European Cuisine in Riviera Maya

If you've got a hankering for European food, don't miss a chance to spoil yourself. Though not incredibly abundant, there are a few restaurants in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean within this category.

With many options, from the informal atmosphere at Byblos to the dives where beer and wine are just as crucial as the the grub, you may very well stumble upon something that suits your taste - and budget.

Before your trip begins, you can pursue the small handful of European eateries that you may be referred to as you're out on the town. For each restaurant, you can click its name to learn more about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.

El Paladante

The Riviera Maya | (984) 871-2233

El Paladante is a good choice worth considering if you are thinking about spending some time seeing this section of Quintana Roo. If you're curious, Tulum is three quarters of a mile (a kilometer and a half) to the east. Definitely deemed a casual restaurant, it's perfect for lazy days on the town. El Paladante believes in using what nature has provided in order to make your meals. All eggs, vegetable, and honey used in the preparation of the food here was grown or produced organically right on property.


Downtown Playa del Carmen

Positioned in the heart of downtown Playa del Carmen, Byblos is a good choice worth considering if you're going to spend some time exploring this neighborhood or nearby. When your family is banking on finding a really excellent European meal in a fairly relaxed and welcoming dining area, this breezy restaurant is a pretty good choice. During the day, Byblos serves as a cafeteria for the nearby school, however at night it serves off a daily changing menu. Do not be deterred by the school lunch idea, as the restaurant is rather elegant at night.

Similar Food


If you don't mind changing things up a bit, maybe you should explore related flavor profiles at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
La Pizza De Mare -- Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Pizza Al Trancio -- Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Pizzeto (984) 875-1130 Italian Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya
Luna Maya (984) 130-9710 Spanish 2.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum
Mandarinas -- Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Le Bistro (998) 891-4100 French 0.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Tulum
Ambasciata D'Italia (984) 873-3621 Italian Playa del Carmen, Eastern part of Riviera Maya
Margherita (984) 801-8493 Italian 3.3 mi. South of Central Tulum
Da Bruno -- Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen
La Diez (984) 803-5418 Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen

Sometimes, the most exciting restaurants in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are those that you catch sight of - or scent of - during your exploration of different cities. However, having at least a couple nice-looking restaurants on the list, may put everyone's minds at ease. To learn more about the types of food available to you, check out this page.


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