Caribbean Cuisine in Yucatan Peninsula

The vast genre of Caribbean cuisine is enjoyed across the islands by visitors from all walks of life, particularly for using tried-and-true spice blends, exotic produce, and beautifully prepped seafood. When hunger strikes, you'll find there's an enormous pool of restaurants with this cuisine on the menu.

With choices such as the very casual setting of Marisqueria El Taco Loco to the amazing lunch service at C-Grill, you're sure to locate a menu item worth sharing - or not, as the case may be.

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Below, read up on the numerous places serving Caribbean cuisine awaiting the Yucatan Peninsula's guests. Click on one of the options to see the full article about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.

Nachi Cocom Restaurant

Southern Cozumel | (987) 857-1157

Nachi Cocom Restaurant, which is part of Nachi Cocom Beach Club, is located near downtown San Miguel; it's nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) to the south west of San Miguel. Fabulously fresh fish and Caribbean cuisine are a great pair at this fun favorite.

Fresh food prepared to order is available at Nachi Cocom Restaurant. Try something new when you order from the menu of local Yucatecan cuisine, or stick to your old favorites. Either way, the food will not disappoint.

Mi Casa es su Casa

Downtown Isla Mujeres | (800) 261-5014

Mi Casa es su Casa, which is part of Avalon Reef Club, is located in Downtown Isla Mujeres, along the northern outskirts of Isla Mujeres. When you and your hungry companions are in need of darn good Caribbean food in a setting that makes you comfortable, this simple restaurant is a great choice.

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

El Caribeño

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 872-8300

Set 5.3 miles east of downtown Cancun, El Caribeño is located at InterContinental Hotels Presidente Cancun. From the restaurant, Isla Mujeres is approximately seven miles (11 kilometers) to the north. Fresh fish from the Yucatan Peninsula's coasts and Caribbean flair make a nice pair at this friendly restaurant atmosphere.

Seafood and local specialty items are available here off the a la carte menu.

C-Grill

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 206-4800

C-Grill, which is part of Thompson Playa del Carmen, is located in downtown Playa del Carmen, in the heart of Playa del Carmen. Beautiful seafood and Caribbean style eats get along famously at this relaxed establishment.

The C-Grill features a mix of Caribbean and Mexican cuisines to deliver a blend that is rich with fresh seafood and vibrant flavors.

Catch

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 206-4800

Catch, a part of Thompson Playa del Carmen, is situated in downtown Playa del Carmen, in the heart of Playa del Carmen. This is one local eatery that's enjoyed, not merely for its Caribbean food and of course seafood, but it's also known for 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.

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
Chula Vista 1.3 mi. South West of Central downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Caribbean (984) 873-4120
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 Caribe 0.6 mi. West of Central Valladolid Mexico Caribbean (998) 848-8700
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
Green Iguana 0.1 mi. South West of Central Costa Maya Mexico Caribbean (983) 834-5728
Kimbara Caribbean Cantina 0.1 mi. South West of Central Costa Maya Mexico Caribbean (983) 143-9622
La Chaya 0.3 mi. South of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox Caribbean --
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 --
Las Delicias Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Caribbean, Mexican (984) 803-1214
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
Restaurant de Leo 0.3 mi. South of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox Caribbean (984) 875-2070
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 Beach Club Grill 7.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Caribbean (855) 744-8371
The Captain’s Galley 3.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico Caribbean, Fusion, Mexican (984) 877-4000
The Little Caribbean Conch 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown San Miguel Cozumel Caribbean (987) 872-5888
Zamas Que Fresco 2.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexico Caribbean, Mexican (415) 387-9806

Similar Food

Also worth considering if you really love Caribbean food, you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at places like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Havana Moon (984) 206-4000 Bahamian The Riviera Maya Mexico
La Bodeguita Del Medio 984-80339-51 Cuban 1.2 mi. South West of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico
El Veradero -- Cuban 1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Esencia (984) 875-2171 Cuban 0.3 mi. Northeast of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox
Habana Cafe (984) 802-5412 Cuban 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum Mexico
Toby's Restaurant (983) 107-5426 Belizean 0.0 mi. Southeast of Central Xcalak Mexico
Poc-Na Restaurant (998) 877-0090 Creole 0.0 mi. South West of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
French Quarter (987) 872-6321 Creole 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown San Miguel Cozumel
El Casino -- Cuban Downtown San Miguel Cozumel

Visitors often find that the best Caribbean restaurants in the Yucatan Peninsula are the ones that you casually come across while trekking the town of your choice. That being said, that doesn't mean you can't plan ahead. To read much more regarding the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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