Riviera Maya for foodies: the ultimate culinary guide

Riviera Maya for foodies – everything you need to know about the Riviera Maya food scene and where to savor the finest Yucatan food.

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There are endless options in the Riviera Maya for foodies, with plenty of fantastic restaurants offering local and authentic Yucatan food as well as delicious international cuisine to satisfy your appetite. Whether you fancy wining and dining on the beachfront, or if you're looking for a private spot for a romantic evening with your loved one, there are plenty of options in the Riviera Maya for foodies.

Check out this selection of must-visit restaurants in the Riviera Maya and enjoy the ultimate gastronomic experience in Caribbean paradise ...

The all-inclusive Barceló Maya Grand Resort is the ideal complex in the Mayan Riviera for foodies, with infinite gastronomic delights right on your doorstep. Stay at one hotel and enjoy exclusive access to all five hotels in the resort: Barceló Maya Beach , Barceló Maya Palace , Barceló Maya Caribe , Barceló Maya Colonial , and Barceló Maya Tropical , and enjoy the spectacular variety of restaurants on offer.


Riviera Maya for foodies:

Indulge in the rich and varied cuisine available at the Barceló Maya Beach with a delicious Beach Buffet Restaurant, specializing in the finest of international cuisine, the Rancho Grande Restaurant  offering fantastic grill options, and the Mexico Lindo Restaurant,  delivering the country's most typical dishes, original recipes and local flavors. 

Indulge in the rich and varied cuisine

Barceló Maya Palace has six mouth-watering restaurants on offer, all of which offer spectacular views of the Mediterranean. Buffet and à la carte restaurants specializing in Brazilian, French and Caribbean food (seafood) among other global cuisines are all included in the all-inclusive package, offering foodies an exclusive experience in the Mayan Riviera. 

Barceló Maya Caribe encompasses three wonderful restaurants; a grill restaurant, a Caribbean buffet restaurant specializing in international cuisine, and an à la carte restaurant where you can taste authentic Spanish recipes and dishes.


Mayan Riviera for foodies:

Barceló Maya Colonial offers a varied range of delicious cuisine, including two specialty restaurants, a buffet restaurant and a snack-grill restaurant. The wonderful Kyoto Restaurant offers Asian fusion cuisine and gives you the chance to watch live cooking shows at the Teppanyaki tables, while the Marenostrum Restaurant  serves a delicious variety of Mediterranean-style fish and seafood dishes. 

The food options are endless at Barceló Maya Tropical , with an extensive culinary variety served across four restaurants. Alongside the Tropical Buffet Restaurant  offering international cuisine, the mouth-watering Capri Restaurant is the star attraction at the resort, cooking up the finest Italian pizza and pasta dishes. Santa Fe Restaurant will give you a taste of the best cuts of meat, while the beachfront Palmeras Restaurant allows you to indulge in delicious grill options or casual buffet. With an endless selection of restaurants on offer to satisfy your appetite, the Barceló Maya Grand Resort is the perfect spot in the Riviera Maya for foodies. If you're looking for more culinary delights within the Riviera Maya, check out a few of these local hot spots where you can taste the finest Yucatan food: 

Pavo Real is an intimate restaurant within the dreamiest of beachfront settings, overlooking the beautiful beach on Maroma Bay . It offers dishes from an exuberant menu that changes with the seasons and stars fresh produce from local markets, prime meats, and fresh fish and seafood from the reef just offshore. If you're looking for a romantic spot for date night, then Pavo Real is the perfect place to enjoy a private setting by the sea just for you and your loved one and indulge in mouth-watering dishes. 

Oh Lala is one of the smallest restaurants in Playa del Carmen but a must-visit in the Mayan Riviera for foodies. The restaurant offers a top selection of traditional European dishes, each with a unique modern twist. With only 20 tables in the restaurant across the indoor and outdoor areas, bookings are highly recommended.


Kaxapa Factory can offer you a traditional Venezuelan experience and a chance to indulge in an extensive and flavourful Venezuelan menu. The restaurants' speciality is' arepas' - delicious corn flatbread stuffed with your choice of shredded beef, chicken or beans and plantains. There are also plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options on offer, making this a popular hotspot in the Riviera Maya for foodies.