Tex-Mex Cuisine in Riviera Maya

If you can't get enough Tex-Mex food, you might find yourself with an opportunity to indulge yourself. Though not terribly plentiful, there are a couple of restaurants in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean serving this type of food.

With so much to try, from the very casual setting of Gary’s at Casa Cenote to the simple cafes whose top dishes will melt in your mouth, you could encounter a dish that suits your taste - and budget.

Below, browse the limited selection of Tex-Mex eateries you'll run across during your stay. Find the one that makes your mouth water and click its name to view more information about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.

Gary’s at Casa Cenote

The Riviera Maya | (361) 993-2462

Gary’s at Casa Cenote is on the premises of Casa Cenote. It is 5.9 miles northeast of Tulum. Don't overlook the Riviera Maya when you have a strong hankering for tacos.

The dining room in Gary's is set under a thatch roof palapa, with brightly striped Mexican style table cloths, and a view of the sea. Gary and his wife Silvia often cook and serve guests, giving it a very homey feel.


The Riviera Maya | (855) 744-8371

Armadillo’s is a part of Royalton Riviera Cancun. From the restaurant, Puerto Morelos is seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) to the south-southwest. When the whole group's hoping to find a tasty selection of Tex-Mex eats in a welcoming setting, this mellow, informal restaurant is just the thing.



Acabar is located near the heart of Tulum. If the thought of Middle Eastern food paired with Tex-Mex sounds appealing, consider this restaurant at some point during your Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean trip.

You might not be sure where you are when you see the decor in Acabar, but it sure isn't Mexico. The mix of Thailand and the Middle East is sure to feel exotic.

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El Sol Tapas & Restaurant

If you don't mind changing things up a bit, you will find similarly satisfying flavors at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Chichen Itza (984) 875-7100 Mexican 5.3 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum
El Sol Tapas & Restaurant (998) 872-8200 Mexican 9.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Paamul (984) 875-1053 Mexican 2.6 mi. East of Central La Gloria
La Cueva Del Pescador -- Mexican 0.4 mi. Southeast of Central Akumal
La Parilla Playa del Carmen -- Mexican Downtown Playa del Carmen
Zahra -- Mexican 2.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum
Palms Gourmet Terrace -- Mexican 7.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Casa de Ascension -- Mexican 0.1 mi. Northwest of Central Punta Allen
El Fagon Tacos North -- Mexican Downtown Playa del Carmen
Senor Frog's Playa Del Carmen (984) 873-0930 Mexican Downtown Playa del Carmen

Plus, we recommend you take a look at the featured dishes offered at restaurants like these:

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

Sometimes, the most exciting dining destinations in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones that you wind up near unexpectedly while journeying to and from your hotel. But, jotting down a handful of interesting-sounding restaurants in your travel plans, allows you to stay flexible. To discover more information about the kinds of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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