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The Best Hotel Restaurants in Riviera Maya

Luis Fernando Dominguez Mora | April 26, 2018

The Riviera Maya is home to some of the best hotels in the world and as such, it’s filled with a wide array of truly stunning dining options. Here, we’ll look at design and atmosphere, the diversity of cuisines in one single place and most important of all, at the quality of dishes actually served. This way we’ll cover the whole gastronomy experience provided by a particular hotel.


Le Rêve Hotel & Spa

Why it made the list

This is a good example of a hotel included in this list exclusively for the quality of its cuisine. Merlot is a world-class restaurant serving high-quality dishes of International cuisine with little touches of Mayan inspiration. Its outstanding wine cellar is a plus.

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Why it made the list

Jashita’s restaurant Pandano is one of those perfectly balanced places where the setting and atmosphere matches the top-quality of the food. Being selected to this list with only one dining option in the hotel’s premises is risky, but it also says a lot about that restaurant. The tuna steak on the grill is worth the trip to Tulum.

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Blue Diamond Riviera Maya

Why it made the list

The Chef’s Table is the most exclusive gastronomic experience at Blue Diamond, where a dinner is especially prepared for only 10 guests. However, Ambar serves extraordinary dishes of Nouvelle Fusion cuisine, while Aguamarina provides an outstanding al fresco dining option. Needless to say, the setting of all restaurants in the hotel is top-notch.

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Why it made the list

Mezzanine makes it to this list for its authentic Thai restaurant where the menu has been carefully designed by the celebrity Thai Chef Dim Geefay. The setting on a wooden deck overlooking the Caribbean is extraordinary, but this spot is all about that deliciously spicy cuisine.

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Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort

Why it made the list

How do you feel about enjoying a 6 or 12-course tasting menu inside a restaurant’s kitchen? That’s only available at Las Ventanas Chef’s Table, where guests interact with the Executive Chef and its team, and receive a certificate for doing so. With 5 more upscale restaurants available covering Asian, Italian, Caribbean and Mexican cuisines, Royal Hideaway’s guests are in for an outstanding gastronomy trip.

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Zoëtry Paraíso de la Bonita

Why it made the list

All five dining spots of this upscale resort enjoy gorgeous ocean views. La Canoa is an award-winning restaurant with a sophisticated fusion cuisine. However, the truly top-notch culinary experience is only available for Impression & Butler guests at the Chef’s Table.

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Hotel Esencia

Why it made the list

Mistura serves fusion dishes of Peruvian and Japanese origins in a stylish yet casual setting. The Pool Restaurant provides a wide array of Latin American coastal delicacies, while the Garden Restaurant focuses on top-notch Mexican cuisine in a wonderful setting with palapa roof, fired torches and wooven palm leaf mats and cushions on the surrounding garden to enjoy an after-meal digestivo. Besides, guests receive their complimentary continental breakfast every morning in a little cabinet by their terraces.

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Be Tulum

Why it made the list

If Be Tulum only had Ocumare as its only restaurant it still would’ve make it into this list. It introduced the shared-dining concept into Tulum and serves a fusion of flavors from world-renowned cuisines such as the Spanish, Argentinian, Moroccan and Indian. However, Be Tulum also features Maresias a raw bar with stunning setting and sandy tables. And, if the raw food is not your thing, Maresias has an integrated section called 4 Fuegos with a wood burning grill for the barbecue lovers.

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El Dorado Royale

Why it made the list

When a hotel has a Culinary Theatre where the Chef prepares a choreographed meal right in front of guests has to be at the top of this list. El Dorado Royale also features Culinary Series twice a month with famous Chefs from all over the world. And we haven’t even talk about the on-property greenhouse garden from where Chefs take all the fresh ingredients they’ll need for your dinner. An amazing overall culinary experience!

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Why it made the list

This is the strange case when a hotel makes it to the top of this list because both, its extraordinary diversity of culinary options and the amazing quality of all of them. Choose from a Mayan meal in the middle of the jungle, a private dinner in your own villa, or a gastronomic trip through the Thai and Mexican cuisines while on board of a boat cruising the mystic waterways of Mayakoba. And there are so many other options we can’t describe because space is limited.

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