Many people visit the Mexican Caribbean to tour the ancient Maya temples and learn about a part of history that remains a mystery to us. One great way to truly immerse yourself in the Maya culture is by trying the food. Yaxche (pronounced "jag-shey") offers guests the opportunity to do just that.


Experience authentic Maya Cuisine from where the Maya Empire once stood. Dishes include tsotobilchay, a Maya tamale, chujuk ik, which is stuffed peppers, and more.

Yaxche is a popular bar and grill that happens to specialize in Mexican cuisine. As far as service and setting, you can expect the formality to be informal. Diners are welcome to come by to enjoy dinner only, so make sure to plan your visit around the limited hours they are open.


Yaxche is found in the heart of downtown Playa del Carmen.

Merge your restaurant visit with excellent sightseeing options by checking out one of the area's many nearby attractions, such as El Faro Lighthouse.

People who visit say they've come to these parts for the group of outdoorsy activities in the vicinity. Whether they are beginners or veteran golfers, travelers ready to take to the greens can improve their games at the neighborhood golf course, Playacar Golf Course, which is located not too far from Yaxche. Or perhaps you'd rather spend time at El Faro, which you will find to be the nearest beach and is only a few hundred yards away. In addition to these two, nearby you will come across one or two more beaches and golf courses, which are equally enjoyable alternatives.

Nearby Restaurants

For diners looking to find another area restaurant with similar kinds of food and/or a comparable price range, there are lots of nearby dining spots to pick from, including La Parilla Playa del Carmen. Guests can find it less than a hundred yards to the east-southeast of this restaurant.

In contrast, if you're in the mood for something a little different, this region of Mexico boasts an excellent range of restaurants, where you'll encounter all kinds of flavors and cuisine types. For example, you can try International cuisine at Esparragos, which is less than a hundred yards away.

Contact Info

Location: Eighth Street, downtown Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Website: http://www.mayacuisine.com

Email: info@mayacuisine.com


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