Caribbean Cuisine in Riviera Maya

Restaurant-style Caribbean food is viewed fondly by people from all walks of life, perhaps because chefs use local spice blends, fresh produce, and the freshest seafood fare. Lucky for hungry guests, there's a pretty good variety of restaurants of this theme.

From the informal atmosphere at El Puerto Fairmont to the beautiful smells of dinner and lunch at Catch, you may very well stumble upon something you'll return for again and again.

Take time to get more details about the large collection of Caribbean establishments to be found. Find the one that makes your mouth water and click its name to see the full article about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

Diamante K

The Riviera Maya

Diamante K is a logical choice for vacationers thinking about exploring this area of Quintana Roo. It's 1.9 miles southeast of Tulum. Beautiful seafood and Caribbean panache make for an exciting meal at this enjoyable place.

Diamante K is set under a thatched roof hut, giving it that truly tropical ambiance that many vacationers strive for when they travel here.

The Captain’s Galley

Playa del Carmen | (984) 877-4000

The Captain’s Galley, which is on the premises of Petit Lafitte Hotel, is found toward the northeastern outskirts of Playa del Carmen. Happily identified by tourists as an informal place to eat, it's often reserved for lazy days outdoors.

The Captain’s Galley has recently expanded to offer seating for 90, so even more guests can enjoy the amazing ocean view.


Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 206-4800

Set near the center of downtown Playa del Carmen, Catch is a part of Thompson Playa del Carmen. Pleasantly surprising, this dining destination is not just Caribbean cooking and their signature staple of seafood, but it's also quite the favorite for sushi.

In tune with the contemporary-Caribbean style of the hotel, Catch takes the classic cuisine from Mexico and the Caribbean and adds some modern twists. As such, you will find a good number of high-quality seafood dishes on the menu, including lobster and sushi.


Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 206-4800

C-Grill, on the premises of Thompson Playa del Carmen, is located in downtown Playa del Carmen, toward the center of Playa del Carmen. Salty, fresh seafood and Caribbean panache make for a bold combo at this friendly favorite.

The C-Grill features a mix of Caribbean and Mexican cuisines to deliver a blend that is rich with fresh seafood and vibrant flavors.

Zamas Que Fresco

The Riviera Maya | (415) 387-9806

Zamas Que Fresco

Zamas Que Fresco is located at Zamas Hotel, and is a smart choice for people exploring this part of Quintana Roo. From the restaurant, Tulum is two and a half miles (four and a half kilometers) to the north-northwest. Beautiful seafood and Caribbean flair are an outstanding combo at this enjoyable restaurant.

The menu offers regional and international cuisine. The signature item on the menu is fish, ranging from fresh lobster to snapper and grouper. Their wood-burning oven allows them to serve warm oat breads, charred pepper salsas and thin-crust pizzas.Fresh fruits and vegetables abound both in main courses and side dishes. The famous Zamas Margarita is Muy Fuerte.

Caribbean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Al Cielo Xpu Ha, Central Riviera Maya Caribbean (984) 840-9012
Ana Y Jose Beach Bar 3.8 mi. South of Central Tulum Caribbean --
C-Grill Downtown Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Mexican (984) 206-4800
Caribe Mexicano 0.0 mi. South of Central Tulum Caribbean --
Catch Downtown Playa del Carmen Caribbean (984) 206-4800
Diamante K 1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Tulum Caribbean, International --
El Puerto Fairmont Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Mexican (984) 206-3000
La Cocina Downtown Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Mexican (984) 875-1234
Mediterraneo Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya Caribbean (984) 873-1300
The Captain’s Galley 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Fusion, Mexican (984) 877-4000
The Grill at 1-26 Downtown Playa del Carmen Caribbean (984) 875-1234
Zamas Que Fresco 2.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Caribbean, Mexican (415) 387-9806

Similar Food

If you're willing to step just outside the box, you'll find commonality between the restaurants above and restaurants like La Bodeguita Del Medio where they offer Cuban preparations.

Sometimes, the most exciting places to have Caribbean cuisine in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones you find unexpectedly as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. Although, it doesn't hurt to have a few favorites on the itinerary. To find out more details concerning the kinds of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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