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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. 

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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
8732228
Website


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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 2pm.

 38th Street & beach
8730611
Website

 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
984803480
Website

curry-om    Curry Omm is the only authentic Indian restaurant in Playa. Our dishes are prepared with freshly mixed spices and the finest produce available and the selection of curries will satisfy all tastes from Tikka Masala or Butter Chicken to Lamb or Chicken Vindaloo. We offer a choice for vegetarians from Somasas, Papadums, Onion Bhaji & Mango Chutney as well as Roti. We have a full bar (Wines, Beers & Sprits) and Lassies or Indian Chai. We are open Mon to Sat from 5.00 pm and also offer a free home delivery service.

Ave. 10th between 
Calle 3 and 1
Plaza Antigua
9848731516
Website


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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
9848032192
Website

 


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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.
9848034507
Website


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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
9848591443
Website


 logo_aguachiles_resized   Located well off the tourist path, Los Aguachiles is one of the best kept secrets in Playa. Serving a variety of seafood tacos and tostados, 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
9848491442
Website

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
9878790032
Website
 


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 creats an incredibly fun and enjoyable atmosphere. So wether you live here in Playa del Carmen or are visiting from another part of the world, come to Bar Ranita and you will creat memories for a lifetime.

Calle 10 between Ave.
5th and 10th
9848730389
Website 


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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. 
 between 
10 & 12
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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

9848731061
Website


Tropical Tropical's motto is "A different way to eat" and wether 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 Palapacovered dining room is perfect for large groups or parties.

5th Ave. between
Calles  8 & 10
9848762365
Website


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
9848033371
Website


La Casa del Agua   

La Casa del Agua - Since 2001 offering a select menu of international dishes, specializing in seafood. In a cool atmosphere enjoy European flavors with Caribbean flair. Select from over 200 wine lables from 11 countries. 20% discount is offered to locals!

 

5th Ave and Calle 2
9848030234
Website


 Ula_Gulalogo  

Ula Gul Bar & Restaurant with a Twist offers a deliicous combination of Asian and Mexican cuisine, served in a casual atmosphere. the bar boats an extensive drink menu, specializing in Martinis. Daily specials includes 2x1 Sushi and 15% discount for locals!

 

5th Ave and Calle 10
9848030234
Website


 Fusion_Logo   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
9848730373
Website


2 Since 1996, Tirami...su is serving fresh wild seafood, homemade pasta, tender filet mignons and scrumptious desserts like our signature Tiramisu, Chocolate Caprese and tangy Key Lime Pie. Top off your night with a flaming Mayan Coffee at the edge of the Dolphin Marina in Puerto Aventuras. A perfect choice for romance...or celebrations of all kinds including birthdays and weddings!

At the Marina in Puerto Aventuras
9848735654
Website


Pachamama

Pachamama cuisine with love, a nice restaurant with a romantic atmosphere where you feel at home.

The menu includes Mexican recipes combined with elements of international cuisine. The healthy eating awareness, the assurance that the incredible results from simplicity and the love for the culinary arts achieve unusual flavors that will surprise you.

Ave. 5ta entre Calles 38 y 4
 984267216
Website


 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
9848762191
9841243074
Website


unoevents01  

UNO Events & Catering is the premier event planning and catering company in the Mayan Riviera! Inspired by unique ingredients, menus are customized to enhance your dining experience. Whether it is an intimate cocktail party or grand wedding, let us take care of all the details to your specifications! We pride ourselves on excellent service and above all else, delicious Mexican inspired cuisine.

Catering menus include appetizers, salads, elegant entrees, tapas, buffets, lunch, breakfast, brunch and desserts.Opening in September 2012, UNO ToGo or Para Llevar will provide fresh, homemade signature UNO foods to take away. Signature sauces, salads, wraps, desserts along with exciting new Asian dishes will all be available. Located at 48th and 5th ave.

Follow us on Facebook @unoevents and Twitter @SusanUnoEvents

Calle 48 and 5th Ave
9841287099
Website


 cocotte-cita  

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
9848031191
Website


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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
Website

el-puerto  

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
984-206-3000
Website

luna-maya  

"The flavors of the past brought today to a contemporary delight" Luna Maya offers a delicious new style in Mexican cuisine here in playa del Carmen; Author's Mexican Cuisine. Our executive Chef, Raúl Pineda, expertly blends the delights of the traditional Mexican dishes with today's leading edge techniques resulting in the most palatable treats. Our warm and friendly service will make you visit a pleasant one.

Calle 38 and 5th Ave
984-879-4394
Website

wickys  

Located on the shores of the Caribbean, Wicky´s Restaurant and Beach Club brings a sophisticated and elegant dining experience to the beach with a focus on fresh seafood and prime USDA steak.

Calle 10 at the Beach
984-873-3541
Website

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El Restaurante Mr. Chile ofrece la mas alta calidad en especialidades de comida mexicana en la Riviera Maya. Ubicados en el corazon del Playa del Carmen servimos finos cortes de carne y arracheras, platos frescos del mar, botanas mexicanas y deliciosas especialidades de comida yucateca.

 Calle 10 Norte esq. Ave. 10 
9848030491
Website


madre-tierra  

Localizado en el corazón de la Quinta Avenida, bajo una imponente palapa y en un ambiente relajado se encuentra Madre Tierra, donde podrás a disfrutar de lo más selecto en carnes, pescados y mariscos cuidadosamente preparados en nuestra parrilla, así como una extensa selección de vinos de México y el mundo. Déjate cautivar por los secretos y encantos de la quinta avenida desde una atmósfera sin igual donde podrás consentirte con la frescura de nuestros platillos preparados directamente en tu mesa, acompañados de un servicio amigable y placentero que te hará sentir como en casa.

5ta Avenida
Esquina con calle 14
9848030491
Website


 pdc-smoked-meats  

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
984-119-1246
Website


tinas  

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
Website


 wah_wah  

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.

2nd street on the beach
Playa del Carmen
Website
984-143-6009
(This number is for take out.)


 ziggy-beach  

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
Website
984-157-9287


 Raices  

Raices es un Salón de eventos, restaurante bar con una exquisita comida regional cubana. Abre todos los dias de 1.00 pm a 2.00 am Comidas y Cenas y los mejores cócteles. Música en Vivo con un show cubano con el sabor de la isla caribeña. Tenemos clases de Salsa gratis y nuestro Salón es disponible para todo tipo de Eventos.

Av Juarez entre
Diagonal 60 y 70
Colonia Ejidal,
Playa del Carmen
984-147-0167


 offthevineplaya  

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 and tequila. The night events are unique in its kind: Tuesday, ladies night with a full pasta buffet and 2 glasses of wine for only 100 pesos; Thursday wine tasting and pairing dinner for only 300 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
984-803-5244
Website


 bodega-del-medio  

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
984-803-3950
Website


 elemento  

"Elemento ecofriendly restaurant" is a place that respects the environment, provides healthy food that nourishes our body and spirit equally. A pleasant environment and proposals for international cuisine, typical home or imaginative. Whatever is your choice, you can fully enjoy it with the confidence that it is perfectly healthy and balanced food in their nutrients, flavors, textures and amazing smells and able to satisfy the most discerning plate.

Ave. 25 entre
Calle 26 y 28
(inside of Casona)
Playa del Carmen
984-803-0120


 javasign  

We are a coffee and breakfast place on 10th street between 5th avenue and 10th avenue - just a few steps from La Quinta in downtown Playa del Carmen. We are planning to add a great deal more food and drinks options to our menus as time permits so you might want to keep an eye on our webpage www.javaplaya.com and watch the changes as they appear. Expect to see all kind of amazing stuff which will taste even better than they sound! We are here to create a place where you can relax, eat, drink and catch up with good friends. Perhaps you will meet some new people along the way. Maybe they will become your new best friends. We hope you like our service and we do aim to please.

Calle 10
Between 5th and 10th Ave
Playa del Carmen
Website


 BLUE_Lobster  

Blue Lobster was created in Cozumel in 1991 becoming one of the best places to eat fresh lobster and contemporary Mexico cuisine. In July 1996 Blue lobster opens in Playa del Carmen to become a favorite of locals and tourists to enjoy a delicious lobster, fish and seafood. Built with tropical wood, stone slab, thatched roofs and waterfalls that give an extra relaxation touch. We always try to satisfied and exceed our customers' expectations. Excellent food, polite waiters and a fantastic view of the fifth Avenue will make you spend an unforgettable night.

Calle 12
Esquina 5th Av
Playa del Carmen
984-803-1200
Website


 bbq-king  

Servicio a Domicilio & Catering
 
Ribs & Steaks estilo BBQ

PARRILLADAS BBQ
Rack de Costillas de Cerdo BBQ.
Rack de Costillas de Res BBQ.
Rib Eye con Hueso BBQ.
T-Bone BBQ.
Pollo BBQ.

STEAKS A LA PARRILLA
Rib Eye con Hueso.
T-Bone.
Arrachera.
SIDES
Puré de Papa Simple.
Cebollas Asadas.
Elotes.

CATERING
•Solicita Presupuesto sin compromiso. 
•Ninguna parrillada incluye SIDES.
•Trabajamos con servicio de catering a partir de mas de 4 Personas.
•Todo se hace en la comodidad de tu hogar bajo tu supervisión.
•Preparación aprox. 1:15 Hrs, dependiendo de la cantidad de comensales.
•Nosotros llevamos el Asador!
•50% de Anticipo de Servicio

 

Playa del Carmen
984-100-4296
984-116-4242
Website


 cocos-deli  

A petición de nuestros clientes, ¡Co.Cos Culinary School & Catering abre sus puertas a "Co.Cos Breakfast & Deli"! Un restaurante hecho para todos aquellos que les guste la combinación de lo saludable, sencillo y gourmet. ¡Los esperamos!

Ave Cozumel between Calle 26 and 28
Playa del Carmen
984-803-0743
Website



 exquisita  

We want to share with you the wonderful flavors of Mexican recipes. Come and be surprised with a real dining experience in our vintage-contemporary taqueria where Mexican street food becomes a culinary reference in Playa del Carmen.

38th Street,
between 5th and 10
Playa del Carmen
Website