Spanish Cuisine in Riviera Maya

When the craving strikes for Spanish food, don't pass up a chance to treat yourself. Though not terribly plentiful, there are a couple of locations in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offering meals in this style.

From the pleasant, informal destination known as Zabor Restaurant to the cafes whose chefs' specials are worth daydreaming about, there is something to suit each and every person in your party and every mood.

Take a moment to read up on the few Spanish restaurants you could be curious about during your getaway. Click each option to learn more about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.

Luna Maya

The Riviera Maya | (984) 130-9710

Luna Maya is a good option worth considering if you are exploring this part of Quintana Roo. It's 2.6 miles south-southeast of Tulum. Hoping to indulge a bit on tapas during your stay? Actually, either way make this restaurant the one stop that you'll each love for a different reason. This traditional Castillo restaurant is known for their paella dishes, and tapas are great to share. Luna Maya believes that each meal should have a perfect wine pairing, and keeps a well stocked cellar of wines from Mexico and Spain.

Zabor Restaurant

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 873-0735

Zabor Restaurant, on the premises of Alhambra Hotel, is found within downtown Playa del Carmen, in the heart of Playa del Carmen. Make the trip here to downtown Playa del Carmen if your busy day calls for a satisfying serving of barbecue. Aztec Fusion is what Zabor Restaurant calls their menu offerings. This restaurant is unique in that you can choose your own meat and cook it over the hot volcanic rocks yourself.

Villas Latinas Restaurant

Puerto Morelos | (998) 871-0118

Positioned near the center of Puerto Morelos, Villas Latinas Restaurant is on the same premises as Hotel Villas Latinas, and is a good choice worth considering if you're thinking about spending some time seeing this town or nearby. For those visitors banking on finding a tasty selection of Spanish eats without all the fuss, this casual, breezy restaurant fits the bill.

Cava Roja

Puerto Aventuras | (984) 875-1130

Cava Roja, which is on the premises of Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, is located near La Gloria; it's approximately four miles (approximately six kilometers) to the northeast of Xpu Ha. Travelers that desire tapas will particularly enjoy eating here during a visit to Puerto Aventuras.

Similar Food


If you seek even more options in this same genre, you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Ciao (984) 875-1130 Italian Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya
Rolandis (984) 803-4121 Italian Playa del Carmen
Hogar Pizza -- Italian 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum
Pizzas Tulum -- Italian 0.2 mi. South West of Central Tulum
Il Basilico -- Italian 0.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum
Azafran (984) 129-6130 German 0.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Tulum
Richard's Pizzaria (984) 873-5029 Italian Puerto Aventuras, Central Riviera Maya
Da Bruno -- Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen
Margherita (984) 801-8493 Italian 3.3 mi. South of Central Tulum
Mia Pizza -- Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen

Also, for yet another culinary cousin, seek out a specialty like the tapas at Ceviche Tapas Bar.

Visitors often find that the best culinary offerings in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones that you run into naturally during your daytime travels. However, including the contact info for at least two reliable-looking restaurants on your itinerary, may prove valuable later when your stomach's grumbling. To learn more details about the culinary options available to you, check out this page.


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