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Top Choice Live Music in Playa del Carmen


This beachside bar and grill stages live music, belly dancing and a fire-dancing show every night. Now that's entertainment!
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…
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.
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.
Gay in Playa del Carmen

Playa 69

This gay dance club proudly features foreign strippers from such far-flung places as Australia and Brazil, and it stages weekend drag-queen shows.
Argentine in Playa del Carmen

El Diez

In a loving nod to soccer legend Diego Maradona, who wore the number diez (10), El Diez serves up pizzas and parrilladas (Argentine-style barbecues) just the way the Diego likes them. The outside seating on La Nueva…
Bar in Playa del Carmen

La Fé

Caters to a young hipster crowd with its affordable cubetazos (bottled beer served in buckets) and DJ nights Wednesday through Sunday.
Dance in Playa del Carmen

Blue Parrot Club

This is the Blue Parrot Suites’ immensely popular open-sided palapa beachfront bar with swing chairs, a giant outdoor dance floor and lots of sand. The bar stages live music or DJs and features a nightly fire-dancin…
Pizza in Playa del Carmen


Boasting it's 'famosi per la pizza', this Italian chain lives up to its claim. Thin-crust pizzas here are prepared with fresh and healthy ingredients like basil, asparagus and artichoke hearts. And with a gurgling s…
Mexican in Playa del Carmen

La Cueva del Chango

You're in for a real treat when you visit the 'Monkey's Cave,' a Mexican restaurant known for its fresh and natural ingredients. Grab a table in a jungly palapa setting or enjoy the verdant garden out back. For brea…