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*Please Note: Many restaurants and bars do not accept credit cards here in the Riviera Maya.
It is also illegal for them to add a tip to the bill.  It is accustomed to tip between 10% and 20%.


Como Como Osteria Mediterranea, located in Playa del Carmen,ComoComo Restaurant Playa del Carmen My favourite on the new area of the 5th Avenue, offer affordable food and wines in a simple, intimate, minimal setting. The restaurant features Mediterranean contemporary cuisine by combining flavors inspired by the sea, the land, travels and seasonal influences, sometimes mixed up with local products.
Lunch Tuesday to Sunday > 13.00 to 17.00 Dinner Everyday > 17.00 a la 23.30
10th avenida entre calle 12 y 14  Playa del Carmen tel: +52 (1984) 8591646

restaurant playa del carmen fine cuisinIl Baretto Restaurant

Best Coffee in Town and great inexpensive Italian meals. Open for great breakfasts.  Big portions of fresh past starting at 5 dollars to 8 dollars, and lots more to chose from.  Also Great Pizza.  Located on the corner of 5th Avenue and 26 street.  Open from 7am to 11:00 pm.

Dona Mary - Loncheria Restaurant

This is another out of the way place (at least for tourists) but its one of the best secrets in town for a simple (casual!) Mexican dinner. Sorry they are not open for lunch but they say that it would cut into their siesta time. (It is the only thing that stops us from going twice a day.) They are open from about 7pm to 12am and they are closed on Mondays. Knowing a little Spanish or a pocket dictionary would be helpful, it is all Spanish speaking.
Our favorites are the Tostadas (less than $1) and the chicken soup (called caldo less than $2) is fantastic. They also have empanadas, enchiladas, fresh juices and a few other items. Five  can eat there and spend about 150 pesos = $13 USD. It is always full of people which is a good sign. This is another place as a tourist you would never hear about. Take a taxi, it is easiest and not a problem to catch one to go back into town. Dona Mary - Loncheria Location is on Avenida 30 and Calle 28 on the corner. Its run by 7 Mexican women. A must!


Byblos Restaurant

French Restaurant & Wine Bar
We personally believe that this is one of the best restaurants in Playa del Carmen! It is on the pricier end of restaurants here but it is worth it. We have gone there for all the special occasions we can think of. It is a treat. Some of the items we have enjoyed on the menu are the duck, risotto, endive salad and an unbelievable chocolate desert that is to die for. We will be adding more specifics from there menu shortly. Nice wine selection for Playa. They are open from 6 pm to 1 am and closed on Sundays. We recommend that you reserve a table ahead of time, just to be safe. Phone: 984-8031790. The French chef and owner is Silvie Goetz and yes she speaks English.

Casa Mediterranea Restaurant

Some of the best homemade Italian cooking in town. Owners and operators, Maurizio and Giovanna will make you feel at home. They are always there and are eager to cater to your needs. It is in the heart of Playa del Carmen located on Ave 5 between Calle 6 and 8.(You must go down a walkway across from Lunata Hotel to get to it, not visible from 5th Ave.). Their specialty is any and all pasta dishes on the menu. Maurizio also loves to fish and very often fishes during the day for the nights fresh catch. The atmosphere is quaint and comfortable even though it is on the busiest street in playa. It is tucked away in a beautiful hidden little courtyard. Their hours of operation are from 12:00pm to 11:00pm. Closed on Thursdays. For a reservation call 044-984-8763926.

Babes Restaurant and Bar

The owners of Babes (Per and Lena...great people!) offer you a free cocktail with your meal if you print this page and bring it with you. This is a good reason to go there, but the food and the value will make you go back again!

Franco's personal favorite is the Pesto Noodles with Chicken, and their best selling dish is the Thai Chicken Noodles. Their daily specials are always good! Their specialties are noodles, tapas and cocktails. You must try the Mojito (cocktail). The restaurant is open from 12pm to 12am and closed on Sundays. Located on Calle 10 between Avenida 5 and 10. And they have a second location on 5th avenue between 28 street and 30 street.

La Floresta Restaurant

This restaurant is not on the main street, it is on the highway (close by) but is well worth the cab ride! La Floresta has the best shrimp (camaron) tacos in town. Nothing fancy just good tacos. The price is $1.00 for each taco and you can eat 4 or 5 and you are stuffed! They have other fish tacos and ceviche but honestly, we go solely for the shrimp tacos. Location is on the highway (next to a tire place) - ask a taxi to take you to "La Floresta", they should know because all the taxi drivers eat there too. It is always full of locals and anyone else who was lucky enough to discover it. A little knowledge of Spanish might be helpful but not crucial.

Bars and Lounges


Great place on the beach, sit down listen to music and relax.
Live Music on: Jazz Monday to Wednesday - regge Thursday - salsa Friday
They also have live fire show usually starts at 10pm

Located on the Beach and 6th street Playa del Carmen (calle 6 y playa) Phone:984-8730374


Deseo Lounge and Bar

lounge area in hotel deseo great at nightDeseo lounge is one of the coolest spots in town. (2nd floor open air bar) You have to go see it for yourself. It is worth a pricey drink to be in the atmosphere. They have cozy platforms with large bed-size cushions and flowing curtains above and usually some hip music tones being served up by the popular DJ. Although we have not personally eaten there at the bar...we have heard it is also very good but,  pricey. All a part of the style. They sometimes have old movies without sound running on one of the bar walls.
Location near the corner of 12th street on 5th Ave. Stairs lead you up to the lounge area.

Tequila Barrel

 A locals favorite just to hang out at a bar on 5th Avenue. Usually good music playing...nice bartenders and of course pretty much most of the tequilas are available there. Just a good spot. Locals are picky. Located on 5th Ave between 10th and 12th street.


blue parrot bar on the beach their is always going on hereBlue Parrot

It has been around for a long time. Popular bar centrally located in town...on the beach. Usually goes later in the night. Younger crowd. Swings at the bar. Locals also go there from time to time.  Located on 12th street and the beach... If you have hit the water, you have gone too far or had too many tequilas at the tequila barrel.


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