Caribbean Cuisine in Tulum

The vast genre of Caribbean cuisine is beloved by locals and tourists alike, particularly for using flavor-enhancing spices, incredible fruits and vegetables, and the freshest seafood fare. Even though you may find your options somewhat limited, there are a few places in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offering meals in this style.

With so much to try, from the very casual attitude at Ana Y Jose Beach Bar to the simple cafes whose specialties will have you craving more, there is a choice for every person in your party and any style of vacation desired.

Below, preview the carnival-in-your-mouth Caribbean eateries you could try during your stay. Find one that whets your appetite and click its name to learn more about its ambiance, food, and what's located nearby.

Zamas Que Fresco

The Riviera Maya | (415) 387-9806

Zamas Que Fresco

Zamas Que Fresco, which is on the premises of Zamas Hotel, is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; 2.7 miles to the south-southeast of Tulum. Seafood (of course) and Caribbean cuisine play nicely together at this unique place.

Tucked in the back of a cove and situated along a quiet beach with an endless ocean view, this tropical local fits in perfectly with the traditional beach shack decor of the restaurant. Dine on the beach beneath sunshades made of palm leaves on artist-designed tables while enjoying live music nightly.

Diamante K

The Riviera Maya

Diamante K is a popular choice for vacationers exploring this part of Quintana Roo. It is 1.9 miles southeast of Tulum. Fresh catches from and Caribbean flavors both describe the best dishes at this informal eatery.

Diamante K is set under a thatched roof hut, giving it that truly tropical ambiance that many vacationers strive for when they travel here.

Ana Y Jose Beach Bar

The Riviera Maya

Ana Y Jose Beach Bar is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; four miles (six kilometers) to the south of Tulum. Seafood (of course) and Caribbean cuisine share the same plate at this completely casual eatery.

This is a common spot for tour buses so it can get a little crowded, but other than that it is a wonderful beach club located on a beautiful beach.

Caribe Mexicano


Located in the heart of Tulum, Caribe Mexicano is a logical choice worth considering if you're going to be spending time seeing this town and the surrounding area. Guests who can't wait to eat Caribbean eats will find something tasty at this place. Put it on your vacation agenda in case you end up nearby.

Some of the most unique offerings of Caribbean food in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the ones that you stumble upon while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. But of course, you can't go wrong when you have a concrete plan for some meals. To read even more concerning the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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