Eclectic Cuisine in Riviera Maya

During your visit to Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, you'll be able to sample a great number of places to dine. Fans of eclectic cuisine should pay attention to the restaurants that dub it their specialty. In this destination overall, there's a good bunch of restaurants that offer this favorite.

With many options, from the very casual favorite named The Pirate’s Cove to the fantastic dinner and lunch at Oriola Beach Club Grill, it really is possible to find the dish with just the right elements.

The following list allows you to preview the places where eclectic food is dished out. Click each option to view the full article about its location, style, and more.


The Riviera Maya

Hemmingway is a good choice worth considering if you are thinking about exploring this part of Quintana Roo. It's 2.7 miles south-southeast of Tulum. As soon as guests hear about it, they're already here for a fine sampling of fare that offers a refreshing change from the very casual establishments in town. What's special about Hemminway is that there is no set menu. The server asks each guest what they are hungry for, and the kitchen will make it. Guests who are indecisive will receive recommendations based upon ingredients bought fresh that day.

The Pirate’s Cove

Playa del Carmen | (984) 877-4000

The Pirate’s Cove, on the premises of Petit Lafitte Hotel, can be found toward the northeastern outskirts of Playa del Carmen. Both exuberant and exhausted travelers love that this awesome bar and grill is very informal, and that's good because your whole group can come as they are and simply enjoy the tasty food here.

Oriola Beach Club Grill

Playa del Carmen | (998) 872-8084

Oriola Beach Club Grill, which is part of Azul Fives By Karisma, is found along the northeastern outskirts of Playa del Carmen. Although some delight in the general selection of food with eclectic flair, this possible dining pick is particularly known for its salads and sandwiches. For lunch, a selection of lite offerings is available, but as night falls a delicious array of seafood and meat offerings comes to the table.

La Cava

The Riviera Maya | (984) 877-3688

La Cava, which is on the premises of Banyan Tree Mayakoba, is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; four miles (six and a half kilometers) to the northeast of Playa del Carmen. This place has high standards and a beautiful decor, which means those vacationers who want to indulge, celebrate, or simply experience eclectic style meals will want to check it out. At La Cava, each dish is presented as though it were a work of art. When you book a private function in the room, you can work directly with he executive chef to create a menu of your choosing.

Lucy's Homemade Ice Creams


Located in the heart of Akumal, Lucy's Homemade Ice Creams is on the same premises as Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant. People who are in the mood for ice cream will fully like stopping here during a visit to Akumal. Lucy's Kitchen is known for having some of the best ice cream in the area, and there are 22 different flavors on the menu, including Dark Chocolate Habanera, Espresso Gordito, and Vegan Dulch de Leche.

eclectic Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Acamaya Beach Restaurant Puerto Morelos, Northeastern part of Riviera Maya Eclectic (998) 871-0132
Hemmingway 2.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Eclectic --
La Cava 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Eclectic (984) 877-3688
Lucy's Homemade Ice Cream at the Arch 0.3 mi. Southeast of Central Akumal Eclectic --
Lucy's Homemade Ice Creams 0.3 mi. Southeast of Central Akumal Eclectic --
Oriola Beach Club Grill 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Eclectic (998) 872-8084
The Pirate’s Cove 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Eclectic (984) 877-4000

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best kitchens, cafes, and dining rooms in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are those that you catch sight of - or scent of - during your exploration of different cities. However, writing down the names of a few restaurants on a checklist, is better than leaving everything to the last minute. To find out more details about the dining options awaiting you, check out this page.


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