Mediterranean Cuisine in Playa Del Carmen

While staying in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, you'll be overwhelmed by the great number of fine restaurants, quick eateries, and more. Fans of Mediterranean cuisine can't afford to miss the various establishments specializing in this cuisine. And luckily, guests will have access to several options that feature this cuisine.

With many options, from the informal attitude at Kartaba Restaurant and Lounge to the lovely breakfast, dinner and lunch at Glass Bar, you're bound to find something that tempts your taste buds.

The following list allows you to read more about the enticing set of places where guests can grab Mediterranean food. Click on one of the options to view the full article about its dress code, food, or even nearby attractions.

Kartaba Restaurant and Lounge

Playa del Carmen | (984) 873-2228

Kartaba Restaurant and Lounge, which is part of Hotel Cohiba, is located toward the center of Playa del Carmen. Since this is an informal style of restaurant, it's perfect for a delicious, but not elaborate, meal.

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.

Glass Bar

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 873-1335

Situated in the heart of downtown Playa del Carmen, Glass Bar is a smart choice worth considering if you're thinking about visiting this neighborhood. The fresh taste of fish and Mediterranean fare both share the spotlight at this well-liked place.

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

Tamarind

The Riviera Maya | (984) 877-3688

Tamarind, on the premises of Banyan Tree Mayakoba, is found in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; 4.0 miles to the northeast of Playa del Carmen. Seeking quality Mediterranean cooking in a refreshingly casual and classy location? Check out the informal ambiance here.

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

El Sol Tapas & Restaurant

The Riviera Maya | (998) 872-8200

El Sol Tapas & Restaurant

El Sol Tapas & Restaurant, 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's nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) to the south west of Puerto Morelos. Tourists who are in the mood for tapas will thoroughly enjoy eating here during a visit 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.

Caso del Lago

The Riviera Maya | (984) 875-8000

Caso del Lago

Caso del Lago is on the same premises as Rosewood Mayakoba, and is a popular choice that's worth considering if you're exploring this part of Quintana Roo. It is 4.8 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen. The style and service here is definitely a step above, which means those travelers who want to indulge, celebrate, or simply experience Mediterranean food won't want to miss it.

Elegance is one way to describe Caso del Lago, which features views of the pool, and fine linens and place settings at each table.

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

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 the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Hogar Pizza (984) 859-1111 Italian 0.5 mi. South of Central La Gloria
Pizzeto (984) 875-1130 Italian 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria
Pizza Renzo -- Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Le Petit Cochon (984) 875-1130 French 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria
Fah Bar (984) 803-1507 Spanish Downtown Playa del Carmen
Pizza Banana -- Italian 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen
Marlin Bleu -- French 0.0 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos
Ambasciata D’Italia (984) 873-3621 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

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best restaurants in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are those that you catch sight of - or scent of - while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. At the same time, you can't go wrong when you have a concrete plan for some meals. To learn much more about the dining options awaiting you, check out this page.

 

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