Tex-Mex Cuisine in Riviera Maya

If you find yourself in the mood for Tex-Mex cuisine, don't miss a chance to indulge yourself. Even though you may find your options somewhat limited, there are a few restaurants in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offering meals in this style.

With options including everything from the very casual attitude beloved by patrons of Gary’s at Casa Cenote to the restaurants whose decades-old preparations are worth daydreaming about, you're sure to locate a menu item worthy of multiple plates-full.

The list below allows you to preview the limited selection of Tex-Mex places you'll run across as you explore. For each option that interests you, click the name to see the full article about its ambiance, food, and what's located nearby.

Gary’s at Casa Cenote

The Riviera Maya | (361) 993-2462

Gary’s at Casa Cenote, part of Casa Cenote, is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; 5.9 miles to the northeast of Tulum. Consider stopping by the Riviera Maya when you're feeling like a knock-out serving of 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 on the same premises as Royalton Riviera Cancun. From the restaurant, Puerto Morelos is seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) to the south-southwest. Seeking much-loved local cuisine in a beautiful yet informal setting? Consider the free-and-easy ambiance at this restaurant.



Acabar can be found in the heart of Tulum. If the idea of Middle Eastern food coupled with Tex-Mex sounds appealing, think about dining at this restaurant during your Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean vacation. 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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For something different in the same ballpark, you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
La Caprichoza (987) 872-0958 Mexican Downtown Playa del Carmen
Los Pelicanos Los Pelicano's Mexican 0.0 mi. East of Central Puerto Morelos
El Paladante (984) 871-2233 Mexican 0.8 mi. West of Central Tulum
Paamul (984) 875-1053 Mexican 2.6 mi. East of Central La Gloria
Vips Playa del Carmen (984) 879-4423 American Downtown Playa del Carmen
Deli Snack Bar at The Reef (984) 873-4120 American 1.3 mi. South West of Central downtown Playa del Carmen
Espaadas -- Argentenian Downtown Playa del Carmen
El Tuch Tlan -- Mexican 0.1 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos
Trattoria Del Mar (984) 100-3228 Latin American 0.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum
El Restaurante (998) 872-8200 Mexican 9.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen

And we recommend you take a look at the specialties from some of these restaurants:

Restaurants with Similar Specialties
Restaurant Name Phone Specialty Location
King Kebab -- Tacos 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum
Peskayitos -- Tacos 0.0 mi. West of Central Puerto Morelos
La Floresta Tacos (998) 891-4110 Tacos 1.1 mi. West of Central Playa del Carmen
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

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best places to grab a bite in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are those that you run into naturally while walking around during the day. However, writing down the names of a few reliable-looking restaurants in your travel plans, will make life easier when no one can decide. To discover more details concerning the dining options awaiting you, check out this page.


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