The Riviera Maya Restaurants

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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. John Gray's Kitchen

    $$$ | International

    Next to the jungle, this restaurant draws a regular crowd of Cancún and Playa residents. Using only the freshest ingredients—from local fruits...Read More

  • 12. Mezzanine Thai

    $$$ | Zona Hotelera | Thai

    People come from Playa del Carmen for the zingy flavors of this authentic Thai restaurant. Overseeing the menu is Thai Chef Dim Geefay, a well...Read More

  • 13. Pelicanos

    $$$ | Seafood

    Enjoy fresh seafood on the shaded patio of this family-owned restaurant in the heart of town. Try fish prepared al ajo (in a garlicky butter...Read More

  • 14. Plank

    $$$ | Steakhouse

    The name says it all at this New York–inspired restaurant where entrées are grilled on wooden planks or Himalayan salt blocks. The smoky flavors...Read More

  • 15. Restaurant Cenote Azul

    $$$ | Seafood

    Perched on the rim of the 300-foot-deep cenote, this palapa restaurant charges a M$10 entrance fee to access the site. Busloads of tourists...Read More

  • 16. Restaurante Oscar y Lalo

    $$$ | Eclectic

    This wonderful palapa restaurant with a pebble floor and peaceful garden is actually a couple of miles outside Tankah on Carretera 307. The...Read More

  • 17. Sergio's Restaurant & Pizzas

    $$$ | Pizza

    Locals rave about the grilled steaks and garlic shrimp at Sergio's—one of the nicest restaurants in Chetumal. The barbecued chicken (made with...Read More

  • 18. Sur Steak House

    $$$ | Argentine

    Focusing on food from the Pampas region of Argentina, this trendy corner spot has tables on 5th Avenue and second-story seating overlooking...Read More

  • 19. Ziggy's Restaurant

    $$$ | Zona Hotelera | Mexican

    With tables under a palapa roof and on the beach, this restaurant is a perfect place to sink your toes in the sand while dining. Chef Jorge...Read More

  • 20. G.G.

    $$$ | Italian

    The giant photos of a nightclubbing Sophia Loren on the wall capture the essence of this Italianissimo hot spot. Take in the newest part of...Read More

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