Riviera Maya restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Tulum

Hartwood

Assuming you can get in (it accepts walk-ins and online reservations made one month in advance), this sweet 'n' simple nouvelle-cuisine restaurant down on the beach road will definitely impress. Ingredients are fres…
Top Choice Tacos in Tulum

Taquería Honorio

It began as a street stall and became such a hit that it's now a taco place with a proper roof overhead. Most folks go here for the cochinita (pulled pork in annatto marinade) served on handmade tortillas or tortas …
Top Choice Basque in Playa del Carmen

Passion

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…
Top Choice International in Puerto Morelos

John Gray’s Kitchen

One block west and two blocks north of the plaza, this ‘kitchen’ turns out some truly fabulous food. The chef's specialty, though not listed on the regularly changing menu, is the duck in chipotle, tequila and honey…
Top Choice Cafe in Akumal

Turtle Bay Café & Bakery

A popular breakfast spot, this appealing cafe slings a wide variety of gringo comfort food ranging from breakfast burritos to eggs Benedict. The lunch and dinner menu include sourdough flatbread pizzas, burgers and …
Top Choice Steak in Puerto Morelos

Al Chimichurri

You definitely can't go wrong with the fresh pasta and wood-fired pizza here, but this Uruguayan grill is best known for its steaks. The star cuts are a Flintstones-size rib eye, tender flank steak and filet mignon …
Seafood in Puerto Morelos

El Pesquero

OK, so it's not right on the beach, but the sand floor, palapa roof, fan-cooled dining area and fresh fish sure make you feel like you're there. Start with a tuna tostada, then go with the excellent pescado frito (f…
Mexican in Playa del Carmen

Axiote

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 Tulum

Puro Corazón

Reasonably priced (by Zona Hotelera standards), this inviting spot serves excellent house-made cocktails that can be enjoyed immensely at sunset on the property's rear observation deck. Everything on the menu is pre…
Italian in Tulum

Posada Margherita

This hotel’s beachside restaurant is candlelit at night, making it a beautiful, romantic place to dine. The fantastic food, including pasta, is made fresh daily and consists mostly of organic ingredients. The wines …