Spanish Cuisine in Riviera Maya

If you've got a hankering for Spanish cuisine, you might find yourself with an opportunity to treat yourself. You may be a bit limited in your options, but there are a couple of restaurants in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean specializing in this this type of food.

With plenty of variety, from the informal attitude at Cava Roja to the neighborhood eateries whose regional delicacies are worth adding to your vacation scrapbook, there's a menu for every type of traveler and any style of vacation desired.

Below, you can scan and read details about the limited selection of Spanish restaurants that you may hear about as you're out on the town. See one that catches your eye? Click its name to read more about its hours, location, and other offerings.


The Riviera Maya | (984) 206-4000

Not only is this restaurant famed for Spanish themed dishes and of course seafood, but wouldn't you know they're also masters of tapas.

The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating available, so waiting for a table is never too long. The friendly wait staff is also recognized by many as being the shining star of the restaurant, as they are always ready and excited to serve the many guests that come in and out of the restaurant daily.

Fah Bar

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 803-1507

Fah Bar is located in downtown Playa del Carmen, in the heart of Playa del Carmen. If the option of Mexican food combined with Spanish makes you hungry, think about this restaurant when you are on your trip to Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

Fah Bar is known for their tasty mexican dishes such as their tuna carnitas and carpaccios. Even longer than their food list though, is their drink list, filled with fun cocktails prepared to make you feel good. Starting at 6:00 p.m. every night, Fah Bar also has live music and Dj's.

Just recently, they have also started serving full breakfasts including hand-crafted aromatic coffees.

Cava Roja

Puerto Aventuras | (984) 875-1130

Cava Roja, which is on the premises of Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, is found close to La Gloria; it is 3.8 miles to the northeast of Xpu Ha. Guests who desire tapas will especially enjoy dining here during a trip to Puerto Aventuras.

Similar Food

Piedra Escondida

Also worth considering if you really love Spanish food, you will find similar ingredients and influences at restaurants below:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Domino's Playa del Carmen -- Italian 1.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Playa del Carmen
La Bodeguita Del Medio 984-80339-51 Cuban 1.2 mi. South West of Central Playa del Carmen
Tamarind (984) 877-3688 Mediterranean 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Piedra Escondida (984) 100-1443 Italian 2.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum
Pizza Pazza -- Italian 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum
Pizza N' Love 55180123 Italian 0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos
El Paladante (984) 871-2233 European 0.8 mi. West of Central Tulum
Quiero Mas Pizzaria -- Italian 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Tulum
Cafe Paris -- French Downtown Playa del Carmen
Byblos -- European Downtown Playa del Carmen

Or if need even more options for your long visit, sample a signature item like the tapas featured at Ceviche Tapas Bar.

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best cuisines in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are those you find unexpectedly while trekking the town of your choice. But, including at least a few places in your agenda, means even your fall-back options are good ones. To read more concerning the dining options available to you, check out this page.


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