Mexican Cuisine in Playa Del Carmen

While staying in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, expect to have the privilege of deciding between a great number of places to dine. But guests who seek Mexican cuisine in particular should pay attention to those restaurants known for this style of cooking. In terms of availability, there's dozens of options for this type of food alone.

With plenty of variety, from the informal attitude at La Parilla Playa del Carmen to the fantastic dinner and lunch at Punta Bonita, there's something in store for each guest and any style of dining desired.

The list below allows you to preview the rather large selection of restaurants specializing in Mexican food throughout Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. Find one that whets your appetite and click its name to read the full article about its ambiance, specialties, and nearby things to do.

La Laguna Restaurant

The Riviera Maya | (800) 257-7544

La Laguna Restaurant, which is on the premises of Fairmont Mayakoba, is situated in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; four and a half miles (seven kilometers) to the northeast of Playa del Carmen. Be prepared for fine cuisine in a setting for special occasions requiring something beyond street vendors and casual beach bars.

Punta Bonita

The Riviera Maya | (984) 875-8000

Punta Bonita, on the premises of Rosewood Mayakoba, is situated in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; five miles (seven and a half kilometers) to the northeast of Playa del Carmen. Since this is a casual dining option, it's like a mecca for hungry, intrigued travelers touring the town. <p>The lunch menu is full of lite choices like salads and pizzas, while dinner time brings out the big guns and the selection of regional fare. Vegetarians will find a number of menu options that they can nosh on.</p>

Limones

Downtown Playa del Carmen

Located near the center of downtown Playa del Carmen, Limones is a logical choice worth considering if you're going to explore this neighborhood. Craving a satisfying meal in a fun and completely informal setting? Give some thought to the relaxing bites and backdrop at this grill. <p>The selection of entrees at Limones include steaks and chicken, shrimp and fish, and pastas.</p>

Cantina Habanero

Puerto Morelos

Situated in the heart of Puerto Morelos, Cantina Habanero is a viable choice for travelers thinking about staying near this town and adjacent locations. Not only is this restaurant famed for Mexican food and hamburgers, but here they're also quite the favorite for tacos. <p>The menu at Cantina Habanero stands out, even though it could easily be overshadowed by the rowdy atmosphere. Pizza, Mexican fare, sandwiches, and appetizers seem common, but are so well prepared that you'll make plans to come back for more.</p>

El Restaurante

The Riviera Maya | (998) 872-8200

Set 9.8 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen, El Restaurante is located at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, and is a popular choice for guests thinking about staying near this part of Quintana Roo. It is 9.3 miles south west of Puerto Morelos. In the mood for tacos? Then there's no shame in it being the one thing you both agree on. <p>Regional Mexican fare in bite sized portions promote the idea of trying something new at El Restaurante.</p>

Mexican Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
100% Natural Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican, Vegetarian (984) 873-2242
Ajua Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Apasianado Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Basico Marisueria Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Big Lobster Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 137-9547
Blue Lobster Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 873-1360
C-Grill Downtown Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Mexican (984) 206-4800
Cantina Habanero 0.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos International, Italian, Mexican --
Carboncitos Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 873-1382
Caribena 0.9 mi. South of Central La Gloria Mexican --
Carlos N' Charlies Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen American, International, Mexican (987) 869-1647
Casa Club 0.7 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Mexican 52 984 873 42 60
Casa Mestiza Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Chelato's Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Chico Latino Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Cinco Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 206-4800
Coco's 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen American, Mexican 52 987 20 241
Don Emilione Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Mexican (984) 873-2073
El Agave Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Mexican (800) 227-2356
El Asador De Manolo Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
El Bistro 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central Akumal Mexican (984) 873-1484
El Fagon Tacos North Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
El Fagon Tacos South Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
El Oasis Tacos Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
El Paso 3.6 mi. West of Central Villa Morelos International, Mexican --
El Patio 0.2 mi. South of Central Akumal Mexican (984) 875-7600
El Pirata Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
El Pirata Puerto Morelos 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos International, Mexican --
El Puerto Fairmont Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Mexican (984) 206-3000
El Restaurante 9.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexican (998) 872-8200
El Sarape Grill Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
El Sol Tapas & Restaurant 9.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mediterranean, Mexican (998) 872-8200
El Tacolote Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (998) 887-3045
El Tio Loncheria 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican --
El Tuch Tlan 0.1 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican --
El Xenote 1.0 mi. South of Central La Gloria Mexican (984) 875-1950
Esparragos Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Mexican --
Frida 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria Mexican (984) 875-1130
Fusion Beach Hotel Bar and Grill Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Mexican (984) 873-0374
Hacienda Los Girasoles 2.7 mi. North of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican (225) 522-0093
Hacienda Morelos Restaurant 0.1 mi. South of Central Puerto Morelos Fusion, Mexican (998) 871-0448
Iguana Grill 1.2 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Mexican (984) 803-1585
La Caprichoza Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (987) 872-0958
La Ceiba de la 30 Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
La Cueva del Chango 0.7 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 147-0271
La Guadalupana Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
La Guadalupana Tacos 0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican --
La Laguna Restaurant 4.3 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexican (800) 257-7544
La Marea 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mediterranean, Mexican (984) 877-3000
La Panza Es Primero 0.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican --
La Parilla Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
La Riviera Italiano Downtown Playa del Carmen Continental, Mexican (800) 505-2195
La Vagabunda Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian, Mexican (984) 873-3753
Las Arracheras de Don Juan 0.8 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Las Delicias Downtown Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Mexican (984) 803-1214
Las Mananitas Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Limones Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Los Aluxes Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Los Bisquets De Obregon 0.7 mi. West of Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (998) 887-6876
Los Cocodrilo's 0.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican --
Los Pelicanos 0.0 mi. East of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican Los Pelicano's
Los Rancheros Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Los Tulipanes Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Mexican (984) 873-0417
Mamitas Beach Club Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Mexican (984) 803-2867
Mayan Bistro Restaurant and Bar Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 873-1876
Mosquito Blue Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian, Mexican (984) 873-1245
Nativo 0.5 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Nativo Juice Bar 0.9 mi. South of Central La Gloria International, Mexican --
Paamul 2.6 mi. East of Central La Gloria Mexican (984) 875-1053
Paco's Tacos 0.5 mi. South of Central La Gloria Mexican (984) 871-5400
Palms Gourmet Terrace 7.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Playamar Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Posada Amor 0.0 mi. West of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican (998) 871-0033
Punta Bonita 4.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 875-8000
Reina Roja Restaurant Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 877-3800
Senor Frog's Playa Del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Mexican (984) 873-0930
T@Cos.Com 0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican --
Taco Paco 1.7 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
The Captain’s Galley 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Fusion, Mexican (984) 877-4000
Tortilleria 1.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican --
Tu Parador 0.5 mi. South of Central La Gloria Mexican --
Vips Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen American, Mexican (984) 879-4423
Xulam Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 803-3567
Yaxche Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --

Similar Food

If you're willing to step just outside the box, maybe you should explore related flavor profiles at restaurants below:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Espaadas -- Argentenian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Buenos Aires -- Argentenian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Ipanema (984) 875-1130 Brazilian 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria

Or taste more of the same with the signature offerings served at some of these restaurants:

Restaurants with Similar Specialties
Restaurant Name Phone Specialty Location
Gringo Dave's (281) 414-5229 Tacos 1.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria
La Floresta Tacos (998) 891-4110 Tacos 0.7 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Playa del Carmen
La Lunita (984) 875 90 70 Tacos 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Akumal
Peskayitos -- Tacos 0.0 mi. West of Central Puerto Morelos

Some of the best places to try any cuisine in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones that you happen upon while trekking the town of your choice. But, including the names of some intriguing establishments in your daily itinerary, means even your fall-back options are good ones. To discover much more concerning the culinary options awaiting you, check out this page.

 

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