The Riviera Maya Restaurants

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  • 1. Chez Céline

    $ | French

    Take one bite of Céline's chocolate croissants, and you'll think you've died and gone to Paris. Fresh-baked breads and pastries bring honor...Read More

  • 2. El Muelle

    $$$ | Caribbean

    The Pier" resembles a Caribbean fish market with its wooden plank floors, whitewashed tables, and pilings strung with rope. A chalkboard features...Read More

  • 3. Hartwood

    $$$ | Eclectic

    New York chefs cooking New York food for New York prices—in a wood-fired jungle lot, open to the night sky—that's Hartwood. Big-city transplants...Read More

  • 4. Imprevist

    $$$ | Asian

    The name means "unexpected," and––thanks to the international dishes created by executive chef Juan Diego Solombrino—this place is truly a surprise...Read More

  • 5. La Sirena

    $$$ | International

    Overlooking the town square, La Sirena serves an eclectic mix of dishes ranging from mini-sliders and grilled grouper to hearty plates of BBQ...Read More

  • 6. The Leaky Palapa

    $$$ | Seafood

    Nobody expected the kind of sophisticated flavors that the Leaky Palapa brought to town, but this little 11-table palapa restaurant done up...Read More

  • 7. Unico

    $$$ | Zona Hotelera | International

    As competitive as the culinary scene has become in Tulum, this restaurant by Chef Brian Sernatinger truly is único (unique), with every dish...Read More

  • 8. 100% Agave

    $$ | Mexican

    Fernando's friendly, homey restaurant—which serves as a sort of ersatz visitors bureau—seems to change locations often but remains a Mahahual...Read More

  • 9. Agave Azul

    $$$ | Japanese

    There’s more to Agave Azul than those sweeping lagoon and mangrove views. The glass-walled restaurant at the elegant Rosewood Mayakoba is hands...Read More

  • 10. Al Chimichurri

    $$ | South American

    The smoky aromas of a South American parillada waft down the street from this Uruguayan barbecue joint. Heaping portions of short ribs, flank...Read More

  • 11. Aldea Corazón

    $$$ | Mexican

    Playa's most dramatically-sited restaurant sits atop a small cenote in a vast jungly garden full of strangler vines and Mayan ruins—right in...Read More

  • 12. Alux Restaurant & Lounge

    $$$$ | Eclectic

    Although this restaurant is a 10-minute drive from downtown, its location in an underground cavern makes it extremely popular. A candlelit rock...Read More

  • 13. Babe's Noodles & Bar

    $$ | Thai

    Photos and paintings of old Hollywood pin-up models share decor space with a large stone Buddha at this Swedish-owned Thai restaurant. It's...Read More

  • 14. Cafe Karlita's

    $ | Café

    The smell of fresh baked goods wafts onto Mahahual's boardwalk from this central café. The towers of cookies, pastries, and muffins under glass...Read More

  • 15. Café Olé International

    $$ | Seafood

    The laid-back hub of Puerto Aventuras is a terrace café with a varied menu, including coconut shrimp and chicken with a chimichurri sauce made...Read More

  • 16. Como Como

    $$$ | Mediterranean

    This small, intimate Mediterranean restaurant is where locals and travelers in-the-know go for perfectly al dente homemade pasta. Top orders...Read More

  • 17. El Camello Jr.

    $$ | Seafood

    By the time you get to this local favorite at the very end of Tulum's downtown strip, you'll think you've already left town. In fact, you've...Read More

  • 18. El Tábano

    $$$ | Mexican

    This jungle-side hangout run by Barcelona chef Laura Brea brings imaginative cuisine to a rustic garden. You could spend the day here at a country...Read More

  • 19. HC de Monterrey

    $ | Mexican

    Follow your nose to this Mexican grill house, where locals gather for some of the best-tasting steak in town. Far from romantic, the open-air...Read More

  • 20. Ibiza Sunset

    $$ | International

    It may be far from Ibiza, but this trendy beachfront spot hits the mark with food like garlic fish and vegetables wrapped in foil, pineapple...Read More

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