Top Choice Vegan in Laguna Bacalar

Mango y Chile

Bacalar's first and only all-vegan dining option, Mango y Chile has a beautiful large deck overlooking the fort and the lagoon, and friendly service. Vegans will rejoice that there's a spot here to dine at worry-fre…
Top Choice Seafood in Laguna Bacalar

La Playita

A sign outside reads, 'Eat, drink and swim' – and that pretty much sums it up. Fish and seafood dishes are tasty, albeit on the smallish side, but the Alipús mezcal and fine swimming certainly make up for that. An e…
Top Choice Seafood in Mahahual

Nohoch Kay

Nohoch Kay, aka the Big Fish, definitely lives up to its name. Don't miss this beachfront Mexican-owned restaurant, where they prepare succulent whole fish in a garlic and white-wine sauce, or opt for the surf-and-t…
Top Choice Pizza in Chetumal

Sergio’s Pizzas

Walk in here and you'll feel like you're in a Hollywood mafia movie: not a chatty female waitress in sight. It's all barrel-chested males who look more like bodyguards than waiters, but the food's delicious, and the…
Tacos in Laguna Bacalar

Christian's Tacos

If Christian's were in Mexico City – the al pastor (spit-roasted marinated pork) capital – it would compete with the best of them. The gooey pastor nachos, topped with slices of pork, beans and cheese, are perhaps t…
Mexican in Laguna Bacalar

Los Aluxes

An open-air palapa restaurant serving Yucatecan and fusion dishes, this waterfront restaurant prepares interesting creations such as a rum-flambéed filete de pescado en salsa de achiote (fish filet in annatto sauce)…
Italian in Mahahual

Luna de Plata

The 'ristorante' of this Italian-owned hotel prepares fresh bread and pasta, pizzas and seafood dishes. Try the scrumptious lobster-filled raviolis in shrimp sauce.
Tapas in Laguna Bacalar

Savora Bakhalal

With its 'smoking bench' and 'flirting bench', this al fresco spot on the plaza charms, offering tapas-style food, plus pizzas, pastas, tacos, and excellent desserts.
Seafood in Chetumal

Restaurante Xel-Ha

In a palapa right by the lagoon, Xel-Ha serves some of the best fresh fish around. Head about 8km north of Chetumal to the fishing village of Calderitas, where you'll find this classic bayside seafood restaurant. No…
Mexican in Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Hotel El Faisán y El Venado

Come here for the best eats in town. The house specialty (not listed on the menu) is grilled venado (deer) steaks prepared poc-chuc style (marinated and grilled). If you're here in the afternoon, get their handmade …