Breakfast in Playa del Carmen

Chez Céline

Good, healthy breakfasts and a range of yummy baked goods are what keeps this French-run bakery-cafe busy.
Fusion in Playa del Carmen


Babe’s serves some excellent Asian food, including a yummy homestyle tom kha gai (chicken and coconut-milk soup) brimming with veggies. Vietnamese shrimp and rice noodles is another good one. Most dishes can be done…
South American in Playa del Carmen

Kaxapa Factory

The specialty at this Venezuelan restaurant on the park is arepa, a delicious corn flatbread stuffed with your choice of shredded beef, chicken or beans and plantains. There are many vegetarian and gluten-free optio…
Vegetarian in Playa del Carmen

100% Natural

The trademark offerings of this quickly establishing chain – vegetable- and fruit-juice blends, salads, various vegetable and chicken dishes and other healthy foods – are delicious and filling. The Zona Hotelera loc…
Seafood in Playa del Carmen

Los Aguachiles

Done up in Mexican cantina style yet with one big difference: the menu – consisting of tacos, tostadas and the like – was designed by a chef. The artfully prepared tuna tostadas found here won't be in any of the nei…
Seafood in Playa del Carmen

Club Náutico Tarraya

One of the few restaurants in Playa del Carmen that dates from the 1960s. It continues to offer good seafood at decent prices in a casual place on the beach with a nice view. Fish 'ala Tarraya' is a popular choice (…
Italian in Playa del Carmen

La Famiglia

Pay a visit to the family and enjoy superb wood-fired pizza and handmade pasta, ravioli and gnocchi. Playa is a magnet for Italian restaurants, but this definitely ranks among the best of them.
Mexican in Playa del Carmen

Don Sirloin

Al pastor (marinated pork) and sirloin beef are sliced right off the spit at this popular late-night taco joint, which now has three branches in Playa.
Yucatecan in Playa del Carmen

Lonchería Doña Mary

You'll probably have to wait for a table at this popular eatery and service can be slow. But it's worth the wait when you try Mary's Yucatecan comfort food. All dishes are prepared with chicken: tamales, panuchos (f…
Mexican in Playa del Carmen

La Cueva del Chango

The 'Monkey's Cave', known for its fresh and natural ingredients, has seating in a jungly palapa setting or a verdant garden out back. Service is friendly, but the kitchen can be slow even when the place is nearly e…