Playa del Carmen restaurants

Top Choice Basque in Playa del Carmen


With a French-Basque-inspired menu created by Michelin-starred-chef Martin Berastegui, this is unquestionably one of Playa's finest restaurants. Diners can order from the à la carte menu or opt for the exquisite sev…
Mexican in Playa del Carmen


Putting a gourmet twist on tacos, tostadas and Mexican regional dishes, Axiote's diverse menu features creative treats like fish tacos with a sausage-avocado sauce and bone marrow topped with a refried bean and chil…
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. The food is delicious; try the…
Jamaican in Playa del Carmen

Ferron's Jerk Chicken

Venture out to the seldom-visited side of Playa for some fine Jamaican jerk chicken and a cool reggae vibe. Combo meals include sweet-and-spicy grilled chicken, corn on the cob, coleslaw and a dinner roll. They also…
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.
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 home-style tom kha gai (chicken and coconut-milk soup) brimming with veggies. Vietnamese shrimp and rice noodles is another good one. Most dishes can be don…
South American in Playa del Carmen

Kaxapa Factory

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

Asere Ke Bola

If you're pinching pesos, hit this mornings-only, Cuban-owned corner spot and try the tasty torta de lechón, a crunchy roast pork sandwich sprinkled with consommé and topped with pickled red onion; it's very hard to…
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…