If this is your first time in the beautiful country of Mexico and have never experienced true Yucatan cuisine, then Nektar is the restaurant for you.


The restaurant has a simple yet interesting menu of appetizers, entrees and desserts that are unique to the Yucatan area. The specialty at Nektar is the Cochinita Pibil, a slow-roasted pork dish with loads of citrus flavors, as well as other tasty dishes that every guest is sure to love.

Nektar is a popular grill that happens to specialize in Mexican cuisine. When it comes to the level of formality, the setting here is informal. They are open for business during dinner only, so don't miss their brief service.


The restaurant is colorful and alive with contemporary décor and flavorful dishes. Cirque du Soleil guests usually eat here before or after the JOYÀ show, enjoying the vibrant atmosphere and delicious cuisine.


Nektar can be found 11.5 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen, a city in the Riviera Maya; it's seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) to the south west of Puerto Morelos.

Located next to the Cirque du Soleil Theater and is available to all hotel and theater guests.

Tourists wanting to merge their dining experience with some nice sightseeing opportunities may enjoy heading to Atlantida at Parque Nizuc. Do keep in mind, though, that if you plan to visit, taking a taxi or having a rental car may be necessary, as it's 20 miles to the north-northeast.

Those looking to soak up the sun will find a handful of beaches and golf courses in the area, such as The Nicklaus Design Golf Course and Maroma Beach. Maroma Beach is the most convenient place to enjoy the beach, and makes its home just a quick trip from Nektar.

Nearby Restaurants

For diners in the mood for another restaurant in the region with similar menu items or a similar ambiance, there is no lack of nearby options to consider, including Frida's. Find it less than a hundred yards to the south-southeast of this restaurant.

In contrast, if you want something different, this section of Mexico has an impressive range of dining establishments, which offer all kinds of cuisine styles and flavors. For instance, you might also consider trying American food at Tramonto, which is less than a hundred yards away.

Hours and Other Info

Nektar's Grand Mayan Riviera Maya location, run by Chef Luis Chable, is open daily from 5:00 pm to 12:00 am.

Contact Info

Location: the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Phone: (984) 206-4000




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