Caribbean Cuisine in Playa Del Carmen

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Caribbean cuisine is cherished by people from all walks of life, especially for including explosive spices, ripe veggies and fruits, and unbelievably fresh seafood. Expect to encounter a pretty good variety of restaurants of this theme.

With everything from the informal destination known as The Captain’s Galley to the inviting breakfast, dinner and lunch at El Puerto Fairmont, there is something to suit each and every traveler and every style of vacation.

The following list allows you to browse the many places where the focus is on Caribbean food. You can click each restaurant's name to find out more about its location, style, and more.

Al Cielo

Xpu Ha | (984) 840-9012

Al Cielo

Al Cielo is located toward the northeastern outskirts of Xpu Ha. Fresh catches from and Caribbean panache play nicely together at this well-liked eatery.

Set in a thatch roof palapa on the beach next to Xpu-Ha Beach Riviera Maya Mexico, Al Cielo is a relaxed, beachy spot to settle in for a romantic gourmet meal.

The Captain’s Galley

Playa del Carmen | (984) 877-4000

The Captain’s Galley, part of Petit Lafitte Hotel, is found along the northeastern outskirts of Playa del Carmen. Affectionately identified as a casual place to dine, it's perfect for lazy days on the town.

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.


Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 206-4800

Catch, which is part of Thompson Playa del Carmen, is located in downtown Playa del Carmen, in the heart of Playa del Carmen. Determined not to be a "stale" choice, not only does this place offer Caribbean food and seafood, but here they're also known for putting out great sushi.

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.


Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 206-4800

C-Grill, which is part of Thompson Playa del Carmen, is found within downtown Playa del Carmen, near the center of Playa del Carmen. Lovely, mild seafood and Caribbean fare share the same plate at this chilled-out favorite.

The C-Grill features a mix of Caribbean and Mexican cuisines to deliver a blend that is rich with fresh seafood and vibrant flavors.

El Puerto Fairmont

Playa del Carmen | (984) 206-3000

El Puerto Fairmont

Though one might say the overall focus is food with Caribbean flair, this place is known for its seafood and steak.

If you really want a treat, choose from the seafood menu as that selection is chosen fresh daily from the local fish market. Pastas and steaks are also on the menu and are equally delicious.

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
El Puerto Fairmont Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Mexican (984) 206-3000
La Cocina Downtown Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Mexican (984) 875-1234
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
The Grill at 1-26 Downtown Playa del Carmen Caribbean (984) 875-1234

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