Caribbean Cuisine in Riviera Maya

Caribbean food is a delight to locals and tourists alike, particularly for including regional spice blends, rare produce, and some of the world's best seafood. Luckily, you're likely to come across plenty of restaurants within this culinary category.

With everything from the informal backdrop at El Puerto Fairmont to the lingering deliciousness of dinner and lunch at Las Delicias, there's a menu for every type of traveler and every mood.

The list below allows you to read more about this full list of Caribbean restaurants to be found. Find the one that makes your mouth water and click its name to discover the details about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.

Al Cielo

Xpu Ha | (984) 840-9012

Al Cielo

Al Cielo is located along the northeastern outskirts of Xpu Ha. Fabulously fresh fish and Caribbean style eats play nicely together 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.


Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 206-4800

Catch, a part of Thompson Playa del Carmen, is situated in downtown Playa del Carmen, near the middle of Playa del Carmen. Speaking of delicious, specialty Caribbean cuisine, this local spot boasts about their seafood and 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.

Ana Y Jose Beach Bar

The Riviera Maya

Ana Y Jose Beach Bar is a smart choice for people thinking about visiting this part of Quintana Roo. It's 3.8 miles south of Tulum. Salty, fresh seafood and Caribbean food come together for some great dishes at this chilled-out establishment.

This is a common spot for tour buses so it can get a little crowded, but other than that it is a wonderful beach club located on a beautiful beach.

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. Fresh catches from and Caribbean flair make for an exciting meal at this noteworthy restaurant.

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

Zamas Que Fresco

The Riviera Maya | (415) 387-9806

Zamas Que Fresco

Zamas Que Fresco is located at Zamas Hotel. Tulum is two and a half miles (four and a half kilometers) to the north-northwest. Seafood and Caribbean fare share the same plate at this favorite dining option.

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
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

Similar Food

For something different in the same ballpark, you might like distinctly different, but still related restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Havana Moon (984) 206-4000 Bahamian The Riviera Maya
La Bodeguita Del Medio 984-80339-51 Cuban 1.2 mi. South West of Central Playa del Carmen
Habana Cafe (984) 802-5412 Cuban 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum

Some of the most unique offerings of Caribbean food in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are those that you find unexpectedly as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. That being said, it's still smart to have a few favorites on the itinerary. To learn more information concerning the culinary options awaiting you, check out this page.


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