Mediterranean Cuisine in Playa Del Carmen

During your travels through Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, you'll encounter a great number of places to dine. But guests who seek Mediterranean cuisine in particular should take note of the places serving this favorite. Luckily, you're likely to come across a good bunch of dining options that have it on the menu.

With options including everything from the informal locale of Kartaba Restaurant and Lounge to the inviting dinner service at Ula Gula, it really is possible to find the dish worth fighting over.

Before your trip begins, you can scan and read details about the large collection of restaurants specializing in Mediterranean food in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. For each option that interests you, click the name to read the full article about its hours, location, and other offerings.

Kartaba Restaurant and Lounge

Playa del Carmen | (984) 873-2228

Kartaba Restaurant and Lounge, which is on the premises of Hotel Cohiba, is located toward the center of Playa del Carmen. Considering this is an informal restaurant, it's perfect for lazy days on the town.

Kartabar is not just a restaurant, it is an experience. The atmosphere is that of the Mediterannean, with exotic decor and even music. Most guests looks forward to the nights when belly dancers are on hand, and others come to smoke the Narguila pipe.

Caso del Lago

The Riviera Maya | (984) 875-8000

Caso del Lago

Caso del Lago, a part of Rosewood Mayakoba, is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; 4.8 miles to the northeast of Playa del Carmen. This is a popular choice, particularly because they offer fancy, fine foods in a setting that's a world apart from street vendors and casual beach bars.

Each morning as the sun rises over Mexico, an extensive breakfast buffet features local fare, such as red or green 'chilaquiles,' and international favorites, like French toast with wild berries. Following a light poolside menu offered midday, Casa del Lago transforms into an elegant chic ambiance in the evening, where guests can delight their palates with modern, contemporary Italian cuisine focused on the freshest products, complemented with warm service. Riviera Maya dining at its best!

The top three dishes at Casa del Lago are Endive Salad with Crispy Belgium Endives, Creamy Gorgonzola Dressing and Balsamic Caramelized Nuts, Mozzarella Tastings (Classica, Affumicata and Burrata), and Seared Catch of the Day Arrabiata with Baby Clams and Soft Polenta.

El Sol Tapas & Restaurant

The Riviera Maya | (998) 872-8200

El Sol Tapas & Restaurant

El Sol Tapas & Restaurant, which is on the premises of Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, is located 9.8 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen, a city in the Riviera Maya; it is 9.3 miles to the south west of Puerto Morelos. Guests who desire tapas will fully love dining here during a trip to the Riviera Maya.

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.

Glass Bar

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 873-1335

Glass Bar is located within downtown Playa del Carmen, near the heart of Playa del Carmen. Fabulously fresh fish and Mediterranean flair share the same plate at this crazy tasty restaurant.

The restaurant is mainly an outdoor eatery that is able to keep an elegant appearance.

Tamarind

The Riviera Maya | (984) 877-3688

Tamarind, a part of Banyan Tree Mayakoba, is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; 4.0 miles to the northeast of Playa del Carmen. Considering this is a casual place to eat, it's sometimes a respite for hungry visitors on lazy outings.

Modern Mediterranean dishes like watermelon salad and Beef Veal Cheeks & Shrimp are on the menu at Tamarind.

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 preferences are flexible, you will find similar ingredients and influences at local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Mandarinas -- Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Rolandi's Cozumel (987) 872 10 97 Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen
French Kiss Internet -- French 0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos
Ritrato d'Italia (225) 522-0093 Italian 2.7 mi. North of Central Puerto Morelos
Bordeaux (984) 875-7600 French 0.2 mi. South of Central Akumal
Fah Bar (984) 803-1507 Spanish Downtown Playa del Carmen
Rolandis (984) 803-4121 Italian Playa del Carmen
El Encuentro -- French Downtown Playa del Carmen
Massimo -- Italian 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria
Pizza Al Trancio -- Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen

Oftentimes, the best places to try any cuisine in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones you didn't expect to find yourself craving while journeying to and from your hotel. However, jotting down a handful of dining possibilities in your travel plans, may put everyone's minds at ease. To learn much more regarding the kinds of food awaiting you, check out this page.

 

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