Looking for the best culinary experiences in Playa del Carmen?
Look no further, from low-budget to high-end options. Here we list our top restaurants in Playa del Carmen…
1. El Fogón
El Fogón is de to-go option if what you’re craving are local tacos and the ultimate Playa del Carmen food experience. This is also low to midrange budget option. A great spot to have dinner with your family or hang out with friends. Tacos al pastor, and other signature dishes, are what make this place great.
According to their Facebook page, the restaurant’s specialty is al pastor. Proper pastor (slow roasted pork) is not available in restaurants in the United States because it is not cooked at a high enough temperature, but rather at low temperatures for long periods of time. However, in Mexico, this is not an issue. At El Fogon, you can get a pastor taco for the US equivalent of 50 cents.
They also have a great selection of Mexican beers and sodas. There are few restaurants where you can get such amazing food for such a good value. If the locals say it’s worth visiting, it will be worth your time.
Site: El Fogón
Open every day from 1 pm to 11:30 pm
2. La Cueva del Chango
La Cueva del Chango is a long-time favorite for locals and national tourists. It’s a Mexican restaurant dedicated to serving up quality regional dishes using fresh ingredients.
As many of our regular clientele come frequently, the menu has something new every day.
This is considered a midrange budget place. It has become famous between tourists and a must-go place to grab a bite. Immerse in the jungle, the restaurant is fully connected to nature. it does not matter if you try the fruit salad with yogurt and granola, the huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, or the tuna toast. Lunch or dinner, or even breakfast, at every hour of the day you will be delighted with everything you taste.
Site: La cueva del Chango
Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 10:30 pm
Sunday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
3. Chez Céline
Follow the smell of freshly baked bread and find our authentic French bakery on 5th avenue! We offer typical French products like Baguette bread, croissants, pastries, sandwiches, quiches, and salads. Try our specials of the night, to pare with a glass of wine: cheeses and cold meats platters, terrines, vol-au-vent, and their savory & sweets crepes! Natural products, 100% homemade, high-quality ingredients, and lots of love…!
Open every day from 7:30 am to 11:30 pm
Enjoy a magical time within a millenary cave. In Alux restaurant, the atmosphere is nothing more than mystical and powerful. In these unique surroundings, the natural design takes over everything, except the food. The stalagmites and stalactites are the base of the interior design, while the plates are the foundation to you having the best time.
The restaurant has the capacity to host 250 guests. This has made it a great venue for weddings too. Enjoy this high-end gastronomy and mixology experience. All is made for you to have the best sensorial experience.
Open every day from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
5. The Grill at 1-26
This place offers a very meticulous selection of beef meat, sea food and wines. Elegant and private, with an spectacular view of the ocean.
The Grill at 126 is a place that offers sensory experiences that combine the elements of music, flavor, aroma, colors, and texture, offering a gastronomic proposal in a large and sophisticated space. A place to share unique moments, enjoying the turquoise colors of the Caribbean Sea, a perfectly chosen wine cellar, and a gastronomic proposal that invites you to tour the Mayan Riviera flavors bite after bite. We invite you to witness this culinary experience.
Open every day from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Address: 1a Avenida Esquina Calle 26, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R. (Located in Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort)
6. The Traveler’s Table
This is a new way to meet new people while enjoying delicious food and drink in an incredible setting. Join fellow guests from all over the world in a communal dining experience like no other, designed to bring you all together in a truly social event.
The Traveler’s Table honors its name. This is a high-range budget, but it’s sure worth your time.
Here, you’ll be led through a 5-course tasting menu carefully curated by a Master Chef, complete with wine and mezcal testing for each meal. Also, you’ll see just how your meals are prepared by the master chef and learn the inspiration behind each dish. But, the fun doesn’t stop there!
Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Address: Beachclub in Punta Vendado. Cancun to Tulum Km 278, At Punta Venado Beach Club, 77790 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.