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Big Lobster Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 137-9547
Blue Lobster Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-1360
C-Grill Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 206-4800
Carboncitos Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-1382
Carlos N' Charlies Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen (987) 869-1647
Casa Club 0.7 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen 52 984 873 42 60
Casa Mestiza Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Chelato's Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Chico Latino Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Cinco Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 206-4800
Coco's 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen 52 987 20 241
Don Emilione Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-2073
El Agave Downtown Playa del Carmen (800) 227-2356
El Asador De Manolo Downtown Playa del Carmen --
El Fagon Tacos North Downtown Playa del Carmen --
El Fagon Tacos South Downtown Playa del Carmen --
El Oasis Tacos Downtown Playa del Carmen --
El Pirata Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen --
El Puerto Fairmont Playa del Carmen (984) 206-3000
El Sarape Grill Downtown Playa del Carmen --
El Tacolote Downtown Playa del Carmen (998) 887-3045
Esparragos Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Fah Bar Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 803-1507
Fusion Beach Hotel Bar and Grill Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-0374
Iguana Grill 1.2 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 803-1585
La Caprichoza Downtown Playa del Carmen (987) 872-0958
La Ceiba de la 30 Downtown Playa del Carmen --
La Cueva del Chango 0.7 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 147-0271
La Guadalupana Downtown Playa del Carmen --
La Laguna Restaurant 4.3 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen (800) 257-7544
La Marea 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen (984) 877-3000
La Parilla Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen --
La Riviera Italiano Downtown Playa del Carmen (800) 505-2195
La Vagabunda Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-3753
Las Arracheras de Don Juan 0.8 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Las Delicias Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 803-1214
Las Mananitas Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Limones Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Los Aluxes Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Los Bisquets De Obregon 0.7 mi. West of Downtown Playa del Carmen (998) 887-6876
Los Rancheros Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Los Tulipanes Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-0417
Mamitas Beach Club Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 803-2867
Mayan Bistro Restaurant and Bar Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-1876
Mosquito Blue Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-1245
Nativo 0.5 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Playa del Carmen --

Caribbean

For those who enjoy finding new and exciting flavors that are distinctive to the destinations they visit, Playa Del Carmen has a handful of truly local choices to choose from.

Catch can be found at Thompson Playa del Carmen and is a local grill located in downtown Playa del Carmen. The main restaurant of Thompson Hotel Playa del Carmen, Catch overlooks the city while offering guests delicious food.

La Bodeguita Del Medio offers a couple of dishes to enjoy, including chicken and seafood. La Bodeguita Del Medio originally opened in Cuba in 1942, and now has locations across the Caribbean. Stop in to enjoy not only authentic Cuban fare, but a truly Cuban atmosphere. Guests will find them at 858 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.

The chart below showcases the available relevant dining choices within Playa Del Carmen.

Other Caribbean Restaurants in Playa Del Carmen
Name Location Type Phone Number
Catch Downtown Playa del Carmen Caribbean (984) 206-4800
Chula Vista 1.3 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen Caribbean (984) 873-4120
La Bodeguita Del Medio 0.5 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen Cuban 984-80339-51

European and Asian

Visitors in the mood for some European cuisine have tons of different options to choose from. Alongside Italian food, you will be able to choose from Mexican and International options.

Babe's Noodle Bar is a lunch and dinner option located within downtown Playa del Carmen. Babe's Restaurant is a Swedish owned bar serving Asian cuisine in the Mexican Caribbean. It may seem like an odd combination, but it works for them and all of the guests that they serve. They are located on Calle 10 entre 5a y Av. 10.

Ambasciata D'Italia offers a variety of specialties to choose from, including pasta and pizza. Patrons will find authentic Italian cuisine is served to them when they dine at Embassy of Italy. You can find them at 5th Avenue and 24th Street.

Ambasciata D’Italia: Serving traditional Italian food since the end of 2009, Ambasciata D'Italia stands out for its mouthwatering food and friendly environment. A view of the trendy 5th Avenue doesn't hurt the restaurant's popularity, either! They are located at 5th Avenue and 24th street.

Arezzo is located at Azul Fives By Karisma and has various different specialties to try, including pasta and pizza. Arezzo is Azul Fives Italian eatery, where guests can enjoy fresh pasta, pizzas, and more. For customers who want to call in advance, do so at (998) 872-8084.

Just below you will be able to see the 41 restaurants offering this kind of cuisine.

European and Asian Restaurants in Playa Del Carmen
Name Location Type Phone Number
Agora Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Italian (984) 873-0626
Ambasciata D'Italia Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian (984) 873-3621
Ambasciata D’Italia Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian (984) 873-3621
Arezzo 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Italian (998) 872-8084
Babe's Noodle Bar Downtown Playa del Carmen Asian (984) 879-3569
Bambu Thai Restaurant Downtown Playa del Carmen Asian (984) 877-4100
Blue Restaurant Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Italian --
Botticelli 1.3 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian (984) 873-4120
Byblos Downtown Playa del Carmen European --
Cafe Paris Downtown Playa del Carmen French --
Cenacolo Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian (984) 803-5705
Curry Omm Playa del Carmen Indian, Vegetarian (984) 873-1516
Da Bruno Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian --
Domino's Playa del Carmen 0.8 mi. West of Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian --
El Chino Downtown Playa del Carmen Chinese --
El Encuentro Downtown Playa del Carmen French, Fusion, Vietnamese --
Fah Bar Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican, Spanish (984) 803-1507
Glass Bar Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian, Mediterranean (984) 873-1335
Idea Pasta Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian --
Il Pescatore Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian (998) 881-7300
La Diez Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian (984) 803-5418
La Pizza De Mare Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian --
La Riviera Italiano Downtown Playa del Carmen Continental, Mexican (800) 505-2195
La Siesta Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian --
La Vagabunda Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian, Mexican (984) 873-3753
Mandarinas Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian --
Mia Pizza Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian --
Mosquito Blue Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian, Mexican (984) 873-1245
Papa John's Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian --
Pizza Al Trancio Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian --
Pizza Banana 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian --
Pizza Edy's Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian --
Pizza Hut Playa del Carmen Playa del Carmen Italian (984) 873-1616
Pizza Renzo Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian --
Rolandi's Cozumel Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian (987) 872 10 97
Rolandis Playa del Carmen Italian (984) 803-4121
Saffron 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Thai (984) 877-3688
Sushi Itto Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen Japanese --
Sushi-Tian Downtown Playa del Carmen Japanese --
Tsuki 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Pan Asian / Pacific Rim (998) 872-8084
Ula Gula Downtown Playa del Carmen Asian Fusion, Mediterranean (984) 879-3727

International

Oriente

International dishes are a tremendously popular choice in Playa Del Carmen. This is an area with tremendous cultural diversity, so it's no surprise that there is plenty of culinary diversity as well.

Aguamarina Restaurant is located at Blue Diamond Riviera Maya and is an International restaurant northeastern Playa Del Carmen. Breakfast is available from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m., lunch is from noon to 4:00 p.m., and dinner is from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Reservations are not necessary.

Guests might want to consider visiting Carlos N' Charlies Playa del Carmen. Carlos N' Charlie's got their Mexican start in Cancun, and the popularity of that restaurant compelled the owners to expand to Playa del Carmen. Guests enjoy the good food and rambunctious atmosphere that accompanies it. Visitors will be able to find them on Av. Rafael Melgar No. 551.

Casa Club is situated at Hotel Las Palapas and has a couple of cuisine options to choose from, including International and Mexican. The menu at Casa Club offers an array of International favorites, though the Mexican dishes tend to stand out. They're on Avenida 34 Norte.

Ceviche Tapas Bar is located at Blue Diamond Riviera Maya and offers a couple of different specialties to try, including seafood and tapas. The menu features fresh seafood for lunch, plus a huge selection of tapas that is available at almost any hour. Customers can contact them at (984) 206-4100.

El Faro Restaurant can be found at Hotel Encanto El Faro and is a lunch and dinner possibility located in downtown Playa del Carmen. El Faro Restaurant offers an assortment of chicken, fish, shrimp, and beef entrees, as well as a number of appetizers.

Just below you can find the 38 places cooking this type of food.

International Restaurants in Playa Del Carmen
Name Location Phone Number
Agora Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-0626
Aguamarina Restaurant 5.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen (984) 206-4100
Ah Cacao Coffee Shop Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 879-4179
Blue Restaurant Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Carlos N' Charlies Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen (987) 869-1647
Carmencita Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Casa Club 0.7 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen 52 984 873 42 60
Cenote 1.3 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-4120
Ceviche Tapas Bar 5.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen (984) 206-4100
Don Emilione Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-2073
El Agave Downtown Playa del Carmen (800) 227-2356
El Faro Restaurant Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Esparragos Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Flavours 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen (998) 872-8084
Fusion Beach Hotel Bar and Grill Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-0374
Haagen Dazs Play del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Hot Baking Company Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Iguana Grill 1.2 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 803-1585
Ixchel 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen (984) 877-3688
Karen's Downtown Playa del Carmen --
La Casa Del Agua Downtown Playa del Carmen 52 984 80 302 32
La Casa del Agua Playa del Carmen (984) 803-0232
La Floresta Tacos 0.7 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Playa del Carmen (998) 891-4110
Las Brisas Terrace Downtown Playa del Carmen (800) 540-6088
Las Palapas Restaurant 0.7 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen 52 984 873 42 60
Los Tulipanes Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-0417
Magdalena's Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Mamitas Beach Club Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 803-2867
Merlot Restaurant & Bar 2.7 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen (984) 206-3900
NegroSal Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 803-2448
Oriente 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen (984) 877-3688
Pancho Villa Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Pez Vela Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Playa Tukan Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Riu Lupita 1.6 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen --
Senor Frog's Playa Del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-0930
Terraza Grill 1.3 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-4120
Wicky's Downtown Playa del Carmen (984) 873-3541

American and Other

There are a large number of locations serving Mexican cuisine in Playa Del Carmen. Additionally, travelers will be able to decide between American and Mediterranean fare, along with other options.

Guests should think about trying Caso del Lago. Rising above the tranquil waters of the main pool and the emerald lagoon below, Casa del Lago, the resort's signature restaurant, is the perfect setting for an all-day dining experience.

Glass Bar offers a couple of cuisine options to try, including Italian and Mediterranean. The Glass Bar offers a selection of fine Mediterranean food paired with wines. The property is situated at 12 Fifth Avenue and North Fourteenth Street.

Kartaba Restaurant and Lounge is a place you might enjoy. 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. You will find them at 1st Avenue and 12th Street.

La Cava is situated at Banyan Tree Mayakoba and is a fine dining restaurant northeastern Playa Del Carmen. At La Cava, each dish is presented as though it were a work of art. When you book a private function in the room, you can work directly with he executive chef to create a menu of your choosing. If you want to call before making reservations, do so at (984) 877-3688.

Below you can look through the 26 places offering visitors this cuisine.

Other Restaurants in Playa Del Carmen
Name Location Type Phone Number
100% Natural Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican, Vegetarian (984) 873-2242
Ambar 5.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Fusion (984) 206-4100
Buenos Aires Downtown Playa del Carmen Argentenian --
Burger King in Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen American --
Casa Mediterranea Downtown Playa del Carmen Mediterranean --
Caso del Lago 4.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mediterranean (984) 875-8000
Coco's 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen American, Mexican 52 987 20 241
Curry Omm Playa del Carmen Indian, Vegetarian (984) 873-1516
Deli Snack Bar at The Reef 1.3 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen American (984) 873-4120
El Encuentro Downtown Playa del Carmen French, Fusion, Vietnamese --
Espaadas Downtown Playa del Carmen Argentenian --
Glass Bar Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian, Mediterranean (984) 873-1335
Johnny Rocket's Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen American --
Kartaba Restaurant and Lounge 0.6 mi. North of Downtown Playa del Carmen Mediterranean (984) 873-2228
La Cava 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Eclectic (984) 877-3688
La Marea 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mediterranean, Mexican (984) 877-3000
La Taberna Downtown Playa del Carmen American --
McDonald's 5 Avenida Downtown Playa del Carmen American --
Oriola Beach Club Grill 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Eclectic (998) 872-8084
TGI Friday's Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen American --
Tamarind 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mediterranean (984) 877-3688
The Captain’s Galley 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Fusion, Mexican (984) 877-4000
The Pirate’s Cove 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Eclectic (984) 877-4000
Ugila Maktub Cafe Downtown Playa del Carmen Middle Eastern --
Ula Gula Downtown Playa del Carmen Asian Fusion, Mediterranean (984) 879-3727
Vips Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen American, Mexican (984) 879-4423
 

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