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Renowned for its archeological sites, sugar white sand beaches and mystical cenotes, the Riviera Maya is just as famous for its multi-cultural community, embracing  travelers and their distinctive cuisines from all over the world. Nowhere is the affect of these diverse influences more evident than in the kitchens of our talented local chefs.

Taste of Playa promotes the unique cultural perspectives that fuel the passions and creativity of chefs in the Riviera Maya and offers the community a wonderful opportunity to sample their signature dishes. Taste of Playa is a fresh approach to community oriented events, one that brings positive exposure to local area restaurants and promotes Riviera Maya tourism. 

List of Participants 2013
La_Mission_Playa The popular Cozumel Restaurants Casa Mission, La Mission and Parilla Mission have brought their concept to Playa del Carmen. La Mission offers generous portions of seafood, steaks and Mexican specialities at affordable prices. And their "If you don't like it, you don't pay it" slogan is hard to beat. Proof of this is the preference of locals and visitors ranking us #2 restaurant in Tripadvisor.

10th Avenue between Ave. Juarez and 2nd street


We specialize in true European meats & sausage made fresh in our store, without fillers or preservatives. Smokies, Bratwurst, Pepperoni, Mennonites, Canadian Back Bacon & regular Bacon plus more.  We also offer delicious desserts.Take home some sausage today and give your family a wonderful meal or you can have a quick bite to eat instore.
Offering wholesale pricing to restaurants, hotels, stores, large family occasions.

Paseo Coba
Calle 7 Sur Diagonal,
Playacar Fase 1


Personalized catering service offers you with international cuisine of your choice cooked in your vacation villa. The courteous and friendly staff strive to make each meal interesting and scrumptious while always keeping in mind your health and well being.

All prepared meals utilize only USDA quality meats and all fresh vegetables and fruits are sanitized before use.

Maximize your holiday enjoyment without the bother of wondering what restaurant you'll have to visit next by using our service.

984 -115 7732

 ChezCelinelogoresized Follow the smell of freshly baked bread and find an authentic French bakery on the 5th Avenue. Chez Céline offers typical French products like Baguette bread, croissants, pastries, sandwiches, quiches and salads. Try their specials of the night, to pare with a glass of wine: cheese and cold meats platters, terrines, vol-au-vent and their savory & sweet crepes! Natural products, 100% homemade, high quality ingredients and lots of love... ! Open from 8am to 11:30pm, daily. 5th Ave between 
32 & 34

 zenzi-playa This beach club with many faces and flavors serves beach lovers from morning to night, serving up a varierty of cool and catchy meals.The theme at Zenzi Beach Club and Restaurant is beach but beautiful beach, delicious beach with ceviches, fresh fish and unique presentations for the foodie in all of us.

Calle 10 and the beach

La Casa del Agua 

La Casa del Agua - Founded in 2001 by the Spath family. It combines perfectly a dining atmosphere with versatile menu of International Cuisine, offering in adittion an excellent wine cellar with more than 300 labels from 9 countries

5th Ave and Calle 2

TurtleBayBakery Turtle Bay Café and Bakery offers a large selection of fresh baked goods each morning and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Using the freshest ingridients available, everybody can find something that pleases their appetite. Come in and chill with an espresso or smoothy, check you email on the free Wifi, order food to go or relax in this "one size fits all" restaurant.

In the center of Akumal
Plaza Ukana 1




Delicious Bagels in all kinds of flavours is the speciality of Karmabagels. Also on the menu: sandwiches, salads and much more. Enjoy a view to 5th Avenue while eating with friends or family. Also delivery available.


5ta Ave. & Ave. Constituyentes



Located in the ¨Heart¨of Playa, just south of 2nd street on the beach, Wah Wah Beach Bar is a restaurant-bar-live music venue. The beautiful 12 meter high palapa roof welcomes all to experience the most unique establishment in Playa del Carmen. Enjoy the best beach in town from our free lounge chairs while dining for lunch or dinner. Our menu features American Style Smoked Ribs and Chicken, Seafood, Stuffed Burgers, Sandwiches, Brick Oven Pizza and much more. Nightly entertainment features only the best acts. Four 42 inch LED TV's , and an 8 meter high by 8 meter wide, high definition projection screen. We deliver! 984-143-6009.

2nd street on the beach
Playa del Carmen
(This number is for take out.)


Ziggy´s Bistro is a unique gastronomic experience of amazingly fresh food in a relaxed atmosphere and always with excellent and consistent service. The Bistro is located directly on the best beach of Tulum, with sweeping white sandy beaches, big coconut trees, and a breathtaking view of turquoise sea. It's the perfect place to relax and reunite with nature. Looking for delicious seafood, wine, and gourmet drinks? Ziggy's is the place for you. The professional staff and atmosphere of El Bistro at Ziggy Beach welcomes you to try our unique offerings. Natural, comfortable, and contemporary…. the atmosphere and identity of Tulum.

Tulum Hotel Zone


Aventura Restaurant by Mahékal Beach Resort is a thatched roof palapa restaurant located in front of the Caribbean Sea offering daily varied buffet-style breakfast and a delicious a la carte menu for lunch with Mexican and International dishes Open daily from 10am to 6pm.

 38th Street & beach


Located on the beautiful beach of Coco Bay in Playa del Carmen, Canibal Royal is a place to enjoy a retro styled beach club, with an unusual touch of classic and funk! The eclectic menu features dishes that are the favorites of coastal regions from around the world. Mediterranean, Brazilian, Peruvian, Caribbean, African and of course Mexican. Canibal Royal is where the true essence of "La vida de la playa" comes alive!

Beach Calle 48 & Ave Flamingo

 logo_aguachiles_resized With two locations, Los Aguachiles is one of the best kept secrets in Playa. Serving a variety of seafood tacos and tostadas, Los Aguachiles is known for their fresh ceviches and the delicious sauces and salsas that accompany them. Watching your figure? Try the healty "Figurines", fresh seafood wrapped in lettuce leaves.  34th street
& Ave. 25


Diablito Cha Cha Cha serves an exquisite fusion of Asian and Mexican flavors using a variety of meats and seafood. The bar chef recommends and serves cocktails which compliment each course throughout the meal. Situated in the heart of Playa del Carmen's exciting club zone, just one block from the beach, Diablito Cha Cha Cha is funky, retro and cool and is a great place to see and be seen.

 12th street & 1st Ave.

tequila-barrel-logo-2011 Tequila Barrel Bar and Grill - Over 12 years in Playa del Carmen. The largest selection of Tequila in town. Live Sports Betting, 24 big screen TVs and 1 jumbo screen, airconditioned. Open daily from 9am to 2am. Come join us!

5th Ave between
Calles 10 & 12



Dirty Martini Lounge is a stylish cocktail lounge and popular gathering spot in the heart of Playa del Carmen that offers a mature and relaxing atmosphere. The Martini list is impressive and mixologist Karen has developed some unique signature cocktails, always surprising guests with new ingredients and clever twists on the old classics.

1st Ave. 
10 & 12


Wine, Liquor and Delicatessen shop. More than 400 labels of wine from around the world, specialized in Mexican wines and the best of all is our personal service. OFF THE VINE also holds a great selection of mezcal, tequila and liquor. The night events are unique in its kind: Tuesday, ladies night with a full pasta buffet and 2 glasses of wine for only 120 pesos; Thursday wine tasting and pairing dinner for only 350 pesos; Saturday live acoustic Mexican music. If you like wine and enjoy the good life, you have to visit OFF THE VINE. Open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to anytime before 2 am.

Av 1 Norte
Entre 26 y 28
Playa del Carmen

Sapori di Casa A true Italian Deli and more! Sapori di Casa offers top quality speciality meats and cheeses like mortadella, prosciutto di parma, grano padano, fontina and mozzarella. There is also a tantalizing arrey of homemade and prepackaged Italian pastas, as well as traditional dishes like parmigiana, pesto sauce and tiramisu. Everything you need for your own authentic Italian kitchen at home!

Ave Constituyentes
between 15th and 20th



La Bodeguita del Medio is the most famous Cuban Restaurant worldwide since 1942. At lunch time enjoy our delicious seafood menu along with an authentic Cuban mojito. At night we will welcome you with the best ambiance; take a salsa class, try the genuine Cuban cuisine, dance and enjoy out great selection of authentic Cuban cigars. Finally leave your mark on any of our walls as Hemingway, Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas, Victoria Abril, Naomi Campbell, Nat King Cole and many more did.

5ta and Calle 34
Playa del Carmen

la_ranita_logo People come from far corners of the world to come to Bar Ranita to enjoy a cool draft with the locals, which creates an incredibly fun and enjoyable atmosphere. So whether you live here in Playa del Carmen or are visiting from another part of the world, come to Bar Ranita and you will create memories for a lifetime.

Calle 10 between Ave.
5th and 10th


Cocotte Cita is a delightful restaurant hidden off new 5th avenue near corner 38th. The french chef Julien and his wife receive you in this relaxing setting under the trees serving authentic french food with high quality ingredients including foie gras, duck breast in orange sauce with gratin Dauphinois , Beef Bourguignon or chocolate souffle. Everything is homemade and prepared with a lot of love. At the first floor, a little art gallery presents you works of contemporary young artists.

Calle 38 between 1st & 5th Ave


As Fairmont Mayakoba´s signature restaurant, El Puerto offers an enticing array of menu selections amidst an enchanting décor. In addition to the delightful fare, diners enjoy sweeping views of the property and central docking point for the lanchas. The menu captures the rich, seasonal and surprising flavors of theCaribbean, and features delicious pastas and steaks grilled to perfection. Open for dinner only, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Closed on Monday.El Puerto is a AAA-4 Diamond Award winner.

Fairmont Mayakoba
Carr. Fed. km 298


Located in the heart of 5th Avenue, under an impressive palapa in a relaxed atmosphere is Madre Tierra (Mother Earth), where you can enjoy the finest selection of meats, seafood carefully prepared on our grill as well as an extensive selection of wines of Mexico and the world. Be captivated by the secrets and delights of 5th Avenue from an unrivaled atmosphere where you can indulge in the freshness of our dishes prepared right at your table. You will feel at home at Madre Tierra.

5ta Avenida
Esquina con calle 14

Almirante Pech

Lo nuevo, nuevo de Playa del Carmen, sobre la famosa y transitada 5ta Avenida es la recomendación del momento, su menú fusión méxicana contemporánea con unos toques yucatecos te ofrecen una experiencia única en la llamada nueva quinta. Su historia honorando al gran Almirante Pech te cautivará hasta el último de tus sentidos. Un sonido único con Dj’s en vivo crean un ambiente musical inigualable.Sin duda un lugar que te enamorará con su interior y no querrás nunca salir de ahí. El Almirante y toda su tripulación te invitan a vivir esta excelente experiencia.

5th Ave and Calle 32 6:00 pm - 2:00 am Open: Mon - Sun
984 803 2912


Po Yang Kai Thai Restaurant offers authentic Thai food, a fascinating mix of exotic aromas and flavors, of course, almost always with a spicy touch. Sweet, spicy, sour and salty flavors blend into each refined, healthy, light and digestible dish prepared by a Thai chef. The base ingredient is steamed jasmine rice, as an accompaniment, or fried. Chilies, garlic, rice, noodles, coconut milk, and of course the green, yellow and red curry. Pad Thai kung, Tom Yam Kung Soup, Tom Ka Kai, Stiky Rice and Coconut Milk Pudding are some dishes that you can enjoy. (Seasonal open every day) More than a meal is a seduction of palates with flavors and aromas.

Po Thai Kai Yang
Monday - Saturday 1:30-10:pm Closed Sunday
Dec 15, 2013 - Jan 15, 2014 Open Daily
Delivery Menu
Tel. 984 8030960


With all the flavors and delights of the pacific coast arrives to Playa del Carmen, La Peñita de Jaltemba, its name has been inspired by a virgin beach in the nayarit riviera that faithfully represents its fresh and casual concept but prepared to satisfy the most demanding tastes. The menu offers a great number of options for seafood lovers and company, we also have a small meat menu... don't miss our delicious tuna montaditos, also you must try one of the exotic drinks of our drink menu.

Calle 30 between
1st and 5th Ave.
Tel. 9848035580
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Regina Fonda...We hope our flavors,ingredients and preparation takes you on a journey of our vast and delicious gastronomy in Mexico and Latin America. Following our grandmothers recipes and making some healthier variations with organic coconut oil and Yucatan sea salt in almost all our dishes. Our Special tastes are served on handmade clay dishes in our Caribbean garden located close to the beach.

38th street between
5th avenue and the beach
8:00 am to 11:00 pm
breakfast - lunch - dinner
Facebook /fondaregina
Tel: 984 147 22 39

tropical Tropical's motto is "A different way to eat" and whether you arrive for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you are sure to find bold flavors created with the freshest ingredients. Take a seat downstairs on the terrace and take in all the excitement on 5th Avenue or watch the talented chefs at work in the open kitchen. Upstairs, the tropical Palapa covered dining room is perfect for large groups or parties

5th Ave. between
Calles  8 & 10


BIO-Natural is an organic store and a vegetarian restaurant in Playa del Carmen where you can keep your healthy life style with excellent prices. It has vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and light food options.

Interesting salads, creative pitas (sandwich from Arabic bread) excellent hummus and main dishes from rice, quinoa, lentils, and super-foods, all in a cozy environment and a great service.

Mon - Sat 9 AM - 9 PM
Facebook: bio-natural
Tel: 267-2208
Cel: 984-1697680


Kampai-Playa: Sushi, Seafood and Sake. Ubicado en la nueva quinta, siempre ofreciendo comida tradicional japonesa, haciendo una fusión con diversas culturas y localidades, procurando los productos de la mejor calidad y frescura, así como una extensa variedad de productos importados con una gran versatilidad en Sake’s, cervezas japonesas y demás productos haciendo de Kampai un lugar de tradición. También será notable un agradable ambiente fresco y relajado con la ambientación adecuada con un estilo de rock alternativo. O-Toro, Shu-Toro y akami entre los favoritos para degustar en compañía de una buena botella de Sake o un fresco Martini.

5th Ave. between
Calle 30 & 32
Tel: 984-803-1803


Babe's Noodles and Bar is a Swedish owned Restaurant and Bar with specialty Thai noodles and a mixed European kitchen. Their home made sauces and eclectic menu is one of the more famous choices in Playa del Carmen.

Calle 10
Between 5th and 10th


Maai Gluay Thai: Number 1 restaurant in Playa del Carmen, inspired by Gluay Maai (orchid) Thai cultural heritage, is a different space in which you can enjoy as a couple, with friends or family and its designed to cause your senses and enjoy an acclaimed authentic Thai cuisine. Once you visit us, you’ll be captivated by the atmosphere of the place and especially for the excellence of gastronomy like no other in the world.

Calle 38 between
1st and 5th Av.
Tel : 9848034625
Delivery through:
Gluay Maai Thai Playa del Carmen


Maíz de Mar is a relaxed place inspired by the popular cuisine of the Mexican coast. In Maíz de Mar we don’t serve Alaska crab, salmon, scallops or tuna. Our sea ingredients don’t travel enormous distances to get to your table. We work with local and regional ingredients; which in addition supports the economy and guarantees the product freshness. In the same way, encourage the consumption of endemic maize grown in the area, which favors the survival of Mexican varieties, necessary to preserve biodiversity.

Plaza Cacao 5ta Avenida
entre 30 y 32.
Reservations and Delivery
01 (984) 803 1808
14:00 hrs a 23:00 hrs


"Camino Ka'kaw"
Signature Cuisine + Cacao

Camino Ka'kaw offers a pleasant sensorial experience of natural cacao and chocolate through modern gastronomy and art; and the history and tradition of the cacao plant within the culture of Mexico.

5th Ave between
Calle 40 & 42
Playa del Carmen
Facebook: Camino Ka'kaw


VIP Sponsor this year! Sala Rosa is a  favorite of locals and tourists, original homemade tapas and dishes. A charming patio, cozy and friendly setting- a stunning little bar.

Calle 38 between
5th Ave. & 1st Ave.
Mon to Sun
4:30 PM to 2 AM



The restaurant/bar Kartabar is famous for its Mediterranean and Lebanese Cuisine, signature martinis and cocktails and its sophisticated atmosphere. Come and experience at Kartabar the excitement of Playa del Carmen's bustling 12th street while smoking a hookah (narguila) with different tabacos/flavours. Enjoy bellydancers on Fridays and Saturdays. Find us in Facebook or Twitter: @kartabar. We are also on Foursquare.



 12th street and 1st Avenue



María Carbón, Mexican cantina/dinner with Monterrey hues where  food and Mexican northern traditions are enhanced.





30 St. between 1st and
5th Avenues, Local 8
Cacao Mall & Hotel
Playa del Carmen



Figaro specializes in homemade Italian Sausages made fresh everyday. A family recipe from our hometown of Calabria, Italia. Our sausages are made with 100% meat free of preservatives, artificial flavors, artificial coloring, soya, gluten and sugar.


10th avenue between
8th and 10th Street
984 157 6601

 fusion2013 Fusion is a beach front hotel and beach club with a top quality Bar and Grill Restaurant that offers international recipes with the touch of Mexican flavors, live music and beautiful ambiance of vibrant and dynamic experience you don't want to miss.

Calle 6 and the beach

 logo antoinette Café Antoinette brings you to a real french café-bakery, with its special and warm atmosphere. Decoration, music and of course the products true to the traditions, will make you travel to the eternal Paris. The french bakery and pastry chefs work with premium ingredients to elaborate products based on traditional recipes. Make sure you try their specialty, the french macaroon! We are sure you’ll like the journey!

Av. 11 sur with diagonal 60
Plaza Palmeiras
Tel: 984 110 5054
984 122 7058
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Open from Tuesday to Sunday
8am to 9pm.