Eclectic Cuisine in Riviera Maya

Almost everywhere in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, expect to encounter a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and places with delicious cocktails. Guests who already have plans to eat eclectic food won't want to miss those restaurants known for these fun flavors. And luckily, guests will have access to plenty of restaurants of this theme.

With options including everything from the very casual locale of Lucy's Homemade Ice Cream at the Arch to the scrumptious lunch service at The Pirate’s Cove, you're sure to locate a menu item worth fighting over.

Take a moment to peek at the places where the focus is on eclectic food. For each restaurant, you can click its name to view the full article about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.

La Cava

The Riviera Maya | (984) 877-3688

La Cava

La Cava, a part of Banyan Tree Mayakoba, is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; 4.0 miles to the northeast of Playa del Carmen. This is a popular choice, particularly because they offer fantastic, fine foods served in an atmosphere that stands out amongst so-called beach eats.

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.

Oriola Beach Club Grill

Playa del Carmen | (998) 872-8084

Oriola Beach Club Grill, which is on the premises of Azul Fives By Karisma, can be found toward the northeastern outskirts of Playa del Carmen. Determined not to be a "stale" choice, not only does this place offer eclectic cuisine and salads, but it's also known for 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.


The Riviera Maya

Hemmingway is a good choice worth considering if you're going to be visiting this area of Quintana Roo. It's 2.7 miles south-southeast of Tulum. Fine dining is definitely their standard, so foodies who want to celebrate or splurge with eclectic fare should learn more.

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, a part of Petit Lafitte Hotel, can be found along the northeastern outskirts of Playa del Carmen. The decor, service, and atmosphere of this awesome bar and grill is very casual, so travelers won't need to get dressed up to savor the good eats here.

Lucy's Homemade Ice Creams


Located in the heart of Akumal, Lucy's Homemade Ice Creams is a part of Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant, and is a good choice for people thinking about going to this part of the Riviera Maya. Here's one sure-fire reason to visit Akumal if you love eclectic food, but especially crave ice cream.

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

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best foods in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are those you casually come across during your daytime travels. But, jotting down the important details of a few restaurants on your itinerary, means you won't have to settle for something less. To discover even more about the dining options awaiting you, check out this page.


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