Alux Restaurante

4.5
976 Reviews
MXN500 and over
Mediterranean
Alux es un Restaurante, Bar y Lounge dentro de una caverna natural. Un lugar único para disfrutar de una velada mágica.

La creación y formación de la caverna es milenaria. En este entorno de verdaderos palacios subterráneos decorados con singulares estalactitas y estalagmitas usted podrá disfrutar de un espectáculo natural.

Con una capacidad de atención de mas de 250 comensales, nuestra caverna cuenta con diversos ambientes diseñados para que usted disfrute al máximo de su estancia, todos acompañados por nuestra alta cocina que nos distingue en esta región de la Riviera Maya, y por supuesto una amplia barra de Bebidas Nacionales e Internacionales así como los mas exóticos cócteles Mayas.

Disfruta de una deliciosa cena en un entorno natural y místico. Alux Restaurant es una experiencia única e inolvidable.

NOTA: Solamente aceptamos menores de 12 años antes de las 7:00 PM

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 976 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SandraS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

La comida aún que es muy buena esperaba más, el lugar es increíble esperaba la cocina igual. Nos obligaron al 15% de propina lo cual no nos gustó mucho, se supone opcional y calculamos el 10% pero no aceptaron más que el 15% . Pero todo estuvo bien, solo para que lo contemplen. Tampoco tienen estacionamiento ni valet parking, eso si esta pésimo.

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DoriW
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Mini
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Realmente una experiencia única, explorar la caverna natural y el cenote, espectaculares!!! La atención de parte de todo el STAFF excelente, en particular Hiram nos atendió SUPER!!! Y la comida...UFF deliciosa!!! Toda la experiencia de princio a fin, EXCELENTE!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST PLACE IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN. The humidity in the cave is 100% worth it. You will not regret it. (Careful with lighting I caused a few bats to fly around.) nothing scary but definitely memorable. Food was spectacular, fresh and the waiter had AMAZING English. You will not let your dinner party down with this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came here on vacation for a drink one night. The food and the service was so sexy we had to come back for dinner. It lived up to everything we had seen. Wonderful food, extremely good service. Fun ambience.

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EvMel
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The server Nicolas/Lorenzo was great. The food amazing and the place unique! Love it.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience of this restaurant is amazing. You will never go to a restaurant like this. The food is very average so don’t expect to be wowed With the food. It is definitely a tourist destination and the main wait staff is very robotic. The auxiliary wait staff is actually better than the main waitstaff. But must go to once in your life. Not a place I would go to very often but definitely a must see

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The restaurant is really nice as it is inside of a cave. The service was great, but the food does not meet up to its price value. My husband got sick after eating here. It is also very humid in the restaurant as it is inside of a cave. Really nice to see bags flying around though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived, everything was amazing. The ambiance, the set up and the service! Lorenzo our waiter was perfect and i will be back again.

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vipAnthonyD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were very good. Lorenzo my server was great. He recommended drinks and dessert for me to try. I'll definitely come back again to dine at Alux.

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vipFreeway
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Pues mas o menos, muy bonito e interesante lugar. Claramente mas enfocado en turistas de otros países (no mexicanos). La comida muy bien y el servicio muy atento, pero parece que no escuchen bien..o tienen pre-concepciones de la gente que no pueden superar. Nosotros llegamos a una mesa muy bonita, con la idea de tomar un cocktail, y cenar tranquilos con una buena botella de vino... resulta que tomaron el orden y ya llego las entradas y plato Principal al mismo tiempo... ya ni ganas de pedir la botella de vino, y por copa el vino es bastante malo. Vale la pena por el lugar, pero si están acostumbrados a cenar tranquilos y con tiempo, mas vale que le reiteran al mesero antes... quizás fue nuestro problema😉

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation with friends

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely incredible. Certainly a unique and memorable dining experience. Our waiter, Lorenzo, was fantastic! He did a great job taking care of us and made us feel so special. I would 100% recommend anyone to Alux Restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is unbelievable and takes your dining experience to a higher level. Lorenzo was our server . He was absolutely fantastic. The food and surroundings were beautifully matched .

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vipYarco
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful and unique location

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PENNYB
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fabulous evening spent here. The food & the ambience was fantastic. The caves is amazing & the lighting was magical. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amzing experience from start to finish. A most do if in Playa del Carmen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

We’ve been to this restaurant about five times over the past five years. Each time we go, the service and quality of food has dropped more and more. Nowadays, it’s well understood that you go to this restaurant to have a unique ambience, but make sure you have a full dinner before going there for dinner. It’s edible, but that’s where it ends.

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Tiaw
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome dining experience!
Staff was friendly
Beautiful cave
Food and wine was good
Even the bats were a nice touch lol!

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vipHollyC
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience and we cannot thank the servers enough for creating a perfect night. The tequila trio is our favorite tequila and the bartender was so kind to show us how to bring out the notes and taste it correctly. We loved our espresso martinis, our dinner for two and the beautiful sites

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing. I would return. Overall, I find it a fair value and a wonderful experience. Good for a group or just two. Enjoy !

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vipMeggie
Detroit
49 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very interesting place with creative ambiance. We loved it and would recommend it.

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StephanieN
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The ambiance is amazing, and the history behind it all is very interesting. Bring your camera!
Food is soooo yummy. But no wine list with prices.
Service was atrocious, and ruined the whole experience. Would never go back but fun to experience once.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Alux was an absolute dream!!! From the bats glying around to Francisco’s amazing service!!!! My husband and I booked the Deseo space and we absolutely loved every moment we spent at Alux. The music created the perfect ambience, food was absolutely delicious, service was great, & the restaurant is absolutely beautiful! We can’t wait to return!!!!

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NicoleB
Cancun
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique experience! Keep in mind you are dining in a cave so don’t be surprised that it’s humid and warm-ish.

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StephanieB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very wonderful time! I do think it was a bit pricey, but in the end, the food was incredible. The Cenote it self is so fun to walk around and they had a live saxophonist while we ate. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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TiffanyB
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great unique experience. The cave was something we will never forget. A must do if vacationing or if a resident and have never been. The food was quite good for the most part. I would suggest pass on the appetizers, get the Fusion for two and definitely have desert. After your meal, take a stroll and check out the cave.

We were staying in Playa del Carmen. The trip was a 20 min cab ride one way. Cost $80 round trip. Still worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Service and setting was great. Couldn’t have asked for a better looking place. Our server Nahim was grade A but the food lacked in every way. Ribeye was cold along with the sides. Appetizer was the risotto and smell / taste was bad. Definitely a cool place to see, but the food unfortunately did not match.

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Alex
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent location and definitely worth it. No other restaurant/experience like it

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was delicious

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mackenziek
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So beautiful and the food was amazing! After eating you can walk around the restaurant to see more of the cave and decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic dinner

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Xavi
London
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique atmosphere and great food. Right now they do not have live music due to the pandemic, but still a great place to be!

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ShellyP
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at Axul and we will be back. Walking down into the venue is fun and when you explore the caverns it truly becomes amazing. Our table was seated next to a pond with falling water. The atmosphere could not be better. The wine selection is amazing and the cellar top rate. We enjoyed picking our wine and getting our picture taken in the cellar. After all of this the food was over the top. There was four of us and everyone enjoyed their selection. Sometimes you find a get location but the food is average. Axul has both great food and atmosphere including great cocktails. If your in Playa Del Carmen don't miss this experience.

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vipJosh
Salt Lake City
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were in Mexico celebrating her birthday and heard about this restaurant. I booked a reservation on OpenTable and when we arrived we were blown away the minute we got there. From the street level you wouldn’t realize the incredible restaurant that exists below the streets of Playa Del Carmen. Stepping down the stairs and into the caves below is unlike any restaurant we have ever been to. It’s like another world once you enter. There are tables tucked away in side caves and down passageways all lit perfectly to create a really unique atmosphere. We were seated at a table near an underground waterfall and pond. Our waiter, Roberto, was phenomenal and paid attention to every detail. He was truly excellent. The food was perfect and we loved everything from our drinks to our desserts. The prices were just right for the higher end experience this was as well as the quality. I would absolutely recommend Alux Playa.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great this restaurant was phenomenal the service was great the food was great the caves where amazing the only thing that I would’ve changed if anything is the hostess seemed a little uninviting

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NikkiL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went there with a group of 12 to celebrate anniversaries. The atmosphere, food, and waiters were awesome! The hostess was a bit dismissive but overall, we would go back and loved the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great scenery and the food and service was wonderful

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markd
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our second time in the restaurant. Be prepared for a nice but pricey experience. I ordered a filet steak that was supposed to be 14 oz and was maybe 8, so if you are planning to save by sharing, think again. We also ordered things that did not arrive till we were done, so we sent them back. Lovely place to tour and photograph.

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Alux Restaurante is rated 4.5 stars by 976 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.