Mediterranean Cuisine in Playa Del Carmen

Almost everywhere in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, expect to be able to sample a savory selection of restaurants and other dining options. Mediterranean food lovers will want to visit the restaurants that always feature it on the menu. Lucky for hungry guests, there's a good bunch of places that feature it on their menus.

With plenty of variety, from the informal attitude at Tamarind to the lovely breakfast, dinner and lunch at Caso del Lago, there's a menu suited for each person in your party and any style of vacation desired.

Take time to get more details about the several Mediterranean eateries available. For each of the options, click to find out more about its hours, location, and other offerings.

El Sol Tapas & Restaurant

The Riviera Maya | (998) 872-8200

El Sol Tapas & Restaurant

Positioned 9.8 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen, El Sol Tapas & Restaurant is a part of Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, and is a viable option that's worth considering if you're exploring this part of Quintana Roo. Puerto Morelos is nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) to the northeast. Visitors that desire tapas will especially love dining here during a visit to the Riviera Maya. <p>El Sol Tapas & Restaurant has brought the concept of tapas to a whole new level by creating a menu of Mediterranean favorites with a pre-Hispanic Mexican twist made from fresh, local ingredients that can be shared and sampled. Pair each dish with a glass from the award winning wine cellar.</p>

Glass Bar

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 873-1335

Situated near the middle of downtown Playa del Carmen, Glass Bar is at 12 Fifth Avenue and North Fourteenth Street. Fabulously fresh fish and Mediterranean flair are a great pair at this informal place. <p>The Glass Bar offers a selection of fine Mediterranean food paired with wines.</p>

Tamarind

The Riviera Maya | (984) 877-3688

Tamarind is a part of Banyan Tree Mayakoba, and is a good choice worth considering if you're going to spend time visiting this part of Quintana Roo. It's 4.0 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen. When your family is in need of an inviting place serving Mediterranean food without a big to-do, this mellow restaurant hits its mark. <p>Tranquility is key at Tamarind, which features comfortable seating, textured walls, muted lighting, and contemporary decor.</p>

Caso del Lago

The Riviera Maya | (984) 875-8000

Caso del Lago

Caso del Lago, part of Rosewood Mayakoba, is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; five miles (seven and a half kilometers) to the northeast of Playa del Carmen. Be prepared for a fine, formal meal that offers a refreshing change from quick-service restaurants. <p>Elegance is one way to describe Caso del Lago, which features views of the pool, and fine linens and place settings at each table.</p>

Kartaba Restaurant and Lounge

Playa del Carmen | (984) 873-2228

Kartaba Restaurant and Lounge, which is on the premises of Hotel Cohiba, is located near the middle of Playa del Carmen. Considered by most to be an informal place to have a meal, it's not hard to see why people come here to "put their feet up". <p>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.</p>

Mediterranean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Casa Mediterranea Downtown Playa del Carmen Mediterranean --
Caso del Lago 4.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mediterranean (984) 875-8000
El Faro Grill 1.4 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos Mediterranean (998) 881-5125
El Sol Tapas & Restaurant 9.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mediterranean, Mexican (998) 872-8200
Glass Bar Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian, Mediterranean (984) 873-1335
Habb 7.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mediterranean --
Kartaba Restaurant and Lounge 0.6 mi. North of Downtown Playa del Carmen Mediterranean (984) 873-2228
La Marea 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mediterranean, Mexican (984) 877-3000
Tamarind 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mediterranean (984) 877-3688
Ula Gula Downtown Playa del Carmen Asian Fusion, Mediterranean (984) 879-3727

Similar Food

If your heart's not set on this cuisine in particular, you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Porto Bello -- Italian 0.0 mi. East of Central Puerto Morelos
Le Petit Cochon (984) 875-1130 French 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria
Pizza Banana -- Italian 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen
Idea Pasta -- Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Mosquito Blue (984) 873-1245 Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Cafe Paris -- French Downtown Playa del Carmen
Ciao (984) 875-1130 Italian 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria
Arezzo (998) 872-8084 Italian 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
French Kiss Internet -- French 0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos
La Vagabunda (984) 873-3753 Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen

Sometimes, the most satisfying foods in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones you casually come across while trekking the town of your choice. Although, you'll save yourself some stress if you have a handful of favorites in mind. To read even more about the types of food available to you, check out this page.

 

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