Spanish Cuisine in Yucatan Peninsula

During your visit to the Yucatan Peninsula, expect to be overwhelmed by the delicious array of places to dine. Fans of Spanish cuisine will want to visit the places that always feature it on the menu. Fortunately, there's a respectable number of places where you can order dishes prepped in this style.

Your plate will be full of choices, from the informal setting of Luna Maya to the fantastic dinner and lunch at Mama Rosa, there's something in store for each traveler and style of vacation.


Use the list below to scan and read details about the rather large selection of restaurants serving Spanish cuisine to be found. Click each option to learn more about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.

Zabor Restaurant

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 873-0735

Zabor Restaurant, on the premises of Alhambra Hotel, is located within downtown Playa del Carmen, near the center of Playa del Carmen. Consider stopping by downtown Playa del Carmen when you just can't help your cravings for barbecue. Aztec Fusion is what Zabor Restaurant calls their menu offerings. This restaurant is unique in that you can choose your own meat and cook it over the hot volcanic rocks yourself.

Luna Maya

The Riviera Maya | (984) 130-9710

Luna Maya is a logical choice for vacationers thinking about visiting this part of Quintana Roo. It's 2.6 miles south-southeast of Tulum. Tourists who are compelled to eat tapas will fully enjoy stopping here during a trip to the Riviera Maya. Set on the beach under a palapa, Luna Maya is a relaxed spot to sit back with friends and enjoy a meal.


Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 881-0808

Casitas, on the premises of Ritz-Carlton Cancun, is situated near downtown Cancun; it is eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) to the southeast of Cancun. Beautiful seafood and Spanish flair share the same plate at this well-liked eatery. At Casitas, each casita is an open air, thatch-roofed cabana draped in light linens and filled with candles. Guests also have the option of dining on the terrace.

Mama Rosa

Downtown Isla Mujeres | (998) 190-0713

Set near the middle of Downtown Isla Mujeres, Mama Rosa is a smart choice worth considering if you are exploring this neighborhood. Does your whole family love pasta? Actually, either way you may as well make this place the go-to solution that satisfies everyone. Quality ingredients from local sources are used in the preparation of each dish at Mama Rosa, and to compliment each meal, the cellar is filled with wines from around the globe.

Casa Nostra Restaurant

Holbox | (998) 848-3849

Casa Nostra Restaurant is on the same premises as La Palapa Holbox, and is a smart choice for guests thinking about spending some time seeing the island. Although some delight in the general selection of food with Spanish flair, this local spot is especially proud of their appetizers and seafood. Casa Nostra serves breakfast and dinner, as well as snacks throughout the day. Local fisherman provide the seafood that makes up the bulk of the dinner menu, and the kitchen staff plays around with local herbs and spices to present you with something flavorful and unique every time. Don't discount the extensive bar menu, which will please with everything from a knock-you-off-your-feet shot to a fruity mixed beverage.

Spanish Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Casa Nostra Restaurant 0.4 mi. Northwest of Central Holbox Holbox Spanish (998) 848-3849
Casitas 6.1 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Fusion, Spanish (998) 881-0808
Cava Roja 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria Mexico Spanish (984) 875-1130
El Meson Spanish Downtown Cancun Mexico Spanish 52 (998) 193-31-70
El Rincon Del Vino Downtown Cancun Mexico Spanish (998) 241-2961
La Tortillería de Holbox 0.3 mi. South of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox Spanish, Vegetarian (984) 875-2443
Luna Maya 2.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexico Spanish (984) 130-9710
Mama Rosa 0.1 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Italian, Mexican, Spanish (998) 190-0713
Villas Latinas Restaurant 0.3 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Spanish (998) 871-0118
Zabor Restaurant Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Fusion, Spanish (984) 873-0735

Similar Food


For something different in the same ballpark, there are other categories to tackle, including local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Gustino (998) 848-9649 Italian 6.3 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico
Cafe Paris -- French Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
Pizza Banana -- Italian 0.2 mi. West of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico
Almaplena Restaurant (983) 137-5070 Mediterranean 7.3 mi. South of Central Mahahual Mexico
Il Giardino -- Italian 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexico
Rolandi's Cancun (998) 877-0429 Italian Downtown Cancun Mexico
Byblos Tacos (998) 887-4041 Middle Eastern Downtown Cancun Mexico
La Parrilla de Juan (984) 135-0373 Mediterranean 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox
Pizza Al Trancio -- Italian Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico
Yodi's Biergarten -- German 0.2 mi. North of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico

Plus, you could opt to sample the signature menu items prepared at some of these restaurants:

Restaurants with Similar Specialties
Restaurant Name Phone Specialty Location
Zayzu Restaurante (983) 144-0104 Tapas 0.9 mi. South West of Central Chetumal
Travel In' Restaurant (983) 110-9496 Tapas 3.9 mi. South of Central Costa Maya
Tapas Bar -- Tapas 0.3 mi. East of Central Costa Maya
Ceviche Tapas Bar (984) 206-4100 Tapas 5.0 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen

Sometimes, the most satisfying places to grab a bite in the Yucatan Peninsula are those you decide upon spontaneously during your daytime travels. But, keeping the addresses of a few places in your daily itinerary, may prove valuable later when your stomach's grumbling. To find out much more about the dining options available to you, check out this page.


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