Fodor's Expert Review El Muelle

$$$ The Riviera Maya Caribbean

"The Pier" resembles a Caribbean fish market with its wooden plank floors, whitewashed tables, and pilings strung with rope. A chalkboard features the catch of the day; it's delivered from local fishermen every morning and simply yet flavorfully prepared one of five ways or sold by the gram to go. El Muelle opens at 4 pm, so come before dinner for a strawberry-lemon spritzer and mixed ceviche made Peruvian style with leche de tigre. From that point on, you're hooked, and you'll soon find there isn't a mediocre dish on the menu.

This darling, ocean-to-table restaurant is not to be confused with Muelle 3 right around the corner.

Caribbean Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

Ave. 5 and Calle 32
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo  77710, Mexico


Known For:
  • Fresh-caught fish
  • Large portion sizes
  • Grilled octopus
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. No lunch

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