Caribbean Cuisine in Riviera Maya

Traditional and contemporary Caribbean cuisine is cherished by people from all walks of life, perhaps because their dishes employ local spice blends, rare produce, and the freshest seafood fare. In this destination overall, there's several restaurants serving this style.

With lots to try, from the informal locale of Al Cielo to the intoxicating breakfast, dinner and lunch at Zamas Que Fresco, you're sure to locate a menu item worth sharing - or not, as the case may be.

Below, read more about the rather large selection of restaurants specializing in Caribbean food available in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. Click on one of the options to view more information about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

Al Cielo

Xpu Ha | (984) 840-9012

Al Cielo

Al Cielo is located in the northeastern outskirts of Xpu Ha. Fresh catches from and Caribbean panache make for an exciting meal at this favorite restaurant. The many seafood options at Al Cielo are often topped with its paella, a rice based dish that is perfect for multiple people.

Zamas Que Fresco

The Riviera Maya | (415) 387-9806

Zamas Que Fresco

Zamas Que Fresco, on the premises of Zamas Hotel, is found in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; two and a half miles (four and a half kilometers) to the south-southeast of Tulum. The fresh taste of fish and Caribbean fare play nicely together at this informal place. Tucked in the back of a cove and situated along a quiet beach with an endless ocean view, this tropical local fits in perfectly with the traditional beach shack decor of the restaurant. Dine on the beach beneath sunshades made of palm leaves on artist-designed tables while enjoying live music nightly.

Ana Y Jose Beach Bar

The Riviera Maya

Ana Y Jose Beach Bar is a viable choice worth considering if you are exploring this part of Quintana Roo. From the restaurant, Tulum is four miles (six kilometers) to the north. Fresh seafood and Caribbean fare come together for some great dishes at this laid-back establishment. The beach club offers a range of services, including showers, changing facilities in addition to food and drink. You can also rent beach chairs if you did not want to sit at a table or at the bar.

The Captain’s Galley

Playa del Carmen | (984) 877-4000

Situated along the northeastern outskirts of Playa del Carmen, The Captain’s Galley is located at Petit Lafitte Hotel. Are you in the mood for a satisfying meal in a friendly, informal setting? Don't miss the low-key ambiance at restaurants like The Captain’s Galley. The menu at the Captain’s Galley is filled with offerings from the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico as well as Caribbean fare and International cuisine.

Diamante K

The Riviera Maya

Diamante K is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; a mile and a half (three kilometers) to the southeast of Tulum. Salty, fresh seafood and Caribbean fare share the same plate at this informal dining option. Diamante K is set under a thatched roof hut, giving it that truly tropical ambiance that many vacationers strive for when they travel here.

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 --
Caribe Mexicano 0.0 mi. South of Central Tulum Caribbean --
Chula Vista 1.3 mi. South West of Central downtown Playa del Carmen Caribbean (984) 873-4120
Diamante K 1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Tulum Caribbean, International --
El Puerto Fairmont Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Mexican (984) 206-3000
Las Delicias Downtown Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Mexican (984) 803-1214
Mediterraneo Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya Caribbean (984) 873-1300
The Beach Club Grill 7.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Caribbean (855) 744-8371
The Captain’s Galley 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Fusion, Mexican (984) 877-4000
Zamas Que Fresco 2.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Caribbean, Mexican (415) 387-9806

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If your preferences are flexible, you'll find commonality between the restaurants above and restaurants like La Bodeguita Del Medio and Habana Cafe, which both offer Cuban dishes.

Some of the best offerings of Caribbean food in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are those you wind up near unexpectedly while walking the streets near your hotel. However, writing down the names of some delicious-sounding restaurants in your daily itinerary, will keep this aspect of your trip worry free. To learn more information regarding the kinds of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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