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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Toro at The St. Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya restaurant
4.8 (31)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Latin
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
TORO by Chef Richard Sandoval aims to create an elevated but approachable, contemporary, and global expression of Latin cooking without borders. The menus use ingredients from Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela – the whole spread of both Central and South America.
Top review
Dined on May 27, 2024
Amazing service and food. The catch of the day is a must!
A photo of ITZAM restaurant
4.8 (33)
MXN310 to MXN500
Traditional Mexican
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
The intoxicating smell of freshly made tortillas and fire-roasted corn, being made throughout the day on the life-size wood-fired comal, welcomes diners into Itzam. Inspired by Mayan tradition but with a contemporary approach, Itzam’s menu is conscientiously focused on local products that are both sustainable and organic. Community and convivial experience are encouraged through sharing plates, enticing guests to experience an abundance of unexpected flavors.
Top review
Dined on May 27, 2024
One of our best meals in the area. A wonderful mix of Mexican inspired cuisine. Portion sizes were good - easily sharable for both the appetizers and main courses. Wonderful ambiance as well. Get there at six to enjoy late afternoon light and sunset - you will not be rushed. But be clear about the table location you want (outdoor or indoor) when you book to avoid disappointment. Would return!
A photo of INTI Beach restaurant
4.6 (103)
MXN310 to MXN500
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
Inti Beach is the place you should know on your visit to the Riviera Maya!

You will live a unique experience that will make each of your senses vibrate through our services. International gastronomic proposal with Peruvian and Latin American overtones, beach club to spend the day with views of the Caribbean Sea and the Island of Cozumel, a complete menu of massages to give that touch of rest to your day, and an international musical proposal every day of the week.

Our space has been conceived and designed to be the meeting point for all those who seek to enjoy their days with a relaxed, natural, bohemian lifestyle, connecting with nature but with a touch of sophistication. We welcome all those who commute with respect and tolerance towards others.
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Dined on Apr 1, 2024
Good was very good, drinks the same , Renzo, the waiter , went above and beyond to provide an excellent evening.
A photo of Oh lala restaurant
4.9 (1042)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary French
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
The cuisine at Oh Lala! is a refreshing change from that of other, more conventional restaurants. Guests are treated like good old friends in a relaxing atmosphere coupled with personalized service and good food.
Opened in January, 2011, by co-owners George and Mikaela, Oh Lala! offers personalized experiences for its guests, ranging from a laidback sampling of hors d’oeuvres and wines, to a leisurely look at the full menu.
With a total of 9 tables divided between the indoor and outdoors seating, and an open kitchen, Chef George, Mikaela, and their staff, make sure that every visit to Oh Lala, International Cuisine by George, Is a unique and a delicious one.
Top review
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Amazing food and service! We are never let down. Love it here!
A photo of Nektar at Vidanta Riviera Maya restaurant
4.8 (531)
MXN310 to MXN500
Regional Mexican
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
Nektar is a restaurant that serves specialties of the region. Located in the Vidanta - Cirque du Soleil Theater Complex, it offers typical dishes from the State of Yucatan and spectacular cocktails
Top review
Dined 6 days ago
Absolutely amazing! We went back a second time because our first experience was so good. Food, service, ambiance, music (you have to make sure to look up the times when the band is playing). Enrique our server is an absolute pleasure! Highly recommend it.
A photo of Prime Steak House Playa del Carmen restaurant
4.4 (483)
MXN500 and over
Fine cuts
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
On the famous Fifth Avenue of Playa del Carmen steps from the beach and near Coco Bongo and Coralina Daylight Club. Indulge yourself with its delicate selection of ingredients and prime quality cuts such as New York, Rib Eye, Porterhouse, Tomahawk, Cowboy, and exclusive Kobe cuts with a high level of marbling, tenderness, juiciness, unique texture, and flavor that guarantees an unparalleled sensory delight. Every day, enjoy double drinks and signature mixology. If you prefer wine, discover Punto Medio, the house wine that offers Malbec, Selection, Rosé Malbec, and White Chardonnay; designed to achieve exceptional pairing.

Fascinate yourself with our signature mixology, elegant, innovative, and refreshing blends of aromas and flavors that will surprise your senses.

At Prime Steak House Playa del Carmen, the experience is for everyone. The youngest ones are welcome with a kids' menu while they enjoy recreational activities with educational carts or have fun in the playroom.
Top review
Dined on May 9, 2024
Dined here on our last night in Playa Del Carmen, and our experience blew our expectations! Our server was outstanding, and the food was fantastic! Great atmosphere and vibe, and since it’s upstairs, it’s comfortable compared to the hot street of 5th Avenue. Will definitely dine here again when I visit next.
A photo of Ha' - Playa del Carmen restaurant
4.8 (244)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
-Sólo adultos (+18) /Adults only
-Código de vestir casual elegante (Hombres zapato cerrado, camisa con cuello , pantalón largo. / Mujeres casual chic) / Dress code (Men covered shoes, collar shirt, long pants. / women casual chic)
- Garantía de la reservación 15 minutos a partir de la hora reservada / guarantee for the reservation 15 minutes.

Carlos Gaytán, el primer Chef mexicano en recibir una Estrella Michelin, abre las puertas de su nuevo restaurante.
Menú degustación / Maridaje con los mejores vinos mexicanos.

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Dined on May 18, 2024
Was a very good experience but I was expecting a little more after their recognition. Congratulations on maple caramelized duck, maybe one of the best I ever had. Definitely communication is an area of improvement between reservations and restaurant management. I tried to move for 30 minutes my reserve, but was neglected because they were fully booked. Half of the tables were empty since I arrived and stayed like that. Last but not least, they need to get better mezcal to offer with such high quality food. Service was the highlight of dinner!
A photo of Tramonto at Vidanta Riviera Maya restaurant
4.7 (899)
MXN310 to MXN500
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
Experience a taste of Italy at Tramonto. Chef Luis Angel Torres Casarubias champions a creative menu that features a rich mix of American and Italian cuisine. Visit with a friend for dinner and indulge in a delicious made-to-order pasta dish or some juicy prime rib. Stop by the bar for some wine or a lively cocktail. Located in the Vidanta Riviera Maya resort, this upscale restaurant is an ideal pick for a romantic date. The restaurant is a popular pick for many tourists and comes with an outdoor smoking area. Tramonto is open Monday to Sunday.
Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Expensive Italian food. Great service though. Nice high ceiling.
A photo of La Perla Pixan Cuisine restaurant
4.4 (40)
MXN310 to MXN500
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
or the past ten years, we've been offering a unique concept in Playa del Carmen by serving traditional food from different regions of Mexico, accompanied by a selection of traditional mezcals and cocktails designed to complement the menu. Over time, our menu has explored and perfected the use of unique and culturally significant ingredients through classic dish recipes. Like any good Mexican restaurant, music has always been present through local artists and internationally renowned musicians, providing a true sensory experience.

We are a team passionate about Mexico and its traditions deeply rooted in culture; our mission is to offer diners an experience that evokes the memory of our ancestors through our beverages and dishes.
Top review
Dined 7 days ago
My favorite meal during my trip. Service was excellent. Live music wonderful.
A photo of Luma Taverna del Mar restaurant
4.5 (111)
MXN310 to MXN500
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
El mejor restaurante en Playa del Carmen, Restaurante LUMA Taverna del Mar, Mediterranean Fusion Seafood
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Overall, we had a nice meal. The waiter, Alfredo, was great. They provided a very nice complimentary passion fruit topped cheese cake for our anniversary. The asparagus, beet and Brie appetizer was a mess however. It came on top of a bunch of crunchy chips which did nothing but obscure the flavors of the veggies.
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