Restaurants in Riviera Maya

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Chef Sergio Leoni serves Italian classics—seafood risotto, grilled sea bass and fennel—in a stylish setting, with formal service (an... Read More

One of the best-loved taco places in downtown Tulum, Antojitos de Chiapaneca is only open for dinner and always full of locals. The menu is simple: pick... Read More

A paneled art piece featuring the national flag hangs above the bar in this stylish supper club, where a different Brazilian designer has decorated each... Read More

Part of the Hotel Villa Rolandi on Isla Mujeres, this upscale restaurant serves Swiss-Italian fare amid panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. Beginning... Read More

Locals and visitors flock to this open-air restaurant for the ceviche. The marinated seafood options include shrimp, fish, octopus, and snail, and comes... Read More

This nautically themed seafood spot is just a few blocks from San Miguel's oceanfront. Capi specializes in tangy but smooth ceviche, and a spicy... Read More

Located at the Maroma Mayan Riviera Resort, this beachfront restaurant fuses the Mediterranean tapas concept with authentic Maya and Creole flavors. The... Read More

This café sells coffee, fresh juices, ice cream, and more, but what people come here for are the paletas. Stored in a cold case, they have every flavor... Read More

Reservations at Tulum’s most famous restaurant are an absolute must. Even in low season, the restaurant is packed as soon as it opens, at 6 p.m. Start... Read More

This family-run café is arguably the best place to get coffee in Tulum. Working with an Italian roaster, Ki’bok sources its coffee from two proprietary... Read More

Close to San Miguel's central square, the palapa restaurant is justly renowned for traditional Mayan food with complex, rich sauces. Standouts: shrimp... Read More

The restaurant's open-air dining room is enhanced by the glimmer of fireflies (cocay in Mayan). The menu blends Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Mexican... Read More

Meaning “the monkey cave,” La Cueva del Chango is an immersive dining experience. The restaurant is designed to resemble a cave, complete... Read More

The beachside La Popular, one of two restaurants at the Nomade hotel, is known for its expertly prepared grilled seafood. This star attraction is served... Read More

Wiggle your toes in the sand while taking a bite of Tic Kin Xic, the catch of the day, at this outdoor beach restaurant, or savor grilled seafood while... Read More

This new restaurant on Tulum’s jungle side opened in December 2015 under the guidance of one of Mexico’s top chefs, Diego Hernandez. (His restaurant in... Read More

To find this restaurant, walk through the Cinco Soles shops to the colonial building's interior courtyard. Once you're in, relax with lightly battered... Read More

This intimate, open-walled Italian restaurant forgoes menus and sticks with a consistent rotation of house-made pastas and two or three dishes built... Read More

This restaurant in the Zamas hotel overlooks a small peninsula and has a wood-burning oven and fully stocked mezcal bar. It’s best to visit Que Fresco... Read More

Located at the Hotel Esencia on Mexico's Caribbean coast, Sal y Fuego specializes in Meso-American-style cuisine. Many of the ingredients that go into... Read More

Up-and-coming chef John Gray and his Mexican mother-in-law opened this 36-seat waterside restaurant. Locals gather for Sunday dinners of fresh fish,... Read More

A local institution in Playa del Carmen, Super Carnes is a small, open-air restaurant known for its grilled steak. The unassuming space is decorated... Read More

This no-frills taco spot in downtown looks nondescript, but has a very good reason for its word-of-mouth reputation: its slow-roasted cochinita pibil.... Read More

The bar and restaurant on the ninth floor of the new Hotel Wynston has panoramic views of the harbor, the town center, and the sea. In addition to the... Read More

At the most intriguing place to dine in Playa del Carmen, chef Ramón Lizaola has tapped a time-tested resource—his mother, who handed down... Read More

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