Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Some time ago 'Playa', as it is fondly known, became a favorite destination primarily for European and South American tourists attracted by its relaxed, bohemian ambience. Of course, some have decided to settle permanently thus contributing to its unique culinary character.
Today Playa del Carmen remains a small city with a very particular chic-New Age flair where the rule is to leave convention behind. This description definitely applies to the restaurant scene, everything the amazing chefs cook here is seasoned with adventure.
Italian food acquires a tropical twist at Wine Glass Bar and Da Bruno. But if your palate craves something more exotic try Thai, Playa style, at Babes or the even more original Media Luna or Mama Natura, where the base is oriental vegetarian with a Caribbean twist.
5th Avenue is the perfect spot to dine in Playa del Carmen because everything that is happening in Playa, happens here.
Immerse yourself in this age-old garden created by the ancient Maya. You'll be surrounded by dream catchers, vines, tropical trees, cenotes and a beautiful waterfall. Captivate your senses with dishes like creamed corn, fresh fish in hibiscus sauce or beef tenderloin stuffed with huitlacoche mushrooms and topped with a poblano pepper and parsley sauce. This dreamy place is located on Quinta Avenida in Playa del Carmen. Do not miss the chance to dine at this unique restaurant!
Blue Lobster is an excellent choice if you want to dine on delicious Mexican-style lobster and seafood, prepared using only the freshest, high quality ingredients. This restaurant has spent many years establishing itself as a favorite among tourists and locals in Playa del Carmen. They also have a magnificent selection of wines that you can pair with your dishes. The fresh atmosphere and the construction, made using tropical hardwoods, along with the thatched-roof palapas and waterfalls, all add up to create the perfect environment for a wonderful meal.
If you're the adventurous type, looking to savor the unique flavors of typical Mexican cuisine and you're also interested in learning more about Mexico's traditional and contemporary plastic arts, then consider eating at Casa Adela, an interesting mix of a restaurant and an art gallery. Located in Playa del Carmen, Casa Adela serves an excellent variety of dishes, including deep fried chicken "taquitos", charcoal grilled steaks and delicious seafood "ceviches" (raw fish or shrimp marinated in lime juice).
To accompany your meal, sample their selection of tequila, mezcal, and wines from Baja. Then, after dining, take some time to appreciate the colorful textiles, ceramics and jewelry on display at this charming restaurant.
While visiting Playa del Carmen, enjoy the delicious flavors of gourmet French cuisine and the charming atmosphere of Chez Matisse. This amazing restaurant offers a selection of sophisticated French dishes as well as fresh seafood, all cooked to perfection. At Matisse Chez, you'll find a great selection wines from France, Italy, Chile, Argentina and other countries, so you'll have no problem choosing the perfect bottle to accompany your meal.
Take the opportunity to excite your palate with world-renowned French cuisine, prepared with perfect seasoning that's sure to make you fall in love with this restaurant. Try the homemade foie gras, the Cocotte eggs, the beef bourguignon, or the exquisite chocolate souffle. Each week you'll find a new menu on the chalkboard, so you'll never tire of eating here. You'll also be able to enjoy the incredible art gallery that fills the second floor. Bon appetit!
This cozy restaurant consists of an inner area and terraces, with a fantastic bar that has just about every drink under the sun, in addition to their well stocked wine cellar brimming with an incredible selection of Italian, Spanish and Mexican wines. The cuisine leans towards a classic blend of Italian and Mediterranean, although there are numerous other creative and innovative dishes on the comprehensive menu.
The trademark of this restaurant is how the chef perfectly blends flavors. The menu of delicious gourmet international dishes is excellent for those who want to try something a little different, and excite their palate with a new experience. From appetizers to desserts every dish is designed to please, and the prices are very reasonable as well. Whether you're enjoying the area with air conditioning or dining al fresco at the very north end of Fifth Avenue, in Playa del Carmen, Drupas 38 is a great option that is well worth trying.
Located at the luxurious Gran Porto Real hotel 'El Pescatore' offers a good variety of Mediterranean cuisine such as Spaghetti, antipasto, shrimps and more.
Ipanema's Grill is an authentic Brazilian steak house that features more than 20 delicious charcoal grilled meat options, such as beef, lamb, pork, poultry, fish and seafood (USDA and Angus certified). This is where waiters, holding 3 foot long stakes of skewered savory meat, come to your table and your portion directly onto your plate, at your request. All of this, complemented by our lavish and extensive salad bar and seafood buffet. Definitively a meat lover's paradise!
John Gray's Place
Excite your palate with the delectable classic American dishes and mingle with the people of "Playa" at this quaint bistro, located in the heart of the famous Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue), in Playa del Carmen. Pick your favorites from an attractive menu featuring a good selection of entrees, soups, main courses and decadent desserts to turn your meal into a real feast for the senses. A cozy courtyard and a variety of wines by the glass encourage diners to stay a while longer to enjoy some good conversation and the ambiance of Playa.
Karen's is a colorful restaurant specializing in grilled steaks and seafood, located on the very famous Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue). Opening its doors in 1992, Karen's was one of the area's first restaurants, captivating the taste buds of both locals and tourists alike. Live music, professional, friendly service and an extensive menu full of exquisite grilled dishes, are what you can expect at this vibrant restaurant, located in the heart of Playa del Carmen.
La Casa del Agua
La Casa del Agua is an international restaurant specializing in seafood. Located right in the heart of 5th Avenue, the restaurant offers great views from its second floor balcony. The chef is dedicated to discovering new twists to classic cuisine. The wine cellar is exemplary with a variety of more than 170 wines from 11 different countries. Unique to the 'La Casa del Agua' is the home made bread, desserts and cakes, European pastry at its best!
A new concept in Playa, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in buffet style with open bar and drinks included for two hours. Enjoy a cool atmosphere and delicious specialties right here, in the heart of Playa del Carmen!
A perfect restaurant to discover the real Mexican flavor among so much International cuisine, red roof tiles on the ceiling and paving stone floors, complimented by wooden tables, talavera from Puebla and piatas give that special touch to this restaurant without walls. Mariachi music and a family atmosphere won't disappoint any lover of traditional Mexican cuisine.
Enjoy a great evening out at this chic restaurant which features a variety of International cuisine, right in the heart of Playa's 5th Avenue. Try an Angus steak and a cold beer or a fish filet with a glass of wine, there's a whole host of options to choose from. The Madre Tierra restaurant is widely recommended for both the quality and presentation of the dishes, and also its fashionable minimalist decor.
Located right in the heart of the famous Quinta Avenida, along with tequila and mariachis, at Mi Pueblo you can also enjoy traditional Mexican food, such as "salbutes de cochinita" made â€‹â€‹with delicious handmade tortillas or the characteristic "ancho chili peppers" stuffed with arrachera steak and bathed in an avocado salsa. Experience the folklore of Mexico at this family friendly restaurant.
This tree house fantasy village seems to emerge from an aquamarine-colored pool, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and with a sparkling waterfall on the side. It is illuminated by a collection of eccentric Mexican crystal chandeliers, glass ornaments, and Moroccan stained glass lanterns. The water in the pool gradually changes through the full spectrum of colors creating a magical effect.
The DJ mixes a cool blend of the smoothest grooves, creating a romantic sensual atmosphere, ideal for enjoying the unique Oriental and seafood specialties from the international menu.
Sur Steak House
The romance of Calle Corazon and the cosmopolitan vibe of Quinta Avenida come together in an atmosphere that is sure to delight you. Savor a wonderful variety of succulent chargrilled meats and many other delicious Argentinian dishes, along with appetizers including seafood, pasta and salads.
Let Sur Steak House pamper you with delicious tuna or grilled octopus with a touch of pepper to start, followed by a juicy grilled New York steak. The atmosphere of Sur Steak House, the delicious food and impeccable service will definitely provide you with a dining experience to remember.
The Glass Bar
The Glass Bar is an Italian/Mediterranean restaurant, utilizing flavors from all over Italy, from rustic to modern. Everything happens in a cozy atmosphere of dark wood and half light, most impressive is the extensive wine list with more than 5,000 bottles from all over the world catering for every palate.
Does Mayan cuisine exist? Dining at the Yaxche restaurant will show you it certainly does. The Yucatan Peninsula is mainly inhabited by Mayan people that cook and eat according to their extensive culinary tradition. Now, Yaxche restaurant offers its vision mixed with Yucatecan and European cuisine. There are countless specialties, come and taste the real heart of Mexican food.
This charming seafood restaurant uses the freshest ingredients maintaining the quality that distinguishes them. Ula Gula buys the shellfish from a fisherman who catches exclusive pieces just for them. These are then prepared by the expert chefs, creating lightly seasoned culinary masterpieces.