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 bar and grill where they proudly serve their take on Mexican cuisine. As far as the style of dining and food goes, the setting is informal. This dining option's open during dinner only, so don't miss their brief service.


Positioned near the center of downtown Playa del Carmen, Yaxche is on Eighth Street.

Tourists can merge their dining experience with some excellent local sightseeing possibilities by visiting one of the region's many close-by attractions, like El Faro Lighthouse.

People who dine here are also drawn to a full selection of fun-in-the-sun activities in the vicinity. Vacationers who consider a day on the fairways relaxing can test their skills at the nearby golf facility, Playacar Golf Course. After a long, hot day on the links, refresh at El Faro, which is the closest beach and is only a few hundred yards away. Elsewhere in the area, you will come across other beaches and at least one more golf course, as if the choice between these fun attractions wasn't hard enough.

Nearby Restaurants

For diners seeking out a local restaurant that has similar kinds of food and/or a similar atmosphere, there are several nearby options to pick from, including La Parilla Playa del Carmen. It's located less than a hundred yards from Yaxche.

But then again, if you're looking for a change of pace, this region of Mexico provides an excellent list of dining places that will be sure to suit the tastes of all kinds of diners. For example, you can also try International food at Esparragos, which is less than a hundred yards south-southeast.

Contact Info

Location: Eighth Street, downtown Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Website: http://www.mayancuisine.com


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