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.
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>
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 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, 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, 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>
|Downtown Playa del Carmen||Mediterranean||--|
|Caso del Lago||4.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen||Mediterranean||(984) 875-8000|
|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|
|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|
|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|
If your heart's not set on this cuisine in particular, you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at restaurants like these:
|--||Italian||0.0 mi. East of Central Puerto Morelos|
|(984) 875-1130||French||1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria|
|--||Italian||0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen|
|--||Italian||Downtown Playa del Carmen|
|Mosquito Blue||(984) 873-1245||Italian||Downtown Playa del Carmen|
|--||French||Downtown Playa del Carmen|
|(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||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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