Caribbean Cuisine in the Yucatan Peninsula

Restaurant-style Caribbean food is enjoyed throughout the islands by people of island culture as well as visitors, especially for their use of local spice blends, fresh produce, and fresh caught fare. Thankfully there's an enormous pool of restaurants for this cuisine.

From the pleasant, informal setting of La Cocina to the inviting breakfast, dinner and lunch at La Palapa Restaurant, there's something for every visitor and even for a memorable date night.

Below, preview the rather large selection of Caribbean establishments to be found. On each restaurant's name, click to see the full article about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.

Ana Y Jose Beach Bar

The Riviera Maya

Maps

Ana Y Jose Beach Bar is a viable option worth considering if you are exploring this section of Quintana Roo. If you're wondering, Tulum is four miles (six kilometers) to the north. Fabulously fresh fish and Caribbean flavors both describe the best dishes at this super casual favorite.

The beach club offers a range of services, including showers, changing facilities in addition to food and drink. You can also rent beach chairs if you did not want to sit at a table or at the bar.

Catch

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 206-4800

Situated in the heart of downtown Playa del Carmen, Catch is on the premises of Thompson Playa del Carmen. This local establishment isn't merely Caribbean themed dishes and of course seafood, but here they're also known for putting out great sushi.

In tune with the contemporary-Caribbean style of the hotel, Catch takes the classic cuisine from Mexico and the Caribbean and adds some modern twists. As such, you will find a good number of high-quality seafood dishes on the menu, including lobster and sushi.

Mi Casa es su Casa

Downtown Isla Mujeres | (800) 261-5014

Mi Casa es su Casa, part of Avalon Reef Club, can be found in Downtown Isla Mujeres, in the northern outskirts of Isla Mujeres. When you and your hungry companions are hoping to find an inviting place serving Caribbean food without a big to-do, this mellow restaurant is just the thing.

Mi Casa is an elegant restaurant, so remember to pack something nice to wear.

Restaurante Natura

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 883-0585

Restaurante Natura

Restaurante Natura is located in the general vicinity of downtown Cancun; it's approximately seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) to the south of Isla Mujeres. Not only do they have festive fare including Caribbean food and health food, but here they're also known for putting out great salads.

The ambiance of Natura could be described as laid-back and relaxing. Everything about this restaurant boasts a natural environment down to the terraced garden. They even allow pets to come in and dine with their owners who will enjoy the free WiFi.

La Palapa Restaurant

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | 52 01(998)8 81 14 00

La Palapa Restaurant, part of Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun, is located in the vicinity of downtown Cancun; it's approximately six and a half miles (approximately ten and a half kilometers) to the south of Isla Mujeres. Definitely deemed a casual type of restaurant, it's great when you don't want to get too fancy.

Comfortable beachside seating abounds at La Palapa Restaurant, where every meal is a laid back affair.

Caribbean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Al Cielo 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha Mexico Caribbean (984) 840-9012
Ana Y Jose Beach Bar 3.8 mi. South of Central Tulum Mexico Caribbean --
Bellavista 0.3 mi. North of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Caribbean, Mexican (800) 261-5014
C-Grill Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Caribbean, Mexican (984) 206-4800
Captain's Cove 6.6 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Caribbean 885-0016
Caribe Mexicano 0.0 mi. South of Central Tulum Mexico Caribbean --
Catch Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Caribbean (984) 206-4800
Diamante K 1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Tulum Mexico Caribbean, International --
El Capitan Mono 0.1 mi. South West of Central Costa Maya Mexico Caribbean (983) 112-1284
El Caribeño 5.3 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Caribbean (998) 872-8300
El Puerto Fairmont Playa del Carmen Mexico Caribbean, Mexican (984) 206-3000
Kimbara Caribbean Cantina 0.1 mi. South West of Central Costa Maya Mexico Caribbean (983) 143-9622
La Cocina Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Caribbean, Mexican (984) 875-1234
La Palapa Restaurant 5.5 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Caribbean, International 52 01(998)8 81 14 00
La Veranda Downtown San Miguel Cozumel Caribbean --
Maja’che 0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Holbox Holbox Caribbean, Fusion, Mexican 0052 (984) 87 521 60
Mandarina Restaurant 0.3 mi. Northeast of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox Caribbean, Mediterranean (984) 875-2129
Marisqueria El Taco Loco 1.4 mi. South of Central Chetumal Mexico Caribbean (983) 832-1213
Marisqueria Mi Viejo 1.2 mi. Southeast of Central Chetumal Mexico Caribbean (983) 833-5342
Maya Grill 1.7 mi. North of Central Xcalak Mexico Caribbean, Continental (800) 480-4505
Mediterraneo 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria Mexico Caribbean (984) 873-1300
Mi Casa es su Casa 0.3 mi. North of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Caribbean, Mexican (800) 261-5014
Nachi Cocom Restaurant 9.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central downtown San Miguel Cozumel Caribbean (987) 857-1157
Nah Balam Restaurant 1.2 mi. South of Central Chetumal Mexico Caribbean, International, Mexican (983) 835-0400
Oxtankah 0.1 mi. South West of Central Costa Maya Mexico Caribbean (983) 834-5990
Restaurante La Palapa 2.9 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Caribbean (998) 849-4606
Restaurante Natura 5.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Caribbean, Vegetarian (998) 883-0585
Restaurante Zarabanda 0.1 mi. East of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox Caribbean (984) 106-9665
Savio's Bistro By The Sweet Life Cancun Mexico Caribbean, Italian (998) 885-0150
The Captain’s Galley 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico Caribbean, Fusion, Mexican (984) 877-4000
The Grill at 1-26 Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Caribbean (984) 875-1234
Zamas Que Fresco 2.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexico Caribbean, Mexican (415) 387-9806

Similar Food

For something different in the same ballpark, you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Esencia (984) 875-2171 Cuban 0.3 mi. Northeast of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox
La Bodeguita Del Medio 984-80339-51 Cuban 1.2 mi. South West of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico
Toby's Restaurant (983) 107-5426 Belizean 0.0 mi. Southeast of Central Xcalak Mexico

Guests often find that the best options for Caribbean food in the Yucatan Peninsula are those you didn't expect to find yourself craving while journeying to and from your hotel. Although, that doesn't mean you can't know the names of particular restaurants ahead of time. To read more about the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.

 

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