$ - $$

Asadero el Pollo Estillo Sinaloa

Serves one of the best roasted chickens. Eat in or take out.

MEXICAN - Cash only - Closes early, often before 5:00 - 20th Ave. at 2nd Street. Also a new location on 30th Avenida and the CTM (46th Street).

$ - $$
CH Butcher Shop
This is a real butcher shop with excellent meats to take home and cook. It also has excellent and inexpensive cooked Arrachera and steak lunch and dinners. This place gets rave reviews from locals and deserves it. The menu is limited, mostly to Arrachera and meats by the kilo to take out (para llevar).

MEXICAN - Cash only - HOURS - Located on Calle 1 Sur (This is on the Playacar side of Ave. Juarez) between 20th and 25th Avenues

$ - $$
Chicharroneria y Carnitas Teresita
Maybe it should be called Little Terry's Pork Place. This little hole-in-the-wall has a few tables and sells meat by the kilo to go. It has Chicharrones (fried pork skin), Kastakan (fried pork skin and meat), Buche (fried pig stomach) and Maciza (lean soft pork meat) and more. Prices are low and the people are friendly.

MEXICAN - Cash only - HOURS - PHONE 1st Avenue SUR between 20th and 25th Avenues

$ - $$
Dona Juanita
Really lovely, little place that serves breakfast and "comida del dia" (lunch) at low prices. Great service, clean and food is presented on Talavera pottery. A little off the beaten track, but well worth a visit.

MEXICAN - Cash only - Constituyentes between 45th street and Highway 307

Dona Mary
This is a good place for a cheap Mexican dinner. The women only speak Spanish and most of the food choices are made with chicken. If the food looks a bit strange, it is because it is the real deal. Authentic Yucatecan light fare. If something looks good on the next table, just point and say how many you want.

MEXICAN - Cash only - Only open for dinner. 7pm-12am - 30th Avenue and 28th Street

El Fogon
Tacos al pastor. Fantastic!! Makes everyone's favorite list for legitimate Mexican food at a good price. Everything here is excellent, the beers are cold and the Frijoles Charros (bean soup) is something to dream about. You might have to wait for a table, but it is worth it.

MEXICAN  - Cash only - 2 locations: 30th Ave and 6th Street and 30th Ave near 32nd Street.

$ - $$
El Faisan y el Venado
Lots of locals eat here, especially for lunch. You will find many of the Yucatecan specialties here that are served at Yaxche, but much less expensive. Recommended are the soups, Carne Ahumada and the Panuchos Cochinita. This is a large and clean place with excellent service.

MEXICAN/YUCATECAN - Cash/Card - On highway 307, north of Juarez, east side

$ - $$
El Jurado (Mixiotes y Huaraches)
El Jurado is best spotted from their orange awning noting "Mixiotes y Huaraches". Serves excellent huaraches, which is a thick tortilla, about a foot long and 5" wide, served open with a choice of toppings, usually cheese and meat. An excellent, inexpensive meal. Frosty cold beers!

MEXICAN - Cash only - HOURS - across from the Mega on Constituyentes, east of 30th and next door to the new branch of El Fogon

$ - $$
El Pastorcito
Grilled meats, tacos al pastor and Arrachera. One of the best!! Wonderful Frijoles Charros (red bean soup). The mixed grill for two will feed 4 normal people. Not open until 5 P.M., it attracts a regular local crowd.

MEXICAN - Cash only - 30th Avenida and 28th Street.

Food Carts at the Zocalo
These carts are there in the morning and leave when they are sold out, usually before 11:00 A.M. Tacos and sandwiches (tortas) of pork, chicken, beef and shrimp, with great hot sauces. Go to the cart with the biggest crowd, telling you which is the best. Great breakfast for $2 to $3. Amazing fresh squeezed orange as well.

MEXICAN - Cash only - 5th Avenue and 2nd by the park across from the bus station.

Good, cheap, real Mexican lunches as well as fresh juices and aguas.

MEXICAN - Cash only - This joint is on 1st Street SOUTH (which is on the Playacar side of Juarez) near 10th Avenue

Pizza Pazza
This place has awesome slices of pizza and seems to be popping up outlets all over town.

PIZZA - Cash only - Also on 5th Avenue at 14th

Pozoleria Mi Abuelita
This small and friendly Posole house has a small menu but specializes in pork and Chicken Posole, which is quite tasty. It is accompanied by a three-tiered plate of chips and chiles and additions, and for $50 Pesos, is a very good bargain.

MEXICAN - Cash only - Avenida 30 between 20th and 22nd Streets

$ - $$
La Cueva Del Chango
This place is a little out of the way but well worth it. Generally regarded as Playa's standout breakfast destination. Homemade Granola served with fresh fruit and yogurt. Eggs with cheese and Chaya, served with homemade tortillas. Excellent Chilaquiles. Fresh squeezed juices and great coffee. They are also open for lunch and dinner. Hand-built by the owners with great funky style. A Perfect way to start the day. Also open for excellent lunches and dinners.

MEXICAN/INTERNATIONAL - Cash/Card - 38th Street, 1 block east of 10th Avenue, up one block from Shangri-La

$ - $$
La Ceiba
Local place with excellent Chilaquiles, egg dishes and Tortas. Huge smoothies and large portions at excellent prices. Well recommended by locals. After lunch or breakfast, visit DAC, the excellent fruits and vegetables, specialty items and artisan breads. Try buying some of the local goat cheese, it rivals French Chevre.

MEXICAN - Cash/Card - Constituyentes and 30th

$ - $$
Wonderful Chiapas pressed coffee, some of the best we have had. Fruit plates, killer fresh/healthy juice drinks, eggs and Mexican plates. Good service, great people watching. Also open for lunch and dinner.

MEXICAN - Cash/Card - 5TH Avenue at 12th Street

Tortas Alejandra
Small place that makes the BEST Tortas (sandwiches) we have ever had. They are huge and the rolls are super soft to absorb all the great flavors. Great for the beach, day trips or the plane flight home, you won't be disappointed. 20 combinations and fresh juices/sodas available.

MEXICAN - Cash only - Constituyentes between 30th and 35th, south side

Ah Cacao
Coffee, chocolate and ice cream, what more does one need in life? Air conditioned indoor seating as well as patio tables. Truly the best brownies ever!

COFFEE/DESSERT - 5th Ave and Constituyentes

$ - $$
Babes Noodle Bar
Many regulars swear by this Thai/Swedish influenced noodle bar. Great spring rolls, meatballs, Pad Thai, cold beer and good tropical drinks.

ASIAN - Cash/Card - 10th Street between 5th and 10th Avenues, and 5th Avenue between 28th and 30th

$$$ - $$$$
At night, this adorable French Bistro is decorated in white with little white lights and candlelight. Highlights include starters such as garlicky Escargot and French Onion Soup. The menu is rotating so expect different offerings for entrees such as grilled Grouper, Veal Chop with wild mushrooms or seared Tuna. Wine list, cocktails and delicious desserts. If you go, jump in and don't hold back. Open for pre-fix, inexpensive lunch as well.

FRENCH - Cash/Card - Calle Corazon and 5th Avenue

$ - $$
American owned but run by local Mexicans. Tacos al pastor, grilled meats, shrimp. Excellent service, great drinks, small but good wine list. In the tourist zone but cool. Good for families and groups of friends. They also have a finished roof top area that is great for receptions. Highly recommended.

MEXICAN - Cash/Card - 4th Street between 5th and 10th Avenues

$ - $$
Cocteleria El Pirata
This is another Pescaderia where the fish comes in fresh every day and it fills up around one in the afternoon. All seafood, the Ceviche is the best in town as is the whole fried fish. Walk next door to pick out the fish you want from large chest coolers. The house specialty is Salpicon, a fish stew full of shrimp, scallops and squid in a delicious red sauce. Reasonable prices and a true local flavor. Some waiters can speak English. Very cold beer. Beware of the vinegary Habaneros.

SEAFOOD - Cash only - The restaurant closes at 6:00 P.M - 40th Street between 5th and 10th Avenues

$$ - $$$
El Asador de Manolo
This is another Pescaderia where the fish comes in fresh every day and it fills up around one in the afternoon. All seafood, the Ceviche is the best in town as is the whole fried fish. Walk next door to pick out the fish you want from large chest coolers. The house specialty is Salpicon, a fish stew full of shrimp, scallops and squid in a delicious red sauce. Reasonable prices and a true local flavor. Some waiters can speak English. Very cold beer. Beware of the vinegary Habaneros.

ARGENTINIAN - Cash/Card - 5th Avenue and 32nd Street

$$ - $$$
It serves Mexican and Argentinean specialties, delicious grilled meats, and Empanadas. The prices are reasonable and the service is good. Great steaks, short ribs, and the fish filet in Chile sauce is excellent.

CONTINENTAL/MEXICAN - Cash/Card - 5th Avenue and 32nd Street

$$ - $$$
Wonderful spot overlooking the ocean. The food is always very good, and the staff very friendly. The beach tables have been expanded since the beach was enlarged, and they have good (but not too loud) music every night. Very romantic, dining and dancing on a candle-lit beach.

CONTINENTAL/MEXICAN - Cash/Card - 8th Street and the Beach

$$$ - $$$$
Glass Bar
This is a white tablecloth fairly expensive restaurant that is worth the price. Great for people watching and the octopus Ceviche is to die for. Very extensive wine cellar for oenophiles.

INTERNATIONAL - Cash/Card - 10th Street between La Quinta and the beach

$$ - $$$
La Kalaka
Opened in 2008, good service, great food, wine list. The menu varies, but Everything is always excellent. Small, only eight tables.

ITALIAN/MEXICAN - Cash/Card - 4th Street between 15th and 20th Avenues.

$$ - $$$
La Pummarola
Wood fired pizzas, excellent salads, pasta dishes, specials and rotating wine list. This is a real bit of Italy in Playa, and after 9 P.M., you may hear only Italian being spoken. A great family place for dinner or an intimate table for two. **NOTE** The pasta tends to be very al dente, you might want to ask for a little extra cooking time.

ITALIAN - Cash/Card - 5th Avenue and 26th Street

La Tarraya
Overlooking the beach, the location is a great and the restaurant is a throw back to the old days of Playa. Traditional Mexican fare with an emphasis on Seafood. Cold beers, strong Margaritas and rock bottom low prices will leave you pleasantly surprised. Wine available as well.

MEXICAN/SEAFOOD - Cash only - on the beach between 2nd and 4th Streets

$$ - $$$
Las Cazuelas
Four tables and a chalk board menu, but do not be deceived. Miguel is from Spain, and he makes the best Paella in Playa, and he is also one of those lovable characters that make casual dining an adventure of the spirit. Various Spanish tapas in the evening and a varied menu that changes with what is available in the markets. The seafood is always fresh and done impeccably. Reasonable and friendly, this rates 4 stars for the Paella alone.

SPANISH - Cash only - 26th Street between 5th and 10th Avenues, across the street from Luna Blue Hotel

$ - $$
Los Aguaschiles
Inexpensive Seafood tacos of high quality, cooked healthfully (not fried). Choice of corn or flour tortillas as well as crispy tostadas and bib lettuce (healthy wrap). Newly expanded and freshened up, this open air place has some of the most interesting seafood in town. Cold beer available.

MEXICAN (HEALTHY) - Cash only - Open from 11:30 until 8:00 Monday through Saturday
34th Street and Avenida 25

$$ - $$$
Manne's Biergarten
More than just a German pub. Wednesday night is rib night and Friday's is pork roast. Closed Tuesdays.. A full menu of Mexican and German favorites, Manne's has been a favorite of the Playa regulars for years. Newly instituted and very popular is their carved roast beef dinners served on Sunday nights. Watch out for the house made Tequila!

GERMAN - Cash/Card - 4th Street between 10th and 15th Avenues

$$ - $$$
Patio 8
Large open air restaurant in the heart of Playa. This restaurant serves up savory contemporary dishes in a hip, lively surrounding. Creative Mexican Cuisine, signature cocktails, beer and wine.

Creative Mexican - Cash/Card - 5th Avenue and Calle 8

$$ - $$$
Another fine Argentine grill just off 5th Avenue, this is a beautiful place with a nice bar. Good food, extensive wine list with street side dining and upstairs as well. Good for people watching.

ARGENTINIAN - Cash/Card - 5th Avenue and Calle 10

Accentos French Bakery & Deli
Small Bistro/Bakery that carries fresh baked goods, coffee/espresso, cheeses, deli meats, Pizza as well as other assorted sundries. Beer and wine. Free WIFI.

BAKERY/DELI/GOURMET GROCERY - Cash/Card - 8:00-10:00 daily - Behind the OXXO

Aventura Gelato
Amazingly good homemade Italian Gelato along with Espresso drinks and tasty sweets. Bring the kids here, you will score serious parent points!

HOMEMADE GELATO - Cash only - South side of marina

Bamboo Cafe
Serving excellent coffee, Breakfast pastries, smoothies, fresh juices, lunch salads, empanadas, light sandwiches and desserts!. Free WIFI in a relaxed setting overlooking the marina.

COFFEE/PASTRIES/SMOOTHIES - Cash only -Mon-Sat 7AM-7PM, Sun 7AM-3PM- 52 (984) 114-9693 Grand Marina Plaza, across from Villas del Mar Condominiums. Website

Cold draft beers, big screen TV's, pool table and games, all in an air conditioned environment.

SPORTS BAR - Sports bar behind The Pub.

Café Ole
Extensive menu that has something for everyone. Traditional Mexican cuisine intermingled with American dishes. Homemade desserts and special orders as well. Texas BBQ night is quite popular and there is often live music and dancing.

MEXICAN/AMERICAN - Cash/Card - Daily 12-11 - 52 (984) 873-5125 - Across from Omni Hotel entrance- Website

Casa Sofia
Traditional Italian eatery offering Appetizers, Pasta, Seafood, Meats, Pizza and Deserts. Full bar. Takeout available.

ITALIAN - Cash/Card - Daily 1 PM - 10:30 pm. - Closed Tuesdays.  - 52 984-322-9190- Marina, North Side- Website

Casa Lancava
Casa Lancava, Wine Bar/Restaurant, wines for sale by either bottle/glass. Weekly wine tastings. Full Breakfast. Lunch/Dinner, salads, sandwiches, lasagnas, and empanadas. Child and pet friendly. Dine in/takeout.

INTERNATIONAL/WINE BAR - Cash/Card -Daily 8:30am - 10pm - 52 984-318-8564- Central Park Plaza on PA Blvd- Website

Chez Waffle
Sweet and savory waffles topped with Fresh Fruit, Cream Cheeses, Jams, Ice Cream! Eggs Benedict, Bacon, Fried Chicken. Fresh juices, Malts, Coffee/Coffee Drinks. Find this place!

BREAKFAST - Cash/Card -Daily-Tues-Sun 8:30AM-1:30PM- Closed Mondays- 52 984-873-5200- End of Punta Matzoma- Website

Dimelo By Tradewinds
The menu encompasses a variety of cuisines from Amarican/British fare to classic Mexican food all at very reasonable prices. Tradewinds has a full bar, drink specials and a front seat view of the lively charter boats coming in and out of the marina. Dine in/takeout.

Kitchen: Mon-Sun 8AM-10PM - 52 984-187-6235- Grand Marina Plaza, across from the school. - Website

The Divot
Secluded away from the main center, nice spot to enjoy a quiet meal. Lunch/dinner served. You hook it, they cook it option. Thursday is fresh seafood day, Friday night Cuban band, 2 PM Saturdays Paella. Full Bar.

American/ Mediterranean/Mexican - Cash/Card -Sun, Mon 11AM-9PM, Wed, Thurs 11AM-10PM, Fri, Sat 11AM-11PM Closed Tues- 984 802 8939 - Golf and Tennis Racquet Club. Website

Don Cafeto
Mexican food from one of the oldest restaurant families in the region. Enchiladas, Soups, Grilled Meats and Fish, Desserts/Coffee drinks. Full bar. Dine in/takeout.

AUTHENTIC MEXICAN - Cash/Card -Daily 7am-11pm- 984-123-1890 -Back side of the central marina next to Fanny Rentals. Website

Dos Chiles
Extensive, authentic Mexican cuisine and cold beers, try the seafood soup. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Good people watching as well.

MEXICAN - Cash/Card - Daily 8-11:30 - 52 (984) 873-5783 - Located on the south side of the marina.

El Pancracio
Delicious tacos, artisanal selection of craft beers, pool table.

TACOS AND BEER - Cash/Card -Tues-Sun 4pm - 11pm- 52 (984) 100 4469 - Located on the south side of the marina. Website

Hoyo 19
Tapas-style plates, Tacos, Ceviches, Sandwiches, shared plates. Full Bar. Happy Hour/Drink Specials. Lively atmosphere.

MEXICAN - Cash/Card -Daily 10AM - 11PM- 52 984 114 4132 - Located on the Par 3 Golf Course. Website

Creative Mexican cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. Warm, comfortable atmosphere. Full Bar. Live entertainment some evenings.

High End Mexican - Cash/Card - Daily 7AM-10PM - 52 (984) 179-9664  - On the Marina, East side. Website

Jessie Gelato
The Traditional Italian Ice Cream, the famous Gelato. Homemade Gelato, they guarantee the quality of their gelato and sorbets buy using original Italian ingredients and fresh fruits for our sorbets. Besides the cold treats, they also serve the famous French crêpes and the original Nespresso Coffee.

HOMEMADE GELATO - Cash/Card - Tuesday to Sunday 12.00 pm to 10.00 pm - 984 802 9186 - South side of the marina.

The Pub
This spot is popular with locals and visitors alike. Plenty of shade and a great view of the dolphin swim make this a great spot for breakfast or lunch. The pub also serves dinner and is always good and consistent. Cold beers, full bar. There is now a well furnished indoor bar with A/C and flat panel TV's. Occasional live music. Kids menu.

MEXICAN/AMERICAN - Cash/Card - Daily 7-11 - 52 (984) 873-5130 - South side of the marina.

La Dolce Vida
Traditional, Casual Italian with many dishes on the menu including Pizza and breakfast Items. Many locals and guests alike have given great reviews.

ITALIAN - Cash/Card - Hours: Daily 11-11 - On the Marina, south side, between Dos Chiles and Joel's

La Caleta
Traditional Argentinian Parrilla (Grill) serving fresh fish, quality meats, empanadas, salads and small plates. A little out of the way, but worth it. Live music occasionally. Full bar. 2 for 1 margs and other tropical drinks daily.

Argentinian/Chilean - Cash/Card - Daily 12 PM- 10:30 PM, Closed Mondays - 984 688 5827 -Marina Seca  next to the boat ramp on the way to Dreams Hotel. Website

Latitude 20
Large open air palapa that opens on to the Marina. Ceviche, tacos, whole BBQ chicken, ribs, steak. Full bar, happy hour 5-7 PM. Free WIFI. Cute spot off the beaten path. Live Music often, benefits and special theme nights.

CONTINENTAL - Cash/Card - Daily 12:30-9:30 - Next to the drawbridge on the way to the Dreams Hotel. Website

Makito Fusion Restaurant
Offerings include sushi, spring rolls, Vietnamese egg rolls, Japanese dumplings, pad Thai, curries, salads and more! Try the Calamari salad, amazing. Full bar, beer, wine. Dine in or order online for pickup.

ASIAN/VIETNAMESE - Cash/Card - Daily 1:00-10 - Closed Mondays. Marina , west side. Website

Mamalona's Burgers
Fat burgers, Hotdogs, Burritos, Tacos, Grilled Steaks and Shrimp. Cold Beers. Great spot and reasonably priced. Dine in/takeout.

BURGERS - Cash/Card - Daily 1:00-10 -52 984 233 1151- Just outside PA entrance near the PEMEX gas station. Website

Matcha Mama
Açaí and smoothie bowls, cold-pressed juices, matcha, cold brew coffees, coconut water, kombuchas, vegan ice cream, plant based options.

JUICE BAR/CAFE - Cash/Card - Daily Mon - Sun 8AM - 6PM. Marina Seca on the way to Dreams Hotel. Website

Munchy's Sports Bar
American-style sports bar. Traditional bar food favorites, daily specials, full bar, pool tables, darts, multiple TVs. Karaoke Wednesdays. Live Entertainment. Pool tournament every Saturday afternoon. Outdoor dining.

AMERICAN SPORTS BAR - Cash/Card -Daily 11AM - 12AM-Secret Waters Plaza on Caleta Xel Ha. Website

Nauti Burro
Nauti Burro is a restaurant and lounge in Puerto Aventuras Mexico that features fresh fast-casual style burritos/tacos, bowls and salad, smoothies, craft cocktails & beer, and more. Live music, corn-hole, games and a great lounge - so comfy you won't want to leave!

Mexican/American - Cash/Card - Daily 8 AM-11 PM - 984 873 5330 Marina, north end, near Dolphin Discovery- Website

Taqueria Las Compas
Great spot for Taco lovers. Carnitas, Casatakan, Pastor and more. Entrée plates. Soft drinks. Dine in/take out.

TACOS - Cash/Card - Daily 2PM-11PM - 984 232 5799- Marina, north end, near Dolphin Discovery- Website

Navajo y Vainilla author’s homemade food restaurant located in Puerto Aventuras, is a meeting point between families and friends of the community where our green concept and super foods specials make an experience. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this spot has quickly become a local favorite. Dine in or takeout.

International/Healthy - Cash/Card - Tuesday – Saturday, 7 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 8 AM – 5 PM, Closed Mondays. - 984 873 5363 - Next to the bandstand/Gazebo and the Post office.

Vino e Amore
Open-air Italian-style bistro located. Fresh pasta, tapas, salads, carpaccio, antipasto, Italian wines. Small Italian market.

ITALIAN - Cash/Card -Tues-Sun 8AM - 11PM- 984-137-8396 -In the bandstand (kiosk) on the back side of the Marina. Website

Italian Bakery and Deli
Simple store with fresh baked pastries, breads, deserts. Italian specialty items. Eat in or take out.

Baked Goods/Cold Cuts/Cheeses - Cash/Card - Daily, breakfast/lunch/dinner - Behind OXXO next to Paparazzi

PA Beach Cub Lobby Bar
Nice spot with a touch of class in the lofty style lobby. Great spot to meet before dinner for a Martini and a snack. Large flat screen TV usually has a sporting event on.

BAR - Cash/Card - Daily 3-11 - Opens when the beach bar closes. - 52 (984) 875-1950 - Omni Hotel

O Solo Mio
Cute outdoor spot overlooking the Dolphins. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Traditional Italian fare, Apps, salads, soups, pasta, meat, seafood and pizza. Good family spot as there is something for everyone. Full bar and wine. Owner usually there. Dine in or takeout.

Italian - Cash/Card - Daily 12:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Closed Mondays - 984 802 8930 - Marina, south side, next to Aquanauts dive shop. Website

La Isla - PA Beachclub
Great place. Between the ocean on one side and the pool/giant Jacuzzi on the other, spending the whole day here is easy to do. The beers are cold, the drinks are strong and the food is good, albeit a bit pricey. La Islá menu offers a nice selection of sushi rolls plus casual fare including shrimp tacos, pizza, burgers, sandwiches and appetizers to share.

INTERNATIONAL - Cash/Card - Daily 10-5 - 52 (984) 875-1950 - PA Beachclub, beachside. Website

Los Aguachiles
Specializing in seafood, especially Ceviches and Aguachiles. Broad, creative range of fish tacos, tostadas, caldos (soups), Mexican-style seafood cocteles and other freshly-made seafood dishes. Cold beer and great Margs! Top notch spot.

MEXICAN/SEAFOOD - Cash/Card - Daily 12:30-10 -  PA Marina Eastside. Website

Full, extensive Italian Menu offering appetizers, entrees, pasta, salads, desserts and wood fired pizzas. Dine in or takeout. Full bar. Entertainment on various evenings. Great spot!

LUNCH, DINNER, PIZZA - Daily 12PM-10:30PM - 52 (984) 873-5651 - Street side on the way to the PA Beach Club. Website

Mapeche Loco
Delightful fusion of Mexican and international flavors. Ceviches, Tacos, Enchiladas, Burgers and Pasta dishes. Dine in or Takeout

MEXICAN/INTERNATIONAL - Cash/Card - Daily 12-11- 52 (984) 279-8682 - Streetside on the way to PA Beach Club. Website

Oh, Le Cafe Paris
Oh Le Café Paris has full breakfast/lunch menus and an extensive selection of French pastries including macaroons, bonbons and much more. European style Tea/Coffee service. Toto we’re not in Mexico anymore…… Hidden gem!

FRENCH STYLE CAFE - Cash/Card -Tues-Sun 8am-8pm- 52 (998) 396-7490 - Central Park Plaza on PA Blvd. Website

Palapa Manati
Hang out at the bar or grab a table in the sand under the large palapa. A good break for a cold drink and a light snack, sandwich or ice cream and you are right behind the water pens holding the sea lions, manatees and stingrays.

MEXICAN/AMERICAN - Cash/Card - Daily 8-3:30 - Closed Mondays. North side of Marina next to Dolphin Discovery

Traditional Mexican, Appetizers, Entrees. Large Portions. Full bar/specialty cocktails. Fun atmosphere, sporting events on big screen TV. Open late night.

MEXICAN - Cash/Card - Daily 7AM-2AM - Marina East Side. Website

Multiple choices of wood oven pizza (12 and 18 inches), that is really good, with beer and wine available. 2 for 1 pizza specials daily. Fresh bread and baked goods as well.

PIZZA - Daily 11-11 - 52 (984) 873-5651 - Street side on the way to the Omni Hotel

Pelican Point
Extensive menu of grilled meats, seafood and chicken. Full bar and desert list. Gets good reviews from many locals, however it an be hit or miss at times. It does have an airconditioned dining area with a bar, we need it here occasionally! Full bar and wine. Dine in or takeout.

CONTINENTAL - Cash only - Daily 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM, closed Mondays - 984-802-9341 - Next to the Aventuras Club on the way to Dreams Hotel

Slices and whole pies to eat there or to go. Thin crust, has improved over the past year. Chicken wings, pasta, wine and beer available as well. Delivery available.

PIZZA - Cash only - Tues-Sun 12-8 - 52 (984) 802-8888 - In the Chedraui shopping center in Puerto Aventuras

Creative approach on Mexican food, casual atmosphere, excellent service. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Holiday and Euro Futbol events. Seems to becoming a local favorite. Dine in/takeout.

Mexican - Cash/Card -Daily 8AM - 10:30PM- 52 55 5451 8627 - Central Park Plaza on PA Blvd. Website

The brand is pretty self-explanatory.

COFFEE/BAKED GOODS - Cash/Card - Daily 8-6 - Inside the Dolphin Discovery Building

Tejas Restaurant & Martini Bar
Great American-style brunch, Bloody Marys/Mimosas, Lunch, dinner. Local live music. Large screen TV/sporting events.

TEX-MEX - Cash/Card -Daily 12pm - 10pm - Marina, north side

Tuk Tuk Thai
Thai curries, Chinese stir-fries, Sushi, Pad Thai, Spring rolls, Rice Noodle dishes. Limited seating/takeout.

ASIAN - Cash/Card -Thurs-Tues 1PM - 9:30PM- 52 984 246 9082 -Behind the OXXO downtown- Website

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Traditional Mexican and Yucatan dishes intermingled with international fare, steaks and seafood. Can be hit or miss and is not cheap. Too bad, because it is a great location.

MEXICAN/INTERNATIONAL/YUCATAN - Cash/Card - Daily 7-11 - 52 (984) 875-1950 - At the Omni hotel with a great ocean view. Website

Another outdoor spot overlooking the Dolphins. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Traditional Italian fare, Apps, salads, burgers, tortas and pizza. Dine in or takeout.

Italian/Mexican - Cash/Card - Daily 8 AM PM to 10:00 PM - 984 802 8452 / 984 806 5523 - South Marina across from Villas del Mar Condominiums

Ushi Sushi
Sushi restaurant in Puerto Aventuras, Ushi Sushi offers a well-curated selection of rolls, ceviches and tiraditos. Emphasizing on quality ingredients and speedy service. In the mood for something other than Sushi, they also offer some nice cooked items as well. Patron are also free to order from any of the other restaurants in the plaza, a rarity in the restaurant business!

SUSHI/JAPANESE - Cash/Card - Daily 1PM to 10:00PM - 984-271-6060  - Central Park Plaza on PA Blvd. Website

El Arbolito
Great spot for Tacos Guisado (stewed). A large variety to choose from, served on hand made corn tortillas. Killer salsas too. Cheap and good. Juices, licuados and sodas available. When the food runs out they close, usually around 3 PM.

MEXICAN - Cash only - Just south of Tu Parador on the highway.

La Carnieria Michoacana
Fresh meat market with a light supply of vegetables for making salsas and salads. The real gem here are the Carnitas (basically pork confit) sold by the Kilo. They are fantastic, addictive and come with spicy salsa and pickled red onions. Don't forget some Chicharrones!

MEAT MARKET/CARNITAS - Cash only - Daily 8-6 52 (984) 206 6126

Pollo al Carbon
In the mood for a whole grilled chicken, this is the place to get it quick. Comes with beans, rice, salsa and corn tortillas and much better than the supermarket version. 6 bucks and easily enough for two people.

CHICKEN - Cash only - M-Sat 10-? On the left 200 yards past the entrance to the Poblado.

$$$ - $$$$
Al Cielo
One of our favorites. You can go anytime during the day and spend some time under a Palapa in comfy loungers. Swim, have cocktails and then have a wonderful meal in the outdoor restaurant. It is a nice place, so dress the part. The beach is one the most beautiful in the area. IMPORTANT: CALL AHEAD FOR RESERVATIONS! Cindy will help you. Please visit their site for more info.

INTERNATIONAL - Cash only - Phone and Hours: see website XPU-HA BEACH, north on 307, just past the Hotel Catalonia look for the Palapa on the right with colored wrapping, turn right

$$ - $$$
Ana y Joses Restaurant and Bar
Swimming beach, loungers, beds, indoor/outdoor dining. Incredible beach!! Burgers, sandwiches, seafood, and traditional Mexican. Full bar. Wonderfully prepared in a stunning setting. Very easy to spend the whole day there!!

MEXICAN - Cash/Card - Daily 8 - 9:30 - (52) 998-880-5629 - TULUM, 1.5 miles south on the Tulum beach road

$$ - $$$
Blue Sky Resort
Wonderful plates of salads, seafoods, pizzas and deserts. You can't go wrong at this place. Service is top notch and friendly. A beautiful setting.

ITALIAN/MEXICAN - Cash/Card - Breakfast/lunch/dinner daily - (52) 984-807-7285 - Go south on 307, about 7 kilometres (not Miles) after Xel-Ha, there is a small sign that says "Blue Sky Hotel 1 km"

$$ - $$$
Dona Moni
Dona Moni has been feeding the Akumal locals for almost 20 years now. Local favorites and a cold "refresco" at a good rate. Not for the faint of heart, but an authentic meal.

MEXICAN - Cash only - Breakfast and lunch - (52) 984-807-7285 - Across Highway 307 in Akumal Pueblo. Up the road and to your left. Look for the crowd.

Casa Cenote
This place is off the beaten path, but not to be missed. Local seafood, great bugers, poplar Sunday BBQ and cold beers. Bring your snorkel gear. Manatee Cenote is located directly behind the restaurant. This is a freshwater lagoon that offers a winding open-water snorkeling route and a refreshing swim.

INTERNATIONAL - Cash only - 8am-9pm Daily - 1-888-729-0771 - On Soliman Bay, Tankah

El Bucanero Ice Cream Shop
Open in the morning and afternoons/evenings, but closed for siesta during low season. Yummy cones and the kids will thank you...but eat it right away!

ICE CREAM - Cash only - Next to Lol Ha

Imelda's Good Food
Great spot for a simple meal with a belizian influence that won't crush the wallet.

MEXICAN - Cash only - 7:30 3 PM Mon-Sat - Through the arch, bear left, on the right next to Akumal dive

La Buena Vida
Nice setting on the beach. Beach/bar dining downstairs, fine dining upstairs under a Palapa roof. Varied menus with something for everyone. Good service and fun atmosphere. Great for kids and adults.

CONTINENTAL/MAYAN - Cash/Card 0 (52) 984-875-9061 - About 1/2 mile in on Half Moon Bay

La Cueva del Pescador
A jungle spot so to speak with tasty eats and casual atmosphere. Open air dining with tables inside and out. Whole fried fish, langostinos and more. Full bar, deserts. Ask them about preparing anything you may have caught that day!

SEAFOOD - Cash only - Lunch/Dinner daily - (52) 984-875-9255 - Just inside the Akumal arch on the left

La Lunita
Excellent beachside restaurant with an open dining area with beach seating as well. The shrimp dishes are some of the best we have had and the wine list is well maintained. If you are lucky, walk down the beach after dinner and you might see nesting turtles!! Please visit their website for more information.

MEXICAN/INTERNATIONAL - Cash/Card - 11:00 am Daily, Closed Sunday - (52) 984-875-9070 Hacienda de la Tortuga 2, Akumal Norte

Lol Ha
Another killer setting. This is the fine dining arm of this tri-restaurant. Breakfast and dinner in high season, dinner only in low. Beautiful verandah seating with excellent food. Full bar. Nightly entertainment with cultural shows on Thursday nights. Save this for a special night out and don't hold back, you deserve it. Reservations may be necessary.

MEXICAN/CARIBBEAN - Cash/Card - 7:30-10:00 Daily - (52) 984-875-9014 - On the beach to the right of Akumal archway

Lol Ha Beach Bar
More than just a bar it is a popular hangout with locals and tourists alike. Great for families with kids as the choices are many. Breakfast served here in low season and the plates are big, don't be afraid to split something. Pizza available as well. Happy hour is great and the margs are STRONG.

MEXICAN/AMERICAN - Cash/Card - 7:30-10:00 Daily - (52) 984-875-9014 - On the beach to the right of Akumal archway

Loncheria Akumalito
A place for locals with delicious and safe food at reasonable prices. Pollo a la Mexicano and other regional favorites. Also great are the "Aguas Frescas", fresh fruit juices that are cold and refreshing.

MEXICAN - Cash only - 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM most days - Next to Chomak Market before the arch on the right

Lucy's Kitchen
Homemade fish/shrimp tacos, empanadas, cold drinks and fabulous homemade ice cream. This spot is a treat!

MEXICAN - Cash only - 10-5 Mon-Sat - Next to Turtle Bay Café

$$ - $$$
Oscar y Lalos
Don't let the location fool you. This place has great food in a jungle setting. Their Conch Ceviche is the best and the cervezas are inexpensive. Their specialty is seafood and a great place whether for a nice dinner or a more casual lunch.

MEXICAN/SEAFOOD - Cash only - 7:30-10:00 Daily - (52) 984-804-4189 - On the highway just south of Xel-Ha

Pizzeria Leo
Really good pizza and other goodies. The beers are frosty cold and if you want to get away from the beaten path, go there!!

PIZZA/MEXICAN - Cash only 4-10:30 Daily - CHEMUYIL - A little south of Akumal off 307 in the town of Chemuyil on the west side of the highway

Warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant serving excellent Italian dishes. Standouts are Fritto Misto, Caesar Salad, Wood Fired Pizzas, Risotto and probably one of the best Lasagnas we have ever had. Full bar with seating. Cocktails, Beer and good wine list.

RUSTIC/CLASSIC ITALIAN - Cash/Card - 11AM-10PM Daily - Slightly north of the Arch at the entrance to Akumal

Tequilaville Restaurant and Bar
Traditional Mexican fare, Tacos, Ceviches, Grilled meats and Burgers. The Fried fish filet is a standout. Full bar with seating. Beer, Wine and Cocktails. A favorite among locals.

REGIONAL AMERICAN/MEXICAN - Cash only - 12PM-11PM - 52 (984) 875-9022 - In the Akumal Poblado across the highway, leftside.

Turtle Bay Bakery & Café
Offering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Favorites include Eggs Benedict, Flatbread Pizzas, Wraps and Fresh Fish Options.Full bar with seating. Flat screen TV’s for all sporting events. Cocktails, Beer and Wine. Daily Happy Hour , 4-6 PM. Catering available. Free wi-fi for guests.

AMERICAN/MEXICAN - Cash/Card - 7-9:00 PM Daily - (52) 984-875-9138 - Through the arch on the left behind El Pescador

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