Vegetarian Cuisine in the Yucatan Peninsula

While staying in the Yucatan Peninsula, you'll happen upon a variety of places to dine. If you're admittedly obsessed with vegetarian food, you should pay attention to the places that do it best. Luckily, you're likely to come across plenty of places where you can order dishes prepped in this style.

With lots to try, from the very casual favorite named Polo's Mango Cafe to the inviting breakfast, dinner and lunch at Restaurante Natura, there's a menu for every guest and any style of vacation desired.

Below, you can browse the handful of Yucatan Peninsula restaurants that satisfy cravings for vegetarian cuisine. On each restaurant's name, click to discover the details about its ambiance, food, and what's located nearby.

Restaurante Natura

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 883-0585

Restaurante Natura

Restaurante Natura is situated near downtown Cancun; it is 7.2 miles to the south of Isla Mujeres. Though they're broadly known for vegetarian food, this possible dining pick is particularly known for its health food and salads.

The cuisine style is Mexican, with a focus on all-natural, healthy food. A full vegan menu is available, which is a rarity in the area. Their most popularly sold items are fresh fruit and combined juices

(strawberry, pineapple and orange juice for example) as well as items from the vegetarian menu (like Tacos Vegetarianos). They also have non vegetarian dishes which are very popular like the Camarones

Caribeos which are grilled fresh shrimp served over wild rice sauteed in white wine, pineapple, onion, sweet pepper, broccoli, swiss chard, zucchini and garlic, all served inside a pineapple.

100% Natural Playa del Carmen

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 873-2242

100% Natural Playa del Carmen

100% Natural Playa del Carmen is found within downtown Playa del Carmen, in the heart of Playa del Carmen. Gladly termed an informal restaurant, it's easy to see why people love popping in for their food.

This veggie eatery is covered in lush plants and traditional Maya sculptures, attesting to its 100% Natural name.

Curry Omm

Playa del Carmen | (984) 873-1516


When you and your hungry companions are looking out for memorable vegetarian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere, this breezy restaurant is a pretty good choice.

Authentic Indian cuisine from the Gujarat state in Western India is what you'll find on the menu at Curry Omm. Some dishes you may recognize include Vindaloo and Lamb Masala. Curry Omm is also fully licensed to serve a selection of adult beverages.

Big Mama

Costa Maya | (983) 120-2205

Big Mama is found in Costa Maya, in Quintana Roo; 33 miles (53 kilometers) to the north of Xcalak. Fresh fish from the Yucatan Peninsula's coasts and vegetarian cuisine play nicely together at this colorful favorite.

Set in a thatch-roofed shack on the beach, Big Mama is a great place to go and have a great time while you eat and drink.

Zayzu Restaurante

Chetumal | (983) 144-0104

Zayzu Restaurante is found in just beyond the the center of Chetumal. Looking for tapas within the Mexican food genre? In any case, you may as well make this place the easiest decision you'll make all day.

vegetarian Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
100% Natural Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Mexican, Vegetarian (984) 873-2242
Big Mama 0.1 mi. South West of Central Costa Maya Mexico Mexican, Vegetarian (983) 120-2205
CocoCorona Costa Maya Mexico Mexican, Vegetarian (983) 135-1435
Curry Omm Playa del Carmen Mexico Indian, Vegetarian (984) 873-1516
Gopals Downtown Cancun Mexico Vegetarian (998) 892-7361
La Tortillería de Holbox 0.3 mi. South of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox Spanish, Vegetarian (984) 875-2443
Polo's Mango Cafe Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Mexican, Vegetarian (998) 274-0118
Restaurante Natura 5.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Caribbean, Vegetarian (998) 883-0585
Zayzu Restaurante 0.9 mi. South West of Central Chetumal Mexico Mexican, Vegetarian (983) 144-0104

Similar Food

If your heart's not set on this cuisine in particular, there are similar flavors to be experienced at restaurants like Oscar & Lalo where they're offering up vegan style eats.

Sometimes, the most satisfying dining destinations in the Yucatan Peninsula are the ones that you find unexpectedly while trekking the town of your choice. Although, it doesn't hurt to learn about dining in a particular region in advance. To discover more concerning the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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