Mediterranean Cuisine in the Yucatan Peninsula

During your visit to the Yucatan Peninsula, you'll be impressed by the savory selection of restaurant gems preparing local ingredients. Mediterranean food lovers should take note of those restaurants that always feature it on the menu. You won't have trouble finding a place either, since there's a surplus of dining options just for this type of food.

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With options including everything from the fine dining atmosphere at La Marea to the wonderful dinner service at La Cocay, you're bound to find something you'll return for again and again.

Before your trip begins, you can preview this full list of restaurants specializing in Mediterranean food available in the Yucatan Peninsula. Find the one that makes your mouth water and click its name to see the full article about its hours, location, and other offerings.

Mandarina Restaurant

Holbox | (984) 875-2129

Mandarina Restaurant, which is part of Casa Las Tortugas, is found near Downtown Holbox. Seafood and Mediterranean style eats play nicely together at this well-liked eatery.

An open-air setting with comfortable contemporary decor and local artwork allows guests to dine under the sky or under a palapa on the beach. The vibe is both relaxed and sophisticated, and when night falls and the candles are lit it can be a great place to go for a romantic evening.

Tamarind

The Riviera Maya | (984) 877-3688

Tamarind is on the same premises as Banyan Tree Mayakoba. It's 4.0 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen. When you and your hungry companions are anticipating memorable Mediterranean cuisine in a welcoming setting, this informal restaurant is a great choice.

Modern Mediterranean dishes like watermelon salad and Beef Veal Cheeks & Shrimp are on the menu at Tamarind.

La Cocay

San Miguel | (987) 872-5533

Positioned in the northern outskirts of San Miguel, La Cocay is a viable choice worth considering if you are going to check out this town and its surroundings. Sure to please everyone, La Cocay isn't just Mediterranean cuisine and pasta, but it's also quite the favorite for tapas.

Utilizing a blend of Mediterranean and Mexican dishes, the menu at La Cocay is a treat. Try a selection from the tapas menu if you're looking for something light by tasty. The canelones are worth trying as well, made with fresh seafood and a special saffron sauce.

Glass Bar

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 873-1335

Situated near the center of downtown Playa del Carmen, Glass Bar is a logical choice that's worth considering if you're exploring this neighborhood or the surrounding area. Seafood and Mediterranean flair are an outstanding combo at this informal restaurant.

The Glass Bar offers a selection of fine Mediterranean food paired with wines.

El Sol Tapas & Restaurant

The Riviera Maya | (998) 872-8200

El Sol Tapas & Restaurant

El Sol Tapas & Restaurant, part of Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, is found 9.8 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen, a city in the Riviera Maya; it is nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) to the south west of Puerto Morelos. Thinking about Mediterranean food, and definitely need some tapas? Even if you're just out for the atmosphere, consider making this fun restaurant a priority on your agenda.

Rustic yet elegant, El Sol Tapas & Restaurant is truly unique.

Mediterranean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Casa Mediterranea Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Mediterranean --
Caso del Lago 4.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico Mediterranean (984) 875-8000
El Faro Grill 1.4 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Mediterranean (998) 881-5125
El Sol Tapas & Restaurant 9.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico Mediterranean, Mexican (998) 872-8200
Fantino 6.1 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Mediterranean (998) 881-0808
Glass Bar Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian, Mediterranean (984) 873-1335
Habb 7.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico Mediterranean --
Jade Deli and Crêperie The Riviera Maya Mexico French, Mediterranean, Mexican (984) 206-4000
Kartaba Restaurant and Lounge 0.4 mi. West of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico Mediterranean (984) 873-2228
La Cocay 0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown San Miguel Cozumel Mediterranean, Mexican (987) 872-5533
La Marea 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico Mediterranean, Mexican (984) 877-3000
La Parrilla de Juan 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox Mediterranean (984) 135-0373
Le Bistro 0.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexico French, Mediterranean (998) 891-4100
Mandarina Restaurant 0.3 mi. Northeast of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox Caribbean, Mediterranean (984) 875-2129
Posada Margherita 3.3 mi. South of Central Tulum Mexico Mediterranean (984) 801-8493
Ristorante Luna de Plata 1.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Costa Maya Mexico Mediterranean (983) 834-5741
Tamarind 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico Mediterranean (984) 877-3688
The Cocay Restaurant 0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown San Miguel Cozumel Mediterranean (987) 872-5533

Similar Food

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Also worth considering if you really love Mediterranean food, there are other categories to tackle, including places like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Sabor Italiano -- Italian Downtown Cancun Mexico
Domino's Cancun Hotel Zone -- Italian 5.7 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico
Hogar Pizza (984) 859-1111 Italian 0.5 mi. South of Central La Gloria Mexico
Da Luisa (998) 888-0107 Italian 1.5 mi. Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Pizza Bonita -- Italian Downtown Cancun Mexico
Alfredo Di Roma (987) 872-9500 Italian 5.3 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico
Da Bruno -- Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
Il Pescatore (998) 881-7300 Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
Il Giardino -- Italian 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexico
Mr. Taco's Pizza -- Italian 1.6 mi. Northwest of Central Chichen Itza Mexico

Some of the most memorable food and drink options in the Yucatan Peninsula are those you didn't think you'd ever wander into while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. However, including the contact info for at least two viable options on your schedule, is encouraged even for flexible travelers. To discover even more about the kinds of food available to you, check out this page.

 

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