Caribbean Cuisine in Playa Del Carmen

Caribbean food is beloved by people from all walks of life, especially for including a myriad of spices, incredible fruits and vegetables, and artfully prepared fish. Go ahead and have a taste of the different ways to enjoy Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's Caribbean food at the dining options detailed here.

Your plate will be full of choices, from the informal backdrop at The Captain’s Galley to the scrumptious dinner and lunch at Las Delicias, you could encounter a dish with just the right elements.

The list below allows you to browse the group of popular establishments at which to sample Caribbean eats. Click each option to read the full article about its ambiance, specialties, and nearby things to do.

Al Cielo

Xpu Ha | (984) 840-9012

Al Cielo

Al Cielo is located in the northeastern outskirts of Xpu Ha. Lovely, mild seafood and Caribbean flair are a great pair at this noteworthy 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 located toward the northeastern outskirts of Playa del Carmen. Since this is an informal style of restaurant, it's perfect for a delicious, but not elaborate, meal. The Captain’s Galley has recently expanded to offer seating for 90, so even more guests can enjoy the amazing ocean view.

El Puerto Fairmont

Playa del Carmen | (984) 206-3000

El Puerto Fairmont

While more generally known for Caribbean culinary creations, this potential favorite is especially proud of their 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.

Las Delicias

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 803-1214

Las Delicias

Located in downtown Playa del Carmen, Las Delicias is on Avenida Cinco y Calle 22 Norte. It's worth noting that within the genre of Caribbean-inspired cuisine, this possible dining pick is particularly known for its chicken and seafood. You won't find a more authentically Mexican menu than what they have at Las Delicias. Top-sellers include Molcajete Azteca, Mole Poblano, Chicken on Cranberry Sauce, Caribbean Seafood Grill, Las Delicias Grill, Lobster, and Chicken Breast in Agave Honey and Lime.

Chula Vista

Playa del Carmen | (984) 873-4120

Chula Vista, which is part of Reef Playacar, is found in the southwestern outskirts of Playa del Carmen, in the vicinity of downtown Playa del Carmen. The character and formality of this awesome buffet is pretty casual, which means travelers can really sit back and enjoy good conversation as they try one of tasty offerings here.

Caribbean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Al Cielo 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha Caribbean (984) 840-9012
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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Some of the most unique options for Caribbean food in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones that you decide upon spontaneously while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. But, having a few restaurants on the list, will keep your mind at ease. To read much more about the kinds of food available to you, check out this page.


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