Caribbean Cuisine in Playa Del Carmen

The vast genre of Caribbean cuisine is cherished by all types of travelers, especially for their use of explosive spices, produce from the land, and beautifully prepped seafood. Fortunately, there's quite a broad selection of restaurants within this culinary category.

With so much to try, from the very casual attitude at C-Grill to the crave-inducing dinner and lunch at Catch, it really is possible to find the dish that tempts your taste buds.

Below, you can browse the places where the focus is on Caribbean food. Click each option to read the full article about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.


Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 206-4800

Set in the heart of downtown Playa del Carmen, C-Grill is on the premises of Thompson Playa del Carmen, and is a good option for travelers exploring this neighborhood or the surrounding area. Seafood and Caribbean fare play nicely together at this friendly eatery. <p>The C-Grill features a mix of Caribbean and Mexican cuisines to deliver a blend that is rich with fresh seafood and vibrant flavors.</p>

Al Cielo

Xpu Ha | (984) 840-9012

Al Cielo

Al Cielo is located along the northeastern outskirts of Xpu Ha. The fresh taste of fish and Caribbean panache get along famously at this unique eatery. <p>The many seafood options at Al Cielo are often topped with its paella, a rice based dish that is perfect for multiple people.</p>


Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 206-4800

Catch, which is on the premises of Thompson Playa del Carmen, is located in downtown Playa del Carmen, near the middle of Playa del Carmen. Not only is this restaurant famed for Caribbean food and of course seafood, but they're also masters of sushi. <p>In tune with the contemporary-Caribbean style of the hotel, Catch takes the classic cuisine from Mexico and the Caribbean and adds some modern twists. As such, you will find a good number of high-quality seafood dishes on the menu, including lobster and sushi.</p>

The Captain’s Galley

Playa del Carmen | (984) 877-4000

Positioned in the northeastern outskirts of Playa del Carmen, The Captain’s Galley is on the same premises as Petit Lafitte Hotel, and is a popular choice worth considering if you are going to be visiting this part of the city and the immediate surrounding area. Craving much-loved local cuisine in an informal, unpretentious location? Then start strolling towards the casual backdrop at this establishment. <p>The menu at the Captain’s Galley is filled with offerings from the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico as well as Caribbean fare and International cuisine.</p>

El Puerto Fairmont

Playa del Carmen | (984) 206-3000

El Puerto Fairmont

When it comes to specialty Caribbean culinary creations, this place likes to suggest its seafood and steak. <p>El Puerto is located in the lower level of the main building. It features a relaxed, almost cozy atmosphere in an open air setting that offers spectacular views over the lagoon.</p>

Caribbean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Al Cielo 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha Caribbean (984) 840-9012
C-Grill Downtown Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Mexican (984) 206-4800
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
El Puerto Fairmont Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Mexican (984) 206-3000
Las Delicias Downtown Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Mexican (984) 803-1214
Mediterraneo 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria Caribbean (984) 873-1300
The Captain’s Galley 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Fusion, Mexican (984) 877-4000

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You may crave something slightly different, in which case maybe you should explore related flavor profiles at restaurants like La Bodeguita Del Medio where they're offering up Cuban food.

Some of the best Caribbean restaurants in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are those that you casually come across while journeying to and from your hotel. But of course, you'll save yourself some stress if you know the names of particular restaurants ahead of time. To read more about the culinary options available to you, check out this page.


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