Mexican Cuisine in Riviera Maya

During your visit to Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, you'll be overwhelmed by the plentiful supply of options when it comes to dining. Those who adore Mexican cuisine particularly should check out the various establishments known for these fun flavors. When it comes to availability, there's dozens of restaurants for this type of food alone.

With lots to try, from the very casual backdrop at Tita Tulum to the much anticipated lunch service at C-Grill, there's something for every person in your party and style of vacation.

Take a moment to peek at the rather large selection of Mexican eateries available in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. Find one that whets your appetite and click its name to view the full article about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.

La Laguna Restaurant

The Riviera Maya | (800) 257-7544

La Laguna Restaurant, a part of Fairmont Mayakoba, can be found in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; four and a half miles (seven kilometers) to the northeast of Playa del Carmen. From the moment you sit down, you're in for an over-the-top dining experience that sticks out in a destination normally ripe with less formal establishments.

Tita Tulum

The Riviera Maya | (984) 877-8513

Tita Tulum is a logical choice for you to consider if you're exploring this part of Quintana Roo. Tulum is four and a half miles (seven kilometers) to the north. Fabulously fresh fish and Mexican flavors come together for some great dishes at this friendly eatery.

You won't want to leave without sampling the shrimp in coconut sauce or the grilled Caribbean whole fish. Both are their top selling items.

C-Grill

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 206-4800

Located near the center of downtown Playa del Carmen, C-Grill is a part of Thompson Playa del Carmen. Fabulously fresh fish and Mexican flair share the same plate at this friendly favorite.

The C-Grill features a mix of Caribbean and Mexican cuisines to deliver a blend that is rich with fresh seafood and vibrant flavors.

Cinco

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 206-4800

Set near the middle of downtown Playa del Carmen, Cinco is on the premises of Thompson Playa del Carmen. Determined not to be a "stale" choice, not only does this place offer Mexican food and of course seafood, but wouldn't you know they're also known for tacos.

While Cinco may specialize in cocktails, this bar and grill also features plenty of food offerings. Their menu is broad, so everyone will be able to find something they want to try.

Carlos N' Charlies Playa del Carmen

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (987) 869-1647

Located in downtown Playa del Carmen, Carlos N' Charlies Playa del Carmen is a viable option worth considering if you're exploring this neighborhood or the surrounding area. Gladly termed a casual type of restaurant, it's easy to see why people love popping in for their food.

To say that Carlos N' Charlie's is a lively eatery would be an understatement. The servers here know how to put on a show, even stopping in the middle of a task to put on a skit or sing song.

Mexican Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
100% Natural Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican, Vegetarian (984) 873-2242
Agave 7.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican (855) 744-8371
Ajua Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Apasianado Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Azur The Riviera Maya French, Mexican (984) 206-4000
Balché The Riviera Maya American, Mexican (984) 206-4000
Basico Marisueria Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Big Lobster Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 137-9547
Blue Fish The Riviera Maya Asian, Mexican (984) 206-4000
Blue Lobster Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 873-1360
C-Grill Downtown Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Mexican (984) 206-4800
Cantina Habanero 0.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos International, Italian, Mexican --
Carboncitos Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 873-1382
Caribena Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya Mexican --
Carlos N' Charlies Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen American, International, Mexican (987) 869-1647
Casa Cenote 5.8 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexican (361) 993-2462
Casa Club 0.1 mi. South of Central Playa del Carmen International, Mexican 52 984 873 42 60
Casa Mestiza Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Casa de Ascension 0.1 mi. Northwest of Central Punta Allen Mexican --
Cetli 0.0 mi. Northwest of Central Tulum Mexican (984) 108-0681
Charlies 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum Mexican --
Chelato's Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Chichen Itza 5.3 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexican (984) 875-7100
Chico Latino Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Cinco Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 206-4800
Cobà 5.3 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexican (984) 875-7100
Coco's 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen American, Mexican 52 987 20 241
Diaz Grill 0.0 mi. Southeast of Central Tulum Mexican --
Don Emilione Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Mexican (984) 873-2073
Don Huacho 0.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum Mexican --
El Agave Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Mexican (800) 227-2356
El Asador De Manolo Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
El Bistro 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central Akumal Mexican (984) 873-1484
El Carboncito Tacos 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum Mexican --
El Fagon Tacos North Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
El Fagon Tacos South Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
El Mariachi 0.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexican (984) 875-1010
El Oasis Tacos Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
El Paladante 0.8 mi. West of Central Tulum European, Mexican (984) 871-2233
El Paso 3.6 mi. West of Central Villa Morelos International, Mexican --
El Patio 0.2 mi. South of Central Akumal Mexican (984) 875-7600
El Pirata Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
El Pirata Puerto Morelos 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos International, Mexican --
El Puerto Fairmont Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Mexican (984) 206-3000
El Restaurante 9.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexican (998) 872-8200
El Sarape Grill Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
El Sol Tapas & Restaurant 9.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mediterranean, Mexican (998) 872-8200
El Tacolote Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (998) 887-3045
El Tio Loncheria 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican --
El Tuch Tlan 0.1 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican --
El Xenote Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya Mexican (984) 875-1950
Esparragos Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Mexican --
Fah Bar Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican, Spanish (984) 803-1507
Fantasias 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum Mexican --
Fredy's Fajitas 1.6 mi. East of Central Tulum Mexican --
Frida Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya Mexican (984) 875-1130
Frida's The Riviera Maya Mexican (984) 206-4000
Fusion Beach Hotel Bar and Grill Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Mexican (984) 873-0374
Gary’s at Casa Cenote 5.9 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexican, Tex-Mex (361) 993-2462
Green Break The Riviera Maya American, Mexican (984) 206-4000
Hacienda Los Girasoles 2.7 mi. North of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican (225) 522-0093
Hacienda Morelos Restaurant 0.1 mi. South of Central Puerto Morelos Fusion, Mexican (998) 871-0448
Havana Moon The Riviera Maya Bahamian, Mexican (984) 206-4000
Iguana Grill 1.9 mi. South West of Central Playa del Carmen International, Mexican (984) 803-1585
Imelda's 0.4 mi. Southeast of Central Akumal Mexican --
Jade Deli and Crêperie The Riviera Maya French, Mediterranean, Mexican (984) 206-4000
La Akumalito 0.3 mi. Southeast of Central Akumal Mexican --
La Bistecca 0.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexican (984) 871-2917
La Caprichoza Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (987) 872-0958
La Ceiba de la 30 Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
La Cueva Del Pescador 0.4 mi. Southeast of Central Akumal Mexican --
La Cueva del Chango 0.1 mi. West of Central Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 147-0271
La Gringa Tacos 0.2 mi. South West of Central Tulum Mexican --
La Guadalupana Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
La Guadalupana Tacos 0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican --
La Laguna Restaurant 4.3 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexican (800) 257-7544
La Marea 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mediterranean, Mexican (984) 877-3000
La Panza Es Primero 0.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican --
La Parilla Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
La Riviera Italiano Downtown Playa del Carmen Continental, Mexican (800) 505-2195
La Vagabunda Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian, Mexican (984) 873-3753
La Zebra 4.6 mi. South of Central Tulum Mexican (984) 115-4726
Las Arracheras de Don Juan 0.1 mi. Northwest of Central Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Las Delicias Downtown Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Mexican (984) 803-1214
Las Mananitas Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Limones Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Lina’s Mexican Cantina 4.6 mi. South of Central Tulum Mexican (303) 578-1301
Lol-Ha Akumal 0.4 mi. Southeast of Central Akumal International, Mexican (915) 584-3552
Los Aluxes Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Los Arrecifes 3.7 mi. South of Central Tulum Mexican (984) 105-3340
Los Bisquets De Obregon 1.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Playa del Carmen Mexican (998) 887-6876
Los Cocodrilo's 0.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican --
Los Pelicanos 0.0 mi. East of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican Los Pelicano's
Los Rancheros Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Los Tulipanes Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Mexican (984) 873-0417
Mamitas Beach Club Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Mexican (984) 803-2867
Mateo's 2.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexican --
Mayan Bistro Restaurant and Bar Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 873-1876
Mosquito Blue Downtown Playa del Carmen Italian, Mexican (984) 873-1245
Nativo 0.6 mi. West of Central Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Nativo Juice Bar Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya International, Mexican --
Nektar The Riviera Maya Mexican (984) 206-4000
Oscar & Lalo 7.5 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum International, Mexican, Vegan (984) 115-9965
Paamul 2.6 mi. East of Central La Gloria Mexican (984) 875-1053
Paco's Tacos Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya Mexican (984) 871-5400
Palms Gourmet Terrace 7.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Pancho's Grill 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum Mexican (983) 285-0252
Piedra Escondida 2.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Italian, Mexican (984) 100-1443
Playamar Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Posada Amor 0.0 mi. West of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican (998) 871-0033
Punta Bonita 4.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 875-8000
Reina Roja Restaurant Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 877-3800
Salsolito 0.1 mi. South of Central Tulum Mexican --
Senor Frog's Playa Del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen International, Mexican (984) 873-0930
Senor Frosty's 1.6 mi. East of Central Tulum Mexican --
T@Cos.Com 0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican --
Taco Paco 1.5 mi. Northwest of Central Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Tacos Break The Riviera Maya Mexican (984) 206-4000
The Captain’s Galley 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Caribbean, Fusion, Mexican (984) 877-4000
Tita Tulum 4.3 mi. South of Central Tulum Mexican (984) 877-8513
Tortilleria 1.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Puerto Morelos Mexican --
Trece Lunas 2.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexican --
Tu Parador Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya Mexican --
Urge Tacos 0.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Tulum Mexican --
Vips Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen American, Mexican (984) 879-4423
Xulam Playa del Carmen Mexican (984) 803-3567
Yaxche Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexican --
Zahra 2.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexican --
Zamas Que Fresco 2.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Caribbean, Mexican (415) 387-9806

Similar Food

Casa Banana

If you don't mind changing things up a bit, perhaps you'll want the familiar flavors at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Trattoria Del Mar (984) 100-3228 Latin American 0.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum
El Pequeno Buenos Aires (984) 871-2708 Argentenian 0.1 mi. South West of Central Tulum
Buenos Aires -- Argentenian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Acabar -- Tex-Mex Tulum, Southwestern part of Riviera Maya
Armadillo’s (855) 744-8371 Tex-Mex 7.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos
Ipanema (984) 875-1130 Brazilian Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya
Espaadas -- Argentenian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Alexis (984) 151-0116 Argentenian 5.3 mi. South of Central Tulum
Casa Banana (984) 806-2871 Argentenian 4.5 mi. South of Central Tulum

Or you can of course sample the featured dishes from these well-liked establishments:

Restaurants with Similar Specialties
Restaurant Name Phone Specialty Location
King Kebab -- Tacos 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum
La Floresta Tacos (998) 891-4110 Tacos 1.1 mi. West of Central Playa del Carmen
Peskayitos -- Tacos 0.0 mi. West of Central Puerto Morelos
La Lunita (984) 875 90 70 Tacos 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Akumal
Gringo Dave's (281) 414-5229 Tacos Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya

Guests often find that the best kitchens, cafes, and dining rooms in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are those you run into while trekking the town of your choice. But, writing down a couple of different places on your schedule, might make sense for your travel preferences. To discover more details about the dining options available to you, check out this page.

 

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